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Stephanie Yong

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Yue (Cantonese); learning Japanese
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Student, Freelancer
  • MA (Gender), BA (Japanese Studies)
  • From hong kong
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Hello couchsurfers :)
I am Stephanie Yong from Hong Kong. I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I lived in Tokyo, Japan from 2013 to 2015 for study. I speak Cantonese, English, Mandarin and Japanese. Some may ask:

1. Why do you have a English name???

It is common for people from HK to have a english name as a nickname. It is my REAL name but it is NOT written on any official document of mine (although I can apply for it). It is strange but this is part of HK culture.

2. Do you speak Chinese? What is Cantonese? What is Mandarin?

My native tongue is Cantonese, not Mandarin.They are two different languages (I can show you if we have a chance to meet). Like most HK people, I can also speak English (but not necessarily Mandarin). My Mandarin is average, just enough for basic communication.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

At the very beginning, I read a book about a traveller who traveled around the world using this site. I was amazed and became interested in it. That's why I started using couchsurfing. I tried CS in Europe first, then China, Japan, Iran, Turkey, etc......

In 2013, I traveled to Europe and North Africa for six weeks. During that period, I couchsurfed for more than ten times. It was the best travelling experience for me ever. In 2014, I hosted my host in Hong Kong, which was an amazing experience.

I am very glad to be a CSer because it provides me a chance to meet local people and live like a local. It is not just about sightseeing or enjoying yourself, it is more about experiencing life and taking challenges.

Interests

Photography, languages, culture, meeting new people, blogging, gender studies, social sciences, social media......

Music, Movies & Books

Indie Music, Folk Music

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Being true to myself

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Japan

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