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Overview

  • 6 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Vietnamese; learning Chinese (Simplified)
  • 21, Female
  • Member since 2018
  • Student
  • High School Graduate
  • From Viet Nam
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About Me

ABOUT YOU

You are a nice person. Maybe that's who you are. Maybe that's how you are raised. You host people on CS and you deserve a standing ovation for that. One day you receive a painfully long message from this girl. You skim through for some key info.

Now you may think:

"She didn't host anyone. Freeriding is the root of all evil." She'd love to if she did not currently live in the school dorm and it makes it hard to even host a small party on a weekend.

"She didn't travel that much." Yes. Help her fix that please.

"I may know how to pronounce that name." Probably not. But with all kindness and laziness to correct people, she accepts to be called as a car.

You shrug. Maybe I let her stay. Maybe not. You close the app and come back to your life radiating meanings and kindness. No matter what you choose, she thinks you are amazing. As someone who has great caution and privacy issues, she knows how tough it is to invite a bunch of strangers to your house, even act like you owe them and not vice versa. You are quite something. If you let her stay, she'll say it happily in person while locking eye contact to the point that can make you feel uncomfortable.
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ABOUT ME

A human being on the way of being human. I like to describe myself, in my favorite words of Osho, a practical mind that only plans for miracles. An experimentalist. Selective believer. Sucker for life and its mysteries and chaos. I'm spiritually optimistic, which means to me the glass is neither half-full nor half-empty - it's refillable.

I am very open-minded. That word is overused, but I mean it. I always support people to think and live unconventionally, cause there's nothing more inspiring than knowing that someone somewhere was unapologetically themselves. I appreciate authenticity and spontaneity, and these are all I could offer.

My friends said I'm a good listener or something like that. I didn't really pay attention. I just have a natural attentive look that makes people feel easy to open up about their second divorce where their wife has personality disorder. Easy to laugh, hard to be entertained. Brutally straightforward. Unintentionally mysterious. Sometimes not very unintentionally.

I believe that everyone you meet teaches you something. My best teachers have been the people I met on the road and probably never meet again. So here I am on this site. My dream is to build a homestay which charges each customer a story for a night. Like the idea? Please drop by in the future, I mean, far far future.
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PHILOSOPHY

I can resist anything except temptation. Wilde.

Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul. Jung.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

"Young, Dumb, and Broke" - Khalid

Music, Movies, and Books

I wanted to discuss these in person but no one meets in person anymore so here it is.

Music: I have to admit I am musically illiterate, but I am open to be enlightened.

Movies: anything by Charlie Kaufman, Waking Life, I Heart Huckabee, American Beauty. I can bingewatch House MD all day everyday.

Books: everything by Hermann Hesse and everything by Osho. And everything else. I love books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My life is a collection of "I almost died when..." stories. Which one are you in the mood for?

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to have some meaningful conversations and exchange our cultures. After 2 drinks I can be your unpaid therapist.
I am also into esoteric teachings and could give you readings if we stay together and that is something in your interest.

Countries I’ve Visited

Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States, Viet Nam

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