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Hanbi Li

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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  • 18 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Korean; learning Japanese, Portuguese
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Never stop questioning
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About Me

ME! Er..... let's start with what I love. Oh. there are too many. So I'll put it this way : I love loving things. At least I try to, cause it's quite nice to love something or someone although it's not always as easy as it sounds. It's actually REALLY hard, there are too much to hate, like a very bad movie or a stinky homophobe on the street. But I'm trying.

I'm basically all right, I mean I think I'm usually a nice person. And I'm... well. I don't know, gotta say that It's gonna be up to you really. I can be very different : weird, criticizing, loving, quiet, intelligent, tolerant, funny, political, loud, silly, crazy, abnormal, mature, cold, whining, conventional or extraordinary. And it ultimately depends on you. So say, you'll find out yourself once you get to meet me.
I can assure you though, that as long as you're not a stupid racist homophobic extreme nationalist piece of shit, we'll be just fine.

I'm currently studying cinema/sociology in Paris, hoping that i'll be able to *make a living* out of what I'm into, and that I'll be able to do, see and feel as much as possible, while I'm still alive.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

Cause it's economic? And could be really awesome(sometimes.)
As for the hosting, among all those meaningless stupid(I mean it) requests, there are few that are from genuinely interesting people and I adore getting to know them!


Movies, Making movies, Cooking, Music, Books, Travels, Alcohol, New stuff. Staying sensitive.

Music, Movies & Books

OH, really. Don't even get me started.
I'm listening to Joy division and Arcade Fire a lot these days. Have always been into Nirvana, David Bowie and Pink Floyd, also The Doors, Cream, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, and Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, etc etc. Shit tone of those. Basically almost all the classics and "some" cool Indies. I've been into Jazz as well lately and... Ugh. You should simply come and see my Itunes library. I can tell you that I LOVE music, more than I've ever loved any person alive(let's say apart from my mom)

I like 'Le troisième mensonge' by A.Kristof, Maurice by E.M Forster and many of Victor Hugo, cause he's awesome, well, and few of Hermann Hesse and so and so.. Oh, Ursula Le guin's great. Any good SF makes me happy. Sci-Fi rocks, Childhood's end? Story of your life? Do I even need to say a word?

And movies! Did I mention that i'm like a film student? that I like, make films? that I like, go to the cinema as often as possible? There are a lot of films that I adore. Can't just pick one. I love Running on empty(one of my favorite from the 80s), thought We need to talk about Kevin was brilliant, and 2013's Canne, la vie d'adèle(Blue is the warmest color) was the sexiest movie of the year. Totally. Ida was breathtaking. Django Unchained was one of the most magnificent movies of Tarantino, I loved Whiplash recently and er... What else, In a better world is one of my favorites, I enjoy Woody Allen, David Fincher's so great that I even hate him, Xavier Dolan's interesting, I dunno, there are just too many. If you wanna talk about movies, oh, I AM ALL YOURS. We'll just need few bottles of wine and a long long night.
And as I'm editing it now, I just saw a documentary called Le sel de la Terre, and it was astonishing, simply beautiful.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I was working in Sahara, summer 2013. Many dunes around, windy, hot, isolated, no electricity no water. Didn't do much during the day, but when the sun goes down, I went lie down on the dune, with a blanket and a bottle of gin. Sand all around my body, I smelled bad, there was no internet, no water, no electricity and no cinema, but there were countless stars shining, blue and violet sky, the milky way, I had never seen anything like that before. It was overwhelming. I watched it for hours and hours. Some nights there were people playing drums, me singing with my terrible voice and smoking at the same time. Cheap gin tasted better than the finest wine I'd ever had. And I wondered how it would've been like if i'd grown up seeing that sky everyday.
From the very first day till the last day of my staying, I did it everyday and every single time it touched me just more and more.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to learn something from you, and I can teach you everything I know as long as you can make me want to.

What I Can Share With Hosts

My delightful company?

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Malawi, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, South Korea

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