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Overview

  • 53 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Cubicle jockey...
  • U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and CUHK in Hong...
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
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About Me

I like to hang out with like-minded individuals with great travel stories and an appetite for ethnic food.

Food. Travel. Music. Lettuce turnip the beet!

I love meeting people from different cultures and exploring the little idiosyncrasies that make life unique. I am very social and outgoing, although sometimes I like to keep to myself and just observe. Classic Jekyll and Hyde.

PHILOSOPHY "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, boggle them with bullsh1t". I live by the theory of Yin and Yang and believe in Karma, good and bad.

My status won't say I host, but if you read this much of my profile, send me a request and I may be able to host you. Before you make a couch request, please tell me how you have contributed to the CS community in the past.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I dig CS events and hangouts since the people are almost always entertaining. I starting hosting during the 2011 Chicago CouchCrash and had an amazing experience and continue to host periodically.

I also attended the Cleveland & Madison Couch Crashes in 2016. I've been taking some initiative to pay back the CS community with our very own Couch Crash by reviving it in Chicago in 2015 after a two-year hiatus!

I'm always down to hang out or set up events.

Look forward to seeing a lot of you soon.

Interests

I like cold beverages on a hot day, and big time food nerd.
Love thought-evoking films, playing golf, basketball, aviation, music, visual arts and just about anything else that involves being social.

  • film making
  • cooking
  • motorcycles
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • basketball
  • golf
  • science
  • solo travel
  • food
  • film

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Motorcycle Diaries, The Art of Travel, Babel, 7 years in Tibet, Sideways, Love Jones…or anything directed by Christopher Nolan.

Music: Anything not too mainstream, but love real Hip Hop, Tango Nuevo, Electrofunk, Chill and Trip hop style beats.

Books: Inspired by Marty Cagan, Shoe Dog by Phil Knight and How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie. I guess I'm sort of a self help freak.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've always had a fear of heights so decided to attack it head-on:
I skydived...and I have 30+ hours of single-engine private pilot training and hope to someday get my license.

Teach, Learn, Share

I really want to meet more international people. I always appreciate new perspectives on life and on living...especially when I'm not traveling.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook. I love to discover the local produce markets. I can tell stories. I can exchange Cantonese and English.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macao, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hong Kong, United States

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