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  • 36 references 26 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Yue (Cantonese)
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Urban Planner
  • BSc Sociology - University of Bristol/ MSc Urban Planning
  • From Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
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About Me

I was born in the last bit of The British Empire in the 20th century, grew up in post-colonial Hong Kong, educated in Britain.

Since November 2017, I have started a real adult life, aka getting a job. I work as an urban planner in Southeast London. I'm constantly in a catch-22 situation between saving money and travelling. The responsible angel keeps telling me I should save money to buy a house, strong and stable life blablabla. The playful devil, on the other hand, likes to show me all the cheap tickets on Skyscanner. So far, the devil is triumphing over the angel.

Since I don't know how to describe myself, so I leave this job to the internet. I did a personality test on seemingly legit website Apparently, I have an ENFP personality (The Campaigner). So I am meant to be curious, open-minded, energetic and compassionate, but also have poor practical skills, find it difficult to focus and overthink things. Well maybe. I recommend everyone to do this personality test to find out who you are.

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Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Why not?


I'm quite a curious person so I am interested in many things but I feel like I tend to know a bit of many things but ain't able to specialise in one specific thing, but in general, I'm really interested in history and art. I enjoy learning new things. I try to write a little bit but spend more time procrastinating lately. I enjoy having intellectually stimulating conversations.

  • arts
  • culture
  • architecture
  • street art
  • festivals
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • history
  • languages
  • wandering
  • urbanism

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: All the Tarantino and Christopher Nolan films, ChungKing Express, 500 days of Summer, Before Sunrise, Back to the future, Argo, Mr Nobody, Disconnect, Catch me if you can, God bless America, Predestination, Midnight in Paris


All the George Orwell, Bill Bryson and Yuval Noah Harari

Guilty pleasures would be David Nicholls and Matt Haig

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One amazing thing in life, wow, big question, it's a cliche but it has to be attending an Indian wedding

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Cantonese and very specific planning policy and theory, yeah it really is a niche, doubt if anyone is interested

Learn: Everything, I know nothing, enlighten me

What I Can Share with Hosts

My bullshit thoughts

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hong Kong, United Kingdom

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