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Overview

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  • Fluent in Indonesian; learning English
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • public officer
  • urban and regional planning
  • From Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

enjoying all part of the world

ABOUT ME

friendly. good listener. a good friend to hang out with.

PHILOSOPHY

small attitude makes big difference.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I can't give you place to stay, because I only live in a small room (rent) with single bed (and have no couch). I am afraid you'll be uncomfortable with that. but I could host you around Jakarta.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In 2008, I accompany my friend who is a couch surfer to host a couch surfer from US. I lived in Bandung at that time, so we visited several interesting place in Bandung. In 2010, I also accompany him to host a couch surfer from US. He is an urban planner student from Harvard and he asked me to show some slums area in Bandung (which I have experience in it), so we went to one of my project site in Bandung and had opportunity to played with the children there. Unpredictably, we met again in my office (Jakarta, 2011). He still doing his study in Indonesia, so I helped him to find senior officer here who can give him access to some site project for slums in Bogor.

In 2009, I was with a friend going to Malacca (Malaysia) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from Singapore. Turned out my friend is a couch surfer, and she helped me to find a place to stay as she already contacted another couch surfer who stayed in the area we visited.

I don't travel a lot and it's been a long time I heard so many stories about couch surfing around the world from my best friends. As I think I will have more opportunities to travel around Europe this year (I will be in the UK in September 2013), I hope finally I could have my own experience with my own couch surfer connection. wish me luck. :)

Interests

photography. music. infrastructure. architectural buildings. city lights. clouds. shoes. flowers.

  • photography
  • flowers
  • traveling
  • music
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

music:
daft punk. calvin harris. david guetta. phoenix. BEP. kings of convenience. norah jones. etc.

books:
andrea hirata books

movies:
too many. I couldn't list one by one.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

get a scholarship. I just... don't think I can.

Teach, Learn, Share

urban and regional planning. governance. loan and grant project (government).

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