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Yan Meng

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Interior design project manager
  • Bachelor degree
  • From Tsingtao, China
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Keep an open eye and open mind

ABOUT ME

Grew up in a coastal city Tsingtao in China which is famous for it beer, then moved to Hong Kong for study and work. Having lived in Hong Kong for over seven years, I will be moving on to Macau later this year.

PHILOSOPHY

Try as many interesting things as I can while I am still young.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I got to know it during my exchange study period in Finland. My schoolmate was a CSer and she brought me to a CS party in Helsinki.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It has been great and I always meet nice people whenever and wherever I travel, especially those who shared the same interests with me! I really appreciated the help I got from CSers that have hosted me and I wish I could help other surfers in return. This is one of the many things that I learned from CS.

What I treasure the most is that some of these nice people I met have become friends with me in real life! I think it is what we Chinese called 'fate', that I can meet a total stranger in a world of seven billion people.

Interests

Hiking - Regular hiker, hiked to a lot of places in Hong Kong during weekends, sometimes go for tough and long ones, sometimes relaxing and scenic ones. Hong Kong is more than a city of skyscrapers, there are so many beautiful hiking places with easy access.

Yoga - Trying to keep myself practice yoga everyday, it is my medicine both physically and mentally. It is something that I felt in love with at the very beginning, and I can feel happiness and calmness from the practice.

Jogging - Jogging along the Central coast makes me love this city more

Scuba diving - Beginner level but I'm trying to go for more dives, the underwater marine life is just beyond imagination.

Architecture - I am interested in all kinds of architecture, from modern masterpieces, traditional buildings to vernacular dwellings.

Cooking - The dishes I prepare are simple but all my friends like my cooking.

History, Chinese calligraphy, drinking tea, reading maps, getting lost in the city, cereal & yogurts

Music, Movies & Books

The Lives of Others Black Swan, Lord of the Rings Game of thrones Harry Potter, all Pixar Animations and all Hayao Miyazaki cartoons.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiked in the 3000+ snow mountain areas with a group of strangers for three and half days, and the mountain is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Volunteer on an island in Malaysia for a few days doing coral planting, and learn about how they preserve turtle eggs.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach I have practiced Chinese calligraphy since I was a kid and I think it is very elegant, dynamic and meaningful, I wish to share with more people about its beauty.

Learn -I love to learn about normal people's life wherever I travel, places that local people would visit and spend time. -Different cooking methods

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United States

Countries I've Lived In

China, Finland

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