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To live a fulfilling life with minimal worries and fully experience what comes to me
I was born in Taipei, Taiwan, but grew up around Bay Area.
I consider myself active, easy going, and try to keep my mind open for new things. I travel whenever I can and whenever the job financing the travels allow me. I think CS is a phenomenal idea as part of what's great about traveling is the fascinating people I meet along the way that really open my eyes and bring perspective to my life.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness" - Mark Twain
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've surfed with a gracious host from Marseille and hope to do more in the future.
I started attending a few CS events in SF. Contributing to the local group postings with local tips and played tour guide to those I've met via Group Posts.
Re-experienced Europe July 23 - 8/16 (Paris > Interlaken > Marseille > Aix-en-Provence > Cinque Terre > Bolognia > Split/Dubrovnik > Hvar > Prague > Paris. Shared stories with hilarious, insightful, and generous people.
Sept 2009 Bangkok > Koh Samui > Koh Phangan > Ko Tao > Yangshuo (China) > Beijing > Shanghai > Kyoto > Tokyo
2013 Sept Barcelona > Valencia > Lyon > Annecy > Chamonix > Paris
Oct 2014 Taipei > Boracay
Didn't have much luck couchsurfing in Asia, but hoping that will change in the future!
Enjoy: Yoga, live shows @ smaller venues, sadistic work outs, spontaneous trips to the beach, mountains,
Rockclimbing, road biking, scuba diving, rollerblading
I'm a fan of loyalty, honesty, open-mindedness.
Foreign films (Once, The Lives of Others, Joyeux Noel, anything by Wong Kar Wai), Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes), Everything is Illuminated. Always looking for more suggestions from fellow travellers!
Shawshank Redemption, Before Sunset, In Search of A Midnight Kiss, You and Me and Everyone We Know, Memento, Fight Club, 2 Days in Paris
Novels by Haruki Murakami (Sputnik Sweetheart, Norweigan Wood)
Music, Movies, and Books
Author: Haruki Murakami
Artists: Modest Mouse, Sigur Ros, Swell Season (Glen Hansard), Mumford & Sons, Manu Chao, Dave Matthews, Bossa Nova in general, Miles Davis, Death Cab, Johnny Cash, The Cure, Sublime, Bob Marley, Radiohead, The Muse, Eminem
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Canyoning in Interlaken, Ice Climbing in Interlaken, Hang Gliding in Interlaken (I'm partial to Interlaken), skydiving in the Swiss Alps, cliff jumping in Cinque Terre, Dubrovnik, walking unintentionally into a drive-by shooting in SF (scary, yet oddly exciting).
Countries I’ve Visited
Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In