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Overview

  • 6 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Indonesian; learning Arabic
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Editor in chief for @fantasiousID publisher, women self d...
  • West Asian Literature, Faculty of Cultural Science, Gadja...
  • From Bali, Indonesia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Enjoying life as happy as possible while share anything I could share to others.

ABOUT ME

I work as an editor in chief for Fantasious Books, one of publisher in Jakarta, Indonesia. One of our work in translating A Game of Thrones series into Indonesian edition. One of the biggest and hardest project in my entire career. Like, who want to missed-translating what Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow said? 😄

In my spare time I write politician biography for newspaper or traveling articles for several magazine. Im an easy going and flexible person, and have a big interest of knowing a new culture and new people.

I also wrote several books in Indonesian language, the topic are mostly about woman self help, traveling, and investigation.

I also running out my online bookshops home-base, yeah its like a warming up to open the real one someday.

You also can check out my profile in facebook.com/muthiaesfand, instagram.com/muthiaesfand, linkedin.com/muthiaesfand

This August-September 2017 me and my friend Tiar Rosalina, a civic engineer, coffee lover and traditional massage anthusiast (https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/lina-whizz) will have a Europe trip together. Hope that we can meet alot of new people with their lovely cultures. Im a tea lover and she is a coffee addict, I will become your baristea and she will become your barista in the house 😊

PHILOSOPHY

Just try to do our best, share alot and help alot.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Traveling for me is not just visiting one place or another, capture the best shot and go back home. Traveling is a life journey, not only to see a new place, but also to feel new experience, in touch with locals, and share anything we could share.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I got alot of good friends from CS. I'd learned alot of experiences either. I always believe that the world is to big to live alone and to know just one place.

Interests

Book is my biggest interest, I loved to read, write, and collecting books, especially fiction, comics, and historical books. But, no, Im not that kind of nerd-bookworm-weirdo-in-glasses like sometimes you watch on movie, that kind of bookworm doesnt really exist in real life :D My others interest is martial art. I used to teach woman self defense around Indonesia. Now im start enjoying yoga for my sport. Im a teaholic and start collecting teas from all over the world.

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • literature
  • yoga
  • comics
  • cycling
  • sports
  • history
  • parks
  • football
  • tea
  • mixed martial arts
  • woman self defense

Music, Movies, and Books

I read alot in my life, like alot alot 😬 so its always difficult to pick up which one is the best shot. But I mostly collecting some fantasy fiction, history, comic, and books about culinary journey.

My personal taste of music are jazz, soul, Britpop, r&b or something enchanted for my ear and heart. Somethings like:
- Incognito
- Jamie Cullum
- Hindi Zahra
- Maliq and d'essentials
- John Legend
- Alicia Keys
- Selah Sue
- Olafur Arnalds
- Oasis
- Norah Jones
- Jay Park

I like to brows on Youtube, looking for movies from all over the world because its another way to know other cultures. But yeah I like kind of historical movies or easy drama.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Teaching women self defense around Indonesia. It was such a meanfull traveling trip for me and I would like to repeat it again this year.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Indonesian traditional martial art (pencak silat), women self defense, Indonesian culture, Indonesian and javanese languange, Indonesian cuisine, Indonesian songs.

Learn: others place culture and language

What I Can Share with Hosts

If you want to learn some tricks about woman self defense or Indonesian martial art, I could teach you the basic and intermediate. I'm a book's person, I talk about book like I talk about myself, so if you have a curiosity about how books industry in Indonesia and Asia actually work, I could share with you. Im also write traveling articles for several magazine in Indonesia such as National Geographic Traveler etc, so I guess I could share alot about my lovely tropical country. And you give me permition to use your kitchen, I could serve you cup of warm tea with a little bit of magical touch :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia

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