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Elise Tan

Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Malay
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Law Student...former English teacher
  • Graduate + one postgraduate + one mo...
  • From Singapore
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I think they would say I am intelligent, easy-going, sweet, logical, balanced, had a kaleidoscope of a life...generous, introspective, arty, whimsical, and with an eye for beauty.

PHILOSOPHY

I am here to grow as a person, better my soul...and improve my mind.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A couple of times now... :-)

Interests

I love road-cycling, running and travelling to expand the mind and heart. I also love reading, literature being my first degree. Law, is my second degree...Literature flirts with my heart, but Law demands my commitment. Two great loves in my life. Fine food, and friends, and things that are a challenge...interest me.

Music, Movies & Books

I am a reader: John Irving, Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, 40s American detective fiction, decadent poetry. Also, I love watching art films and have a range of French, English and Chinese art films.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Japan was wonderful - I went to Sendai to learn Japanese and pursue long-distance running, sport of my younger days. The rolling hills, landscapes were wonderful. The combination of sport, introspection and navigating a different culture opened up vistas, internally and externally. I don't think it left me awestruck, but my soul definitely did grow.

The other defining moment for my 4 years flying in and out of Europe...there's too much in this to write here. :-)

Teach, Learn, Share

Those who can teach me something new I didn't know about - this could be a skill, a great passion for something, a way of living life, an academic discipline...an attitude, and inner quality. (I'm just here to learn from others)

Countries I've Visited

China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom

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