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JASMINE LA

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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Overview

  • 78 Positive References
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in Armenian, English, Russian; learning Chinese, Greek (modern), Polish, Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Full time freelancer, part time noma...
  • MBA
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

COUCH TEMPORARILY OFF!
Sorry guys, won't be able to host at least for a couple of weeks. I can introduce you to the salsa scene in SZ; am in the loop of all salsa nights and parties taking place in the city.

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I am a gypsy in my soul; I like traveling and exploring new cultures. Within the past 5 years I have lived in 4 countries. I am currently in China, and I got no clue where winds will take me next.

I also love dancing (no wonder why I am a gypsy by choice;) I dance when I feel lonely, sad or happy, and it always helps me cope with difficult moments of my life.

Learning languages is my on-going hobby, only right now I am taking a break; there is no memory space. The knowledge of a language is such a powerful tool when trying to understand cultural peculiarities. Hopefully I will resume my hobby some time soon. Lifelong goal - to speak 10 languages.

I also have a very big sweet tooth. I love eating cakes/cookies/sweets.... My favorite cakes are: Sernik (Polish cheesecake), Anthill (Russia), Pakhlava (Armenia/Greece/Turkey/Cyprus), Tiramisu, Apple Strudel, and so and so forth. I love baking as well when I have time.

There are many other things I like doing on a part-time basis: cooking spicy food (with no recipe in mind),swimming, swimming & swimming again,playing board games, meeting new people and experiencing anything else life has to offer me :)

PHILOSOPHY

Keep making a difference, even if it is a tiny one, even if affects only one person, it still matters and is worth my efforts.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I HOST, because it's a great way to meet people and help them at the same time.

I also HOST, because by hosting I get to see people without social masks.

I try to SURF, but most of the time I don't get hosts. After failing to find a host during my last trip, I started thinking about stopping to host; as much as I am generous and don't mind strangers staying at my apartment, to some extent I expect to receive the same generosity back. In the course of the trip I met so many people who gave me a hand, people who I expected to help me least of all. So probably good deeds don't go unnoticed.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Interests

The set of my hobbies changes over time. I used to do intensive swimming and hiking. Nowadays I try to learn salsa, and maybe soon I will start learning Chinese.

Music, Movies & Books

At some point I was an addict of classic movies. My favorite director is Ingman Bergman, and almost all his movies, particularly "Through the glass darkly".

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I swam 4 kms of non-stop crawl and breaststroke in 1.5 hrs, followed by non stop disco dancing until 3 am.

Alas.... am out of shape now when it comes to swimming.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to play backgammon. I would like to learn chess. I am a total beginner in the latter one.

I can also teach how to dance bachata ~ one of the most sensual and beautiful dances I have ever danced.

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Georgia, Germany, India, Macao, Malaysia, Moldova, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Armenia, China, Cyprus, Poland, Russian Federation

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