Hayley Merrett

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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  • Cheif Faerie/Primary School Teacher
  • BA/PGCE/MA Primary Education (Policy and Practice)
  • From Cambridge/London
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About Me


To learn


'I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the ace
Sometimes the deuces' Gloria G


"I shall not be bound by the rules of society, I will follow my own desires"

"Well, now we have seen each other," said the Unicorn,"If you believe in me, I'll believe in you. Is that a bargain?"

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of the rules, and they have no respect for the satatus-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy ones. We see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do" Jack Kerouac

Dawn breaks for the first time,
An emerging race stare in awe,
History reflects a past crime,
A fragile hope raised in war.

The man asks "why do we suffer
in the global pool in which we swim,
This life hurts, can I have another
And break the bonds teth'ring my kin?"

The Earth spins on an even axis
One man struggles while another relaxes,
I see further now without this blindfold
The liquid's poured in two seperate moulds."

The stranger replies "You know what I see:
Your desperation breeds misplaced envy.
Your mirrored gaze simply reflects me.
There is no lock for your newfound key.

Your vision's fair but lacks comprehension,
Without perspective, there are just sensations.
Stop your searching for a new direction,
Look inside your plight for your elevation.

In time we all gain freedom,
Within the confines of our own kind,
Don't wander through another man's kingdom,
We span the gap by sharing the same mind."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting, surfing, meeting.


I have not yet had a negative experience and have only met kind, interesting and open-minded people.


Faerie spotting, music listening, unicorn chasing, rainbow watching, love making, magic making, friend making, festivaling, tree climbing, new people meeting, camper vanning, salsaing, fancy dressing, horse riding, all night dancing, big box, little box, cardboard fishing, adventuring, second-hand book storing, attempted surfing, country side walking, mountain climbing, getting lost, people who don't judge you, film watching, reading, attempted guitar playing, travelling, people watching, rugby watching, bad joke listening, animal petting, red wine drinking, star-gazing...

Music, Movies, and Books

To name but a few...

Film: Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Big Fish, Waking Life, Science of Sleep, Love Actually, Life or Something Like It, Amorres Perros, Bon Bon, Amelie, Willow, The Painted Veil, 21 Grams, In America, Pulp Fiction, Zoolander, Kids, Traffic, Closer, The Lives of Others, Tell No One, American Gangster, Usual Suspects, The Departed, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Blow, Fight Club, Cidade de Dios, Memento, Donnie Darko, Crash, Monstor Ball, Little Miss Sunshine, Leon, Run Lola Run, Legends of the Fall, Maria Full of Grace, Into the wild, Babel, Motorcycle Diaries, Garden State, Sometine in April, A Room for Romeo Brass, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Lives of Others

Books: One, Atomised, Waterland, Shantaram, Promiscuities, Anais Ninn, A Million Pieces, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kissing in Manhatten, The Alchemist, Damage Done, 50 Dead Men Walking, Dark Materials Trilogy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Dubliners, Life of Pi, Man and Boy, Man and Wife, Eat Love Pray, Catcher in the Rye, Urban Grimshaw and The Shed Crew and so many more

Music: Beirut, Fat Freddy's Drop, Nightmares on Wax, Morning Runner, Gomez, The Kooks, Regina Spektor, Jose Gonzalez, Sparklehorse, Ficherspooner, Willy Mason, Matafix, Lou Rhodes, Buena Vista Social Club, My Morning Jacket, Editors, Massive Attack, Bright Eyes, The Stranglers, Fun Lovin Criminals, Two Gallants, Tilly and the Wall, Tom Vek, Plump DJ's, Stanton Warriors, Snow Patrol, Misty's Big Adventure, 65 Days of Static, Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, Zero7, Thievery Corp, Knife, Chris Lake, Goodbook, Macabees, Arcade Fire, Pixies, Placebo, DJ Shadow, Fields, Crimea, Mogwai, Mylo, Carl Cox, Peatbog Faeries, Alabama 3, Turin Breaks, Ladytron and the list goes on....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have been lucky enough to see many things which have taken my breath away. It would be an injustice to name but one and I would be sure to bore you if I named them all.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am particularly skilled at seeking out faeries and could teach a willing learner the art of magic....

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Maldives, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Palestine, Panama, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Cambodia, China, United Kingdom

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