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Overview

  • 10 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Tagalog; learning Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Ex-Economist for Water Utility Industry
  • Economics, Master's Candidate
  • From Philippines
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About Me

I'm 24, currently, I work for Water Utility Company as Economist for Business Development and it requires travelling from one place to another on a regular day. Also, I am completing my Master's Degree in Economics during weekends (Currently, I am on LOA).

So that is the reason that I do not accept guest/s because I've been traveling a lot during weekdays for my job. However, when I am free during the weekend, I organized events for CS'ers i.e Hiking Meet-Up, Visiting an Orphanage.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been actively with CouchSurfing for just a couple of months, despite that I was able to see things we might be missing in meeting people. Although we touch the lives of each other through couch surfing, hosting and meetups but I felt that we could do more. We do CouchSurfing to make our travel more exciting and memorable by meeting other fellows, but to make it more meaningful why not we touch other people’s life (those who are “right now” not capable to do what we do) by spending a day with them.

Recently, I am more becoming someone who wants to make CouchSurfing not only about surfing and hosting but mostly to create meaningful meetups through cs'ers events such as hiking the mountain for a cause and visiting orphanages to teach and play with kids.

As of today we had 2 Successful Organized Events and more to come.

- Hiking Mt. Pamittinan with Fellow CouchSurfers in Rodriguez, Rizal (January 13, 2019)
- Volunteer Works and Orphanage Kids Visit at Gentle Hands Foundation in Project 7, Quezon City (January 26, 2019)

Interests

Travel, Tennis, Economics

  • music festivals
  • tennis
  • volunteering
  • mountain hiking
  • outreach

Music, Movies, and Books

Music is the language of the soul. When I am feeling blue music is somewhat taking over and helps me to wipe out my low-spirited thoughts that desolate my entire cheerful living. I found music to be the therapy of choice. Objectively, I love the hybrid of alternative rock and pop music as it creates real excitement and has a somewhat creates social impact thru its meaningful lyrics. To name a few favorites- R.E.M., Nirvana, Coldplay, Radiohead, and Pixies. For Movies, I have a varied taste such as Bio, Thriller, Suspense, and Sci-Fi, and the likes of Ben Affleck, Russel Crow, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly, and Matt Damon. While on the literary thing, I could say my favorite would be The Firm of John Grisham as my No. 1 Favorite, then works of James Patterson, John Green, Veronica Roth and Adam Smith (Wealth of Nations).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was in college, I was been part of a multicultural ambassadorship for my country to be sent to Japan where I have met International Youth Leaders who share their culture, traditions, morals, values, and fun. I have experienced things that never once in my life I would be ever tried to, I found friends that I never expected to have before, and now we consider each other as brothers and sisters from other nations. It was once in a lifetime event.

In contrast to the aforementioned boring stuff I wrote on this "One Amazing Thing I've Done", when I was young, I drove a motorbike for the first time in the Province of Siquijor (an Island in the Philippines) it was at almost maximum speed for that model of a motorbike, and I for some reason didn't crash out and felt like am I a genius with motorbike? Well, the next day I got my answer, I sneak out again the motorbike and the moment I started the engine I crash out and literally thrown beside the hillside of the road. Man, on the third time, what do you think had happened? Well, Again I crash out and fuck I broken some stuff. After that, I have told myself that I'm a total idiot with motorbikes.

Teach, Learn, Share

- I can teach Economics and other related stuff.
- I wanna learn local phrases to where I will be visiting.
- I can share useful tips when travelling.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can offer local stuff or goodies from the Philippines and when they visited my country my house will be open.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, Philippines

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