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  • 74 references 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Malay, Yue (Cantonese); learning Arabic (Gulf), Finnish, Japanese
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2018
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About Me

Heyyy, I’m Jia a Malaysian 🇲🇾 Chinese, have lived in different countries for study/volunteer/work purposes which allows me to meet new people and gain memorable experiences.

I might be shy at first but once you get to know me im an easygoing person and love some good laugh hahaa.

I usually prefer to hangout in smaller groups (2-5 ppl) for chatting / hangout regardless of your gender/sexuality so that I can remember your names and stories😄; but depends, I would also like to join big groups for nightlife events/ interesting adventures 🥳

I’m a huge fan of cold weather & snow (Bucket list: Antarctica, Yakutsk ❄️🥶😍). If we meetup during summer and Im not smiling, don't worry its not you most likely is because of the ☀️ haha.

Not a good tour guide (still took the wrong Metro sometimes despite living in Dubai for 2 years oops 🙃) but if we have common interest / free time let’s meet and do something together 😊

Let’s also share our traveling stories / any interesting topics and to learn something from each other.

Cheers !

PS: I'm not the typical Asian that can eat spicy food, my spiciness level is capped at Japanese curry only 😂

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I usually travel alone and I'm shy to just approach and talk to random strangers at hostels or on the streets 😅. I felt more comfortable socialising with people through CS hangouts or social events (pubcrawls/ meetup etc). I have also made so many nice friends here and some of them we have even bumped into more than 1 country or continent itself coincidentally that's so cool 😎

Interests

Traveling🌍, learning new languages🗣, Netflix and YouTube 📺, standup comedies🤣 , reading📚, music & concerts (pop, EDM)🎧, nightlife🍻🍹, theme parks 🎢 , food 🍚🍤🍦(rice FTW 🙌🏻)

Music, Movies, and Books

EDM: KSHMR ❤️, Alan Walker, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, R3HAB, Bassjackers, Timmy Trumpet

Music : 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇨🇳🇹🇼🇭🇰🇯🇵🇰🇷 & Latino (the ones they played during Zumba 😆)

Movies/TV : 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇭🇰🇸🇬🇹🇼
Genre: comedy, thriller, horror, reality (RPDR, Impractical Jokers, Taskmaster), documentary (mostly creepy)

Books: Biographies (travel, non-politicians), Ripley’s Believe it or not

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Work hard, save and travel at my own expenses (not luxuriously of course 🤭)
-Travelled solo
-Spent NYE at London 🇬🇧, Melbourne 🇦🇺, Taipei 🇹🇼, Bangkok 🇹🇭, Dubai 🇦🇪, Oulu 🇫🇮
- Visited prison-themed restaurant (Alcatraz ER) at Tokyo 🇯🇵
-Ice swimming & fishing at Finland 🇫🇮
-Paragliding at Taipei🇹🇼, Fethiye🇹🇷, Tbilisi 🇬🇪
-Met Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Wahlberg, & Quentin Tarantino at London movie premieres 🇬🇧
-Lied on a tiger at Phuket 🇹🇭
-Ate fried grasshopper and scorpion at Beijing🇨🇳 & Bangkok🇹🇭
-Spent 3 memorable months with Finnish🇫🇮 family and school children
-Remained awake for 28 hours at Taipei 🇹🇼
-Rode hot air balloon at Pamukkale 🇹🇷
-Jeep safari experience at Cappadocia🇹🇷
-Traveled alone to my very first Cyrillic country: Bulgaria🇧🇬
-Visited 30 countries before turning 25
- Moved to UAE 🇦🇪for work and being an expatriate for the first time
- Ziplining (world’s longest) at Ras Al Khaimah🇦🇪
- Jet ski at Ajman🇦🇪
- Visited Petra at Jordan🇯🇴
- Rode fastest roller coaster in the world at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪
- Visited Expo2020 at Dubai 🇦🇪
- Experienced traditional Finnish 🇫🇮sauna and then ran towards the snow in birthday suit
- Icebreaker cruise & Ice floating at Båtskärsnäs, Sweden🇸🇪
-Reindeer & snowmobile sleigh at Lapland🇫🇮
- Received my reindeer driver’s license🇫🇮 , all I gotta put in is hard work, dedication , and commitment of ... €5 haha
- EDM Gigs at Dubai 🇦🇪: Alan Walker, Clean Bandit, Martin Garrix, Marshmello
- Tasted gold coffee & gold camel meat at Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪
- Rode Bernina Express train from Italy🇮🇹 to Switzerland 🇨🇭 a day ( & also received my first ever fine in Europe haha)
- Volunteered at a church canteen at Milano 🇮🇹 for the people in need where people don’t speak English and I don’t speak Italian
- Attended Tomorrowland 2022 at Brussels🇧🇪
- Attended KSHMR concert 3 years in a row at Dubai 🇦🇪 , London 🇬🇧 and KL 🇲🇾
- Paramotor at Dubai Desert 🐪 🇦🇪
- Jais Sledder at Ras Al Khaimah🇦🇪 (scary af)
- Being in the coffin ⚰️ at an exhibition @Jioufen, Taipei🇹🇼
- Met a bunch of fun international travellers at Tokyo🇯🇵 and we went to an indoor theme park, izakaya, karaoke and gay bar all within 13 hours
- Visited a snake🐍cafe at Tokyo 🇯🇵
- Rode the 8baht ($0.20) bus at Bangkok🇹🇭 aimlessly
- Magic Mike live show at London 🇬🇧
- Turkish oil wrestling at Istanbul 🇹🇷
- Visited Hill of Crosses at Lithuania🇱🇹
- Beer bath at Zakopane, Poland🇵🇱
- Bone Church at Czech Republic 🇨🇿
- Europe's highest swing at Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱
- FRIENDS experience at New York 🇺🇸
- Visited interesting museums : The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities at London 🇬🇧, Museum of Broken Relationships, Hangover at Zagreb 🇭🇷, Disgusting Food Museum at Berlin 🇩🇪, Sex Museum at Amsterdam 🇳🇱, New York 🇺🇸, Museum of Death at California 🇺🇸
- Laugh Factory Hollywood 🇺🇸
- Pride Parade 2023 at San Diego 🇺🇸
- Crossed the Mexico 🇲🇽 border (San Diego <> Tijuana) by walking🚶‍♀️
- Rupaul Drag Race live at Las Vegas 🇺🇸
- Omega Mart at Las Vegas 🇺🇸
- Visited Aztec and Mayan pyramids at Mexico 🇲🇽
- Watched Lucha Libre at Mexico city 🇲🇽
- Explored a local witchcraft 💀 market at Mexico city 🇲🇽 and La Paz 🇧🇴
- My entire trip at Cuba 🇨🇺 ❤ particularly when I went to Vinales and the old local farmers mentioned that their life dream is to have their own branding for the coffee beans they grow but it will never happened, that teared me up 🥲
- Spending a month at Peru 🇵🇪 amazing country and the longest time I've stayed for tourism purposes
- Watched Cholitas Wrestling at El Alto 🇧🇴
- Visited 50 countries before turning 30.
- Visited Patagonia 🇦🇷 (Argentina region), Ushuaia: End of the World, Ice Glacier etc most beautiful thing ever 😍
- Visited Giza pyramids 🇪🇬
- Visited ramen and instant cup noodles museum 🇯🇵
- Visited Terracotta Army Museum at 🇨🇳

Bucket list (to be updated) :
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Teach, Learn, Share

Teach : Words that you’re interested to learn among the languages I speak
Learn: Useful words from your mother tongue or travel tips 😁
Share: Lets share funny/ scary/ interesting stories (don't worry I'm not too much of a narrow minded person) Can also share 🫑 capsicums if they're served on pizza/meal, in fact you can have them all ! 😂

What I Can Share with Hosts

I prefer to book for my own accommodation (usually hostels) while traveling hence not looking for any hosts to couch surf. But happy to meetup when we have common free time :) I might carry along my country fridge magnet at times, if you are interested to have 1, please remind me to give you 😂

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Finland, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

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