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  • 18 References 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Explorer, Meditator, Life Practicioner
  • No education listed
  • From Oakland, CA, USA
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About Me


Live with intention and love everyone.


I have a huge appreciation for life and for this present moment. I love meeting uncertainty with playfulness and discovering how I can create this life moment after moment.

I am creative, warm, open-minded, curious, compassionate. Despite my gentle demeanor, I try to live mindfully, struggle a lot, challenge ideas and norms, and all this can lead to some deep and fascinating places. I can easily talk for hours about anything from psychology to ecology, and laugh about how all the talking is ridiculous.

I spent most of last year living/working at a zen buddhist monastery in the beautiful Californian wilderness. I did 5-month kitchen apprenticeship, followed by a 2-month meditation intensive. It was incredible and I'd love to share some stories with you. I travelled for a few months after that, working for a month on a permaculture farm in the French countryside, and the travel bug is now in hibernation as I explore weaving my practice into life in the world.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have surfed in Europe, found hitch-hiking companions, and met other unforgettable characters in various cities through the Couchsurfing network. So incredibly grateful for the connections I've made here.


Quitting jobs and traveling
Exchanging stories
Being in nature
Cooking big meals
Cooking small meals
Making things with my hands
Real conversations
Exploring spiritual practice
Dance/Contact Improvisation
Living simple

  • arts
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • psychology

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Expressed more through a hug (and tears) than possible with words.

Felt closer to nature than to any human being.

Lost the sense of Self.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share some things that are close to me, such as contact dance, meditation, sustainability, vegetarian cooking, mind/body awareness, community empowerment, music, travel experiences, non-violent communication, art, compassion practice, etc.

Share with me something you love, and I will probably fall in love with it too!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Friendship, home-cooked meals, engaged conversations, appreciation.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Macao, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hong Kong, United States

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