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Zoe Zhou

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

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Overview

  • 42 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese; learning English, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Learn & share & love
  • Master
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

learning while traveling

ABOUT ME

Me. both hard and easy to tell. I believe in living simply and happily, but cannot always do that. man is a demon, man is a god. I know there is a part in me that can be sincere, simple, happy, blessing and loving, there is also a part of me that can be crazy, do things to the extreme points, also a part that can just settle down to normal life, always be modest and accept the middle scaled life. normal but not mediocre. I fight within my heart from time to time about what kind of person I want to be, and what I want, sometimes I can get an answer, but sometimes the fighting just goes on until I forget about it.

I don't mind what kind of experience I would go through, no matter it's extremely happy, sad, successful, frustrating, hopeless, exciting, lonely, social, etc. ( Actually I kinda want to experience those), What I do care is how I would act when I was in such circumstances. I wonder if I can come through when in desperate hopelessness, if I can keep being modest when on the crest of a wave. if I still want to give my benediction and love when I have nothing. This is me, not just want to live happily, but also want to explore every possibility of life and improve my personality. hope finally I can always be sincere, modest blessing and loving.

I can be pretty fun, it's easier for you to find out after we become good friends. or if we share a very relaxing and pleasant vibe when talking.

Don't try to dig out the very deep part of me when you are not ready to understand the culture I grew up with. but from my part, I try to understand every cultures. No judgement, just learning. so if you don't do it, maybe I will do it.

I have my own worldview based on what I have learned all these years. my education, my life experience, my friends' life experiences, etc. but it's an uncompleted work, I'm still building it, in other words, improving it. I love to get different ideas about life and world. I firstly would accept it totally, entirely and wholly, without any judgement, then I digest it by choosing what is good for me and what is positive. I don't like judging people and cultures I don't really understand especially when I don't know what has the person or culture come through. But I would also love to talk with someone who is willing to destroy the whole philosophy or worldview or whatever you call it I'm building within me as long as you can convince me and I would be very happy to restart everything from the very beginning. Let go of what you are holding and let them refresh me.

PHILOSOPHY

Live and let live. Never too old to learn, never too late to turn. “RICH” doesn't mean you have a lot, it means you have a lot TO GIVE. If we want to improve, we must be willing to show our weaknesses, accept criticism, and try to change. Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain; but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Totally a coincidence, I met with a friend from AIESEC, he showed me the whole things about couchsurfing, although I heard about cs from a movie a long time ago, but still got no idea about what it really is, good friend, he opened a window for me to the wonderful cs world. I appreciate it, on all counts.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have already participated in a lot of CS activities. also surfed and hosted, so far so good. n im still looking forward to more.

Surfed: 2012-4-29/30: Charles IN Yangshuo 2012-8: Fiona Chen IN Guangzhou 2012-9: Jeff Zhao IN Guangzhou 2012-10: Steven Grunthal IN Shenzhen 2012-12-29: Jenny Huang IN Guangzhou 2012-12-30/31: Guangsheng Pan IN Hangzhou 2013-1-1: MOAK IN Shanghai 2013-1-2: Gabby Gabriel IN Shanghai 2013-2-23/24: Karen He IN Guangzhou 2014-1-31/2-3: Antonio IN Beijing 2014-9-14: Tom Howlett IN Krakow 2014-9-16/18: Valerio Muzi IN Prague 2014-9-19/20: Sheryl Roberts IN Munich

hosted: 2012-7-16/17: JESSICA HUANG FROM Taiwan 2012-7: Murtaza Nanji FROM Dubai 2012-8: Pierre FROM France 2013-5-24: Sara Buerger FROM Germany 2013-6-19: Katy Chen FROM Taiwan 2013-6-22/24: Monika FROM Poland 2013-9-8/9:Cath Lee FROM Taiwan 2013-11-13/14:Val Pliskin FROM Israel

Interests

traveling, reading, chatting with friends, clubbing, biking, hiking, watching movie, learning another language, sleeping, and if you can do something i havent tried so far, pls teach me, maybe i would like it.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Eat,pray, love Biography of Gandhi The Unbearable Lightness of Being Does God throw the dice Three kingdoms Journey to the west

Movies: Shawshank Redemption Three idiots My sister's keeper One day Intouchables Flipped Hachi

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Done: Can bungee jumping be counted? haha, alright, that's scary enough for me.

Seen: I met some guy who's been kidnapped in some middle east country. seriously kidnapped by terrorists and the Chinese government really did try hard to rescue him and other kidnapees. I was so shocked to know it, I wanted to know how he was feeling and thinking the moment when his life was hanging by a thread(if I'm using the right English) and he could die by any chance at any second, but after all this, he appears so calm and experienced. I think that's what the kidnapping has given him. Which also makes me wonder how would I feel and act if I was ever in his shoes, would I be will-strong enough to come through all this or would I just choose to commit suicide? I know it's unfair to judge things which never happend, but I merely wish I could be stronger and at least know more about myself.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm willing to know so many things, another language, another culture, another experience, another song, skill, etc. come on guys, tell me anything I don't know, and I will appreciate them all. and now im playing frisbee, and if you want to learn that, maybe im not very qualified to teach, but i can introduce you to a local team, and they do have some good teacher there. something I want to learn, meditation. I want to do it, but seems like I am just on the wrong way of doing it. I don't know how to approach quietness or calmness or peace in my heart. so if someone who knows anything about how to deal with such problem and also willing to teach me, that'll be so appreciated.

Countries I've Visited

China, Czech Republic, Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China

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