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Elyse Chen

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • work for a intl. organization
  • masters in International Relations, ...
  • From Quzhou, Zhejiang
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

travel around China and around the world a.s.a.p....

ABOUT ME

I'm a person with a desire of freedom. I believe we are not born to die, I want to constantly explore new experiences in my lifetime. Life is precious, I don't want to live my life for traditional expectations and spend time on complaining-there are so many things worth for trying!

I may share a same thought with you - travel around this world in a most personal,direct and interesting way. Be true to the friends I have encountered and offer others helps I could give.

PHILOSOPHY

Be the change you want to see.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I want to learn and communicate with people from different culture, and hopefully we can see each other again sometime.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Travellers are always a breath of fresh air to remind you - hey, you have been staying at home for too long, time to move!

Interests

Running, hiking, swimming,biking, swimming, music(British rock,alternative,indie,punk,electronic,experimental,heavy metal), dogs(Husky!!), painting, playing the drums,physics(Multi-universe, parallel spaces)

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Transformers series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Back to future series, The Bourne Identity, The Moon, Last Week, Inception, Fight club,Welcome to the North.

TV: south park, documentaries

Music: Brit Rock, Indie, metal,punk, Electronic... basically anything except Jazz,pop, country and hip-hop. I like: Nirvana, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Radiohead, Coldplay, Kasabian, Blur, Eels, Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, American Analog Set, Jesus and Mary Chain,The Radio Department, Oasis, Linkinpark, Yeah yeah yeahs, Kings of Convenience, Tamas Wells, Kent, a few Chinese musicians like 许巍 and 谢天

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I didn't book any hotels in advance for a 15-day to Sourtheast Asia.I looked for hotels after I land in each city.

I completed half marathon on the first try without any preparation in 2010 BJ International Marathon event.

I recently learned butterfly swimming style by myself.

I rode a typical Dutch bike to work on my first day in Holland and clashed into another bike...

I saw a long and beautiful rainbow flashing by on the street when a water truck drove by, I was waiting for a bus.

I made a instant decision to take a train to Tibet in 2012 and after that I realized going to Tibet is easier than I imagined.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can practice drawing if you would like to be my model...but no gurantee the sketch will look nice, it may turn out the opposite! I can also teach you the basics of playing the drums and teach you Chinese if you are interested. Vice versa, I'm always interested in learning anything from you.

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China

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