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Liz Olson

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • student
  • No education listed
  • From Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to treat everyday as an opportunity for adventure, make the most out of my time

ABOUT ME

I'm a college student in Portland, getting ready to graduate this December and then do some adventuring! I love to explore different places and lifestyles, listen to music (I love going to live shows! Especially punk/ska/etc.), play music, eat burritos, read books (I love Bukowski, Vonnegut, Wang Shuo, Orwell), sketch, meet interesting people...

Honestly I'm not exactly sure what I'm all about, and I don't think I'll ever know what I'm all about, but I'm enjoying the journey to figuring it out.

PHILOSOPHY

I'm really trying to live my life and not let my fears control my decisions.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Went to lots of couch surfing events in Beijing and couchsurfed around China.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed on a few couches in China, hung out at CS gatherings in Beijing and New York. Met some really interesting and amazing people.

Interests

Reading, playing music, meeting interesting people, experiencing new things, learning languages (working at chinese and french at the moment, I also really want to learn spanish and arabic!) , politics and keeping up on independent media ( I love democracy now), going to see live music...

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Castaway to the Moon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American History X, Requiem for a Dream, Girl Interrupted, Into the Wild, In the Heat of the Sun
Books: The Windup Bird Chronicle, Hard Boiled Wonderland at the End of the Universe, Sandman (by Neal Gaiman), 1984 (anything by George Orwell, actually) , A Clockwork Orange, This Side of Paradise, The Red Sorghum, To Live, Ham on Rye, Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle, Down and Out in Paris and London, Brave New World, The Brothers Karamazov
Music: Electric Wizard, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Rage Against the Machine, Primus, Sonic Youth, Leftover Crack, Choking Victim, Against Me!, Street Sweeper Social Club, The Coup, The Who, The White Stripes, Mustard Plug, Black Flag, Defiance Ohio, Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra, Russian Circles...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Road tripping from Chicago to Portland I saw a thunderstorm from a long ways away and could see the lightning bolts all the way down from the dark grey sky, even though it was clear out where I was driving.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Drum kit, english, basic sewing/clothes repair,how to make tasty cinnamon rolls, swimming, edible plants of Michigan

Learn: Chinese, french, spanish, arabic, wilderness survival skills, bicycle repair, cooking, anything you want to teach

Share: Stories, languages, advice, food, music, good times

Countries I've Visited

China, India, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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