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"I would rather die of passion, than of boredom."- Vincent Van Gogh
---UPDATE-I have just returned to San Francisco after two months in Europe(Berlin/Copenhagen).
I have lived in: Wuhan>Dallas>Baltimore>Chicago>Stockholm>Copenhagen>San Francisco>Berlin
I am Chinese-American Masters student and I have been living in Europe(Stockholm/Copenhagen/Berlin) for the last two years and am most recently based in San Francisco. I am a Biomedical Engineer and entrepreneur and working on launching my own digital health startup.
I specialize in being uncool. During my recent stay in Berlin, I was denied entrance to one of Berlin's trendy hipster clubs because I "didn't' fit the crowd". The next day, a friend tried to console me by saying: " Wow Ran, you are so EXTREMELY uncool, that you are actually kinda cool." I'm not sure if that's a compliment or insult, buuuuut I'll take it!
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."-Lao Tzu
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
So far I have surfed twice, two nights in Lund, Sweden and a weekend while visiting Copenhagen. I hosted two sets of surfers while I was living in Stockholm and another surfer for over a month in Copenhagen. I must say all these experiences have been fantastic!
Music, Movies, and Books
Wayside Story is Falling Down
How to Make Friends and Influence People
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
One Word: TIBET.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, United States