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Sharon S

Portland, OR, USA

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Korean, Spanish
  • 113, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • R&D Scientist
  • Masters in Food Science
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Find and enjoy the sweet goodness in food, people and life.

ABOUT ME

I am a food nerd....

Not a foodie... a food nerd. I have an unhealthy obsession with food that specifically deals with the science behind everything about food from the soil until it hits your plate. I love food so much I cry, write songs and write poetry about it.
...ok, not really but I would!

I love what food can represent, how it physically and emotionally even socially affect you. Despite studying food science, I think I'm an "OK cook". I was a grad student for so long, I didn't make the time to cook lavishly all the time! No matter, I've finally found a study that landed an AWESOME career I want to do for the rest of my life!

Things you should know before you meet me:

1. I'm a hugger. Get used to it. If I see you, you gonna get hugged... unless it's against your religion/culture, then I'll give you a high 5!

2. I have a dry, dorky, dirty and sarcastic sense of politically incorrect humor. Whoever makes me laugh almost instantly becomes my friend. I like hearing jokes, but I'm terrible at retelling them again.

3. I'm generally a happy person but certain intolerable situations will incur a wrath.

4. I'm notorious about acting on impulse (especially about traveling).

5. Intrigued by life and its unraveling intricacies. I'm in love with people and the notion of values stemming from personal experience.

6. I am fiercely loyal and protective of those I care for (might be a southern thing about me).

7.I constantly desire to travel if at anything to city near by or down the street.

8. My love for Brunch, fried chicken, and ice cream is like my love for my momma- it's deep and it's REAL.

9. Ice cream, music and warm sunny days are my vices.

10. I could watch movies all day.

11. I love being surrounded by random people while dancing (particularly to house music).

12. I strongly believe dancing and eating ice cream can cure ANYTHING!

13. GOOD MUSIC BLOWS MY MIND IN A WAY NOTHING ELSE CAN. I enjoy all types of music (believe me, you'd be surprised).

14.I truly believe in the Golden Rule: Do on to others, as one would do for oneself (in life, in CS, in everything).

15. Constantly searching for new life experiences and good people because I want more and want to use it to continue bettering myself.

PHILOSOPHY

"if you cant be good, at least be good at it"

"There is no love more sincere, than the love of food"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I participate by hosting CSers in my home, meet up for a cup of tea/coffee/cocktail/beer or here to give any trip advise! I like having dinner at my place but am completely open to meet up and going out. I make awesome Korean food like bibimbap!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had the ABSOLUTE WONDERFUL experience couch surfing in Australia, France and England!

It IS NOT a small world! It is MASSIVE, GORGEOUS and an AMAZING world! I am so fortunate that I have had the opportunity to share it with so many fellow couch surfers! They have not only shared their homes, but a apart of their lives and their beautiful city!

I just need to go to Antarctica and Africa so I can say I've been to every continent!!!!
visited 8 states (3.55%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Google Chat Bot

Interests

Food (culinary arts), Ice cream, Music, Dancing, Martinis, Beers, making beer, wine and spirits, Chemistry, Ice Sculptures, Baking cakes, inventing recipes, Taking pictures, bending the truth, chasing pigeons, Farmer's Markets, collecting shirts with funny sayings, watching movies, flare bartending, EXTREME CUISINE, hanging out with friends, being hugged, walking out tired & flushed from a night out dancing to good music, napping, ah... the French, Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, the beach, waking up from a long good night's rest, acrobats, circus folk, riding trams/trains in Melbourne, trying to stand up on the surf board, Sunbathing, acting like a non-English speaking Asian tourist to get out of trouble, the feeling of floating or being submerged in water, Snowboarding, picnics, being a wallflower, drinking tea.... among other things, soccer, Soy milk, soy beans for that matter, surreal art, art by Michael Godard, playing on a swing set, watch people break dancing, taking a long walk, riding a bike downhill, sleeping, sarcasm, humor, LAMINGTONS, platypus, different cultures, Greek/Egyptian mythology, tattoos, epileptic brightly colored clothing, my 5 year old converse shoes, reading Mintie wrappers, sometimes a flair for the mundane, fear of big eyed people, love people with body piercings/tattoos, accents and different languages (I speak 3 and Spanish was my first language), sheer randomness in discussions of controversial or unordinary topics, Eastern Medicine, acupuncture, things that are tabooed, contradictions, paradoxes, hair dyes, believe in superstitions...

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES: TOO MANY! Mainly comedy/satire, action and gangster movies. Here are a VERY few: Lock, stock and two smoking barrels, Amelie, Love me if you dare, Harry Potter series, Love actually, Royal Tenumbaums, Bruce Almighty, 40 year old virgin, Knocked up, Good fellas, Wedding crashers,

MUSIC: Deep House, Deep FUNKY House to be specific, Latin infused House, Soulful House, Disco house, House in general dammit, Sambass, Drum n Bass, Funk, Progressive House, SOME Acid Jazz, Swing, Jazz, Nu-jazz, Jazz house styles of music, Big Band, Hip Hop, Alternative rock, Mash-ups, Spanish guitar, Classical Music and/or whatever I'm in the mood for....

I really like most works by Grant Nelson, Miguel Migs, Gotan Project, Hed Kandi, Mr. Scruff, Prodigy, Jazzanova, SHE WANTS REVENGE, Kid Koala, DJ Shadow, 311, DJ HYPE, ATB, FREESTYLERS, DJ MARKY, Jamiroquai, Franz Ferdinand, Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller, Basement Jaxx, Mark Farina, Blue 6, JOURNEY, High Contrast, Thievery Corporation, & Negrocan to name oh so few! I absolutely LOVE mariachis and I can listen to some Tejano BUT I HATE COUNTRY MUSIC AND Cradle of Filth... oh my god, that stuff blows...

Grew up listening to: THE CURE, Sublime, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Hole, Lush, PLACEBO, Fountains of Wayne, operation IVY, NOFX, and Less Than Jake.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Ive bungee jumped 2 times
Tandem Sky dived over New Zealand's coast
Breathed the cleanest Air in the world in Tasmania, Australia
Made friends from all over the world

Teach, Learn, Share

At this point of my life, I just want to gather experiences. I used to take Argentine tango, salsa, batchata and rumba classes. Love it...still do, unfortunately there aren't many dance studios where I moved.

Despite my science degree, I believe in holistic and Chinese medicine (acupuncture, tai ch). I practiced Bikram Yoga for a while and found it invigorating.

What I Can Share With Hosts

My unhealthy obsession of ice cream, chicken & waffles.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, China, Ecuador, France, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, United States

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