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Hi, I'm Benj. I'm from Manila. I'm father to awesome twins Lucian and Lilith and they mean the world to me. In my previous life, I was really addicted to traveling but having to raise children has made slow down a lot and just take things easy as opposed to being on the fast track on the time.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I organize trips to the mountainous regions of Northern Philippines. I've been up there 13 times and I've taken couchsurfers with me during the last three.
Ruby from China (August 2010)
Carolyn from Canada (July 2009)
Sagada with CS (July 2009)
Stephenie from Canada (August 2009)
Josh from the US (2010)
Lin from China (2010)
Risto from Finland (2011)
Max from Peru (2012)
Went to countless CS Events
Alvin (Singapore '12, '13)
Gringo (Bacolod ('11)
TALKING. Hopefully you get to talk as well.
GEOGRAPHY! The atlas was literally my babysitter when I was 4 years old so I'm really into maps, capitals, flags and the geekery that goes with that.
MUSIC! I like listening, playing and writing music. While I can listen to almost any music, the music I write mostly falls under rock and metal. Nowadays, Ive been into a lot of EDM.
SPORTS! I root for the Dallas Mavericks. I would watch any sporting event as long as its not equestrian or curling. I also play a lot of sports but I'm most at home playing basketball and swimming.
Music, Movies, and Books
Bands I like: Tool, A Perfect Circle, Up Dharma Down, Wolfgang, Pinikpikan, Isis, Sigur Ros, Razorback, Mudvayne, Mogwai, Isis, The Dawn, Ciudad, Chicosci, Urbandub, Metallica, Slipknot, God is an Astronaut, Sonata Arctica, Deftones, Taproot, Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Cog, Third Eye Blind, Fuel, Epica,
I have my own band and we play gigs here and there but we've been inactive lately.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_5o_7jdVIA < here's one live performance
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Raising two amazing twin kids with my partner. :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I love playing basketball. I would love to play but I'm also willing to teach basics. :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Brunei Darussalam, China, France, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In