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First of all, I'm Taiwanese, not Chinese. I do not grow and live in any province of China. Please respect that.
Huei-Tsung is hard to pronounce for some people, and Huei is not my middle name 😂 Huei-Tsung is my given name, or you can just call me Panda.
8.5 years working in indie bookstore. Outliner in Taiwanese mainstream culture.
Unemployed now, or you may address as searching for purpose, but I’m still very busy in the morning.
Coffee in the morning. Beer at night. Love to meet new friends, to discuss various subjects, cultural, political, economical, sociological subjects, and to learn from different perspectives and cultures.
Believe the meaning of travel is to meet people.
◪ Room Conditions
I have a spare room for surfers, and a shared toilet in my flat.
◪ To Surfers
I'm not always available for CS, depends on my schedule, it's very possible that we'll only hang out at my place, restaurant, bar or any other place, so if you plan to stay in, you shall be aware of exploring city on your own.
I would truly love to share my life and engage in more with surfers, as we can discuss this matter anytime while you're surfing at mine, however, I won't guarantee any touring around and/or spending time together all day, but I'm open to options, depending on my schedule and energy. And I'm mostly unavailable in the daytime as I mentioned previously.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing is an ideal way to meet new friends from other cultures, wherever I go or stay.
Reader || Nature Lover || Hiker || Cook and Foodie || Movie Goer || Art Lover
Enjoying exploring any new place by walking.
- watching films
- art exhibitions
Music, Movies, and Books
Postpunk, postrock, and shoegazing are my favorite, but I enjoy all genres of rock n roll. Thousands of bands I love. Placebo, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Nirvana, Cat Power, Arcade Fire, Slowdive, The Clash, Blur, The Flamping Lips, Joy Division, A Place to Bury Stranger, etc. Taiwanese bands are not listed. I'm just lazy.
Lately, I’m cultivating interests in classic and ambient music. Aging do change your character, I guess so…
Close. C'mon C'mon. The Worst Person In the World. Druk. Everything Everywhere All At Once. Swiss Army Man. Lovers on the Bridge. Yi Yi. Birdman. Manchester at the sea. Mad World(HK). We Are X (JP) Baby Driver. Pride and Glory. Hundreds to go. I'm lazy.
◩ Film Directors
Edward Yang. Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Wong Kar-Wai, Lars Von Trier, Michael Haneke, Shunji Iwai. Almodóvar, etc. Hundreds to go. Same, I'm lazy to make a list.
◩ TV series
Fleabag. Normal People. Hannibal. Sex Education. Atypical. Precinct 99. Pride and Prejudice(BBC version). Bojack Horseman.Orange Is New Black. Adventure Time. Peaky Blinders. Friends.
Mostly fiction, history, sociology, anthropology, and psychology. Recent Inspiration are as below:
░ What Life Should Mean to You ||| Alfred Adler
░ The Body Keep the Scores ||| Bessel van der Kolk
Discussing t how trauma experience rooted not only in mind, but also brain, based on author's research and counseling experience. A book to learn the cause of trauma, to learn different methods of healing, eventually and hopefully, leading to the broad road of new life away from PTSD.
░The Buried Giant ||| Kazuo Ishiguro
░ Shutterbabe ||| Deborah Copaken Kogan
An autobiography of a female journalist who strive and discover pieces of stories at the edge of war and threat.
░ Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism ||| by David Harvey
Discussing the basic idea of capitalism as well as contradiction and crisis caused by capital. Will get a better image about the future of our world since capitalism is definitely haunted around us til the end of world.
░ One Hundred Years of Solitude || Gabriel García Márquez
░ Brave New World || Aldous Huxley
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Cycling Taiwan in circular route on 1600 km ride in 14 days. During that time, I camped along the way at places like museum, temples, and schools.
It’s also my recommendation to explore Taiwan, too, since traveling in Taiwan is much safer than many other countries, according to the feedbacks from my previous surfers.
One month solo field research in Israel on indie bookstore culture. I’d been to Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and some other small cities around them. Interviewed indie bookstore owners and staffs.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, Hong Kong, Israel, Macao, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In