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Overview

  • 16 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French
  • 20, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • McGill University
  • From Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CANNOT ACCEPT GUESTS TILL AUG 5th AS MY ROOM IS NO LONGER SPARE UNTIL THEN

WARNING FOR ANYONE COMING TO MONTREAL FOR THE NIGHTLIFE: I do not allow alcohol in my place. NOT ONE SINGLE DROP. And if you come back drunk (as in unable to behave yourself of end up vomiting), I WILL kindly ask you to leave. This is my only hard rule. Absolutely no negotiations.

If you agree with the above, please proceed reading this profile... You'll get a better chance if you find out my go-by name!

Current secret ambition is to retreat into the Cheviot Hills, run a bunkhouse, feed the people, and keep two sheep in the backyard... Probably not too ethical re the sheep but...

Er... And to be a model Hufflepuff.

PHILOSOPHY:

Rule of Reciprocity, and CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Went to England for half a year relying on people's hospitality, so now's my turn to give back... Would be fun to meet some more people without moving around much now, eh?

Interests

  • writing
  • literature
  • cooking
  • psychology
  • nature
  • linguistics
  • english
  • harry potter
  • england
  • scotland

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: HMHB, Mother Mother, the Tragically Hip, Kathryn Tickell and the Unthanks... Also on a mission to collect local songs & folklores in good old Northumberland... Personal favourite right now: Canny Shepherd Laddies of the Hill!

Movies: Not a particular fan of movies, but I do watch Netflix from time to time. Recent Disney movies are more in-depth than they used to be, and I'm getting found of them just now.

TV Shows: I used to watch Grey's Anatomy, but I haven't opened it since Derek died :(. Then I got into House and Lie to Me, both are awesome. I tried Hannibal, too, but I don't find it as addictive. Now I'm trying to finish Downton Abbey before starting Newsroom, yet I'm failing epically at this task... I'm also waiting for the next season of Attack on Titan, the only Anime I watch (other than occasional episodes of Hitalia)

Books: Can't list them. There are too many and too nerdy... And I'm starting to read up on local writers, like James Tait's Coquet Ramblings. You'll (hopefully) find a shelf full of whatever when you come.

I'm also trying to read Wordsworth and Burns more thoroughly - we'll see how that goes.

Now onto my all-time favourite: Harry Potter! I'm so honoured to be a part of this amazing fandom and I love any and all meaningful discussions, theories, and headcannons. I also write fanfiction - just search 0902FRIENDs on fanfiction.net and you can read all my stories!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

That semester in England... Every single minute of that half a year was amazing.

Roaming in the Cheviot hills surrounded by sheep and burns was the highlight, among other things... You'll find out!

And of course there are earthly things like finally becoming a permanent resident of Canada

Teach, Learn, Share

But generally speaking... I believe that learning is the only way to improve oneself, and it doesn't have to happen in the classroom. And, by just living in this world, we teach someone something, even without us realizing it. I also believe that our present is the accumulation of our past, yet our future lies in our own hands... I know, it's kind of a weird philosophy, but that's me.

As a Hufflepuff through and through, I'd love to share most things in my life, as long as it doesn't involve my own life (exception: when someone else's life depends on me giving up/compromising my life). I'm very outspoken about a number of issues, which means I am also open about my personal experiences.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I grew up in Beijing, China, and I've lived in three very different cities (Victoria, Toronto, Montreal) in Canada. Thus I can share a bit of my experiences and opinions on these few places. I can go on about England all night, as long as you can take it... And we can make meals together over some great conversation. What's that line? The company makes the feast, me lad!

Countries I’ve Visited

United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China

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