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Joanne Ong

San Francisco, California, United States

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Overview

  • 79 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • student
  • Communication Design
  • From here, there, everywhere!
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to get the most I can out of this life

ABOUT ME

I've got a ton of loves, but my top ones are music, design, photography, biking, traveling, new experiences, and meeting new people. Aaannndd, good food. You know how they say some people eat to live? Well I definitely live to eat ;)

I'm pretty much always down for an adventure, life's too short to sit still!

PHILOSOPHY

I'm here to take in and learn all that I can. Everyone has a story and I want to hear it. Give me good friends, good food & good times, and I'll be happy.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host when I have a couch available. I traveled around the world for 6 months and was graciously hosted along the whole way. So many CSers kindly opened up their homes and helped us in more ways than I can count. I definitely want to pay it forward to fellow travelers on their own journey.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first CS experience was actually surfing through a friend. Since then, I've grown to love the community and the sharing of cultures. So many interesting stories, conversations, friendships, and meals to be had, I can't wait!

Interests

cityscapes, old cameras, color, jazz clubs, memoires, cooking, spontaneity.

Music, Movies & Books

M O V I E S
The Fall, Requiem for a Dream, Pan's Labyrinth, The Terminal, Where the Wild Things Are, Good Burger

M U S I C
The Black Keys, The National, Belleruche, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Bon Iver, Passion Pit, MGMT, The Gaslight Anthem, Kanye West, The Postal Service, The Shins, Temper Trap, Surfer Blood, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Wolf Gang, Iron & Wine, Grieves

B O O K S
The Glass Castle, A Long Way Gone, A Million Little Pieces, Utopia, A Wrinkle in Time, The Great Gatsby, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Catcher in the Rye

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I studied abroad in Switzerland during my junior year of university.

From June 2012-January 2013, I backpacked around Europe, Asia and Oceania. It was such an experience and we met tons of amazing folk along the way. Check out the blog (http://the-wanderlustproject.tumblr.com/) to see more of our journey.

Walked along the Cliffs of Moher - County Clare, Ireland. Jun 2012

Watched the World Championships of Fireworks from a beach - Cannes, France. Jul 2012

Witnessed a crazy lightning storm on the Amalfi Coast - Piano di Sorrento, Italy. Aug 2012

Walked through the terraced hills of Sapa with the Hmong people - Sapa, Vietnam. Oct 2012

Walked through the temples of Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, Cambodia. Oct 2012

Watched shooting stars and even saw a meteorite enter the atmosphere! - Koh Samui, Thailand. Oct 2012

Touched a cloud - Mt. Ruapehu, NZ. Nov 2012.

Witnessed The Haka, a traditional Maori war dance - Wellington, NZ. Nov 2012

Walked into a field of cows - Tarras, NZ. Dec 2012

Teach, Learn, Share

Cooking, travel experiences, music, photography, design

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States

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