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Overview

  • 33 References 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Korean; learning Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Marketer
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • From Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Self-Discovery

ABOUT ME

Originally I am from Seoul, South Korea. I've lived in the States for few years to study and work, but as my visa expired, now I am out in the world traveling.

PHILOSOPHY

Trust my gut.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I bring curiosity to learn about the others and generosity to share my bits with them.

The idea of creating random, yet meaningful connections with like-minded people all around the world fascinates me.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I had an amazing first couchsurfing experience in Boston back in 2011 when I was hosted by people in cs co-op. Since then I surfed in several countries afterwards and became a couchsurfing community organizer in Seoul and Amherst.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to live in a place that could host strangers on the Internet yet but I am open to meeting them and exchanging each other's experience of life, travel and uh life.

Interests

Hiking, Rock Climbing, Outdoorsy Stuff, Road Trips, Deep conversations

  • arts
  • festivals
  • cooking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • rock music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • cartography
  • languages
  • sociology

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - I dig into dream pop/electronic, but I enjoy eclectic mix of music. Music is even better in live shows and festivals - I should attend more.

Movies - Picking favorites is hard.

Books - Not a big fan of fiction (call me unimaginative), more into non-fiction. I liked books I read in the college to complete sociology requirements. One of them was Alone Together by Sherry Turkle, an interesting observation of changing human social behavior in a connected society.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The proudest and the most amazing thing I've done incrementally over years is getting over social anxiety. I was extremely shy and introverted for most of my life, which I hated.

The last five years had been an experiment in presenting myself and interacting with the others in social situations - efforts included working as a waitress, front-desk person, radio DJ and organizing cs community. (which helped a lot) Now I'm over it and happy with myself.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach : Languages. One pot meals. Skiing. Reading maps. Living abroad. Traveling on budget. Hustling to get a job in a startup.

Learn : About you and the world you are from.

Share : The moments together.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Jamaica, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States

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