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  • 35 References 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Japanese; learning German, Japanese, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 115, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • You know, evolving.
  • B.A. Psychology, B.A. Art & Design, M.A Education Specialist
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About Me


Expanding my worldview through our adventures.


We go into a new experience with our best guess at how happy it's going to make us, that's really all we can do. So now it's time to not settle but harness existing resources and mental capacity to make it more than you originally intended it.

Taught English and Special Education through the JET programme and Teach For America Before. Currently am working on a number of soul-searching art projects. Grew up as a teenager in Iowa; raised as a girl in Fuzhou, China. I've got a constant craving for meaningful conversations. Hit me up from right-brain directed activities first.


Aim to play at work, not work to play. Play a few seconds more than I did the second before.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Seek and inspire flow in each other.


Couch surfed in Rome, Paris and Taipei. Went to several couch surfing parties in Rome and Paris. Finally decided to learn more about my home country and couchsurfed in China: SuZhou, HangZhou, Nanjing, etc. Organized a few events in Kyoto.


Cooking, politicking, philosophizing, reading fiction to gain empathy, reading non-fiction to get smarter, raving, jogging with Nike + Ipod in new environments, having food parties, photographing strangers, hiking, road races, ping pong techniques, salsa, tango, swing, trying to pick up hip hop, and whatever you want to teach me.

  • arts
  • culture
  • diy
  • tango
  • education
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • partying
  • reading
  • magic
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • table tennis
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

I once had my heart broken over that mother fucking Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and do not want to go back for more. Farewell.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I learned to pee standing up; I've slacked off since doing it intoxicated last time.

I recently dreamt about committing assisted suicide with four other completely strange women in old age but chickened out after realizing the intense pain of slow burning.

Did you know that there is more to just simple revelation of self repressed emotions via dreams analyzation? I have a few theories that I can maybe string together on the spot if you really want to challenge me.

Teach, Learn, Share

Interested in discovering different sub-culture scenes, uncharted territories, abandoned sites in the potential form of DIY bike kitchens, studios/galleries/kitchens that welcome live collaboration and sensory illusions.

Share your favorite invisible matter with me if you want me to remember you always.

In return, you'll feel a boost of liveliness and optimism at my best, anxiety and irritation at her worse.

I take great pleasure in discovering and inventing new Natto recipes. My boss recently challenged me to make my own natto if I buy the Natto Kin. Next challenge!

-I'm a daily Natto-Raw Egg-Rice.
-My favorite is Natto Bitter Melon & Natto Doria thus far.
-Recent inventions/discoveries: Natto Doria, Natto Raw Squid, Natto Spud, Natto Sesame Salad.
-Natto-on-the-go recommendations: sesame oil & mustard, mayonnaise, sesame dressing, etc.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, South Korea, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

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