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To dominate all cheeses.
I lived in GZ, China for much of my life, moved back to the UK for sixth form back in 2009 and am in my second/third year of university at Chelsea College of Art and Design, where I study fine art in order to make my way as a destitute but bright-eyed artist in life.
I'm traveling to New York for 5 months exchange at Parsons New School so am looking to crash with a cool person/people for a week or so while I find more permanent lodgings (like a hobbit hole).
I'm a chill, free-spirited person who enjoys cooking, traveling and watching films just as much as I love to paint, sculpt, make videos and installations. I like dystopias, a certain subtle kind of science fiction, Japanese animations, making the best of life's lemons. I have a special place in my heart for wolves and dogs (in China, I have a miniature schnauzer called Toto) and am embarrassingly fanatical about martial arts/parkour movies.
I write and sing sometimes, and do digital painting commissions occasionally for money - as well as blog for Gola/GKBCInc.
http://princeling.net - my blog.
To not expect anything, but be prepared for everything.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
An experience is what you make of it. The couchsurfing philosophy can and is something real if you truly believe in it and both you and your host invest in it. Yes: free lodging. But more so, the reason I haven't found a place to live in NY for my exchange yet is because I'm not looking for just a hole in the ground. I want laughter, fun, shared meals and shared conversations. As someone who grew up with a foot in two different cultures, I am a born-Third Culture Kid and get along best with those who have a global mindset.
To be bohemian and entrench myself deeply in different cultures, food and universes - who says the dream can't be real?
I've never couchsurfed before, but am looking to couchsurf soon and also to start hosting fellow likeminded people in my own flat when I get back to London.
I really enjoy Haruki Murakami, Hayao Miyazaki, sci-fi, parkour, martial arts, reading, writing (novella, poetry), films, robotics/automata, anything that hints at the interlude between art and science/technology, coding, doodling, etc. I also like Shrek and gaming Pokemon on my Nintendo DS.
I sing, make experimental music for my art, played piano to 5th grade and was forced to play the flute (badly) for three years in middle school if that counts for anything.
If we're talking philosophy/psychoanalysis, I love me some Slavoj Zizek, Guattari/Deleuze, Jean Baudrillard, Georges Bataille, Daniel Rourke.
- martial arts
Music, Movies, and Books
1Q84, The Lord of Light, Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Alien Phenomenology, The Slynx, vaporwave, chiptune, Hot Fuzz, A.I. Ian McEwan, Neil Gaiman. Game of Thrones, The Mentalist, Hustle, Fringe (and quite a few I won't admit to liking).
Michael Jackson + Haruki Murakami + Hayao Miyazaki are probably the collective loves of my life.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sat down in front of a psychedelic light machine that created pulsing hypnotic patterns behind my eyes (art)
Other stories I'm keeping secret because I like to trot them out when I meet people in person (my strategy for socialisation).
Teach, Learn, Share
Mandarin/Cantonese, cooking (I cook good), drawing/painting, coding, singing, how to customise your phone's theme - priorities, you know. I've also got the whole Old Spice commercial memorised, so I could teach you that.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, United Kingdom