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Lydia Zhang

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Overview

  • 76 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Japanese
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • day dreamer, procrastinator...seriou...
  • life, uni
  • From Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Beijing/Sydney
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Eat,Smile,Love

ABOUT ME

My life revolves around FOOD
&
MUSIC(gig piglet of the 'Jing)

PHILOSOPHY

Make the most of everything!
if it works out, awesome
if not, c'est la vie

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Now:Bi-weekly Beijing foodie night events.
A: A thousand and one nights(Arabic)-2010.03.04
B: The Tree Bar (Belgian)-2010.03.18
C: Chuanban (Sichuan)-2010.04.01
D: Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu(Dumplings)-2010.04.15
E: East is Red (Chinese-North Eastern cuisine)-2010.04.29
F: Fanqianfanhou (Taiwanese)-2010.05.13
G: Golden Peacock (Dai)-2010.05.27
H: Budapest(Hungarian)-2010.06.10
I: Indian Kitchen(Indian)-2010.06.24
J: Hatsune(Japanese)-2010.07.08
K: Kongyiji(Zhejiang)-2010.07.22
L: Le Little Saigon(Vietnamese)-2010.08.05
M: Mao Jia Restaurant(Hunanese)-2010.08.19
N: NOLA (New Orleans)-2010.09.02
O: Olas Tapas Café(Spanish)-2010.09.16
P: Pancake Night(House party)-2010.09.30
Q: Qin Tang Fu(Shaanxi Cuisine)-2010.10.14
R: Traktirr Pushkin(Russian)-2010.11.04
S: Sha Guo Ju(Shandong Cuisine)-2010.11.18
T: Tairyo Teppanyaki(Japanese)-2010.12.17
U: Crescent Moon(Xinjiang)-2011.01.20
V: Lazzy Cafe(Vegan)-2011.03.25
W: Wang shun Ge(Dongbei)-2011.05.19
X: Dianke Dianlai(Yunnan)-2011.07.14
Y: Aimo Town(Yunnan)-2011.08.18

Monday weekly meeting@Gulou 121,occasional movie nights
and Beijing Couch Crash 2012
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Surfed@
-Singapore_Rami 2011.02
-New York_Carlos 2011.07
-New York_Matt 2011.07

Hosted:
-Amira(from Germany)2012.02
-Joey(from the US)2012.02
-Tom and Sina(from Britain&Germany)2012.03
-Caleb and Laura(from Canada&Germany)2012.03
-Kathy and Trevor(from Canada)2012.05
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2009:Amazing Jane organised this spectacular foodie night at the end of Nov 09, we talked, laughed, drank,sang, made pasta/friends/tiramisu, everyone went home with a big smile and a satisfied tummy.I'm so proud of being part of the CS Sydney scene^_^

Interests

Food,Travel,Music,Reading,Movies,Languages,Hiking,Skydiving,Improv,Snowboarding,Event Management,Toastmasters International,Krav Maga

Music, Movies & Books

Music:Jamiroquai,Jack Johnson,Maroon 5,Mika, Hirai Ken, Missy Higgins,Rachael Yamagata,Khalil Fong,Oasis,Erykah Badu,Arctic Monkeys,Kings of Convenience,BRMC,French Horn Rebellion,Grizzly Bear,The Drums,The Dodos, The Editors,The XX, Freelance Whales,Mother Mother,Tune-yards,Rabbit!,Cold War Kids,Death Cab for Cutie,SBTRKT,The Big Pink,Foster the people,Wilco,Girls,Gotye,Fleet Foxes,Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti,The Antlers,Cage the Elephant,The Trouble with Templeton,Kimbra
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Movies: Call me a romantic, I do admit I luv all the chick-flicks, what's not to like about them?Happy endings and the fact that no thinkin is needed while watching.Comedy makes me laugh, suspense ones make me nervous, documentaries make me think(yeah the job that chick-flicks dont do,great!)oh well basically I luv everything but horror movies(not that surprising I guess:P).

Fav: Chocolat, Love Actually, Milk, Home, Click,Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, Mary and Max, The Cove, Tim Burton's works,etc etc.
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Books:Joanne Harris, Anthony Bourdain, Nick Hornby, Bill Bryson, Yes man by Danny Wallace, food related books(except recipes)

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TV series: Addicted to Improv(Whose line is it anyway?Drew Carey's Improv-a-ganza)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Skydiving@Queenstown,New Zealand, it's totally amazing!The speed, the view.I'm definitely gonna do it again!!!

to be continued:)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach:
-Mandarin(with different accents if u want)
-Cantonese
-English
-Singlish

Learn:
-Spanish
-Japanese
-Everything about ur local cuisine

Share:
-Passion for FOOD AND TRAVELLING
-Knowledge of Australia and China

Countries I've Visited

Australia, China, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, North Korea, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, China

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