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Overview

  • 6 references 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Graduate Student
  • Art therapy at School of Visual Arts
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Developing my art therapy practice in Brussels and get to know the local communities here.
and hopefully master my French.

ABOUT ME

Hi there: )
I just moved to Brussels last year and now working part-time as an art therapist while making some coffee on the side : ) Originally from Taiwan, I have lived in the U.S for 2 years before moving to Brussels.
As an art therapist, I am trained to be culturally sensitive because we never know who I going to work with and what are their backgrounds will be. Living abroad has provided me wider perspectives of the world and human interactions. However, I believe there are so much left to learn and explore.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Meeting locals is the best way to know the new places. Traveling is not sightseeing but building the human connection.

Interests

I really enjoy hiking! There are 100 Peaks of Taiwan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Peaks_of_Taiwan) and I have been on 10 of them before moving to U.S. It was my obsession. Unfortunately, I haven't had chance to visit many great mountains in Europe. Moreover, I love museums, arts and movies.

  • culture
  • cooking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • piano
  • hiking
  • journalism
  • psychology
  • art therapy

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't like to pick "favorites" but I am a huge fan of Haruki Murakami!! just finished 1Q84 and colorless tsukuru tazaki.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I hiked 3 days to the top of Nanhu Mountain in Taiwan. It was my first long-distance hiking trip. I burst into tears when I on the top of it. The view was spectacular which reminded me how beautiful my country is. Additionally, the fulfilling feeling after I had hiked 3 days. It was one of the best feeling in the world. :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to share my passion in Art Therapy.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I have become a better cooker since eating out daily is not allowed from my bank account anymore. I like to be improvise when I cook. Moreover, it is always nice to share my cultures, my values and my stories with people.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Taiwan, United States

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