I spend my free time dreaming, reading, learning, listening and experimenting with music, tasting coffee and exotic food, contributing to open-source projects, and occasionally watching movies. You can check out my book recommendations on GoodReads.
Talking about coffee and movies. My favorite coffee beverage is a drink called Dirty, which is two shots of Ristretto or Espresso poured into cold milk and drunk without mixing. Also, I love arts that explore the future relationship between humans and technology. Knowing this, you probably wouldn't be surprised that I'm a fan of the Cyberpunk genre, and my favorite shows are Blade Runner and Black Mirror.
I was born in Guangdong, China, and immigrated to Hong Kong with my parents in my mid-childhood. Growing up as a digital native, I have been heavily influenced by the Internet and pop culture from the US. Since my late teens, I have also been hugely interested in Hispanic and Japanese culture. Because of this, I can communicate in native Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as basic Spanish and Japanese.
I belong to "a subspecies of East Asian who can live perfectly without eating rice". But joking aside, my "Glocal Netizen" identity plays an even more significant role in my life than my Asian heritage. I embrace glocalism, techno-progressivism, and equality, in contrast to nationalism, status quo, and privileges.
Traveling is my way to live out my cosmopolitan life. So far, I've been to Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and the UK. Thanks to COVID-19, I'm way behind schedule to check out the 10K+ cities in my 'to-go' list.