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DODES

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Executive Admin. Assistant...in a p...
  • BA, International Development Studie...
  • From Ontario, Canada
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Bye bye red earth of Australia, hello wide open road once again! Fiji/NY/London, UK!

ABOUT ME

Barefoot & Classy... A description given by Andrei Zurek

PHILOSOPHY

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Dhammapada

Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter. Benjamin Disraeli

Say what you mean and mean what you say because the people that matter, don't mind and the people who mind, don't matter. Unknown

Always remember you are unique, just like everyone else. George Carlin

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Just set up a CS event for the Perth, WA portion for the International Free Hugs Campaign!

Perth Free Hug Campaign

Check it out and attend the event nearest you!

International Free Hugs Campaign

After having the luxury of inviting peeps from around the world into my home, I am proud to say that I am out into the world once again and enjoying the surfing portion of the project!

Hosted: 16 peeps so far in order of appearance Jarrett Kieran Pauline & Flo Alisha & Brie Eric_MJ Bruno Jeff Leo Andrei Chris Patrick (Canadian Amb) Adrian Dave Lauren Surfed: 8 peeps so far... Sean in Canada Jarrett in Canada Kieran in Canada Jason in Canada Kathy in Canada Fang in Thailand CS Collective in Thailand Brad in Australia (Current Host)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Participated in the 2008 Thailand Collective as member services supervisor.

Interests

Rock Climbing - Ceramics Travel - Beautiful People Good wine - Dance Trees & Wind & Flowers... Coconut creme brulee washed down with Cabernet Sauvignon...yummy

Music, Movies & Books

Music I luv: Mazzy Star, Hot Chip, Michelle Shocked, Ani Defranco, Damien Rice, Fleetwood Mac,Jack Johnson, Manu Chau, Blondie, Sarah Harmer, John Lennon, Sublime, Dr. Hook, Jesus & Mary Chain, Tom Waits, John Butler Trio

Movies I luv: Like Water for Chocolate, Dancer in the Dark, The Last Unicorn, Sex With Lucia, My Architect,A Dirty Rotten Shame, Beijing Bicycle, The Neverending Story, The Labyrinth, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Dark Crystal, Run Lola Run...

Books I luv: Anything by Chuck Palahniuk,The Little Prince, The Watchmen, Pooh and the Art of Tao, Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 100 Years of Solitude, The Alchemist, Skinny Legs and All, Adbusters...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have survived... Time and time again!

I have kicked cancer in the ass! Got lost in the rainforest on the border of Burma and China; was supposed to return in 7 days and returned 23 later, lucky to be alive, to the Canadian Embassy looking mad for me! Experienced the Taiwan quake; not a big deal for most but enough to make a comfy Canadian change her underpants!

And yes, a broken heart.

I THANK THE UNIVERSE FOR EVERY TEST AND TRIBULATION I HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE GIVEN...

Teach, Learn, Share

I lived in Asia for years and am particularly attracted to rural living; just moved to a village of 30ppl with no local language skills and your not sure what to do with the live chicken they just gave you? I'm your gal, get in touch and I can help you out! As a result of my travel I have a beautiful network of ppl from around the world who I keep in touch with...who knows, if you are somewhere I have been chances are I could make your day brighter :) I am an administrative professional to pay the bills so I can help you with anything from designing a slide show, holding an event or performing Excel spreadsheet magic. Would LOVE to play the acoustic...every single person in my family plays the guitar except me...how'd that happen? I really enjoy people who grace me with the chance to grow...teach me something about myself that I did not know or previously refused to look at...teach me how I love well and how I can love even more...

Countries I've Visited

Botswana, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Spain, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, China, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand

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