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FANGSU

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 85 Positive References2 Neutral1 Negative
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French, Italian
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • learner and enjoyer..
  • Learner forever!!!
  • From Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learn and Enjoy...

ABOUT ME

learner and enjoyer.. slightly perfectionist.. work hard and play hard.. spontaneous and simple..

Born in China, lived in Canada for 5 years. My education and experience with both cultural backgrounds have taught me to be tolerant and appreciate things that you find odd, unpleasant or even unacceptable. This makes me a very positive person. I feel that life is too short to define myself, all I know is that I want to be diverse and flexible, be a life time student and enjoy the process til the very end.

PHILOSOPHY

Do the right thing at the moment..

Listen to the heart..but think with your brain..

Through the act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth and my power..

There is no black and white answer...life is about attachment and detachment, issues are about politicizing and mystifying..think beyond the boundaries..question the rationality...

Il compito degli uomini di cultura e piu che mai oggi quello di seminare dei dubbi, non gia di raccogliere certezze.

Before having an opinion, listen to many other opinions..

Multi-culturally tolerant and modesty..

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been a member of cs for 6 years almost. I currently live in Beijing China, but move back and forth between Canada and China, where I host people whenever I have a chance. My parents own 2 apartments south of China and they help me to take care of my cs friends as well sometimes.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

As guest: 2006 summer, 5 weeks Europe trip. 2006 winter, 1 month east Canada trip. 2007 summer, 2 day Victoria rock&roll trip. 2010 winter, 30 day North Italy trip.

As host: 2006 summer, host people in Hangzhou in my parents place. 2006-2008, host people in my vancouver little basement room. 2007-2008, host people in my beijing nice penthouse haha. 2008-2010, host people in my apt at commercial drive. 2010-2011, host people in my beijing duplex.. 2012, keep hosting...

Everywhere I go, I am trying to get involved in the local cs community. I have made soooooo many good friends through cs, real friends who I keep in touch for years since we met, it has been unbelievable experiences.

Interests

Music!!!! - accordion(accordion tribe and yann tiersen) - piano(muse and yann tiersen) - guitar(bossa nova, blues) - flute(Chinese stuff) travel photography learning new languages outdoor healthy lifestyle recycling flowers smell of body lotion good conversation cooking eating duh reading drawing stupid cartoons internet decorating my room buying cheap chinese movie DVD's volleyball roller coaster walk at night with a beer bottle in my hand walk a lot biking shopping getting lost in translation chaotic situation in a totally strange culture talking to strangers taobao caligraphy good coffee and wine limoncello black and red and blue day dreaming new born beach watching football match fruits and smoothies gelato learn and enjoy..it is all about learn and enjoy...

Music, Movies & Books

Music:I like everything, love world music, lots of putumayo:)

Movies: big fan of documentaries and stand up comedy, besides that, everything except horror.

Books:dark humor..history..autobiography

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Have lived with 5 girls for almost 4 years in a 15 square meter big room,share everything..and still are good friends with them..

Being massaged by an elephant in the zoo,his big trunky foot was right on my belly!!..

Working part time as a tour guide for 3 years in college and managed to still believe that being friend with my customers is much more important than earning money...

Did back country camping in the rocky mountain with Greg and found this spot that looks just like the scene in the lord of the ring..

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you Mandarin, Chinese philosophy, how to use chopsticks, accordion, calligraphy, cook Chinese food.

I want to learn how to improvise on an accordion, speak better italian and french, how to be a good teacher and be better at time management.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, China

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