Petrina

From: Malaysia

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay

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    Travel dates

    01/03/2019 - 12/12/2020

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Good Workawayer

  • Description

    Helloo! I'm Petrina from Malaysia and I'm very excited to help out here and there while travelling.
    When I was a teenager, I used to be involved in several missionary projects around South East Asia, where we would build bridges, paint buildings, choreograph performances for orphanages and the like. As adulthood and a full-time office job came along, such opportunities have lessened but I sure miss it.
    In 2013, however, I quit my job and went to America to be an Au Pair for one year. I had a wonderful time with the 3 kids and their family. Definitely picked up a lot of domestic skills throughout that year.
    I love volunteering at festivals to help set up and build stuff. I may not have any carpentry background, but give me a tool and instructions and I'll be more than happy to follow them.
    From June 2015 - July 2016, I hitchhiked from Stockholm back home to Kuala Lumpur by myself, with the tiniest budget. So I'm more than happy to rough it out or get dirty and muddy. I enjoy working around people. Or going solo. I love being at new places. Being out from big cities and in the midst of nature is always the best. I'm very low-maintenance. And extremely willing to learn.
    So I'm looking forward to working with you and learning and helping out wherever or whoever. :)
    ¡Hasta pronto!

  • Type of help

    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    I don't think I have outstanding skills, but I can do a good job.
    I am a good cleaner and a better than alright cook.
    I'm relatively comfortable with tools.
    I love tending a fire.
    I'm good at writing. Average at painting. But I enjoy both.
    I'm a great listener, if you consider that a skill.
    I'm also really patient. I smile a lot.
    I've been cutting my own hair for over a year now, so I could probably give out decent haircuts.
    Everything else, as long as it's not Maths, I can learn. ;)

  • Languages spoken

    English. Malay. Y estoy aprendiendo español.

  • Age

    32

  • Nationality

    Malaysian

  • What else ...

    I have a pretty good track record with all my previous employers and colleagues!
    My Au Paring host family had no complaints either.
    I've only Workaway-ed once previously, that was in Turkey. And the bosses were really pleased.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Nope.

    • Special dietary requirements
      Not at all. I'm very simple when it comes to food. I do love butter though.

Photos

3 of the kids I Au Paired, plus their 2 cousins.
Teaching her how to make/sew a traditional Malaysian childhood game called 'Batu Seremban,' or loosely translated to 'Five Stones.'
Painting pieces of wood to add on more art at my host's house.
Hitchhiking in Thailand.
CARE BEAR RAINBOW in Yosemite.
Walking the dog of someone I made friends with while roaming around New Orleans.

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