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Overview

  • 20 references 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2012
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About Me

Inquisitive, compassionate, cerebral, silly, and adventurous. I like being surprised and blurring the figurative boundaries that separates us.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Cause you guys are awesome.

Interests

If I'm not reading, I'm writing. And if I'm not writing, I'm cooking. And if none of the above, I'm out in this grand world cycling, hiking, or dancing the night away at some EDM show. Otherwise, I'm just up to no good 😅.

I am quite fond of SF, and will be happy to share some of my favorite spots. Just ask!

Tell me about a book you've read recently.

I love food. Gluttony is my ticket to hell. So if you like to cook, come into my cramped SF kitchen and let me rave about your meal to all my friends the next day. Or take me out to dine somewhere!

  • writing
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • reading
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • languages
  • psychology
  • sociology
  • food

Music, Movies, and Books

A few random books:
Man's Search for Meaning, Sapiens, Letters from a Stoic, Doing Good Better, Letters to a Young Poet, Insomniac City, Myth of Sisyphus, Crime and Punishment, Brave New World, Nine Stories, How to Change Your Mind, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Sense of Style, In Search of Lost Time.

Music:
I generally enjoy EDM, funk, hip-hop, but I have a fluid taste in music. DeadMau5 label, Elderbrook, Sofi Tukker, NVOY, Touch Sensitive, Vulfpeck, A Tribe Called Quest, Lorde, Lane 8, Piper, Kanye West, etc.

Media:
Comedy -- the over-the-head witty kind. And also thigh-slapping humor. Pero por que no los dos?

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent three days in Malaysia voraciously devouring 21 different Malay dish.

Motorbiked all over Thailand.

Witness the solar eclipse with the rest of Japan (May 21, 2012 in Tokyo at 7:30AM, for my own reference haha).

A daringly stupid ice climb in pitch-dark Iceland - 8 lives left.

Getting drunk in the mountains of Tongariro and Mordor in New Zealand while falling asleep under the stars.

Lived and meditated in a Buddhist monastery.

Witnessed (but not participate) the SF underground sex culture 😼.

Slept next to a lady monk seal on the Hawaiian beach.

Lived and/or travelled in over 20+ countries

Teach, Learn, Share

Love to share and be introduced to ideas, in all degree of controversy.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Conversations and terrible jokes.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, United States

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