After having taught in beautiful Indonesia (2014) and Vietnam (2015) I am now in Shanghai (since September), teaching at a university here. For how long… I don’t know yet…
So far my job has been interesting, if not challenging, but I’m still missing the quality of life (the warmth, the blue sky and golden sun) and the “craziness” of south-east Asia. Missing the easy access to unspoiled nature too!
I’m doing a lot of b&w photography in my spare time and even try some alternative and ancient processes, which is very,...very time consuming. Whish I could begin to sell some of my stuff...but it does not seem to be going that way...
Do some sports too: climbing, swimming, running, badminton, mountain biking (difficult to do without...God bless endorphin!), and more recently scuba diving (amaizing!, I'm so happy I was lucky enough to get to try it). I want to do a lot more.
I’m rather a calm and discreet kind of person I guess. I’m a rather good company to hang out with, quite funny and nice. It takes me some time to get very comfortable with people but after I’m trustfully. I’d rather make some few very good friends than a lot of acquaintances I’d never get to really know.
I am reserved, sarcastic, and why not?
Trying to discover new countries, cultures, people, sceneries…trying to make the best of each day and to be happy with “little things"
Trying to stay close to my family and to my childhood friends…even if time passes so very fast…
Would like to get into some more "heavy" or "deep" stuff like Meville or Joyce...but man, it's still too hard for me...
French Litt, mostly “classical” XIXème century stuff: Rimbaud, Verlaine, Baudelaire, Balzac, Zola, Dumas and so on. When it comes to XX French litt, I totally bet on Michel Houellebecq.
Movies? Or Films? When it comes to Films I like a lot but I’m just gonna cite here a few directors i used to work on: Theo Angelopoulos, Béla Tarr, Sharunas Bartas, Alexander Sokurov, Zhang Ke Jia, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tarkovsky, Antonioni.
I like movies too: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Fight Club, Into the Wild, Point Break, Alien’s series, The City of Lost Children etc, and TV Shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Freaks and Geeks, The Office, The Wire, Peep Show, Breaking Bad, True Detective, An Idiot Abroad, Broad City, Fargo, Louie.
Music: I listen to a lot of different things but not too much of reggae or techno. By now, a lot of Andrew Bird, The Decemberists, The Dutchess and the Duke, Herman Düne, Ana Tijoux, Richie Havens, Joplin, 16 Horsepower, Bowie, Elliott Smith, F John Misty, H Nilsson, Kris Kristofferson, Notorious Big, Sixto Rodrigez, Sonic Youth, The Velvet Underground...and I usualy don't mind "corny" stuff
Classical music, but as a novice who does not really understand it.
Some french stuff too: Les Cowboys Fringant, NTM, Assassin, TTC, L'Atelier, Booba, Le Klub des Loosers
Radio shows: i am really crazzy about the Ricky Gervais radio shows and podcasts.
When it comes to food I’m really not difficult and enjoy like, “everything” I would say.