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Overview

  • 17 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese); learning French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Can't say as of now :)
  • Trinity College (Hartford, CT) - B.S. in Biochemistry/Env...
  • From Philadelphia, PA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Spreading smiles :) and laughs :D
It's amazing the types of stories that people have if you just get to know them so it's always fun to meet new people.
My passport expires in 2018 so I want to fill it up before then. I would also like to visit all seven continents with no time limit on that.

ABOUT ME

I love adventures! I grew up in Philly but have always believed that traveling really teaches you in a way that no schooling can. So after getting my master's degree, I packed up my car and traveled across the country to right outside of LA.

PHILOSOPHY

Smiling is contagious. Let's get the world infected!

Life is too short to wait for things to happen.

Everyone is a stranger until they're not anymore.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I like getting to know locals wherever I go! And it's always fun to meet travelers :)

Interests

I'll try anything once! I love traveling and learning new things!
I love eating and finding hidden little gems in the different places I go.

Among the things that I do while in LA, I play rugby, Crossfit train, and experiment in the kitchen whenever I can. I also love finding new places to get some good grub.

  • dining
  • cooking
  • crossfit
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • rugby
  • chemistry
  • teaching
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

I love 90's pop! That might be my guilty pleasure. But I also really enjoy listening to all kinds of music and open to finding new music, having played instrumental music for a good amount of time. I guess musicals also count as music but also kind of for movies?

I've been enjoying more action movies lately but I always enjoy comedies (romcoms) and chick flicks. :) Thrillers are really good too. Disney movies will always hold a special place in my heart.

The Harry Potter books were one of my first series and they will always be timeless. I also enjoyed reading the Hunger Games series. I try to read different genres of books to see what's out there so my next read is 1984 by George Orwell.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I decided to travel around the world and met some amazing people along the way.

I'm currently working on my blog of all my adventures so if you're interested, check it out!

www.montakesontheworld.blogspot.com

Teach, Learn, Share

I've been really interested in cooking lately and try to hashtag all my food experiments (#monmonsnomnoms) and might start a food blog one day.
Since I was a high school chemistry teacher, I could share some science knowledge too haha

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good times!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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