Kaiyong, Shanghai,

Kaiyong

Location: Shanghai, , Originally from: Shanghai, China Age: 24
Interests/Hobbies:

I like listening to pop music, watching movies, swimming and traveling.

Why and how I use HelloTalk:

I use HelloTalk for learning foreign languages and for making friends from all over the world.

Interesting people I've met or interesting/unexpected things I've learned using HelloTalk:

Surprisingly, there are so many people from different countries on HelloTalk that want to study the Chinese language. I met an interesting American girl from Lawton, Oklahoma on HelloTalk. She doesn’t want to study other languages because she said she can’t remember them, but she likes teaching others English. She likes Chinese food, K-pop and Japanese cartoons very much. I think she should move to Asia. 🙂

Occupation: I am working in the logistics industry now and I will go to graduate school in Hong Kong in September to get my master's degree. Three places I recommend you visit or see in my city:

If you come to Shanghai, you should go to visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund, and Nanjing Road.

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The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a landmark of Shanghai, built many years ago. It once was the highest building in China but now it is only the fourth biggest in Shanghai. You will find it in many photos of Shanghai.

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The Bund is a water front area in central Shanghai. The view at night there is very beautiful. It is made up of many foreign style buildings which were built about 100 years ago, because Shanghai was a British colonial city at that time. Now, they are used as the City Hall and banks, etc… Although these buildings are very beautiful, they also stand for a period of failure in the history of China.

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Favorite Local Foods:

I like Sweet and Sour Pork, Fish Flavored Pork, and Pickled Fish.

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Favorite Local Music:

My favorite local musician is David Tao (Tao Zhe). “普通朋友 ;沙滩 ;爱 很简单;流沙;⿊黑⾊色柳丁” are my favorite songs by him. We call him the R&B Godfather in China. although, he said Rock is his favorite style of music. He was born in Hong Kong to Taiwanese parents but he grew up in Taiwan and in California, where his father had moved their family to work for Walt Disney. Most Chinese use QQ Music to listen to him.

Favorite books and movies:

I only like reading history books (Chinese history, World History, etc..) Movies? For movies, I like… Once Upon a Time in America, The Shawshank Redemption, The Pianist, and The Legend of 1900. There are too many good movies that I like. 🙂 I like the movies of Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Denzel Washington.

TV shows? I like watching music shows like The Voice of China and dramas from Hong Kong, America, and Britain. I am a fan of zombie shows. I am waiting for the new episodes of The Walking Dead, Z Nation and The Strain.

Travels:

For traveling, I have been many places for climbing in China. I like climbing. I recommend that you go to Guilin Yangshou to see the beautiful mountains and river. Many foreigners are living there. I have traveled once to America where I stayed with an American family in Wisconsin for 3 months. While I was there I traveled to many other places such as Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston (my personal favorite), Niagara Falls and many other places. I plan to travel to America again one day, to meet my friends and see more places.

In the future, I also wish to go to Japan, Europe, Bolivia (Salar de Uyuni) and Panama (where I was born).

Hopes and dreams for the future of the world:

I have no big dreams…  I just hope that my family members and friends can be healthy and happy.  🙂

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