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Overview

  • 48 References 38 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Spanish; learning Italian, Japanese, Tibetan Standard, Tibetan, Central
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • French and Spanish Literature, Trinity University (USA), ...
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About Me

Not available between 7/30 to 8/14

I am originally from China, and came to the city of San Antonio almost a couple of years ago for college. Since then, I underwent a lot of changes. I was going to be a geologist, except I graduated with a degree in Spanish and French literature (you can see my graduation speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqVyR3V4_z8&t=3s).But studying Spanish and French as a Chinese in Texas is not the only weird thing about me. My life is a series of stories where the activities mismatch the locations: I learned Taichi with a Burmese Buddhist monk in France, danced ballet in Texas and read Chinese philosophy only in French, etc.

You are very welcome to stay with me in San Antonio. My attic is small, but you will have a comfortable air mattress. I live in a beautiful place. It is in the historical neighbour attached to a beautiful house built on 1924. Location-wise, it is perhaps the best place to stay in San Antonio. It is walking distance from Japanese tea garden, zoo and a beautiful park. It is 15-20 minutes biking distance from the historical centre, or 30 minutes by bus (I know! bus system sucks here). Unfortunately I don´t have a car to drive you, but at least you can travel independently at your own schedule by bus or by bike. Also, I live just one meter away from my university, so you can also see how american college life is like.

I just returned from a 5-month trip in mexico, pwill work in San Antonio for few months, before moving back to China (or Tibet), and starting my master program (most likely in Paris).

I would love to see you in my beautiful city of San Antonio!

Interests

Martial art

languages (I speak six)

Flamenco, Ballet

Theatre

Reading autobiographies, memoirs

read and write about music and dance

  • writing
  • literature
  • theater
  • acting
  • flamenco
  • reading
  • history

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

1. Performed in two local theatres in Paris, in French, as the only non French speaker in the troupe

2. I hitchhiked through Tibet, the States, France and Spain. One lady that gave me a ride, one year later, invited me to her wedding and I went.

3.

Por 17 años de mi vida, apenas viajé afuera de la burbuja de donde nací yo, pero afortunadamente, encontré Couchsurfing y empecé a hospedar a los viajeros extranjeros en mi apartamento. Mi tercer huésped era un tipo estadounidense que había viajado el mundo por autoestop. Lo hospedé por tres días y el día antes de su partida, le hice una pregunta que considero “ unas de las preguntas que ha cambiado mi vida”: “puedo viajar contigo?”

La respuesta a esa pregunta me hizo decidir a vender mi apartamento, y por suerte, lo hice bastante rápido. Al día siguiente, con una mochila que solía usar para la escuela, me puse a hacer autoestop con él. Recorrimos quinientos millas en un día. Todavía me acuerdo con gran lucidez del agradecimiento al conseguir mi primer autostop en una camioneta. Mi corazón iba a explotar con tal alegría y emoción que llegué a creer que fue la primera vez de mi vida que experimenté en carne propia la alegría auténtica y profunda.

Aunque un día después, nos separamos por direcciones distintas, continué viajando hacia oeste, cruzando Tibet e yendo de excursión en Himalayas. De ninguna manera que pueda sobrestimar la importancia de ese viaje y mi vida anterior tiene la pinta de ser falsificada en comparación. Si algún día tuviera ganas de escribir una autobiografía, aparecería en la primera página este cuento que acabas de escuchar.

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Denmark, France, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, Mexico, Spain, United States

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