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To change the world one story at a time through film :)
I am an old fashioned Couch surfer and unfortunately I can't say yes to your REQUEST to be your friend unless I have met you in person :) My apologies.
With the passion of travel after my journey through 20 countries over the years, I am driven to travel with community spirit, inspiration and wisdom, while meeting beautiful people with memories and forever friends along the way.
I am also a film maker and cofounder of INSPIREFLIX creating short documentary films :)
I am an old school Couch Surfer (way before you head to pay, when couch surfing was free and you could put the faith of humanity again ).
Compassion and kindness- It is time to find compassion within ourselves and kindness as well. Here is where we find compassion for others less fortunate, who need a helping hand/support, love and care. I believe that people who are deemed as "a bad person" have lost their way and have not had the kindness and compassion from others through their life journey. It is time to "cherish Sentient Beings".
I believe in the Chinese message that "Knowledge is Power" Without education people can't grow within themselves and help others around them. Educating ones self and to others is powerful as it can create a better understanding between two people, religion, culture, society, peoples perceptions and the list goes on and on. Of course without knowledge and education we would not have this life changing experience of Couch Surfing :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I participate in this project by simply joining the team of great adventurers, and as I experience more what this project has to offer I will surely pass the message through.
Well I have been a member for 7 years now and I must say I believe that couchsurfing has put my faith back into humanity!! With over 80 people who have surfed my couch I have never had a bad experience :)
Wow where do I start...I am fascinated in people, so I guess I am a bit of a socialite. People are so intricate and so many people are much the same, however they are sooooo different in many ways. I love finding out what drives people, what motivates us, but then I also find it fascinating why people do the opposite and don't want to seek new possibilities, learn more and achieve to their full potential. Here is where I love to help guide and inspire these people to go out and experience what this world has to offer...and this includes couch surfing of.. course!!
Laughing yoga teacher
Being with nature :)
Listening to people's story
- human rights
- track and field
Music, Movies, and Books
Hmmmm.....music John Butler Trio, Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd, Gyroscope, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down,Keith Urban, ,
Books- Nina Simone, The Power of Now,The White Masai, The Time Travelers wife
Comedians...Carl Barron (Australian), Lano and Woodley (Australian)
Tara Brach- Buddism- Mindfulness
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I recently saved my students life. I work with high risk teenagers and this day I saved his life, as he almost jumped of the bridge onto a train track. ......words can't explain how this feels.
Torch Festival in Old Dali, Yunnan province China. The streets of Dali were festered with large mounts of hand made flamed torches, scattered people with gun powder and open flames ready to singe the back of the legs of those who try to run past....ooooh yeah it doesn't tickle. While Rage Against the Machine played "Burn" a crowd of a hundred Chinese (exaggerated..haha)myself and a fellow Aussy boy I had met moshed with flamed torches!! Craziest moment ever experienced.... In end of July.
On Saturday the 3rd of November 2007 I supported a human rights relay to reach out to the world that the Beijing Olympics and crimes against humanity cannot coexist in China. It was to raise awareness about China having no freedom of belief/speech. Over the last 50 years this party is responsible for over 100 million deaths of the Chinese people. They are also responsible for the harvesting of organs from Falun Gong Practitioners, who are only people who practice a meditation of refining the body. The government see these people as a threat and therefore have imprisoned these practitioners in labor camps and other secret facilities. I have some photos if you would like to have a look.
Being scared of heights, I decided to challenge my demons and make the jump...literally soooo I went skydiving 14,000 feet!!! I was in shock for about a week after, but I am glad I faced my weakness because now I can stand on a ladder without thinking I am going to come crashing down!!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can facilitate the following:
Laughing yoga Teacher
Aspects of art therapy
Create a bucket list...and just watch the amazing journeys come rolling on in....check out my notes page on Facebook if you like .
No matter what shape, size, colour, obscurity, craziness, religion, culture someone may encompasses they WILL educate you in some manner. Whether it is the tiniest piece of information to a life changing experience. So, if your standing next to someone who you normally pass judgment straight away and ignore their presents, perhaps you should just turn to them and ask how their day is ...who knows... they might present you with what you have been searching for.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Oh oh where doooo I start.
I can laugh with you in ways you never thoughts to laugh- I am a laughing Yoga Teacher.
I know many people say this, but I love to cook and I can make some VERY delicious meals including scones (20 Years of experience, they are THE best).
I love to chinwag (chat, talk) about anything and every thing :) I can hold a conversation lets just say that. As long as it is over a cup of tea and a scone :) (beer will also help ;)
I love to fire twirl and play djembe.
I can teach you mindfulness :)
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Peru, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In