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Yani Iman Asari

New York, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • No languages listed
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • freelance writer, photo-journalist, ...
  • SPM Certificate (SMK Assunta), Assoc...
  • From Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

let's keep it simple shall we?

ABOUT ME

Born in Boston, MA but moved back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after a year and a half until I was 6 then my mom brought me and my brother to Madison, WI so she can continue her studies. Came back to KL when I was 10 where I lived there until mid 2008 when I decided to just drop everything and move to NYC to work part-time & continue studying.

PHILOSOPHY

I would regret more of the things that I didn't do than the things that I did in life.

Do unto others what as you would have them do unto you.

Live life to the fullest.

What goes around, comes around.

Come what may.

It's all in the mind.

Wait, and your dreams will come true.

Patience is a virtue.

Easy come, easy go.

Not forgiving is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.

Trying is a dignified way of failing.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Just so I can help spread the beauty of traveling and point out, guide and share new places and experiences to fellow travelers be it new or old. It's all about good, clean fun and meeting people from various cultures and backgrounds.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Met a few in NY (Joe Che, Tia Maria), and hosted only one person (Moon, Belgium) so far. I've also met a couple when I was back in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia through my friends Pat & William who are also members. Have been in touch with one guy, Matt from NYC while I'm here. Pat introduced me to him as well.Now a whole bunch of friends are CSers ~ the more the merrier!

Interests

Traveling, Socializing, Reading, Writing, Outdoors, Nature, Movies, Sitcoms, Comedy, Venturing to new places, Surfing the net, taking loads of pictures, taking videos, love kids, love food, love the good life! Can't live without family and good friends :)

Music, Movies & Books

Crash, Love Actually, P. Ramlee movies, Gia, Finding Nemo, Shrek, American Beauty, Hitch, Stardust, Lord of the Rings & so much more.

R&B, Soul, Jazz, some Hip Hop, Classical, Modern Rock, Folk Rock, Progressive Trance, Breakbeat, Acid Jazz, pretty Universal.

Amy Tan, Neil Gaimen, Chitra, Maya Angelou, Sadie, Claire Messud & more. Love reading mags, Archies & Readers Digest too.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Too much to look back and jot down but enough to look back and smile :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: how to speak the Malay language, Silat; a traditional Malay martial arts & spiritual healing, how to appreciate & cook Malay dishes, share our customs & costumes, am good at scheduling activities and fun stuff to do, personal styling for those who need tips on fashion & beauty ;) etc...

Learn: anything I don't know yet from language, playing instruments, different cultures, trying new foods, new customs etc..

Share: Experiences and adventures

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Malaysia, United States

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