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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Being awesome: here, there, and everywhere
  • Raised by banana slugs in the Santa Cruz mountains
  • From Bay Area, California
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About Me


Be The Little Engine That Will.


In a few words: witty and expressive, always hungry and in the mood for coffee (bold, but not black) or milk tea (more tea, less sugar).

I also like Calvin & Hobbes:
"Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!" - Calvin & Hobbes


If you like it, tell somebody. If you hate it, warn somebody.

Travel light and stay flexible!

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." -- John Pierpont

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm new, but feel free to show me around!


Rule #1: (Get to) Know your host.

I almost approached the wrong person when couchsurfing for the first time. Luckily, he called to tell me he was still 5 minutes away -- awkward moment avoided!


Eating, reading, journaling, traveling, debunking myths, artsy animation shorts, learning what makes people tick, discovering good music, and finding great cafes

The highlights:
Watching a movie-in-the-park, hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains, watching the sunrise and/or sunset from a hammock, snorkeling/surfing in the summer, learning to spin poi on the beach, building terrariums, etc.

  • coffee
  • desserts
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • animation
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

(Anything from ambient music to instrumental hip-hop)
Pink Martini, Hybrid, Hillsong United, Madeleine Peyroux, Nujabes, Emancipator, Metric, Joe Hisaishi, Switchfoot, Hans Zimmer, etc.

(Coming-of-age films, action flicks, or dramas)
Gattaca, Forrest Gump, Lost in Translation, Secondhand Lions, Star Trek, and anything by Studio Ghibli.

(Travel Writing, Self-help, and anything Seth Godin)
French Milk, The Alchemist, The Paradox of Choice, The Devil and Miss Prym, and anything by Tim Keller and Paulo Coelho.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Surviving a dangerous bus ride along the mountainous routes to do some missionary work and teach English to 7th-8th graders at a public school in a remote Nepalese village

At the end of that trek, even our bus driver had to stop for a cigarette break. What a ride!

Teach, Learn, Share

If you hang out with me, you will:
- Eat the best dumplings and desserts in town
- Find the best coffee in the bay area
- Quickly feel like we've become old friends

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Nepal, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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