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  • 16 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Malay, Tamil; learning German, Hindi, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • NOW back to being a poor uni student....
  • MSc Public Health, BBiomedSc.
  • From Singapore, Singapore
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About Me

**UPDATE: not accepting any guests for now as i am in the final stages of my dissertation and will be traveling soon after.. so will have no home after aug 13 anyway...

i want to put alot of travel time in and also want to live in different parts of the world to experience different cultures.

I'm quite the contradiction - generally quite social but like everyone else, have the odd off day when i just tend to want to be alone. i like going new places and exploring and am up for an adventure almost all the time - basically the motto is to try everything at least once, then if you dont like it, give it up. im not sure that has as yet extended to "exotic" foods you find in asia... havent had the inkling to put one of those in my mouth as yet!

cambodia/northern thailand backpacking trip dec 2012, melb/cairns/GC/brisbane/sydney aust summer of 2013,
northern territory/central aus roadtrip aust summer of 2014
south wales/london/edinburgh over xmas and nye 2014/2015.
switzerland easter break 2015
next up: Europe aug 17-oct 4th/5th 2015 (if you have a couch offer, theres 2 of us :p)

have surfed an extra potentially 5 couches now

living in singapore did not quite allow me to host too much of my couch! :/ (limited land space and living in flats and living with parents etc) - so im trying to do what i can here in Leeds.

see.... i have a scratch map of the world that needs more scratching off....

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

ive had friends over from canada and the netherlands (we met while travelling). take them places locals usually go to - its a more wholesome experience! :p - this was in singapore.

ive hosted 1 australian girl and 1 english girl in my singapore home before and we took them to places you hardly see any foreigners - it was quite the highlight having local beancurd dessert at 1230am! :D

have surfed one couch in sydney, australia...
he was really nice, unfortunately not on couchsurfing - we met online somewhere else... we're now still friends at the end of it all (:

i surfed a couch in london of someone i met whilst in melbourne.

ive since expanded my CS-repertoire a little: i couchsurfed my way through switzerland whilst i was traveling solo onward from a uni field trip!


sports, nature, friends, the beach!

netball and more netball.

  • pets
  • traveling
  • backpacking
  • scuba diving
  • skydiving
  • sports
  • soccer
  • netball
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

a really wide range of genres depending on the occasion and mood.

i like soppy, slow ballads when im working as it doesnt distract my mind and allows me to concentrate yet have my music on.

i like chick flicks and "brainless" books/movies that doesnt require the use of my neurons at the end of a work/uni day.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i think every place you go to is a new lesson and every new thing tried is one amazing experience.
- skydiving has been the ultimate experience in contention with the below
- diving the great barrier reef
- the great NT, central oz road trip.
- travel switzerland entirely on my own.

Teach, Learn, Share

i'd like to learn how make paella! (strange). ha
i also want to take my proper full diver's cert soon.

the languages ive indicated as learning are those i want to learn! i know a few random words that probably wont help me much during travels! so that would be helpful to learn!

What I Can Share with Hosts

an asian-fusion sorta dish.
any of the 4 languages i speak...?
my love for pets.
enthusiasm for travel.
football chat?

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, England, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, Scotland, Switzerland, Thailand, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom

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