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Overview

  • 72 References 55 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Web designer
  • BFA in Photography, Digital Imaging
  • From Singapore
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About Me

WE ARE FULL FOR SEPTEMBER. NOT HOSTING IN SEPTEMBER.

I grew up in Singapore, and moved to Glasgow about 4 years ago. I work as a designer and do lots of image editing and some digital illustration. I love good beer, good food and good company.

Like most of Glasgow, I live in an old tenenment flat that was built in the 1890s or 1900s. The flat is in the Southside. It's very close to the center of town - about 10 minutes on the bus, or 1 train stop to Glasgow Central station. See My Home and Photos for more details.

I live with my boyfriend, who I met through Couchsurfing when I first moved here. You can check out his profile here: https://www.couchsurfing.com/users/3124827/profile (we are accepting guests even if his profile says we're not - he's not updated it yet)

I try to live as green as I can, by composting, recycling, using family cloths aka reusable cloth tissue paper, and using handkerchiefs! As I'm a huge foodie who still misses the amazing food options you can get in Singapore, any requests offering to cook will be a bonus! I will try anything twice - it's hard to tell if you really like something just by one taste. I am a meat eater but am very happy to have vegetarian or vegan food with surfers.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet and share stories, ideas and food! I did a number of long trips when I was in university and used Couchsurfing extensively and loved it. I still keep in touch with some friends I made about 7 years ago through CS, even meeting them again somewhere else in the world. It's great and I love the networks and worlds that CS opens up to people.

Interests

Board games: Settlers of Catan, Carcasonne, Caverna (my favourite), Pandemic (cooperative game!) and my most prized find from the charity shop: Civilization (Sid Meier) in a board game! So if the weather's shite, you can stay in and play some games.

Scotland, wild camping, how to repel midges

  • arts
  • design
  • photography
  • diy
  • dining
  • cooking
  • flying
  • gardening
  • shopping
  • clothing
  • board games
  • puzzles
  • outdoor activities

Music, Movies, and Books

Shows: Stranger Things, Father Ted, Fleabag, VEEP, The League of Gentlemen (UK series), Adventure Time, Futurama, Black Mirror, David Attenborough.

Music: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Barbara Dane, Connie Converse, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Michael Jackson

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Life is too short for one amazing thing. Whale watching in Iceland; visiting Iceland; the Scottish referendum on independence; wild camping in Scotland; camping in Gran Canaria; staying in a cave house in Gran Canaria

What I Can Share with Hosts

I've learnt how to cook a few local Singaporean foods since moving to the UK, which I'll be really really happy to share.

I can also make you something with the sewing machine if there is time.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Scotland, Singapore

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