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Mayumi Hikida

Mayumi Hikida, 39 from Japan (female)
Email: click here
Network: Australia
Present Country: Australia
Join Date: January 5, 2014
Last Updated: May 29, 2019
Last Signed In: May 29, 2019

Companion Ad:
*** To fellow helpers who contacted me *** It turned out my membership doesn`t allow me to contact you. Sorry, but it was great to have heard from you guys!

Next Destination(s):
In Methven, New Zealand and willing to travel to the other part of NZ for a
long-term stay — available for an immediate start. :)

Helper Description:
+++ Available only during school holidays in Australia +++

Hello my future hosts,

Here's a little about myself.

Occupation: Freelance marketing assistant, translator (ENG-JPN) and (copy-)writer.

Current location: Methven, New Zealand

Date available: 19 March - mid/late April 2019

I am good at:
- All household works (I love cooking healthy meals and keep places clean and organised)
- Interacting with people (A few people believed I was 'working' at the guesthouse where I was 'staying' in Portland, OR.)
- Writing (Both creative and copywriting. I also held 3 solo art exhibitions in the past)

Looking for places with: clean air —cordially hope for smoke-free environment— and lovely people.

Lifestyle: Healthy and ecologically/economically aware.
I'm gluten intolerant and cannot process red meat. Being sensitive to (toxic) chemicals, I usually go for natural products (or even make on my own). I'm allergic to dust and mould, which inevitably makes me keep places clean.

My long journey started in 2013; Portland, Oregon in April and Cyprus in November in the same year, in search of a healthier environment. The adventure begun in Cyprus lasted for 16 months, then another travel started in 2017. (Vienna, Bordeaux, NZ and Melbourne.) I'd be happy to share the miraculous stories that I never seem to run out of.

What I am owes a lot to the wonderful people who kindly and generously offered helping hands during these life-changing journeys. I'm always trying to reciprocate or 'pay it forward' whenever I have a chance to do so.

Thank you. :)

Note: I acknowledge that an individual without a work permit is not allowed to be engaged in help exchange in some countries. I might ask the host to let me pay for the lodging (at a humble rate).

Also, I'll probably have some ongoing work that has to be done online, which requires me to have an access to good internet connection. It'd be perfect if your place has Wi-fi. :)

If you or someone you know are in need of a house/dog sitter, I could be a good fit, too!