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SHANZUE

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 30 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Art Psychotherapist
  • MSc of Art Psychotherapy
  • From Taoyuan City, Taiwan, Republic Of China
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Moving On

ABOUT ME

After two years study and adventure in Europe, feeling like there is a door opened in my mind that makes me cant help exploring the world more!!

I know I want to be friendly to the world just like what I always get from it. It is the experience of staying in the world teaches me being bold, curious, optimistic and satisfied.

People say that I am an easy-going person, maybe it is because i smile a lot. I learn to accept the differences by embracing the things i love and also respecting the part which is not on my side. Being an open-minded person makes me happy. Can't wait to see the world more, to experience the culture more and to make more and more new friends!!!

I like to be close to the nature keep everything simple. I have my own way for relaxing with a quiet way, I am not a club people, but i love to have a drink with friends.

I won't try to follow any life rules, but I don't feel myself bored and stubborn if I do the same thing like most of the human being;
I won't try to be different to others, but I feel proud and excited if I am creating something new

PHILOSOPHY

''Till I get it right, so I am keeping on'' by Ceal Floyer

Do what you love, love what you do!

Be simple, be happy, be yourself!

"We must willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. " by Joseph Cambell

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I cannot remember how I participate in, but anyway, it is a fantastic idea and I am glad I am part of it now.

The experience of being hosted which is really inspired me to start being a host and i will try my best to host people wherever i am:))

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first CS surfing was in Athens, it was fantastic :)))
I really enjoyed meeting new friends and getting know more about a city through CS:)

A city brings you something new, something special because of the host you met.

2012 summer travel Surfing:
*Athens: stay with Panos and travel with Illity -> Albania: stay with Sean -> Zagreb: stay with Denis-> Budapest: stay with Paul, met with Edo -> Munich: stay with Dario -> Wroclaw: stay with Artur -> Warsaw: stay with Slawek -> Hamburg: stay with Maurice -> Bremen: stay with Jennifer -> Kassel: stay with Daria

*Bristol: stay with Julia and meet Roman

*London: stay with Alex -> Gent: stay with Rose and her boy friend -> Leuven: stay with Beeleke -> Luxembourg: stay with Dan -> Strasbourg: stay with Jingyi -> Colmar: stay with Christophe and Sabine and travel with their daughter Pauline -> Lyon: stay with Melisande and meet Jason and Zhao Qian -> Paris: stay with Andre

2013 summer:
Arneys de Mar: stay with Joseph and met his friend Victoria -> Sevilla: stay with David and Christina -> Paduva: stay with Bea -> Florence: stay with Danielle -> Rome: stay with Cristian and Andrea

2014
travel to Macao: stay with Winny and met her another guest Stevie

2015 travel in NZ:
Auckland:stay with Zoa and meeting Ann-> Whangarei: stay with Cathy -> Hamilton: stay with Terri and Ming family

Being a host
2012
1. Boguslaw and Katarzyna-- from Poland
2. Shafy--from Taiwan
3. Lauriane--from Aberdeen/ Luxembourg
4. Roman and his mother--from London/ Russia

2013- host in Taiwan
5. Donald and 文軒--from Guangzhou,China
6. Isabelle--from France

Interests

Arts, Baking, Cats, Drawing, Eating, Feeling, Games, Hiking, Ice cream, Jumping, Karaoke, Laughing, Map, Nature, Observing, People, Questions, Reading, Story-telling, Traveling, Unknown, Volunteering, World, Xmas, You, Zoo!!
And much more;)

Music, Movies & Books

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry-- has been my favorite all the time, there is no words without inspiration.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The first meeting in person with a new host, you know you will enjoy staying with this person from the very first instinct, even if you only see the person one sight or say "hi, nice to meet you" :)

The amazing nature landscape all over the world: the mountains in Oregon; the fantastic coast view from Montenegro to Croatia; the nature of Scotland etc.

The kindness in the world. On the road, I met countless people who I might meet only once in the lifetime and most of them did't have the same language as me but were so kind to me and help me as I needed. In Albania, a grandma let me cling on her shoulder when she found I was sleepy and tried to hold my head from the shaking of the car; a student spent four hours walking with me cross the whole Shkoder only for helping me to find out the guesthouse; a gentleman from Kosovo gave me a big hand when I was stocked in Tirane and so on. / All the drivers gave me a lift when I was hitch hiking from city to city, they drove me to my destination; shared their stories to me; they worried my safety, so even bought me a train ticket lol; help me to find a host from their friends or relatives; asked me to jump in the car when I was standing in a heavy heavy rain...
The story will never end!

Teach, Learn, Share

Love to teach and share: Art, Mandarin, Culture, Cooking, Live happily

Eager to learn: Anything, especially dance and swim :p

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, United States

Countries I've Lived In

New Zealand, Taiwan, United Kingdom

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