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  • 142 references 117 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Malay; learning Japanese, Korean
  • 34, 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


Living simply, building relationships and experiences. Part time translator at Buddhist Tzu Chi foundation, thai yoga massage practitioner and studying acupuncture and oriental medicine. Taking a break from hosting for a bit.

I'm an aspiring minimalist and zero-waster. Please don't bring me any gifts. Your presence is enough. Take me out eating or edible vegan treats are fine.


Avid minimalist, vegan, volunteer, zero waste attempter seeking to change her world and herself for the better. I am vegan, love cooking, reading, traveling, sharing stories, singing karaoke and hosting movie nights/book club discussions.

“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


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

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


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

Why I love Boston and list of cool things/places to eat:


  • books
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • meditation
  • politics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • languages
  • volunteering
  • spirituality
  • sustainability
  • buddhism
  • veganism
  • community
  • tai chi
  • zero waste

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 Coelho (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

Cowspiracy, Before the Flood

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hosted and surfed with great people, couchsurfed, camped and hitchhiked across western and central Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Portland, to Seattle with my ex-boyfriend Tomasz Nalezinski.

Teach, Learn, Share

Basic vegan cooking and nutrition tips. Living on a budget and financial independence. Mandarin, Japanese and Korean basic phrases. Thai massage, qigong and tai chi.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, cooking together, basic phrases of languages, stories from other guests/friends in my life, tips from zero waste blogs, vegan recipes, traditional Chinese medicine, health massages, opinions about economics and minimalism, financial independence

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Malaysia, United States

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