Carly Penworthy

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Chinese
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Just Graduated...
  • Just attained Master of Arts (Honours) in Chinese and Lin...
  • From Scotland
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About Me


To find complete and unfaultering happiness and share it. (cheesefest, I know...!)


Still learning...

Independent and always have been. Insanely curious about everything and, hense, am incredibly inquisitive. Hate to know of unknowns- I will buy and read a book on anything at all that sparks an interest.

I have just graduated with a Master of Arts (Honours) in Chinese and Linguistics and now have NO IDEA what to do with it but I am confident I will figure out my dream job one day...!

I have an image of what I would like to be and then there is who I really am. I don't think the two line up... I would love to be mysterious and interesting and know lots about lots. Instead, I think I lay my heart and myself out pretty quickly and I think I am easy to get to know.


I have never sat down and put into words my own philosophy. I suppose I am rather cliched in this department- I do try to take each day as it comes and always, always be happy. I don't think there is much point in doing things if you can't do it with a smile on your face and an open heart ready to embrace life.o


Music- I play piano, violin, guitar and just began teaching myself flute and ukelele before I left the UK. I also like all things Chinese- especially authentic Chinese food (of which I can make a couple of dishes). I enjoy listening to people talk- I can be quiet sometimes as I really do take things in. I am such a deep thinker and analyser and in my moments of euphoria it comes across philosophical (or, at least, I like to think so...!) I really enjoy writing but have to be in "the zone" (as they say) for me to produce anything worth reading. I am really interested in politics and international relations (mostly between China and the rest of the world). I am considering doing a Masters in Internation Business and Law.

Music, Movies, and Books

"We Need to Talk About Kevin", by Lionel Shriver. Ultimate best! Also, I have jumped on the band wagon and am enjoying reading the Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson. "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini- also a good one.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived in China for a while and went to university there. Quite an achievement for a country bumpkin haha :) I managed to vist around 15 different cities while there and I feel blessed for the opportunity.

So, so many more amazing things... too many to list.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Mongolia, Norway, Spain, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United Kingdom

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