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Rissa Jackson

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Model United Nations educator
  • First year of college
  • From San Antonio, Texas
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


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My name is Charissa and I was born in Taiwan. I grew up in America and plan to travel the world. I am passionate about music, movies, and books. I could spend hours on those subjects. I will be living in China for one year and hope to make it memorable. I love hiking, camping, and going out. I can be rather shy and quiet at first meeting, but I have become much more outgoing. I am an introvert with some extrovert characteristics and am working on getting out of my head.


Experience everything you can, try everything once, and everything Baz Luhrmann said in "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I go to meetings and gatherings. I have done several picnics and outings. I went to Chengde for a weekend and camped on the Great Wall. I also meet up with people for drinks, movies, or bowling. Also just to sightsee. I love meeting new people.


I have had several amazing experiences with couchsurfing. I have a really great group that I often go to bowling or on trips with. I recently went camping on the Great Wall and on a 8 hour hike. It was really amazing and I hope to make many more memories.


Hiking traveling music movies books anything creative dancing good food running swimming bungee jumping going out theatre

Picnics nice weather camping climbing bowling walks tennis

I am interested in many things.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: indie chill, techno, electro, alternative rock, dance rock, folk, classical, dubstep, drum and base but I am always open to new music

Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Amelie, Memento, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Love me if you Dare, Requiem for a Dream, Fightclub, Watchmen, Garden State, Love Actually, Layercake, Trainspotting, Obre Los Ojos, The Twins, Perfume: Story of a Murderer, and many many more

Books: Les Miserables, The Book Thief, Crime and Punishment, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Good Omens, The Little Prince, East of Eden

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have gone bungee jumping at longqing gorge near Beijing. I also camped and hiked on the Great Wall, and ate a scorpian at the night market. Pretty much this whole experience of living in Beijing has been amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can tell you about my experiences in China or teach you a few phrases. If we are in China I can show you some nice spots in Beijing that are not in a guidebook. I would like to learn how to play guitar or ukulele. Get better at Jianzi (Chinese hacky sack). Or learn new phrases in other languages.

Countries I've Visited

China, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nicaragua

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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