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Kantine Liu

Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese; learning English, French, German, Japanese
  • 21, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Student
  • hoomschooler
  • From Taiwan,Hsinchu
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Being on my own way with free spirit and open mind

ABOUT ME

It is hard to describe oneself accurately because there always have some aspects in one's mind to discover but I can say I try to find out more about myself almost every moment in my life. I like the things connect to nature and all beings on the world. Being open-minded,honest,unprejudiced and easy-going is the person I want to become because I believe live in this way can lead a much more better live not just for myself also for other people. For me,the world is the only university I should go and learn forever. Life is hard but do not lose faith in it.

PHILOSOPHY

Keep mind or even soul like a kid,observing this world by own unique way and be patient to tell the only truth behind sorts of complicated things. To find your anger but not be controlled by it then your anger will become the power to let the life find its truly own way:)

I like the way the American indeginous think that they do things always think about the next seven generations first. "Sometimes I am curious about what dreams the children will make after all of us have gone already."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Now I am on my way to explore the world so I am keen to meet different people from different countries through couchsurfing and wish I can do my best to share everything I know to people I meet. When the time comes,I will return all the appreciation for every helps I had while traveling through becoming a host who can give the comfortable,interesting,and inspiring surfing experience to people who travel in my country.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

First time I have tried couchsurfing is in Australia and I feel like those experiences gave me the broad viewpiont I have ever had and teach me trying to see things in different angle. Living with people in diverse backgrounds,seeing each one of them are trying hard to become the person they want to be often make me feel the world is beautiful and we still can have hope that one day there are no war,no segregation,no hierarchy if people live in the way of taking care both themselves and people around them.

Interests

I like literature and write often. Also be interested in film,music,art,photography,football,and traveling.
I really enjoy stories and meanings that they bring to me but can also be confused to some of them and this can make me realize the things I didn't think of it before. It is really great.

Music, Movies & Books

Heaps of them so below just mention some pieces I am interesting recently or inspiring me a lot.

[Films]
The Turin Horse/Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind/Weekend/Mon Oncle d'Amerique/Red Desert/All animations from Hayao Miyazaki,and I love Japanese animation very much so if you ask me for recommending which animation are worth watch,I can make a quite long list for you:)

[Books]
John Berger/The Great Gatsby/Paul Auster/Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami,Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse,Qiu Miaojin who contributes almost all her life in Lesbian Culture in Taiwan when people were still very conservative about the culture and her novels and diaries not only encourage people to stand out but also inspire lots of young people to discover themselves deeply(one of them is me)

[Music]
Guns N' Roses/John Lennon/Bob Dylan/Patti Smith/Noel Gallagher/The Velvet Underground/Pink Floyd/U2/Damien Rice/James Blunt/Sigur Rós/929,Taiwanese indie band/Omnipotent Youth Society,awesome Chinese indie band/Folks music,Classic and Jazz are interested as well and I like to find out local music band or alternative music rathet than mainstream music while traveling.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

1.Became a homeschooler
2.Traveled around my country on foot
3.Traveled South-West Australia

Teach, Learn, Share

I prefer sharing than teaching because use the word teach makes me feel like a teacher but I don't really like to be a teacher,I just want to be a person who share the things he or she knows or being good at.

I like to share travel stories with people and it always interesting and inspiring. I can share Chinese language,culture,food,histories and some philosophy. I am keen to learn everything about other countries from daily things to history and recent issue.

In Taiwan,now we are facing lots of issue like:anti-media monopoly,environmental problems along eastern coastline,labors rights demonstration,etc. I want to know the similar issue in other countries and how people there try to fight for the rights. I am happy to the civil disobedience become stronger in Taiwan but it still need a lot of improving(including myself)

Countries I've Visited

Australia, China, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Taiwan

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