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I'm Jou-Fei, Huang, my English name is Lily.
My habit is reading, opera, mountain climbing and doing hand-made trail, etc. I really like to make friends, talking to other people, knowing different opinion and attitude and learn something new.
Sometimes, I dance too, but not wellXDD
BUT really like the tempo of tangle and salsa.
I can speak a little French, right now working on Turkish><
The main reason I want to try Sofa surfing is this is a really great opportunity to meet new friends, experience different lifestyles and culture, and grow, it’s so amazing.
I hosted several times, but not as official as this website~~mostly is the exchange students from our class or friends, through this process we experience some really funny and sometimes awkward but funny things><
Always keep my promises.
Only I can make myself upset.
With confidence and courage, everything is possible.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm so happy to have friends coming to Taiwan visit, my lovely hometown. Taiwan is a small country, but are nice people everywhere, and we have the best and cheapest cuisines in the world!!!! We also have very convenient public transportation system, accessible restrooms and water fountains everywhere.
And we have many traditional festivals and culture which I'm proud of and lovely to share with friends from foreign countries.
Right now i live in the dorm, so may not be possible to offer the couch,
but i'll be really happy to be a tour guide, to take you around at Taipei, Taichung, etc.
Every month I'll go back Taichung once, if you come this time, i can offer a bed to stay over.
the first experience of couchsurfing is at Boston. Gigi is a nice host who studying at marketing. That trip really open my mind and got some really good friends, like Vivian. We talked a lot about our life, experience at foreign countries, relationship, etc. It's amazing, we just met less then 36 hours, but I felt so connected and close.
When I have leisure time, I like to hang out with my friends, maybe go picnic, movies or mountain climbing.
Love to chat with friends and share our opinion and values. I like reading, especially Chinese classic novels, right now, I fall in love of American short fiction, 20th. It's so great, especially "Hills Like White Elephants" . I also like knitting and Chinese Knot while I get lots and lots of free time. My aunt's house is just near the beach, it makes me crazy about ocean, I love swimming and canoeing.
- rock climbing
- political science
Music, Movies, and Books
painting: YAYOI KUSAMA, LINGERING DREAM, 1949
music: Jon Mclaughlin, So Close; Shakira, Whenever, Wherever; Roméo et Juliette, Les Rois du Monde; Wicked, popular.
Movie: Milcho Manchevski, before the rain, 1994
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
1. I went with prior hunters to experience what's their life is, and tried the real mountain climbing, I mean without "artificial path"
2. how to survive in the china company~
3. I had plan a deliberative democratic conference about medical information secondary use which means a lot to me.
4. Film the video debating about forest management: yes or no
and this is our proposal!!!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach people how to write chinese word, draw Japanese manga, knit chinese knit, write chinese calligraphy, making taiwanese cuisine, Photoshop, SPSS, chinese chess, theory of political science, how to analysis Taiwan's politics and news etc.
I want to learn more about painting, jazz dancing, english and french speaking, chess, etc.
i want to share my experience of mountainclimbling with aboriginal in taiwan, i want to talk about the relationship and what the situation it is right now between taiwan and china, etc.
What I Can Share with Hosts
1. chinese culture, the beauty of traditional chinese letters.
2. the struggle stories about Taiwan and China
3. Special festivals and touristic sites in Taiwan
4. My journey of Turkey's environmental NGO
5. Introduction of Amnesty International Taiwan
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, China, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In