Logo orange

Florence Lai

Austin, Texas, United States

Not Accepting Guests

Last login 10 days ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Florence's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile


  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Living
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • From Seattle, WA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


what mission?


Just another West Coaster moving to Austin after 2 years of traveling and couchsurfing around the country. I've just started school again and am still new to the city so I unfortunately can't host yet, but would love to hang out :) 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!


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


I crashed on peoples' couches and had an amazing time with it. Hoping to start hosting soon enough.


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 :)


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

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

Met 2 out of 3 of the members of Green Day at various random times of my life Rainbow Gathering 2011/2012 Burning Man 2011/2012 Couchsurfed

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.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, China, Japan

Countries I've Lived In

United States

Join Couchsurfing to see Florence's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile