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Like most of things in the world, I am made in China, dabbling on the university premises, I've made Oxford my home for the last few years.
I do Aikido and Kendo.
I love Performing Arts.
I read and think about things.
I write it down when necessary.
I value directness, simplicity and spontaneity. Letting things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. I take inspiration from Zen Buddhism and Taoism.
I cannot bear waiting on escalators but I can do mirror writing with left hand.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I just do it.
Things which are mostly aimless, useless, purposeless.
Music, Movies, and Books
On literature, Aldous Huxley, Oscar Wilde, Michael Tournier, Patrick Suskind, Stefan Zweig, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Gothe, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Robbe-Grillet, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Yukio Mishima, Simone de Beauvoir, William Faulkner, Bohumil Hrabal, Scott Fitzgerald, Jack Kerouac, Italo Calvino, Marguerite Duras, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Celan, Charles Pierre Baudelaire, Rilke Rainer Maria, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Jorges Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf, Henry David Thoreau, Franscoise Sagan, Marcel Proust.
On classical, I like pieces with piano and cello the most, church and chamber music are nice mostly, symphony depends, but I do listen to Wagner's ring so I am not sure where my limit is..
Composers: J.S.Bach, Claude Debussy, Brahms, Eric Satie, Mahler, Chopin
Musicians: Glenn Gould, Martha Argerich, Jacqueline Du Pre, Pablo Casals, Fou Tsong
Singer or bands: Bonobo and others from Ninja tune, the XX, Break of Reality, Gotan Project, Sigur Ros, Elliot Smith, Craig Armstrong, Sparklehorse, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Portishead etc.. some electro, some Jazz. I used to listen lots rocks and metals, but I always cant go with hip-hop well, too much lyrics!
I watch a lot documentaries and TED talks, some films and series.
Film directors like Coen Brothers, Werner Herzog, Ki-duk Kim, Kar Wai Wong, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, Luc Besson, Pedro Almodovar, Takeshi Kitano, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Akira Kurosawa, Miyazaki Hayao&Studio Ghibli, Martin Scorsese, Giuseppe Tornatore, Lars von Trier, DOGMA,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Oh, come off it!
Teach, Learn, Share
I have nothing in mind to teach or learn from a roofless traveller, so no pressure.
However if I host you, I would like to know what's your life is like.
We will share whatever comes along the way.
Mention some of your interests in your request. I'm easily intrigued by people's passion so I'm more likely to host you if you have some, no matter what it is.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, United Kingdom, United States