Nationality: The Earth
Languages: Chinese and English with near-native fluency, overwhelmingly unimpressive French and Spanish – or just impressive enough to wow the non-speakers.
Made In: Huanggang, Hubei, China, a small town just outside of Wuhan, known for its horribly difficult, soul-crashing exams that would just baffle even the hardest-core Chinese students.
Countries Lived In Before: China, the UK, the US
Why Did You Move Back to China: I figured if I knew Argentina better than where I was born, it’s time to learn about my root. China has a booming economy, it has unlimited potentials (which is pretty fun for a young person to explore) and it’s also fun to travel in China.
What are you doing now: I’m a Chinese-English translator and interpreter for quite a few years now. It was my first job in China. Before the translation saga, I was an actuarial analyst for insurance companies for some odd 4 years. Eventually I found my passion in language and culture while traveling around the world. Since I speak two languages pretty well, the translation industry naturally saw my potential and gave me a chance, and the rest was history.
Hobbies: Swing dance – east coast, lindyhop, west coast, a little bit of blue and balboa.
Travel – into the woods, backpack & hitchhike adventure, get lost in middle of nowhere, learning about unique, non-western cultures (I get western culture the minute I lift my head up, boring.)
Running – prepares for my next trekking trip, losing a bit of body fat while getting an endorphin injection for the day
Doing fun stuff – festivals, parties, social events that pass out free stuff, wine tasting (and get drunk from it), arcades (because I could win free stuff while having fun)
Weird Food You’ve Tried: dragonfly – and it’s delicious, poky but delicious!
Most Unique Place You’ve Been: Antarctica, it was a huge hit to my limited travel fund, but I never regretted it.
Next Destination: India or Brazil, or.. Central Asia?