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Overview

  • 13 references 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish; learning Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Marketing
  • MBA Strasbourg University (EM Strasbourg)
  • From China
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About Me

Updated on 26/03/2019 : dear all, I live and work in Shanghai now. I can host guests:) See you, cheers.

When i was in the first year of university, we had homework about this topic:who are you?

Since then, this question is haunting me.

I am a typical Chinese girl who learns about traditional merits. Mom taught me how to cook; father read Confucius about honesty and respect; teachers helped us how to distinguish the right from the wrong.

Even my Chinese name: YA, which means 'humble'.

My destiny can be seen clearly, the schools I will go , the jobs I will have and even the type I will marry.

Is this the real me?

Who I am, can I have my own choice about my life?

So I am on the road, I traveled and learned a lot from other people as well as learned somethings about me.

As a fact, I changed my planning about the track of life. I am working in France for wine marketing, learning a new language and culture, meeting wonderful outstanding people.

Yes I am YA, still bearing the Chinese traditions: enjoying cooking and reading Confucius, but at the same time I found out life can be bigger and higher with our ambitions and dreams.

At last, I finally understand about something, I am always the YA with humbleness in my name, but this is not a lifestyle but an attitude of life.

PHILOSOPHY

Never say die.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I ve heared about the web for a long time and i had friends who tried.

I am happy about it this friendly way of traveling.

You can trust me, i will respect your house-rules and privacy

Interests

I feel that i am a really lucky person, all my wishes come true....

i like also biking and swimming ;) and travelling (50 countries already ;))

  • culture
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • chinese food
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • track and field
  • swimming
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Tibet ali(阿里), 6700M .

Cuba

Island

Hitchhiking the west of China

volunteer (part-time) for an American association for 2 years

learned and is still learning how to be nice,kind and honest with people.

Teach, Learn, Share

Travel experiences sharing (i have travelled to over 50 countries)

Books, literature, music

Languages exchange (I can speak fluently EN FR CN DE and some ES)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Chinese food
Travel experiences sharing
Wine (I have a lot :))
Tango
Books, literature, music
Languages exchange (I can speak fluently EN FR CN DE and some ES)

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, Germany, India

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