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Experience and explore the world as much as possible when I am healthy and still young. Friendships Worldwide. Offered my helping hands to those in need. Work hard, study hard and play hard.
Dream to own 3 guesthouses in 3 different continents when I reach 55 years old.
Solo traveler who has visited 70+ countries.
Have organized 400+ events in Hong Kong since 2012. Founder of Hong Kong Happy Hiking Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/happyhiking). Active in hiking, swimming, kayaking, etc.
Grew up in Hong Kong - 13 years in all girls' Catholic school that school principal preferred us to play music but not sports. Parents expected me to study in university to become either a piano teacher or secretary in an office.
Studied abroad and worked 15 years in USA - university, graduate schools and worked at Sony Electronics, Oracle Consulting partner, Clorox, Applied Biosystems, etc.
Since May 2008
Sold all my stuffs, quit a good job, left the comfort zone, went to Sichuan China to volunteer in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake relief effort for two year. First as an independent solo volunteer, later worked with Japanese NGO from Kobe and other foreigners' groups. An unforgettable experience ever.
Happened in 2009
Volunteered independently as English teacher, farmer, health care worker, janitor, babysitter.... in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, China, Thailand and Japan.
Happened in 2010
Traveled 8 countries in the Middle East and southern Europe for 3 months. Couch surfed total a month in several countries. Problem with hosts in Athens and Istanbul using CS as dating/sex hunting site.
Happened in 2011
Volunteered in Japan earthquake/tsunami relief work for 2 months
Active hiking leader. Have organized +400 outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, canyoning, cultural visits, etc.) in Hong Kong
Happened in 2013-2014
Survived from sexual assaults and an abusive relationship with a medical doctor. I learned a lot about personality disorders and mental illness from this experience. The doctor appeared to be a gentleman who loves children, animals and patients.
Business Traveling in 2013-2014
Qingdao, Pingyao, Chengdu, Laos, Myanmar with executive clients
Backpacking travel in 2013-2014
Myanmar (December 27 days)
Thailand Chiang Mai hiking group
2 months in 2015 (March-April)
Malaysia Borneo (Singapore-Sawarak-Sabah-Penang-HK)
Visited 6 national parks, including Mt. Kinabalu
2 months in 2015 (August-October)
Istanbul > Bulgaria > Romania > Hungary > Slovakia > Czech > Austria > Germany > Liechtenstein > Switzerland > Italy > Slovenia > Croatia > Bosnia > Montenegro > Albania > Serbia > Kosovo > Macedonia > Greece > Istanbul
3 weeks in December 2015
5 months in 2016 (July 18 to December 14)
Hong Kong > Taipei > Istanbul (a day after military coop) > Netherlands 16 days > France 18 days > Iceland 10 days > Stockholm 8 days > Norway 1 month > western Sweden > Copenhagen > Hamburg > Portugal 16 days > Spain Andalusia > Morocco 17 days > London > Bangkok > Taipei > Hong Kong
Happening in 2017
My father underwent an orthopedic surgery which costed US$20,000. Although stressful and difficult living in a financial city Hong Kong, I am trying to spend more time with him.
April 16 days Southern Vietnam
May 8 days Hunan China
Planning the summer (if work and parents are being taken care of)
Inner Mongolia > Mongolia > Russia > Baltic > Ukraine > Poland > Iceland > Toronto > Washington DC > Renew the American green card and spend a lot of $$$ in USA
Dreaming the Autumn
Cuba > Somewhere in Latin and South America > Portugal > Japan > Sri Lanka > New Zealand
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Before Couchsurfing website was born.......
First homestay at 4 years old with a Japanese family.
Home stays during business trips in USA, instead of staying in star hotels.
Spontaneous home stays on the road.
Surfed and hosted through friends, friend's referrals, Craigslist, WWOOF networks, etc. Simply love to meet with people that I surfed sometimes even when I was on business trips.
CouchSurfing has given me both positive (genuine friendships, cultural exchange) and negative experience (sexual harassment, verbal harassment, narcissistic personality disorders).
I have encountered at least 20 men through Couchsurfing that they were hunting for one time or short term SEX.
Other than the sex hunters, there are also people who prefer very stable lifestyles and unhappy marriages but look for couchsurfers to share entertaining stories.
Backpacking Travel, Cultural Exchange, Mountains Hiking, Water Sports, Volunteering, Recycling, NGO
- outdoor activities
- solo travel
Music, Movies, and Books
My driving experience in USA
- 10 years of daily 20-60 miles commute to work
- Cross country trip 36 states, 2 months, 13,000 miles in 2003 by my own car, a manual 6-speed Matrix. Slept in car at rest area on highway every other night and some camping at national parks.
- Driving my parents to visit Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Utah national parks, Las Vegas.
My driving experience in Europe
- Southeastern France 2005
- Cappadocia Turkey 2010
- Greek islands and slept in cars by the seaside 2010
- Iceland highland off-road and south coast 2016
- Norway Bergen, Stavanger, Kongsberg 2016
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Volunteered several years without earning income. Can you do something without getting paid?
Made the decision and studied abroad in USA when ALL family members were against the idea.
Financially supported myself since 2nd year university and attended graduate school in USA when my bank account balance went negative.
Earned the US Green Card at 11th year of living in US through employment with higher education.
3 years in Sichuan China earthquake affected villages. I did tent-surfing, camp-surfing, ground-surfing with the villagers. Sichuan is now my second home.
2 months in Japan tsunami affected towns/villages.
2 months teaching in Nepal remote mountain village.
2 months in Japan living and working at organic farm.
3 months in India of intensive training of backpacking skills.
Met many fellows travelers on the road who have worked hard and inspired others.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Pure friendships, travel experience, positive life perspectives, English language.
Message to a special group of people
Couchsurfing is NOT dating website. STOP using Couchsurfing for your sex hunting or submissive Asian wife hunting!!!
Please do NOT host me if you SMOKE!!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, France, Japan, United States