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Overview

  • 80 References 64 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Malay; learning Japanese, Korean, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Part time Dharma Translator/Lifelong Volunteer and Commun...
  • Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • From Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Left six year career in insurance, now I'm taking a year off to travel and volunteer, seeing family and friends over the world. Sorry I can't host now...
veganbackpackers.blogspot.com

Living simply, building relationships and experiences

ABOUT ME

Avid volunteer seeking to change her world and herself for the better. I am vegan, I love cooking, reading, traveling, sharing stories, singing and regularly host movie nights/book club discussions.

I judge, and I am learning to not judge as much.
I am optimistic and trusting.

Note: If you are into veganism, buddhism, or volunteering and wants to have a community experience and haven't heard back from other hosts that you like and are in a pinch, you can message me privately.

Come talk to me about how you want to change the world and your world.

“If you have time to chatter,
Read books.

If you have time to read,
Walk into mountain, desert and ocean.

If you have time to walk,
Sing songs and dance.

If you have time to dance,
Sit quietly, you happy, lucky idiot.”
― Nanao Sakaki

PHILOSOPHY

Life's purpose is to find your gift and give it away.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Hosted a lot of fascinating folks and surfed in Hamburg, Philadephia, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Seoul, New Orleans. It's the best thing invented by social media :)

Why I love Boston and list of cool things/places to eat:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I8iY9M-yocHFmpUtw5FPXUW3fOTVw2WoY-MqISNGnhs/edit?usp=sharing

Interests

Food, movies, music, volunteering, social justice, animal rights, climate change, Zen, Buddhism, traveling, minimalism, meditation, teas, healthy cooking, Tai Chi and Yoga.

  • animals
  • books
  • singing
  • salsa dancing
  • swing dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • vegan
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • buddhist
  • communications
  • languages
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Sherlock BBC, Inception, country music, love songs, Michael Buble, Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz, New Direction, Wanted, American Idol Winners.

Wes Anderson, The prestige, inception, Batman, Pixar, Hayao Miyazaki, the secret is in their eyes, cold mountain, Bridget Jones diary, crazy stupid love

Paulo Coehlo (The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes), Dan Brown, JK Rowling, Dan Ariely, Freakonomics, Leil Downes' How to Talk to Anybody, Master Cheng Yen's Master of Love and Mercy, Thich Nhat Thanh

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hosted and surfed with great people, couchsurfed, camped and hitchhiked across Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Portland, to Seattle with my boyfriend Tomasz Nalezinski while visiting 15 national parks and a few national monuments.

Teach, Learn, Share

Everyone who is willing to share their life stories.
I can practice languages with you too.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, cooking together, basic phrases in the languages I know, movies I borrow from the library, stories from other guests/friends in my life, what it means to be living the Buddha's teaching and finding Zen in a hectic world.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Malaysia, United States

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