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Overview

  • 3 References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, German, Yue (Cantonese); learning German, Japanese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Translator
  • Philosophy, Engineering
  • From Hong Kong
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Be myself.

ABOUT ME

Passionate, life-loving, somewhat stubborn but open-minded.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I think it is always an interesting to experience my own hometown from a traveller's perspective.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've received my overseas friends from Japan, Germany, China, and Austria visiting me and been their tour guide in Hong Kong where I used to reside. I enjoy walking with them in my own hometown and learning from them what they find special in my city which I usually won't pay attention to.

I was hosted in Strasbourg, Basel, and Aarhus each for a few days and find it really a great idea to know locals' lifestyles and their cultures. Staying by a local at his or her house is a completely different experience from staying in a hotel or hostel. You are not only a tourist but also live like a local. You observe many things from their habits in everyday life.

Interests

talking with friends, travelling, listening to music, philosophizing ( =legitimate word for daydreaming/procrastinating ), reading, nature

Exploring my home city in the mood of a tourist is also an interesting experience.

Once I climbed a snow mountain in Japan (Aka-dake).

  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies:
The curious case of Benjamin Button
Before Sunrise
One Day
The King's Speech
The Eternal Zero 永遠の0
A Beautiful Mind

TV:
Breaking Bad
Wentworth

Music:
Bach, Mahler, Brahms
Organ, flute, harpsicord, violin, orchestra

Books: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Nietzsche). Essays in Love (Alain de Botton). 1Q84, Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- The first time I saw snow in the Norwegian Soegnefjord.
- the red dotted seconds hand of the Swiss railway clock
- The Miniatur-Wunderland Hamburg is majestic.
- the time when I returned from Europe to Hongkong and becaome all in a sudden so unused to the crowded Mong Kok MTR station.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you Cantonese. Mandarin also ok, but I'm no expert.
I speak good English and, ich spreche gerne Deutsch!

I like sharing my travel experiences and learn from others' observations when travelling in the same places.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States

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