Dio Ooi

Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

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  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Malay, Yue (Cantonese); learning Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Entrepreneur
  • Every experience is an education
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About Me




I started couch surfing...not because i wanted a cheap way or free shelter. I started it because i wanted to answer my own questions in this world.
-What is the world outside like?
-What is true humanity like?

Now, It has been more than eight years since I first joint.

Now, after all the traveling, I am now achieving a higher calling in life...that is to help fighting cancer!!!
I find that this is a very fulfilling work...yet i can build a business yet work from anywhere!!! Flexible lifestyle like this means so much to me !!!
Visit my site...and Join me!!!


I love about wellness....and enjoy writing, chinese calligraphy writing, reading, cooking and traveling. I also love all the simple things in life...and I enjoy people who are young at heart. Nowadays, i am helping to fight cancer one at a time....and i do this moving from one place to another!!!

I love learning, and quest for knowledge... I love laughing.I laugh and learn from my own experiences. After speaking so many languages, i find that it is best to live light ! No big houses . No big car . ..etc.

I learn from people I meet and books I read.
I believe in purity of mind,speech and deeds...and is a firm believer of Ahimsa-Mahatma Gandhi and also a firm believer of Tao. , you can call me a great idol of Lao Tzu.

I love ancient Chinese philosophy, and believe in Dao De Jing... i am very glad that i can read, speak and write fluent Chinese to appreciate all these. I love to meet people who share this same classics..

I love the creative mind ...And, i love the kitchen as it is my biggest playground...I love entertaining with Chinese or Thai tom-yum food..

Whenever i am being hosted,i would try to show little gratitude with some simple cooking for my host. And, the best thing is, even a meal shared with an initial stranger turned out to be so great experience.

Love adventure, enjoy travelling
Love languages,enjoy reading
Love food,enjoy cooking
Love new experiences,enjoy enlightenment
Love freedom,enjoy flexibility


-Find inner peace and you'll find love.

-Lots of answers can be found within ourselves.


Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Heard from friend in Penang..


Started off as a baby-surfer in Madrid,Valencia and Vienna during June08. I had also had been a host.
-I also couch-surf in malaysia,in 2009..and the longest was my recent one-year trip in Latin america!!

Couch surf is one of the best way to study human!
I like to couch surf and also meet people here, as i believe the best things in life, is free. I am exploring the possibility if one can choose to live better in our capitalist society, where we don't talk too much about money.

However , i do not like too calculative people. ...I am glad that so far i'd met wonderful people in many parts of the world.!!!@

My couch is not available now because I had sold off my place. However, my uncle has a nice room in Botanical garden for rent. If you are coming to Penang, and like to live near the nature, hang out with the monkeys in the garden....This would be a great place to stay.!


-I have wide interests..from dancing cha-cha to bachata,cycling,swimming,cooking...

I enjoy cooking,normally simple oriental o western food.And, i love great books and both best of eastern and western philosophies. I believe in the art of softness and emptiness of the mind.

Music, Movies, and Books

-Dao De Ching

-In the process of writing book

-Martial art: Bruce Lee's movies

-Latin and live band

-Classicals music

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Shopping in London and the next minute ...I couch-surfed with a very friendly,God-sent lady stranger-shopper, that I just met!And the next thing was..I CS with her on that same evening & become great friends!

-Drive a motorbike on my own in Sapa valley!A girl who doesn't speak Vietnamese 'stealing' so much adventurous in a foreign land!Well, it was so fun and being mistaken for a tour guide.

-Midnight(11pm to 4am)cycling 57km on mooncake festival in Singapore.

Teach, Learn, Share

Life is about learning,loving and laughing.
Experiences enrich my life!
Laugh a lot, it's therapeutic.
Follow your heart.It's never wrong.
There is no mistakes in life but only lessons.
There is no expiry date to one's dreams.
Give to be rich!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I don't believe just surfing a free couch....but i believe in contributing.
So I always make it a point to get to know my host. Hang out with them...Cook for them....Bring my country to them, through cuisine etc. ...
THat's what this whole couch surfing should be about...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore

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