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  • 25 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Malay; learning Chinese, Indonesian
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2007
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About Me


live high, live mighty, live righteously


i laugh loud and talk alot and i hope to find my peace someday. i love new adventures but i'm a sentimental fool. i'm also a sucker for a good story, i'd love to hear yours and share mine. some friends tell me i'm weird but i really don't have a sense of 'normal' :D

most of my time is spent working and daydreaming - some years ago after getting my degree i juggled three jobs (i used to produce prime time tv dramas AND serve awesome coffee at the pigeonhole). right now, though, i'd rather see where the wind takes me.. hopefully something i can do to be a productive member of society.

also, i'm more 'siesta' than 'fiesta' and i prefer staring at the sky than big bright city lights. but if i get my head into doing something, i'd drop everything and run with it.


je ne regrette rien
no regrets, they don't work

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


met up with some amazing people in singapore - at CS meetings or for random coffees. CS has given me fast friends, fleeting moments but also a few of the most meaningful friendships I've ever had.


i find comfort in chaos, in food and in everything hot and spicy, gooey and rich. i'm pretty much game for anything. i will never publicly admit that i'm scared of the unknown and the dark, but i must say i like the shivers it gives me. i'm also horribly addicted to a few things, like watching the sky change colour, film photography (my deviantart gallery), images and words, good music, good food and good company. SHOW ME YOURS, I'LL SHOW YOU MINE :D

  • photography
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • coffee
  • baking
  • running
  • tv
  • music
  • guitar
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

thrillers, drama, arthouse, brit comedies, yasmin ahmad's films, tarantino's films, p. ramlee's films, etc

Big Bang Theory. FRIENDS. Glee. United States of Tara. How I Met Your Mother. Heroes. Ugly Betty. Entourage. Nip/Tuck. The Simpsons. Goodness Gracious Me. Desperate Housewives. The L Word. The Kumar's at Number 42. Little Britain.

God of All Small Things. Jane Eyre. The Secret Garden. Following the Wrong God Home. A Suitable Boy. The Harry Potter series. Chuck Palahniuk's stuff. etc

GREEN DAY! Incubus. Jason Mraz. Placebo. Deftones. A Perfect Circle. Rammstein. Twisted Sister. Iced Earth. Opeth. Metalasia. Killswitch Engage. Primus. Lamb of God. old Metallica. Alanis Morrissette. B-Quartet. Nirvana. Meltg Snow. Helloween. Nightwish. Hamartia. Jason Lo. Art Fazil. John Mayer. Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Dave Grohl. The Cranberries. Michael Buble. Backstreet Boys. Ill Nino. Christina Aguilera.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

enjoying god's green earth, the night sky lying down on kuta beach, falling into rapids while white water rafting in the nepal winter. great ocean road, western australia - searing sun and sand but ice cold water... brrr. unexpected glowing plankton at the gili islands. sunset on my right, stars coming out on my left - standing in the centre of the universe at koh rong samloem... standing in my pyjamas at the sacre coeur at 3 am in the middle of winter..

i think i've yet to really live life so i really hope to fill this part the most.

Teach, Learn, Share

i can offer help with:
* non-linear video editing: basics, theory, practical
* photo editing
* baking/cooking: traditional recipes, trashy recipes, you name it and i'll make an effort
* how to apply make-up in a moving vehicle
* bahasa melayu
* how to catch a toad (literally and otherwise)
* basic guitar chords. haha.
* views on religiosity effects on ethnicity for malay-muslim women (what up.)

i'd love to learn:
* languages! i find the human phenomenon of communication very fascinating (hence my major)
* what 'happiness' means to an individual/community
* how to fire a gun!
* anything else you can offer for sure

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Singapore, Sweden

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