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Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. (Miriam Beard)
A born-and-bred Brooklynite whose heart was softened by four years in New England.
I work at a NYC non-profit as a community organizer, working to create progressive change the old-fashioned grassroots way.
In my offtime, I surround myself with lots of discussion about cities, technology, food, and electronic music.
I make bags for my friends.
I walk everywhere.
I'm sort of a minimalist.
Be good to yourself so you can be good to others.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have a deep love for New York, as the place where I was born, and a place that continues to show me new and transformative ideas, everyday.
I work a lot, but love being low-key, and can show folks around, host, cook, hang out, drink, party with.
I held off on joining CS because I wanted to be able to host as well as surf! Close friends all say amazing things, but I also know that many folks have experienced awkward moments via messages/hosting regarding flirting, dating, other romantic expectations. I love connecting with people, but am here to make friends only :)
I like to have conversations on things I am passionate about and things I know nothing about.
- electronic music
Music, Movies, and Books
I am equally happy
listening to Nina Simone, Villalobos or J Dilla.
reading Kurt Vonnegut, Audre Lorde or Wired magazine.
watching wuxia films or Oz.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
When I was nine years old, I milked my first water buffalo in the South Chinese village that my mother was born in.
In high school, I spent some nights exploring abandoned train tunnels with a close friend.
In 2006, I had an amazing two-hour conversation in the back of a truck in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Teach, Learn, Share
Some things I can do:
- reupholster a chair
- make dumplings from scratch
- sew and rivet leather
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, China, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, United States