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Currently heading on a trip to SE Asia (Taipei, Taiwan; Manila, Philippines; Bangkok, Thailand; Mandalay, Bagon, Kalaw/Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar)
Very open-minded, adventurous individual that believes that we should all try something (activity, food, you name it) at least once! I'm a half-assed advocate for social responsibility and all things environmental!
Love to travel, meet new people, do oddball things, perform (sing, dance, play piano), and down for the occasional party!
I'm originally from the Los Angeles area but now live in the amazing city of San Francisco!
I currently run and host a 20s-30s Random Adventurers Group in San Francisco: http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Random-Adventurers-20s-30s/ and will be running a mini-Burning Man Camp this year. Come find us if you're coming to the Burn - Camp Funnel Vision!
If you want to do something random in SF, let me know! At the minimum, I definitely can meet up for an evening & I'll always have suggestions.
I believe everyone should try something at least once before passing judgment. Creativity and innovation stems from people stepping out of their comfort zone from time to time!
"Don't be afraid of living life. Go out - it's beautiful out there."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Even though I've been a registered member since 2006, my CouchSurfing experience has only been within the last 5 years. I've always been open to meeting interesting people from amazing, far-off cities and cultures!!
I would like to share my "outgoing-ness" and need to be active, out and about with pretty much anybody. I'm down to share my travels as well as my "culture" with anyone interested. I'm also excited to hear about other CouchSurfer's experiences and perspectives.
If you are ever in or near California, please feel free to contact me. I can provide great tips, maybe take you around, and hopefully introduce you to some friendly people!
Last, I like to make cheesy videos of my experiences like this awesome CS event in Paris:
Many years ago I came upon Couchsurfing.org before heading on a 3-week road trip. I contacted a few people, actually got scared with the profiles and responses, and then gave up.
Since then my friends and I contacted several people in Argentina/Peru, Arizona, Chicago, all over Europe and folks visiting California. The experience and the people have been awesome! I've also attended various local CouchSurfer events from time to time. I've had the opportunity to meet wonderful locals as well as host and show visitors around my neighborhood and city!
Flashmobbing, Snowboarding, Surfing, Running/Racing Events, Dancing, Singing, Bands, Burners, Concerts, Musicals, Nature, Adrenaline Rush Activities - bungee jumping, skydiving, Eating anything odd and unique, Finding cheap things to do in the city and just relaxing and chilling with different people of all ages and cultures.
- performing arts
- bungee jumping
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies - The Hangover, Goonies, Matrix, LOTR, Into the Wild, Crash, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Superhero Movies.
Books - LOTR, Where the Hell is Matt, GoT, Ender's Game Series, Hunger Game Series, Environmental/MBA books (yay)
Music - Alternative Rock, Folk, Hip Hop, Oldies, Funk, Theater. Also, anything I can sing-along or groove to!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Where do I start (more than one): Hiked Mount Kinabalu, conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro, taught music at a Kenyan orphanage, running a Burning Man camp, was a Music Reality Show contestant, bungee jumped Auckland Bridge, jumped out of a Vegas plane, ran/managed a rather big Flashmob Group, & oh so much more!!
Teach, Learn, Share
I've been providing tips for and tours of NorCal, SoCal and Las Vegas to friends and family for as long as I can remember.
As my friends will tell you, I make the most of my trips, my neighborhood, and experiences. I'm always trying new things, full of energy and willing to provide suggestions.
You want to flashmob? You want to try weird-looking food? You want to party? You want to see tourist sites? You like fancy, "smancy" restaurants or hole in the wall cafes? You name it, I've probably done it or can definitely provide recommendations.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Cooked Meals (incl. Filipino Dishes)
Crazy Travel Stories and Tips
Music - Vocal/Piano
Dinner Out About Town
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In