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Florence Lai

Austin, TX, United States

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Overview

  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Living
  • UC Santa Cruz, Austin Community College
  • From Bellevue, WA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

what mission?

ABOUT ME

Just another West Coaster who's moved to Austin for school after 2 years of traveling and couchsurfing around the US. It's been a little tough getting back into the grind but I'm pretty determined to get that Zoology/wildlife biology degree so that I can get back to exploring the world while getting paid for it ;)
I'd like to think I'm a decently interesting person to converse with and be around. Its a work in progress (always).
I think life in every form (biological, spiritual, etc.) is fascinating and inspiring and I want to experience more of it!

PHILOSOPHY

You're alive; enjoy it!
I believe there is intrinsic value in all life.
I believe that people have the ability to choose who and how they want to be despite whatever situation they may be in.
And, with a nod to Conor Oberst,
"But the night rolls around and it all starts making sense;
there is no right way or wrong way, you just have to live.
So I do what I do, and at least I exist;
what could mean more than this... mean more, mean more?"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I crashed on peoples' couches and had an amazing time with it. Have also had a lot of fun attending a couple of Couchcrashes along with some other local Couchsurfing events! Hoping to start hosting soon enough.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Every Couchsurfing experience I've had so far has been unique and awesome in its own way. I've never considered myself much of a people person but each Couchsurfer/Host I've met has changed my mind by just that much more :)

Interests

Alcohol
Animals
Art
Climbing
Conversation
Dancing (spastically)
Food
Ganja
Moving
Mushrooms
Music
Nature
People
Philosophies

Music, Movies & Books

Never enough! Show me more!

Movies:
- Little Miss Sunshine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, V for Vendetta, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, SLC Punk!, The Jacket (discovered through fellow couchsurfer), Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Strangelove, Across the Universe, The Dark Side of Planet Earth (Dark Side of the Moon synced with Planet Earth- amazing!), etc.
- Any Studio Ghibli movie (i.e. Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke)
- A few Chris Nolan movies (The Prestige, Memento)
- Wes Anderson

Books:
- The Little Prince
- House of Leaves
- Only Revolutions
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Looking for Alaska
- The Phantom Tolbooth
- Battle Royale

Music:
- KEXP (http://kexp.org) - Best radio station. Ever.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Rainbow Gathering 2011/2012
Burning Man 2011/2012
Skydived
Couchsurfed (duh)

Teach, Learn, Share

Being happy is a choice!

Don't expect to get very far in cheap, Chinese knock-off shoes.

Let's talk psychedelics.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Good conversation, sincere interest, stories, opinions, cooking.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, China, England, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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