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  • Fluent in Chinese, English, French; learning Arabic (North Levantine), Russian, Sign Language - International, Spanish, Taiwanese
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Studying my masters in public policy at HSE is Moscow.
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About Me


Making the world a more sustainable and greener place than I found it, meanwhile I try to be a good person maintain, balance, peace of mind and learn something new every hour!

Improving my Russian. . .


I am a HUMAN first and foremost. I travel to see our beautiful world and see my fellow humans. I love our Earth, our life, our adventure.
a cloud admirer
a fortune bringer
a rationale supporter
a flower smeller
a boat rocker
a community builder
a team leader
a chocolate gorger
a star gazer
a rainbow chaser
a people watcher
a truth seeker
a peace maker
a love spreader
a poetry jotter
a conversation starter
a tree hugger
a utopian dreamer
a salad eater
a wave jumper
a purpose finder
a fire feeder
an adventure junky
a bicycle rider
an air breather
a thunder photographer ;-)

Small as a peanut
Big as a giant,
We're all the same size
When we turn off the light.
Red black or orange,
Yellow or white
We all look the same
When we turn off the light.
So maybe the way
To make everything right
Is for God to just reach out
And turn off the light!
~Shel Silverstein~

~Magic Carpet~
You have a magic carpet
That will whiz you through the air,
To Spain or Maine or Africa
If you just tell it where.
So will you let it take you
Where you have never been before,
Or will you buy some drapes to match
And use it On your Floor?
~shel silverstein~


i bleed red blood and was born from a mother. i currently reside on earth, the place i call home. if you breathe breath you are my brethren.
Every stranger is a potential friend
I play sports, I am no spectator
I don't celebrate holydays, I celebrate everyday!
Waste nothing
Life is an opportunity for betterment of myself, self growth and improvement is my momentary purpose.
Smile .... Because it is a choice!
basically i follow only rules that make sense and the golden rule makes sense!
Do onto others as you wish done unto you! (So simple!)
I don't need to believe in rainbows and unicorns, although rainbows are in fact an incredible natural physical-world phenomena and unicorns would be magnificant if they were real but they are not so I do not dwell (if ya know what I mean)
Wait, i do believe in unicorns!
Just be nice
"Everything in moderation including moderation just don't be overly immoderate in the moderating of the moderation " -cc
(couldnt have said it better.
¬muchos gracias senior Colin!)
I just HATE PLASTIC AND PERSONALLY think it should be illegal to produce such hazardous waste!!!!

~le voyage fantastique ;-)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


(I found this sentence on a post card of the world I bought while I was traveling through Syria)

-In 1867 Mark Twain made a five-month pleasure pilgrimage from America to explore Mediterranean Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. From his experiences he wrote..."travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness. Broad wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be aquired by vegetating in one little corner of the world all one´s lifetime" ...


When I surf it gives me access to the locals and the local way of life, when I host it brings the world to my home and a chance to show the world my way of life :) basically it is a win win win situation!!


Ummm everything. In fact just about anything, if an interesting person introduces me to it. I really love NEW things!!!

  • poetry
  • cooking
  • chocolate
  • desserts
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • flowers
  • politics
  • traveling
  • magic
  • surfing
  • sports
  • medicine
  • love
  • scuba

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't own a TV so most show references are lost on me
Favourite movies include:
Medicine Man
Emerald Forest
Indiana Jones
Lady hawk
Fern Gully
What the Bleep do we know?
Into the Wild
Children of Men
Mary and Max
District 9 (because it happens everyday!!)
Seven Pounds
The Green Mile
Run Lola Run
The last unicorn
The Red Violin
Diarios de motocicleta
office space...did you get that memo..HA!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind !!!
Big Fish
The Phantom of the Opera (inside ur mind)
Waltzing with Bashir
Any Documentaries that have a point.

Among my favourite figures are:
Bill Hicks
Noam Chomsky
Epicurus (some say I am the modern version of)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Eddie Griffin
Bill Mollison (father of permaculture)
Michael Reynolds (earthship guy)
Naomi Klein
Harry Belafont
Dr. Andrew Weil
Eckhart Tolle
Sebastian Horsley "live life and then reflect on it"
Jacque Fresco
George Carlin
Xavior Rudd
Alex Jones
Hypatia of Alexandria
Khalil Gibran
Dr. Martin Luther king jr.
Carl Sagan
Edgar Allen Poe
Deepak Chopra "survival of the fittest-old paradim the new paradim is survival of the wisest"
Arundhati Roy

some all time favourite books include:
Animal Farm
Celestine Prophecy
Life of pi
What got you here won't get you there
The world is Flat
Brave New World
The Giving Tree
The Little Prince
Emergency Sex and other desperate measures
The power of habbit
The Story Of B
Diet for a New America
1984 (of course)

The Economist
Mother Jones
National Geographic
The Onion

Or whatever I can get my hands on in a language I can understand.

As for music, hmmmm anything with a beat I can dance to, I am a dancer by soul!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

every morning I wake up and take a breath.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you anything I have experienced including:
yoga (Hatha)
Human Resource training methods
Some Chinese medicine
Interview, Service, and Team building Skills
intercultural dealings
a different perspective
Systems efficiency consulting
some delicious desserts (vegan)
personal feng shui
how to smile
Vegan cooking
Chinese (mandarin)
environmentally friendly techniques
I can cut hair quite well (never tried teaching how to though)
how to see the positive
how to hug a tree so they hug you back :)
strait politics (taiwan-china)*

But to be honest, the only thing I truly know is that I don't know much of anything ;~)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Anything I might know...(see above)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Russian Federation, Sweden, Taiwan, United States

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