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  • Fluent in Dzongkha, English, Nepali; learning Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2011
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About Me


What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?


Things that make my heart beat faster: listening to the rain, a child's laughter, raindrops, vanilla ice-cream, lilly candles, orchids, the color red, humility, kindness, adventure, a good read, philosophical discourses, silence, unplanned roadtrips, bear hugs, dogs, listening to Edith Piaf whilst sipping on a chilled chardonnay. I enjoy venetian plastering, cooking thai or Korean, writing poetry, waking up to a beautiful sunrise, and I live for the arts, especially theater and music. Traveling is another passion and always feel that need to see a new place. I am very spontaneous and would hop on a plane to find that exotic restaurant in Morocco. I am friendly as a puppy and curious as a kitten. I long for cerebral stimulation. I find drama, wonder and excitement in ordinary experiences and encounters; and when I get carried away and inspired, I tend to get verbose.


“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.”
— Arundhati Roy

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting, Surfing, meet-ups


I am back again. Had taken quite a detour from my regular travels with being in the PhD program. I have had some of them most memorable experiences with total strangers from Couch Surfing. Randomness is the essence of CS lifestyle and from Koh Phangan, Thailand to Napa Valley in California...Ive met some amazing people, shared stories, a drink, a peace pipe.


Dancing, Rock climbing, Hiking, Painting, Meditation, Cooking, Wine Tasting, Reading, Jokes, Poetry, Theatre

  • dogs
  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • poetry
  • theater
  • folklore
  • coloring
  • beauty
  • perfumes
  • festivals
  • full moon party
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • wine tasting
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • partying
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • buddhist
  • rock climbing
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies? Woody Allen, Almodovar...too many to mention here.

Books? ah! where do i even start? Book that rattled my sense of injustice around the world this year: Paul Farmer's story: Mountains Beyond Mountains

Music? Have a penchant from Ghazals to Rock to Jazz to Blues, Bossa Nova, Folk.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A few amazing things to jot down...

Jumping off a hidden waterfall and riding on the roof of a jeepney in the Philippines
Rock climbing at the Moke and catching the breathtaking sunsets in Ala Moana Beach, Hawaii
Dancing In the rain at the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand
Hijacking a party bus after the wine festival in New Mexico
Hiking Taktsang (Tigers Nest) in Bhutan
Giving shadows life under the El Paso Stars
Divine surreal experience at Hueco Tanks, Texas
Enchanted by Namo Buddha in Nepal
Partaking in the Hueco Rock Rodeo

Teach, Learn, Share

Able to share my Himalayan culture and tradition. Can try to explain Vajrayana Buddhism...Teach Vipasanna Yoga and Ngondro Meditation. Also spew silly poetry and limericks at certain inspirational moments. I also cook all kinds of food and supposedly making rocking martinis

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Finland, France, India, Nepal, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bhutan, Philippines, United States

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