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Marcus Lee

College Station, TX, USA

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Overview

  • 45 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English; learning German
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Is grad student a job?
  • Ph.D.
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Get inspired by people and hopefully inspire people.

ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Northeastern China. Anshan, my hometown is famous for stainless steel production and jade manufacture. I went to an agricultural university in Shenyang, 1.5h train from my hometown. I had a dream when I was 15, I wanted to go to the U.S. after college education, for a different crowd, for a different atmosphere and possibly to see a little bit of everything. And, I made it with my own effort in 2010. So here I am in the U.S. During my stressful application time, I learned to be determined, be humble and inquisitive. I hope that I can help as many people as possible within my capabilities. And I think Couchsurfing is a good way to help me achieve this.

I watched tons of American TV shows and movies, and formed my stereotypes for many things in the U.S. After living here for 5 years, I realize they are not true, well, not all of them, of course. And there are things I have no clue about. My inquisitive nature keeps me going though, and thanks to the kind people who are willing to explain things to me.

PHILOSOPHY

Always be nice to people, that's the way you want it, right?

I will ask myself the same question: Is it the right choice?

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I knew this website from a Belgian friend, who is also my CS friend here. He introduced me to this amazing community.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Every couchsurfing experience is unique, everybody I met is great in their own ways! I am looking forward to meeting new friends and keeping in touch with them! You can check my references for my hosts or guests.

Interests

I like people watching. I like asking people where are they from, what their hometowns are famous for, what their life goals are, and I always pay attention to their facial expression.

Looking at anything having texture and shape and color. I know some art.
Read magazines, interior design books, movies, social and dance.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Amelie.
Music: Kevin Kern, Ludovico Einaudi. Dave Koz, Jim Brickman, George Winston, Venessa Mae, Yiruma
Books: No. I read magazines and newspapers.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I come from a decent size city in China, but nobody knew or believed that I could come to the U.S. for Ph.D. with financial support, even my family members, and I made it with my own effort.

Teach, Learn, Share

I will share my life stories if you are interested.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Maybe a tour in town and endless conversation, some couchsurfing stories.

Countries I've Visited

United States

Countries I've Lived In

China, United States

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