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Charmaine_ng

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Overview

  • 39 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Chinese, French
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • To be as laid back as possible
  • People around me
  • From Was born in Canada, live in Hong Kong
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I must learn French!
Dream a little bigger. Realise them. Inspire and be inspired. Travel to as many pieces of continents as possible.

ABOUT ME
I'm a weird, foulmouthed and straightforward person. If I ever send you a request, that means I really did read your profile becauseI care who I stay with and whether I like a person as much as you do. I get really pissed off if somebody just accuses me not reading their profiles simply because I type you so much shit and you automatically think that I copy it from somewhere. Of course I say "I am Charmaine" to every host. I really do want a friend more than just a host or surfer.
The phone app is sometimes (not really sometimes to be honest) fucked up and some messages went to other hosts.

Nice to people who like me (before you draw a wrong impression, i only (AND ONLY) mean friends, and I hate people who see this as a dating website) and mean to those who don't.
Extremely talkative with friends. (a bit introvert though)
So if you find me not talking much the first time is just because I really can't pretend to be those hyperactive girls who speak with high pitched voices.
I'm actually very excited to meet you.
Hope this is not too much for you to read, I am just being honest.

I did put my Russia and Europe trip here before, hmm so some updates as I don't really like to tell people in person where i've been to (I hate those gap year students who brag about this all the time. not interested. So I better put it here and we can exchange our stories!):-
- I realised it by taking the train from Moscow to St Petersburg.
- Then I went hitchhiking from Lithuania (fav!!) to Turkey, then from Germany to Italy, if you are interested in the list of cities so you can ask me any information:
Vilnius, Kaunas, Warsaw, Krakow, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Bucharest, Ruse, Varna, Irakli, Istanbul, Bursa, Denizli, Antalya.
Then flew to Munich, and continued the HH to Lahr, Paris, somewhere after Caen, Poitiers, Bordeaux, Perpignan, Barcelona, Adge, Montpellier, Marseille, Six-Fours, Diano Marina, Rome!

My recent trip was Bali, and several Taiwan and Japan Trips.

This was already back in 2014 - Harbin: Journey of 90 hours of trains! Don't misunderstand me, I didnt take the train because I'm one of the eco-friendly lads. NO.

Some previous trips:

2014:
- Taichung (March 2014)
- China (Beijing, Changchun, Harbin, Tianjin, Shanghai and Shenzhen) (Feb 2014)

2013:
- South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia)

2012:
- Mexico (Mexico City)
- The United States (St Louis, Chicago, Denver, Moab, Albuquerque, New York, Boston, Orlando, Miami, Key West, New Mexico, El Paso, LA, Omaha)
- Canada (Winnipeg, Toronto, Niagara Fall, Vancouver)
- China (The Mount Everest, Tibet, Chengdu, Beijing)

2011:
- Vietnam
- India (Kolkata, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Delhi)
- China (Dalian, Shenyang, Dandong and Zhuanghe)

Before 2011:

Australia (Perth, Melbourne and Sydney), Singapore, Malaysia, Korea (Seoul), Japan (Hokkaido), Taiwan (Taipei), Canada (Vancouver)

Love eating, outgoing, passionate and meeting new friends. Open-minded and like to try all sorts of new and exciting things.

I actually hate this section, so meet me and we can talk

PHILOSOPHY


Do not postpone what's important to you.
Others don't share your priorities.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Meet surfers and be friends!
I keep in touch with nearly all my hosts and surfers. And many of them become my very good friends and end up visiting them again after the first time we met!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Vietnam was actually my first surfing experience and I was very very impressed. Joined some of the activities and met many many awesome people.

Surfed: I dont want to update this. Talk to me if you doubt my sincerity hahahah
Ho Chi Minh City (2012)
Hue (2012)
St. Louis (2012)
Chicago (2012)
Denver (2012)
Albuquerque (2012)
Miami (2013)
Hanoi (2013)
Da Nang (2013)
Hoi An (2013)
Ho Chi Minh City (2013)
Beijing (2014)
ChangChun (2014)
Harbin (2014)
Tianjin (2014)
Taichung (2014)

Hosted:
Hong Kong

Interests

I love running, reading, rockclimbing, hiking, painting, laughing, eating, cooking and collecting postcards.

Recently rugby and sailing!

Music, Movies & Books

Unbearable lightness of being
A Fine Balance
Reading Quiet
(I'm sorry but I dislike "Eat, Pray, Love"...)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

DEFINITELY MOUNT EVEREST at 5468m!!!!!
Snow and Ice Sculptures in Harbin (2014).
Skydiving in Moab, Utah.
Saw the white sands in New Mexico.
30 days of travelling in N. America.
Sleeping in the desert in Jaisamier and riding a camel.
Seeing the sunrise on the sand dunes.
Seeing the sunset besides Taj Mahal.
Being kissed by the little girl, Sonia, when I was volunteering in Daya Dan, the Mother Teresa's house in Kolkata.

Teach, Learn, Share

Can teach you Cantonese or even writing Chinese. (Mandarin..erm, haha a little bit.)This is what I typed before, but I now face the music, I don't fuckin speak Mandarin. You can tell me how useful it is, but I am done with it. I speak conversational Mandarin to survive when I travel in Taiwan and China but I won't ever teach somebody a language that I don't like. Thanks to all my wonderful Chinese friends who bear with my horrible Mandarin!

And also, I can share my life with you and love to know your life also :)

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, United States

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