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Ken Lin

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 186 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning French
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • masseur/dancer/writer/journalist
  • master degree from the US
  • From Kauhsiung, Taiwan
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Make the world become a better place for us with the good qualities of being a humain.

ABOUT ME

( If you contact me to request my couch, please read my couch column for the " password ". )

I am a world-traveler. Currently I live in Paris for traveling around Europe. I travel a lot, as much as I can.
I lived in Taiwan most of my life, and was in New York for 2 years for my study ( and that's when I start to travel ).
I studied theatre and cinema, and now I am doing comtempary dance, and writing.
I love food, and I like to cook.
I like to make friends all over the world.
I love massage, and have learned and am working as a masseur to earn my living.
I used to work as a professor of theatre and cinema/ journalist/ model/ actor/ dancer/......
I am now a student for life studies, I like to learn new things ( through travel and meeting people ) about real life.
I love yoga and strongly recommand everyone to practice it!

PHILOSOPHY

Life is short, why not enjoy it.
Offer my best to the world so my life is worth it.

"He dies slowly.
He dies slowly the one who does not travel, who does not read, who does not listen to music,
the one who does not know how to find favor in his eyes.

He dies slowly,the one who destroys his self-love, the one who never accepts to be helped.

He dies slowly, the one who becomes the slave of habit, repeating every day the same paths,the
one who never changes landmark, the one who never risks to change the color of his clothes
or never talks to a stranger.

He dies slowly, the one who avoids passion and whirlwind of emotions, those that bring light into the eyes and repair injured hearts.

He dies slowly, the one who does not change his direction when unhappy at work or in love,
the one who does not take risks to achieve his dreams, the one who, never once in his life, has fled the sound advice.

Now live! Risk yourself today! Act now! Do not let yourself die slowly!
Do not deprive yourself to be happy. " (Pablo Neruda)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting, surfing, meeting, .... and I wrote two books to promote CS. ( Talking about CS on TV, Radio, and to lots of magazines in Taiwan and China. )

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I love couchsurfing, and that's why I wrote two books about it! ( In Chinese, published in Taiwan and in China. )

I like to cook or give massage ( and to receive ), and exchange my culture in return of the favor of my hosts. I made a lot of good friends and know lots of things that I never read on travel guide books through Couchsurfing.
I have also hosted a lot of travelers in Taiwan and in Paris.
I appreciate what my hosts and my guests gave me, and would like to pay it forward.

Interests

Theatre, yoga, cinema, opera, photography, music, travel ( of course ), dance, reading, cooking, massage, sports....

Music, Movies & Books

Woody Allen, Eric Rohmer, Francois Truffaut, Jaques Tati, Gus Van Sant, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Ann Lee, Pedro Almodovar,Otar Iosseliani, Kubrick, Fellini, Bergman, Orson Welles, Pasolini,Nanni Moretti, Satyajit Ray, Claude Chabrol, Yasujiro Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovski, Emir Kusturica, Aki Kaurismaki, Atom Egoyan, Agnes Varda,Olivier Asayas, Edward Yang.....Tori Amos, Jack Johnson, Yma Sumac, Nina Simon, Tom Waits, Leonado Cohen, Billy Holiday, ... Jazz, World Music..... Bill Bryson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Carvino, Highmingway, .....

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Ankor Wat, Machouppichou, and Catalada do Iguasu.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can give massage or yoga lessons, and cooking lessons. And I love to learn any kind of massage skills and cuisines.
Of course if you are interested in learning Chinese language. I am good in it too! ^=^

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

France, Taiwan, United States

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