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  • 33 References 25 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Spanish; learning French
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Film-makers, Storytellers, Speakers
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About Me


"I BELIEVE THAT DREAMS CAN COME TRUE" is a community project, taken on by Tay and Val, with the intentions to:

* Spread the belief that dreams can come true
* Share stories of people's personal dreams
* Inspire dreams

As film-makers, our dream is to tell stories of love, life and hope; stories that inspire. This dream got lost amongst deadlines, budgets and expectations when we were working as full-time TV Producers/Directors. A chance encounter with an elderly gentleman, Luo Papa reminded us, "Once upon a time, we all had dreams..."

We made a decision to abandon our traditional TV business, sell everything we own and go collect people's dreams all over the world, on our bicycles. Using our skills in story-telling, we want to document stories of people taking that first step towards their dreams, people en route chasing their dreams, and people already living their dreams on videos, photos and writing; and then share these stories on our website - www.ibelievethatdreamscancometrue.com

We strive to:

Live an example
Be authentic
Have integrity
Live in gratitude

And most importantly, always always always remember to ask ourselves:
What are our intentions?

And then honor them.


One Dream Shared, Millions Inspired
#DreamsUnlimited | #mydreamis

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

We believe that with every dream documented and shared on our website, someone somewhere on this earth watching the video will be inspired to take that first step towards his/her own dream. We intend to walk into fellow couch-surfers' lives and share their dreams, inspiring other couch-surfers, too.

Our Couchsurfing experience has been... Nothing less.

Because of Couchsurfing
Our project became feasible
We entered houses of strangers
And left as friends...sometimes, family


Even though we are on the road
Amongst planning
Cycling/travelling routes, organising events, meeting media, visiting schools, filming stories etc.

We are determined to live our dreams
And practise what we preach

As such, we make an effort to pool together
A team of fellow story-tellers
Experienced or not
And create a short film, a trailer, a story of sorts
Whenever we can

  • writing
  • dining
  • recipes
  • movies
  • tv
  • traveling
  • billiards
  • cycling
  • business
  • communications
  • divinity
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

"Life is Beautiful" is Val's favorite-est, because it moved something within her - deeply. Generally, as film-makers, we try to be open about what we watch. Every frame is a learning moment, every story-teller with heart and soul needs to be honored :)

We gifted away shelves and shelves of books, and sold the rest of them away before this journey. It was painful... and then we met hosts who'd share their book collections with us. We've learnt that, "When we're ready to gift away all that we have, we can only receive more."

We've had the honor to cross paths with music lovers and creators. In a way, that has shaped our love for "live", "hand-made" music. After all, music is what emotions sound like~

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Speaking at two TEDx events within the same year:

Teach, Learn, Share

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." - Le Phénomène Humain (1955), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. We help people realize their dreams and live out their best lives through speaking, workshops, and coaching.

About your dreams, hopes, and aspirations! Your story. New languages. New cultures. New perspectives.

Stories that we've collected from around the world.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Unbelievably good food made from Grandmas' recipes
Stories of Love|Life|Hope
Our presence

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Taiwan, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Singapore, United States

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