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I've been a high school teacher of social studies(history, government, economics) here in Silicon Valley for the past 25+ years and have done my share of traveling to get an understanding of the world we live in. I've cycled Europe, 1/3rd of the U.S. and have taught in Japan. I'm married and have a daughter in high school who is a handful, a dog and a bird-all females! As the only male in the house, the ladies have taught me to be considerate-like putting the toilet seat down when I'm finished.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
As Shakespeare quoted, "The world is your oyster" and in my travels, I've been blessed to have stayed in people's homes all over the world. Couch surfing is my way of giving back. Karma, neh?
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: stuck in the 1970s
Movies: dramas, classics, foreign films, independent and documentaries-my favorite film -The Graduate
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Taught a student whose book was reviewed by NPR and the New York Times
Teach, Learn, Share
What I Can Share with Hosts
How to cook the best lumpias (Filipino egg rolls) with my ma's sauce- "1001 Nights of Loneliness"
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, Denmark, France, Germany, Haiti, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Japan, Philippines, United States