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Will Lin

Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Overview

  • 23 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Spanish; learning French
  • 100, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • United States, Spain, and France
  • From fuzhou, china
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I have a nomad spirit, and an impulsive temperament, but for the first seventeen years of my life, I never travelled. Until I hosted an American hitch-hiker through Couchsurfing. The day before he left, I asked him if I could hitchhike with him. Voila, I left the apartment with him the second day and started the first journey of my life.

Later I received a scholarship from an American university and flew to United States to study. Two years later I found an opportunity to study in Spain. Dear European, if you have never been a European and come to Europe for the first time, it will dawn on you that going back to United States is unthinkable! So I sent a letter to my university, thanked them for the scholarship and bid a "au revoir". Next year, I will study in Montpellier and later finish my bachelor in Paris.

As a conclusion, I want to show you two quotes that kick-start my year of 2015!

"All I really wanted was to try and live the life that was spontaneously welling up within me. Why was that so very difficult?” - Demian, Hermann Hesse

Second quote, also in Demian. Demian's lover says to him

" you shouldn't surrender yourself to a wish that you don't believe in. You must be able to give up those wishes, or else desire them completely and firmly"

Interests

Flamenco:
My best time in Madrid is spent in my Flamenco class

Writing:
I yearn to be a professional writer. I attempt to write every day.

Memorization:
I can remember 90% of a written text at the first sight. I spend one hour memorizing every day. It transits me to a euphoric state of flow

Music, Movies & Books

Demian -- Herman Hesse

Siddharta-Herman Hesse

Goldmund and Narcissus- Herman Hesse

The Impersonal Life

The Inner Game of Tennis

Jed Mckenna's triology:
1. Spiritual Enlightenment, the damnest thing
2. spiritually incorrect enlightenment
3. spiritual warfare

Favorite movies:

1. L'homme de Sa Vie ( a wondrous gay-themed movie)
2. Dragon blade (the new movie)
3. Amelie
4. le herrison (The elegance of Hedgehog )
5. La Vie en Rose (The documentary of Edith Piaf)
6. le sel de la tierra ( the salt of the earth; documentary of a French/brazilian photographer)
7. spirited away ( Japanese animated movie; I felt I have dreamed it before I watched it)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

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.
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1. One winter afternoon in a university I saw two dogs killed bloodily by guards. Ironically, it’s because stray dogs would affect the school’s chance of being elected as “Most Civilized School” that urged guards to beat the dogs every week. Thus, I built a yard in a hill of the university as a home for stray dogs unbeknownst to guards. Every day, I would put aside my pride and collect the leftovers from the canteen tables to feed my dogs. Every day for 400 days, I never forgot to feed them. With many people’s donations and voluntary help, I can proudly say I have saved over 50 dogs totally. During these days, I had to many risks to maintain the dog shelter: Once, guards decided to search for dogs all over the campus, so I removed 16 dogs in a night; once I even jumped into guards’ truck and released all the dogs, and I almost got caught.
The relationship with my doggies is not based on my compassion, but based on a father’s love to his kids. And I am proud that I am a good father.

(Now they are moved to a more well organized stray dog organization)

Countries I've Visited

China, France, Mexico, Nepal, Norway, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

China, France, Spain, United States

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