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Melissa Sheepway

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • I finished my B.A. at the University...
  • From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

love

ABOUT ME

I'm from Canada, but I haven't been there for awhile. I just spent a year teaching English in Korea, then I went home for a bit. Now, I'm in Korea again, and I'm heading to India after this.

Right before I came to Korea I finished my B.A. at the University of Toronto. I majored in English {yay!} and had no idea what I wanted to do afterwards. My whole life I've been toying with the idea of writing and journalism, though I'm planning on going to teacher's college next year. I still love writing, but I'm more into fiction writing and I'm thinking of taking some screen writing courses when I go home in the spring.

I love kids, I love travelling, I love chocolate, I love Korea, I love singing, I love pink, I love mountains, I love water, I love beer, I love my friends, I love my family, I love shoes, I love reading, I love my dog {who's at home in Canada}.

PHILOSOPHY

I don't live by one, or even several, in particular.

I'm currently working at this winter camp, and I have a particulary unruly bunch of pubescent kids who are insane and pick on each other and fight all the time. For the most part, I let them run wild but when they start picking on someone or get into a fight, I stop them. I keep telling the whole class something like "I want you to have fun and be happy. Just don't hurt anybody else in the process." Even though it's just a simple thing I yell at them to stop them from mauling each other to death, I've realized that it has a lot of truth to it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I just registered for couch surfing, so I do not have any experience to share thus far. However, I've heard about CS from several people, and it seems pretty awesome. I'm going to be doing some travelling alone in the near future, and I believe that couch surfing will help me meet and connect with people. I also joined couch surfing because I'm a bit wary of travelling alone, and I hope to meet people and learn about the places I'm visiting with the help of this site.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None so far, but I'm currently working with two people who are both members and I've heard about their experiences, which have been pretty positive.

Interests

drinking coffee, reading, sleeping, stealing toilet paper, drinking beer, walking, skipping, stealing from work, making up puns, playing on the pink computer, sitting outside, putting on makeup, wearing shoes, not wearing shoes, drinking water, sleeping in, breaking leases, getting free internet, writing my novel, making up titles, staying up late, not answering the phone, watching sex & the city, debauchery, riding buses, parallel parking, burning bridges, not paying taxes, waiting in lines, navigating, trying to remember everything, not flushing the toilet, packing, red glasses, not getting mosquito bites, norae banging, reading subway maps, pen pals, maxim gold mocha coffee mix, trying to figure our which way is north, cass.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: The Way the Crow Flies {Ann Marie MacDonald}
The Edible Woman {Margaret Atwood}
Midnight's Children {Salman Rushdie}
A Million Little Pieces {James Frey}
In the Skin of a Lion {Michael Ondaatje}

Music: Metric, Brand New, Pace the Stairs.

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Donnie Darko.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

My year teaching in South Korea. I know that this is a vague, all-encompassing event. My year in Korea, however, was amazing. I've travelled a bunch and I love to travel and will continue to do so in the future, but it as awesome to get to live in a country and really get to understand the way of life and the people there. I also had an amazing job, and I absolutely loved teaching and all of my students were delightful. As well, this was the first time that I ever lived on my own, and I believe I grew a lot as a person and just generally matured. Going to Korea for a year has been the best decision I've ever made.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach English! Also, I can yell really loud.

Countries I've Visited

France, Italy, Japan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, South Korea

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