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Overview

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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Japanese; learning Portuguese
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2017
  • Student
  • Intercultural Communication
  • From Guangdong, China
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

Hi everyone!

I'm a student in Japan right now, but was living in Southern China before high school.
I study intercultural communicaiton at uni. It's a subject about linguistics, culture, anthropology etc but I can explain more in details when I see you:)

I have studied in Washington D.C. for a semester, and volunteered in Mozambique for a semester as well.
These two experiences changed my life.

Anyone looking for a couch in Japan is welcomed but I don't accept that often since I live with my family.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Simply, this is a nice place to look for free accommodation, especially to people like me who is a student with limited budget when traveling.

But I also enjoy very much how it connects foreigners and locals, and explore the country together.
I hope I can have unique experiences through seeing the locals' living and hanging out with them.

Interests

  • backpacker
  • film
  • france
  • spain
  • portugal
  • mozambique

Music, Movies, and Books

I study documentary film at uni, and am a big fan of Planet Earth!
I have all of their DVDs at home so you can watch it if you're interested.
Also like: the Budapest hotel, the best offer, Sherlock homes series( BBC), sleepless in Seattle
Now I'm reading Hemingway's books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the most amazing but also challenging things was living in Mozambique without knowing how to speak Portuguese!

I still remember the struggle in cellphone store, trying to understand how to buy a sim and how to deposit credits in it. I even couldn't say 200...
But I also enjoyed the language barrier as a person who studies communication. Language is amazing...

Teach, Learn, Share

Language, life stories, foods!
I can teach you my mom's secret dumpling recipe, or how to tell Japanese/ Chinese/ Kantonese/ Korean by their appearance!

What I Can Share with Hosts

My big respects, my curiosity, and some sweets from Japan

Countries I’ve Visited

Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mozambique, United States

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