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Mimi Liu

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • 15 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French; learning Chinese, French
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Project manager
  • BA
  • From In between
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Listening, empathizing, growing


"Life has been some combination of fairy-tale coincidence and joie de vivre and shocks of beauty together with some hurtful self-questioning."


Empathy, listening Imagination, curiosity, a sense of wonder Emotional resilience Embracing risk and failure Whole-hearted living

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I love the idea of couchsurfing and have really enjoyed my courchsurfing experiences so far! I've couchsurfed in Montreal, Paris, London, and Brussels. I really look forward to hosting when I have my own place!


Social justice, social and political theory, politics. Poverty, inequality, development, global health, the global south, emerging markets, social enterprise, social innovation, human-centered innovation Literature, music, violin, theatre, art, philosophy Being outdoors, camping, hiking, swimming, canoeing, dragonboating, biking People

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Comedies, drama, documentaries, foreign films. Jules et Jim, Annie Hall, Amelie, La Grande Seduction, Fight Club, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Goodbye Lenin!, Away from Her, This is What Democracy Looks Like

Music: Classical, jazz, alternative. Beethoven, Sibelius, Chopin, Grumiaux, Kogan, Oistrakh; Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Sophie Milman; Nellie McKay, Gabriel Kahane, Feist, Regina Spektor

Books: Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment, Brothers Karamzov; Chekov; Hamlet, Macbeth; Oscar Wilde; Alice Munro

TV: West Wing, HBO Girls, Suits

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Travelling in Tibet Playing violin in an orchestra and a chamber strings ensemble Wilderness camping in Algonquin park Visiting the wailing wall in Jerusalem Watching the sun rise and set on the Dead Sea Wandering around the ancient city of Petra

Teach, Learn, Share

Share: music, good conversation, good times

Learn: I love learning about people - their idiosyncrasies, experiences, histories, ideas, passions, dreams. I love throwing myself into the unfamiliar and trying to make sense of different worldviews.

Teach: I'm happy to help anyone who wants to improve their English or learn Mandarin. I also want to improve my French and Mandarin and would love to practice those languages with anyone who wants to chat!

Countries I've Visited

Bangladesh, Canada, China, India, Israel, Jordan, Nepal, Netherlands, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, China, France, India, Israel, United States

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