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Overview

  • 37 References 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Spanish; learning Italian, Latin
  • 102, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • French and Spanish Literature, Trinity University (USA), ...
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About Me

I am from China, and I started my college in San Antonio four years ago. When I came here, I was going to be a geologist, but I was taking a Spanish course at the same, and my sheer passion for learning the foreign language just made me switch my majors to Spanish. This drive for foreign words pushed me to learn French, and this choice started a long train of adventures. I went to study in Madrid for half year, and, not returning to school immediately, I went to Montpellier to study french and work for half year. I also spent half year in a public university in Paris, and did some theaters there.

Another country that I hold close to my heart is Mexico. I go back every year, to its desert, mountains, secret beaches and its chaotic big capital.

Where else? Italy. I just visited there for a month, and felt like returning to do my master program there, and I learn italian every day.

What else is important for me? Vipassana Meditation. I have done 10-day silent retreats, either as a student or a server, ten times.

Right now I just returned from Paris and China and I am going to finish my last semester in San Antonio. I live right across my beautiful campus that I will make you a visit. If you want, you could attend some of my classes to have a real feel of american classes. I live in a small but charming attic, beside a house built on 1924, that belongs to a beautiful yard of tremendous size, like a little patch of forest; the oldest tress is older than United States of America. I feel very fortunate to live in such a charming attic, and by such a privileged campus, that I want to share this with you.

Interests

Flamenco (learned in Madrid)
Chinese Bamboo flute (leanred in China)
Taichi (learned in France)
Theater/acting (I gave two shows in Parisian theatres)

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

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.

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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