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Hi there!I'm a student in Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications. I major in arts and media which is about writing scripts and directing movies. I want to show you beautiful Chinese culture and try to understand yours.
Bonjour !Je m’appelle Youmei.Je suis étudiante en cinéma.Je m’aime bien musique et arts.j’apprends français parce que j’étudie beaux-arts en France. Enchantée!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Media makes us live in a pseudo-environment which tells us”the truth”that we supposed to believe. Even we are in the same planet, we cannot really know a country and its cultures only by the internet, news or without talking to local people. I want to chat with the people who really live and make history of this city, to know the local culture and share my culture ;-)
And I truly feel that each time we meet a new friend, our lives continue in another way.
- ethnic music
- jewish culture
- gypsy culture
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Jazz, progressive rock, ethnic music, classical music and soundtrack composition
I survive thanks for wonderful musicians in the world: John Zorn, Le Orme, Echolyn, King Crimson, Owain Phyfe, Benjamin Clementine, Amy Winehouse, Brazzaville, Beirut, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Beatles, Placebo, Magma, Yes, Genesis, Love, Talking Heads, E.L.P, R.E.M, Can, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Iggy Pop, Neil Young, Paolo Conte, The Klezmatics, 17 hippies, La Femme, Keane, Caetano Veloso, 落日飞车, Deerhunter, Nick Drake, The Kinks, The Turtles, Sinéad O’Connor, Beach House, The Flying Pickets, The National, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, The Smiths, Lajkó Félix, Mercan Dede.
Ennio Morricone, Alexandre Desplat, Gabriel Yared, Ramin Djawadi, 谭盾, Shigeru Umebayashi, Yo-yo Ma, Tom Tykwer, Sally Potter , Vig Mihály.
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Khatchaturian, Shostakovich, Rimsky-Korsakov, Szymanowski, Sarasate.
I was impressed by many films but these directors and films are more close to my value:
Dead Poets Society, Andrei Tarkovsky, Theo Angelopoulos, 杨德昌 , Lee Chang-dong, Dorota Kedzierzawska, Emir Kusturica, Ernst Wilhelm Wenders, Wes Anderson
Writers: 苏童, Milan Kundera, Italo Calvino, Ayn Rand, Virginia Woolf, Murakami Haruki, W.Somerset Maugham, Ferit Orhan Pamuk, Hermann Hesse, Liu Cixin, Милорад Павић, Kazuo Ishiguro, Yukio Mishima,Keret Etgar, Dezső Kosztolányi......(I will be so appreciated if you tell me one writer of your country who’s very representative.)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Boating in the Black Sea like a hero in the Ancient Greek myths.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Talk about Chinses philosophy and views.
I have interesting music and film lists.
Books, arts, poetry, something spiritual, far away from us.
And I keep my couch in China/Marseille for you:D
Countries I’ve Visited
Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In