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Benj Espina

Makati, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Overview

  • 45 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Tagalog; learning Finnish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Marketing Professional
  • Bachelor of Science in Basic Medical...
  • From Batangas, The Philippines
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Helping people go to SAGADA!

ABOUT ME

I am twenty-something father of two who loves metal and rock music. I travel the country and the region to the biggest rock and metal events and I love go scuba diving.

http://visitsagada.com

I run this site as a resource for people who want to go to Sagada

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I blog at http://atheista.net

I play basketball, football, tennis, golf and I also swim and scuba dive.

I do vocals and write lyrics for my now inactive hard rock band and I would never turn down an opportunity to sing.

I'm a trivia geek!
My Lakbayan grade is B+!How much of the Philippines have you visited? Find out at Lakbayan!Created by Eugene Villar.

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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted

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

Surfed with
Alvin (Singapore '12, '13)
Gringo (Bacolod ('11)
Mikoy ('12)

Interests

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.

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 & 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

Philippines

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