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Katherine Yuen Ching Chan

Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Taiwanese, Yue (Cantonese); learning French, German, Italian
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • University Student - Hotel and Touri...
  • No education listed
  • From Hong Kong SAR, China
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To continue fuelling the passion for life.

ABOUT ME

Call me Katherine the curious adventurer! Wayward, whimsical, unpredictable. I love surprises, laughters, hugs, sunsets, food (who doesn't?), believe in people and love, and horoscope. I can be anything, depending on who I'm with and how much we get along, but I respect every one even if we don't.

A fervent Francophile, a thrill-seeker, a wine-lover trying not to get drunk and a language-lover polishing her French, Italian and German skills.

Friends always describe me as someone who never stops doing something she wants. A dreamer trying hard not to be a dreamer, but someone who realises all her dreams.

One of my bad habits: being so rebellious that I hate doing something the crowds do. I don't function very well in parties even I love going to: if you want to get to know the real me, I prefer talking in a quiet place;)

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophies on CS: If you don't bother to write a personalised request to the hosts, you don't bother to get to know them even they are kind enough to let you stay. So I try to send every request to people who interest me a lot (you're lucky:p) with a BIG SMILE in front of the screen while writing , hopefully they can feel it!

I believe in INNOCENCE. Every one of us is unique and in possession of a compassionate heart. Just be kind, yes, be kind.

"La solitude est la qualité des forts, les faibles restent dans la foule."
I don't mind being alone to do something I like if being not alone means having bad company.

A bit cliché but "you will never know if you don't try". Me? I'm a 100% advocate of direct actions.

It's stupid to generalise/ judge before knowing the truth/ talking to real people.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Gosh this is exactly the way of creating connections with local people and thus the reasons to come back, how romantic.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfing-
2013: Spain (Barcelona), France (Marseille), Germany (Munich)
2014: France (Paris, Lyon), Sweden (Stockholm)

Meeting up with CSers-
Origins: German x2, French x2
Meeting at: Vienna, Lille

Interests

Challenging my limits.

Meeting interesting people, definitely. Nothing can be more interesting than going to bed feeling less stupid after talking with interesting people.

Being marvelled by stunning sunsets. Nature, Sea, Lake, Snow Mountains.

Language-learning: English, French, Italian, German
Argentine Tango, Wine, Yoga, Jogging, Reading. Well, and pole dance.

Music, Movies & Books

Indies, tango music, electro, well, everything! Current favourite: THE SOUND YOU NEED, Kodaline, Pink Martini etc

Books about psychology, WW2 history and travelling dairies.

Favourite films.....Before sunrise, Jeux d'Enfants, and Farewell My Concubine.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

2014:
Charmonix, France-
Paragliding after a heart-burning breakup with a French boy.

Muonio, Finland-
Marveled at the vastness of snowy Lapland and be speechlessly stunned by the aurora borealis, also had fun on the snowmobile, husky sled and reindeer sleigh.

Interlaken, Switzerland-
Sky-diving!!! What could be a better way to let the natural beauty of Interlaken take your breath away by a free fall from 14,000 ft?

2013:
Barcelona, Marseilles, Milan, Munich, Prague-
16 of us were doing street performance in Europe in the summer of 2013- we prepared our own costumes, sang and danced in the streets. We succeeded in earning quite a sum of money and sharing happiness to locals and tourists who passed!

1993:
Being so lucky to be born to this amazing world and thus be surrounded by lovely people and to experience different types of love. Motherly love, the most beautiful of all.

Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Chinese, English, basic French and would love to learn anything you can offer, something from YOUR culture. I just can't wait knowing more.

Share? Let's share some drinks and laughters, what else do we need?

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

China, France

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