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Miyuki Baker

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Last login 10 days ago

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Overview

  • 60 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Japanese, Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Artist, Activist, Explorer
  • BA in Studio Arts and Asian Studies
  • From Newton, MA, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I love to eat! In fact, when I say I love to travel, I actually mean I love to eat food in different places. Haha. Although I admit that ever since going vegan it's a tad bit harder to try everything in sight...

I like to take chances a lot and be in situations that push my boundaries.
I couchsurf, hitchhike and farm my way around the world.
Libraries make me super duper happy.

I love drawing about my travels: heymiyuki.wordpress.com
and making other forms of art:
estellamiyukibaker.carbonmade.com

Just completed a project around the world, meeting queer artists and activists, collaborating, making zines (queerscribe.com) and doing performances.

As a surfer: I'm respectful of your space & humbled by your willingness to welcome me into your home. I don't smoke, drink occasionally and love cats. I'll happily exchange work, chores, or skills for accommodation too :)

PHILOSOPHY

To be open-minded and never judge a book by its cover.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I caught the traveling bug a few summers ago when I went to China for a month with my buddy and my trusty backpack. I love making friends with new people and understanding a countries' culture by chilling with locals. Most days on the road, I'd rather have some peanuts with locals and cook up a dinner with my CS host than go to a tourist-infested attraction. I've surfed and taken part in lots of CS community activities abroad. I can't wait to have a place where I can host people!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfing--->Taiwan:1.Bruce2.Jen3.Nikki 4.Meg5.Elaine6.Alex7.ChaolingJapan(Okinawa):8.Dan9.Danielle10.Chinatsu11.Chris12.Vaughn13.HazelNYC:14.FarikaBeijing:15. Christine16. SaraHangzhou:17. ShiyinBirmingham:18. JaneMobile:19. DustinJackson:20. RhondaMemphis:21. AaronNashville:22. ClaraD.C.:23. AlexQuito, Ecuador:
24. Carla
25. Sandra
Guayaquil, Ecuador:
26. Andres
27. Alejandra
Lima, Peru:
28. Miguel
Cusco, Peru:
29. Rhoz
Buenos Aires, Argentina:
30. Angela (La Madriguera)
Sydney, Australia:
31. Di Drew
Newcastle, Australia:
32. Kate Parker
Bangalore, Karnataka, India:
33. Vidya
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India:
34. Maunika and Mrinal
Seoul, South Korea:
35. Jimin
Busan, South Korea:
36. Bianca
Hosting-->1.Angel2.Shelley3.Josh4.Aruna5. Yuanyuan
visited 20 states (8.88%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Chinese Radicals

Interests

art (mostly fiber, street art and mixed media but I love all art), music (piano, guitar, drums, singing etc), queer activism, feminism, yoga, eating good (vegan) food, potlucks, reading, CS traveling

Music, Movies & Books

[movies] Harold and Maude, Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys Don't Cry, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Titanic, Curly Top, Stowaway, Grease, Farewell My Concubine, Lust Caution, A Single Man, most movies by Wong Kar-wai and Miyazaki Hayao

[music] Bjork, obscure international folk music (i.e. Bulgarian State Women's Choir...anyone?), James Blake, Burial, XXYYXX, Little Dragon, Sigur Ros, Burial, Berlin deep house music

[books] Zines about alternative health and spirituality, craft and gender/sexuality, novels by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Robbins, Ursula Le Guin, Haruki Murakami and Octavia Butler [films] Kiki's Delivery Service, Harold and Maude, anything by Wong Kar-Wai (In the Mood for Love is a FAVORITE)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Made my own stringed instrument out of wood at the top of a mountain in Gunma, Japan while drinking goat's milk when I spent a year there.

Scuba diving in Sipadan, Malaysia! Turtles, sharks, manta rays ahhhhhh! So beautiful...best Christmas/birthday ever!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm an artist and I love making pieces of artwork with people I just met and with my dear friends.

I can teach you how to sew and be more self-sufficient :) I'm also fluent in English, Japanese and Chinese and semi-fluent in Spanish.

I also am known to make soymilk for my hosts <3
All you need to provide me with is a blender and a pot!

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I'm interested in learning whatever you'd like to teach me! I recently learned how to vogue which was pretty cool.

What I Can Share With Hosts

My knowledge of languages and music, vegan cooking skills, handmade art :)

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

China, Ecuador, Japan, Taiwan, United States

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