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  • 53 references 37 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, French, Indonesian; learning Russian
  • 64, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I'm the Rapping Professor. I compose and perform Gift Rap...
  • MA in ESL/Linguistics; BA in Langs/Literature; Cert. in W...
  • From OH, USA
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About Me


To become as 'global mobile' as possible. That means do what I love from wherever I love to do it.


I'm the Rapping Professor and this is what I do;
Bringing special songs and poems and raps to u.
I compose and perform them without any mishaps.
They're funny and informative; I call them Gift Raps!

There was one of them on the Couchsurfing site.
I was interviewed, and the writer got it just right.
Put in ur browsers
To learn a bit about me, from my head to my trousers.

I've been to 48 countries and hope for 48 more.
Cuz I find traveling a joy, by no means a chore.
U're here on CS bcuz u love it too.
So Happy Couchsurfing! from me to u.

I've benefited so much from couchsurfing the globe.
I'm definitely NOT what you'd call a xenophobe!
And now I wanna return the favor the most,
By being not just a surfer, but also a host!

I have a home in Bali, one of the best places on the planet.
Thinking of visiting? Yeah, go ahead and plan it!
A beautiful mixture of traditional and modern.
The breathtaking scenery will make your jaw turn.

Bali's got its problems: poor roads & transportation.
If u're expecting Paradise, you might have frustration.
So be sure to get away from the overdeveloped areas.
The island's enchanting, many places to share with ya.

I wish you health & wealth, and fine travel stories.
Celebratin' the world in all of its glories.
I hope to see you around the way;
Wishin' you a beautiful Bali holiday!


Almost anything you love to do, you can do it for a living on your own terms. Why spend your life making other people wealthy?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have now surfed about 50 CS locations. I like to bring Bali gifts for my hosts and write them Gift Rap references! Now I'm vouched for and will soon have a place in Bali where i can host!
Wrote the CS Appreciation Rap which was published at


Surfed abt 40 times in China, Macau, Hongkong, Taiwan, Bali, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Malta, Qatar, Peru, Brazil...Out of all those experiences, I'd say maybe two were less than great. That's a pretty high rate! :-)


Rap Composition and Performance, Global Mobility a la 4-Hour Workweek, Travel, Languages, Tennis

  • writing
  • poetry
  • performing arts
  • documentaries
  • instructor
  • news
  • tv
  • traveling
  • tennis
  • teaching
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

I suck at knowing how to download stuff. Help me!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

So many. Angkor Wat was AWESOME! Ditto for Machu Picchu!

visited 48 states (20%) Create your own visited map of The World

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm good at writing and performing song and rap lyrics! And a highly experienced voice talent for radio, TV, corporate video, film & documentary.
Also a language instructor: English, French, Mandarin
Corporate cross-cultural trainer and teambuilding facilitator.
What you can really help ME with is getting better at using my iPhone and Macbook: iPhoto, iMovie etc etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China, France, Indonesia, United Kingdom, United States

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