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Overview

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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English; learning Italian
  • 21, Male
  • Member since 2019
  • Student
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • From Washington, DC, USA
  • Profile 75% complete

About Me

Hi, I am Alan originally from China, doing my majors in political sciences & economy at the University of Hong Kong. This year during the fall semester, I am an exchange student at Bocconi University in Milan, aiming to be immersed in fantastic European cultures and landscapes around(as much as I can :).

My interests vary from the current global news and trending topics to any sub-areas of cultural exchange. My experiences as a child who grew up in mainland China then pursued a degree in HK offered me a solid knowledge of anything you wanna know about this mysterious oriental country and its obstacles in development(Yeah I do enjoy talking about serious stuff lol).

Adding a point to that, I am also a kind of activist in the labor rights movement and public discourse in the Mandarin-speaking world where I manage a media with more than one hundred thousand followers. So you can basically throw any questions you may find interesting to me and I am more than willing to share fun stories.

Meanwhile, I am a huge fan of British rock, post-rock, and indie bands. Buddism and meta-physics are also on my core reading list. In terms of sports, I play well badminton and right start to learn skiing. I will be back from Iceland working for a farm for half a month (to chase for the lights yes!) then be in Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. This is the first time for me to try couch-surfing and really hope I can meet you there!

I love to meet and talk!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Wanna know more about the local and indigenous culture from making friends there, sharing stories and bridging the gap between western and eastern!

Interests

  • politics
  • music
  • skiing
  • philosophy
  • travel
  • fun
  • china
  • historical places
  • culture sharing

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite music: Starlights(Muse), The Wall( Pink Floyd), Lost Stars(Maroon 5)
Favorite movies: Notebook, Pulp Fictions, Spotlight
Books: The Life You Can Save, Kritik der reinen Vernunft

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walked 60km mountain lane in a day/ Work in a farm in Iceland/ Hunt for Tibetan Buddha Temples in Tibet

Teach, Learn, Share

Wanna share anything with amazing people!

What I Can Share with Hosts

China-related topics, HK political unrest, World developments
Utilitarian philosophy, Buddism

Countries I’ve Visited

China, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Hong Kong, Italy

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