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  • 21 references 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 40, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • writing/ translation
  • a degree in journalism, catching up with spanish/ japanes...
  • From Hong Kong
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About Me

2024 March - Dortmund - Brasov - London

Music, film and culture/subculture nerd. also into books, food and a little bit of video/ board gaming. For the rest of the time, I sleep, or travel - 44 countries and counting. Turkey is my favourite so far, have been there 5 times and still love it though I got involved in a taxi scam during my recent visit :)

I am a writer/ editor, and ran an online indie music platform with some friends.

Always welcome interesting (or kinky) travel stories, and/or cooking tips!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I read about CS on some travel guide books, and tried it during my first backpacking trip (3 months in Europe back in 2007), and love it. The first time I surfed, the first thing my host did after we stepped into her house was to give me a spare key - I was amazed by the trust. Thanks Anu! ;)

I stopped CSing for a while, but have stayed with two hosts during a recent trip in Iran. It reminded me how much more interesting and meaningful travelling can be when you get to know local people, so I hope to do the same for people coming to HK when I have time.

Interests

music, film, travel, food, tattoo art etc
fascinated about Islamic arts and culture, and always want to see and learn more about those.
a splatoon 3 games or two is always fun.

  • arts
  • books
  • tattoos
  • dining
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • soccer
  • tourism
  • gaming
  • islamic

Music, Movies, and Books

it is too difficult to list them all out but i will try. here are what pop out of my head while i am typing it...

Movies: Woody Allen's, Robert de Niro's, Michael Gondry's, Oliver Stone's, Kieslowski's, Jeremy Irons', Trainspotting, Fight Club, Amélie, 8 1/2, Schindler's List...

Music: indie/ electro/ post-rock/ trip-hop/ funk/ soul/ jazz...

TV: GoT, Orange is the New Black, The Night Of, Six Feet Under, West Wing, SATC etc

Books: Chinese literature, Nick Horby, Alain de Botton, Orhan Pamuk, Ross Kemp's Gang

Gaming: Elden Ring, Legend of Zelda, Splatoon 3, Animal Crossing, anything with Mario

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My best memories include:

+ backpacking Europe for 3 months - my first solo trip;
+ Glastonbury Festival 2009 - seeing Blur doing Tender in that setting was just AMAZING;
+ Cappadox Festival 2016 - always my favourite place;
+ meeting people around the world - best memories of all

Teach, Learn, Share

This explains why I travel. Why we live our life. (from Good Will Hunting)

Sean: So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you. You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you're a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my fucking life apart.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Language exchange and travel stories...

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom

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