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  • 60 references 47 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Taiwanese
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2009
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About Me

給說中文的朋友:
我住的地方距離太魯閣很遠,從我家到花蓮市區要兩個鐘頭車程,從花蓮市再到太魯閣開車也要半個小時。如果你到花蓮想去太魯閣,請不要給我發住宿請求,因為我這裡真的不方便。花蓮市區絕對有許多沙發主等著你發信息,在我的照片裡頭有詳細說明,希望你能夠仔細看過。我理解中國地大物大,兩三個鐘頭的車程可能不算甚麼;但這是旅行,旅行求的是個方便,不能與平日生活作息相比。在不熟悉的地方你是否真的能把所有公共交通完美銜接?從我住處到太魯閣絕對會耗上一整天 (單程),這樣花時間值得嗎?
另外,沙發客的宗旨是讓大家交流與交友,請不要認為找到沙發主他就有義務花時間跟你相處。身為旅人,請事先做好功課、爬爬文,如果甚麼資料都沒有找就一股腦問沙發主,真的令人非常困擾;這裡是沙發客網站,不是攜程旅行也不是窮遊網。自己主動要求沙發主帶你出去走走,與沙發主自己願意花時間陪你是兩件不一樣的事情,非常感謝你的理解。
*發十封訊息給我和發一封訊息給我的效果是一樣的,我不喜歡處理客人焦慮不安的心情。
*「您」是一種保持距離的字眼,對我而言和禮貌無絕對關聯。禮貌是人格與態度的體現,不是如何用字遣詞就代表禮貌,我甚至也會飆髒話。有些時候過於咬文嚼字對我來說是矯作不真誠的!至少我個人會覺得不自在。
*免強的相處不會愉快,我一樣會接待亞洲人 (仔細看看我接待過香港、馬來西亞、中國、日本、韓國、台灣等遊客) ,但我能選擇我覺得舒服的客人 (包含歐美人士)。請記得沙發主人提供方便讓你住宿並熱情招待,和你要求並試圖說服他人讓你停留是完全不同的兩件事情。
*我和家人一起居住,接待客人的同時我也必須尊重家人的感受。我這裡不是飯店民宿,沒人定時打掃房間,因此太過密集的待客我可能很難消化。加上我有我的工作、私人生活、旅遊計畫等,請理解不是申請我就必須接受。
*在我們沒有實際相處前,請不要過度想像我的為人如何,文字只是文字,你想像中的我不一定是真實的。

READ FIRST:
Please note my place is 2 HOURS AWAY FROM HUALIEN CITY by train, and Hualien City is 30 minutes away from Taroko by car. If you are going to Taroko, please kindly find a host near Hualien City. And please read my profile carefully before texting me, just as I would read yours carefully as well, even each of your pictures. Host request without confirmation is not welcome since I would sometimes be late and I am not checking CoushSurfing every minute to cause it to expire easily.
Dear friend, please understand that my job does not allow me to check and reply messages anytime, and please do not expect me to do that. It is inconvenient for me to tell you my address because I live with my family and they can't speak English. If you get to my place before me, you will shock them. Therefore, a meeting point is always a better idea for us to meet. But think about it: I might be late for home due to an unexpected meeting, my student's parent who really needs to talk to me, or any of my students who needs my help. So if you are traveling without a phone and cannot keep in touch with me anytime, how can you let me know your arrival time, or how can I tell you to wait for me longer since I am stuck? I am really afraid I don't know how to meet you up.
Last but not least, I check your CouchSurfing schedule only. Please do not expect me to remember when you have told me you are coming in our messages. Even if you come one day earlier, I would be confused no matter how much we have talked because I might forget it after the busy work at school.
Really sorry for my rude words, but I do have bad experiences. You will never know how bad I would feel if I don't find you. And please kindly DO NOT argue with me what you have told me. I'll NEVER confirm your stay unless I am sure we have no problem getting to meet. WORDS CAUSE MISUNDERSTANDING ESPECIALLY AS WE DON'T KNOW EACH OTHER WELL. Thank you very much for your understanding!
*Please do not send me a friend request if we are not really friends or haven't met in person.

CURRENT MISSION

To learn more from the Whole World

ABOUT ME

Travel is everything to me. I will die if I don't travel. Cultures, histories, traditional customs, people, and food are the main points. But of course, there are still many other things in my life, such as music, movies, and romance. Welcome to see my albums at www.flickr.com/photos/rodinwu or my blog at http://rodinwu.blogspot.tw/

PHILOSOPHY

Well, my personal philosophy changes from time to time. But currently I just think people are the most difficult to control. I can't make others' minds, but I can only make mine. Life is short, which should be wasted on the beautiful. But I am not into "sick or unhealthy fun". If you agree, I practice Love and Gratitude. Leave your ego, or everybody will leave you :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

A friend introduced CS to me. Once I tried it, I just fell in love with it. This is such a great site to connect people all over the world. So far I am very happy that I've met so many great guys. Looking forward to meeting you!
Please understand that I am currently in Fuli, which is in the most southern part of Hualien county. Normally I work in the weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. And I am off on the weekends. If you are coming around, I will be very happy to host or meet up. However, I will not be able to spend time with you during my work.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Jan, 2010 - Boracay, Philippines. Aug, 2010 - Kuala Lumper, Malaysia. Apr, 2011 - Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Indonesia. Oct, 2011 - New Delhi, India. Feb 2015 - Kathmandu, Nepal. I also continue hosting when I can. However, I understand that not everyone would read the profile in details. If you would like to stay, please find the request hints somewhere in my profile.
如果你的母語是中文,請用中文吧!英文不過是個溝通的工具之一,不是比較高貴或比較厲害的像徵。如此我們的溝通會更順暢喔!

Interests

You are welcome to visit my blog: https://rodinwu.blogspot.com/ It's majorly Chinese but you can use the Google translate button I put on the right side to get the ideas.
Or you can visit and like my travel page: https://www.facebook.com/rodintravel/ I put Chinese and English stories for those pictures :)

  • arts
  • writing
  • photography
  • dining
  • italian food
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • chinese food
  • reading
  • socializing
  • blogging
  • music
  • languages
  • travel
  • internet
  • making friends
  • computers
  • movies & books
  • wrting

Music, Movies, and Books

Any films but Sci-fiction or thrillers. Any music but heavy metal. I'm a big Mariah Carey fan. Please be sure you can take that because you will hear I play her music a lot LOL!
Of course, I have other type. Would love to share and talk about tho.
I love Paulo Coelho. And I read poems. I never miss Ang Lee's movies since he is my super idol. I love to connect music, movies, and books to life and find the philosophy from them. It's hard to express in a simple word. Come and let's talk about it!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

1. Bath in the Ganga River
Please visit http://youtu.be/Rg4slstcmv0 (longer video) or http://youtu.be/EPUkXL2kWy0 (shorter video)
2. I slept three nights on the street in NYC (does it count?)
Well I didn't tend to do so but it was a peak traveling time, too many tourists made none of hosts be able to accommodate me. And all the economical hostels or guesthouses were fully booked. It just wasn't worth staying in a high-end hotel for hundreds of dollars per night to me. But I did experience what the homeless' lives would be like in NYC and learn how to survive like them :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Cultures, languages, cooking recipes, life stories...Let's exchange!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I would love to share my travel stories, my travel photos, and some specialities from Taiwan sometimes. Of course I can cook Taiwanese/Chinese food. The most important is that I want to share my love and gratitude.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Taiwan

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