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  • 131 References 86 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Malay; learning English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • I was a Food Microbiologist, but now definitely a Wanderer
  • Degree (Genetics)
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

IG: the_travelling_ramen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetravellingramen

CURRENT MISSION

Hitchhike to the Patagonia!

ABOUT ME

Traveling with Aidan in South America at the moment!
Check out his profile: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/aidan-riddle

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After an invitation by a good friend from couchsurfing, I hitchhiked whenever it is possible from China to Germany to celebrate Christmas. Somehow, this ended up with 10.5 months travel in Europe. After that, I went to Australia for working holiday and then the New Zealand, and now I am travelling in South America! :D

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I am Malaysian, 100% born and raised in Malaysia.

Like most of the Asian, I am foodie, I like to cook and learn new recipe. I can eat very spicy. I like to take picture, but I am not professional. I am Easygoing, Optimistic, and Spontaneous. I enjoy living and challenge my limit. Always up to learn new things. One more, I really like animals! :D

I've quit my job to travel since March 2014, the best decision ever! :D Sight jumping is nice, vacation is even better, but after all, the only one that left in my memory is the people I met on the road. Therefore, hitchhiking and couchsurfing has became my main way of travelling. Also, I am on a mission to challenge myself or even scare myself, trying very hard to kick myself out the comfort zone :P Yes, I have so much to learn and to try, if you see me trying to step back, please push me out of my comfort zone! :D

And after this much of travelling, I can't say I've seen everything, but kind of understand the world more, and learnt to see things from different perspective. I believe a person doesn't need to make a lot money/ own a lot to be happy. Eating a piece of snack given by local in the bus, playing hide and seek with the kids in the sunny afternoon, or being picked up by some locals on the road can be so satisfying.

PHILOSOPHY

Learning is never end, everyone is my teacher!

If you care about what others think of you, then you will always be their slave.

For man is man and master of his fate.

Years may wrinkle the skin,but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Life isn't about finding about yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.

Life is short, just do it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I surfed I hosted I shared.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Officially started in August 2012, had met awesome surfers/hosts, went to unknown places that doesn't exist in lonely planet, and win friendships through the world.

Interests

Learning new recipes, both food and drinks!

Reading, Singing, Walking, Cycling, Hiking, Travelling, Cooking, Eating, Watching TED talks, playing with dogs/cats, good conversation... coming up maybe playing ukulele (self learning at turtle speed :P)

Currently start to learn a little bit about Organic farming, permaculture and sustainable living. :) Also, Russian and Spanish for languages. :D

  • photography
  • cooking
  • paleo diet
  • reading
  • cycling
  • short films
  • wandering
  • sustainable living

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies:
Tracks
The Hunger Games
The Lord of the Ring
The Hobbit
Ironman
Transformer
About Time
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Into the Wild
Click
The Red Cliff

Books:
Before I go to Sleep
Time Keeper
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Robinson Crusoe
Little Prince
On the Road
Who Moved My Cheese
Lonely Planet (Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China, Nepal, Central Asia)

Books that I want to read:
Vagabonding /
Life of pi
Kite Runners
To kill a mocking bird
Dream of the Red Chamber

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Being born in the world with the chance to travel, either solo/ with companion and being told to try couchsurfing and hitchhiking is the most amazing thing in my life! Very intense, met so many amazing people and I've learnt so much. Of course the best is yet to come, maybe everything is the best :P

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you Mandarin, Malay, Manglish/ Singlish.

I can share with you a little bit about the history of Malaysia/ Singapore and how this multiracial culture developed. Even insider if u need.

I can share some Malaysian/ Asian cuisine if I able to get the materials, maybe some barista skills , how to make lemon lime bitter and Pimms maybe :)

I want to learn - I have a long list to learn, but the most important one is YOUR MOTHER TONGUE AND YOUR COUNTRY!

Some free online learning website which I find quite useful:

1) For Language: livemocha.com

2) For those interesting courses you missed out in University: coursera.org

10 undergraded youtube link:
1) THNKR
2) Crash course (thumb up)
3) TED-Ed
4) The spangler Effect
5) Scishow
6) Numberphile
7) Peep Sky Videos
8) Fast Furious & Funny
9) Soulpancake
10) The Intelligent Channel

What I Can Share with Hosts

My hitchhiking stories, and how to hitchhike :D

Pictures from my travel.

Asian recipes.

Great conversation.

And lots of laughs :D

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nepal, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore

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