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Shay Bai

New York, NY, United States

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  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French, Spanish
  • 20, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Student and teacher
  • Currently attending NYU
  • From Boston
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


Follow my adventures on Instagram: Nancebay <3


Hi, My name is Shay :) Currently attending college in NYC. It's the perfect city for a party girl like me.

First thing people usually notice about me is my sarcastic sense of humor or kick ass smile.

Things I love: Sarcasm, cats, eyeliner, bubble baths, dark chocolate, a good cheesy romance novel, a really attractive guy (preferably with a British accent haha jk ;p).

Things I LOVE: Skateboarding on the Great Wall; playing drinking games on the trains of Trans-Siberian Railway; riding a horse through the plains of Mongolia; thrift shopping in Williamsburg, NY; Surfing (and failing) in Kenting, Taiwan; eating bugs in Thailand.


Sit back, have fun, and laugh. Because in the end, it's moments like this that makes you smile.

Shit happens; I lost my phone and my wallet when I was blackout drunk in China (so I pretty much lost my entire life) BUT there's nothing you can do and life goes on.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I love to travel...and just like everybody else on this site, I hope to travel around the world. Unlike everybody else, I'm actually broke...broke like with $200 in my bank account broke...broke like I live on 99 cents ramen broke...broke like; okay you get the idea.

No need to pity me though because I can bet you with the $200 in my bank account that for a girl my age, my life experiences have been phenomenal.


I love a good game of soccer, softball, tag, football, quidditch, you name it, I'll play it.

Though I love being on the move, I hate it at the same time. So why do I keep doing it? Because I love to EAT. I eat EVERYTHING. Nothing taste bad to me, well except carrots and fish. THAT'S IT. I even ate bugs in Thailland, it tasted like chicken...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've skydived before....but no moments of rush adrenaline can replace the long lasting memory of building a school for orphans in India; that was the most amazing thing I've done :)

Teach, Learn, Share

My major in college right now is actually Education (and Marketing) so I'm on my way to being a teacher...but I don't want to be just any teacher, I want to be a teacher who doesn't work in the confinements of a classroom or teach kids who actually have enough $$$ for a good education.

I want to go to rural schools or even countries that doesn't offer education and give all the children there an equal chance to do something, to change the future, like me.

It's this desire to change the world that drives me to be the person I am today.

Countries I've Visited

Bahamas, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

China, France, Italy, Spain, United States

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