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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate School
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 70% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To live. To write about it all.

ABOUT ME

I just got my M.A. in Social Sciences from Univ of Chicago and am taking my gap year. I started with political theory and Chicago gave me much more. Intellectually, I'm interested in political philosophy, political theology, law and anthropology. But i'm also interested in non-academic stuff. I go to museums a lot and like talking to interesting people - these are the best ways to learn, aren't they?

I have many different sides of personality and I think getting to know different people helps reveal some of my hidden treasures. If you are very outgoing and adventurous, you bring that side out of me. If you are quiet and very intellectual, that suits my temperament as well! I am generally very easygoing and likes to giggle. If you don't mind sharing, then we should be friends.:)

The best experience I have had in my life always come unexpected. So...surprise me!

PHILOSOPHY

don't judge. i try to take in everything and understand.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I signed up for CS years ago but hadn't participated (maybe because I was back home in China and didn't have a proper couch for people to surf, neither did I have much time for traveling) until last year in Berkeley. It was a great experience. Now I want to CS more and when my condition allows, I would be glad to receive surfers.

Interests

museums, reading, hanging out with friends, symphony orchestra

  • photography
  • reading
  • traveling
  • anthropology
  • divinity
  • law
  • social science

Music, Movies, and Books

J.M.Coetzee

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I am still haunted (all the time) by the underground station in Moscow.

Teach, Learn, Share

Umm... I create words.
I can teach you Chinese, if you like.
I also did photography for a few years, but then I lost my camera...

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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