Dan Chen

Tianjin, Tianjin Municipality, China

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  • BA, Economics, Phd. Market Manipulation
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About Me


order a full meal at McDonalds in perfect Mandarin


I'm a Korean-American currently living and working in China.


Stop making lists to filter out potential friends and mates. Stop expecting so much from friends and mates. Learn to really forgive your friends and mates.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I was told there would be cake.


Live music, BBQ, hiking, rock skipping, snow boarding, strange food, wine, scotch, relaxing with a cigar, starting fires, NFL, video editing, poker, cooking Korean or Mexican food and drinking heavily.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The Room (Wiseau), Magnolia, Casablanca, Sunset Boulevard, The Man From Earth, His Girl Friday, Heat, Blade Runner, Eat Drink Man Woman, Clockwork Orange, Equilibrium, Silence Of The Lambs, Rushmore, Before Sunrise, Killing Zoe, Ghost in the Shell, Fight Club, Spy Game, Zero Effect, Remains of the Day, Godfather III, Hudson Hawk, Back to the Future, Breakfast Club, Thirteenth Floor, Memento, Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction and almost all documentaries

Music: too many to name: Coheed & Cambria, Mayday Parade, Saosin, Talib Kweli, Sick Kids, Bon Iver, Grimes, Lux Courageous, Motion City Soundtrack, Pierre Bensusan, Ronald Jenkees, Imogen Heap, Joshua Radin, Pinback, Vertical Horizon, White Stripes, Joe Satriani, Good Luck Jane, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mahler, Copland and the Con Air soundtrack

Books: Virgin Suicides, Rain of Gold, Nobel House, Manufacturing Consent, A People's History of the United States, SAS Survival Handbook, Market Wizards, The Fast Track, Monkey Business, Joy of Cooking, Everybody Poops, anything by Thomas Friedman, Non-fiction books about war, Economic history, geopolitics

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Almost died of heat stroke during a long, loner day-hike. I was on the brink of death but was saved by a cherry tree sent from the ghost of George Washington. Really.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know how to make Vietnamese Pho.

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