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Hi!I just recently naturalized and became an American. I was born in China, but I grew up in the US. I studied architecture. I've been working at an architectural firm since June 2015 as an architectural designer. I'm in the process of moving back to Texas, however.
As of 4/5/16, I am traveling through Europe and Asia: Ireland, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, China & Japan. The exact itinerary might change, but this is my current plan! Therefore, I am not looking to host, but would love to meet up with anyone during my trip.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I heard about CS from a school friend in 2009 while studying in Italy. At the time, I thought it was a crazy idea. Now it's 2016, and I still think this thing is crazy.
I am super thankful my friend made the suggestion to me. I think CS is one of the most amazing things. I've made some good memories and great friends from this platform and hope to share this amazing platform in the future. I hope CS will still be around when I am 60. :)
I have traveled quite a bit in the past, but hopefully I will be settling down in the near future, so I can host a bit more.
I like sports a lot - basketball, American football, badminton, and baseball.
Architecture. This was my area of study and I am on my way to becoming licensed.
Traveling. Like most CSers, this is pretty much a given. When traveling, however, I like to meet locals and try to have an authentic experience.
Music, Movies, and Books
As a child, the Harry Potter series was a dose of magical escape.
More recently: Hot, Flat and Crowded, Eyal Weizman's works, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, Da Vinci's Code, just to name a few. I've read more non-fictions than fictions in recent years. I think it's just a phase.
Movies + TV:
Amelie, Lord of the Rings, October Sky, Pride and Prejudice, Garden State, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, most Pixar movies, the Goonies, Lost, Walking Dead, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, Downton Abbey
Music-wise, I've been stuck on mostly music from 1999-2004. I am really out of it! Lately, I've been trying to catch up on all my Chinese music from nostalgia and from the gap years.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Made some real genuine friends - people whom I would entrust my life with - through the internet.
What I Can Share with Hosts
At the least, my smile and upbeat attitude.
I could definitely share a bit about home improvements, architecture, history of architecture, Chinese culture, sports, my traveling experiences, dealing with parents who do not approve of your girlfriends, etc.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, Italy, United States