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Overview

  • 24 References 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Malay
  • 37, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • School Teachers/ Music / Nature travel
  • We are both polite people...so I guess we have a good edu...
  • From Brussels, Belgium and Kuching, Malaysia
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Be the first people to go to the Moon (is it too late?)

ABOUT ME

We are a young married couple looking for a peaceful life in Kuching. We like to explore, climb mountains, play music.

Cyn is now studying to get her teaching degree. She loves dark chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves her husband. She is Bidayuh (one of the indigenous tribes from Borneo) and can talk to you about local food (where John is totally useless)

Probably the most important thing you want to know about John is that he is one of the few lucky persons on this planet who is able to lick the very tip of his elbow! It might seem stupid but have a try...

Apart form that, John is into discovering nature, music and doing sport. He plays guitar, piano and loves to sing.
Now, if you want to see it in action and have a glimpse of the person you would have to deal with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS2otG4lSnM&context=C3373e3fADOEgsToPDskJcd6zOZ93CzAjrL0eE2HNd
(Hope I don't scare away too many people...)

We also have a dog. Her name is Jalan. She was a stray dog dying in the street and rescued by a fellow couch surfer. Now she is healthy, adorable and very playful. (Be careful, don't let your sock on the floor...)

PHILOSOPHY

Don't worry, be happy.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We know the touristy and less touristy things to do in Sarawak quite well. Cyn is from here and John has been living here since 2006. We live in a fairly big house and can host travelers for a few nights.
We like to host people traveling with their friends/partners/rock&roll band/circus/ice hockey team... but you can still "apply" if you're on your own!
One more thing: WE DO NOT HOST COUCH-SURFERS DURING THE RAINFOREST MUSIC FESTIVAL. Sorry...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Excellent so far

Interests

Playing music, Nature, taking photographs of wildlife and landscapes, juggling, running, Ultimate Frisbee, watching documentaries, snorkeling, looking at maps, drawing, jokes, riddles...

  • dogs
  • wildlife
  • singing
  • documentaries
  • festivals
  • dining
  • chocolate
  • coffee
  • marathon
  • running
  • traveling
  • juggling
  • drawing
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • camping
  • snorkeling
  • sports
  • boxing
  • hockey
  • cartography
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Radiohead, Damien Rice, Patrick Watson, Elbow, Archive, The Mars Volta, Jason Mraz (when he plays acoustic gigs), Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley and many other small bands playing this kind of music.

Books: Jared Diamond, Replay(K Grimwood), Into the wild(J Krakauer), Stranger in the forest(E Hansen), High Fidelity (N Hornby), Evolution man (R Lewis), Flowers for Algernon (D Keyes), The Prophet (K Gibran)...

Movies: Lost in Translation, Broken Flowers, HIMYM, Peter Pan and the Jungle Book (Walt Disney versions)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

* Traveled alone on a bicycle from Bangkok to Johor Baru (near Singapore), from Kuching to Brunei (North coast of Borneo) and from Bali to West Timor (taking ferries between the many islands).

* Camping alone for a few days in the desert in Oman and in mighty jungle around Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak, Malaysia.

* Busking/hichicking/farming in Australia.

* Ran the Borneo International Marathon in a decent time.

Teach, Learn, Share

Can anyone in this world teach me how to beat box? I want to impress my students!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Mali, Nepal, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Malaysia

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