Beijing, Dong Nan Backstage at Mao Livehouse


Name: Dong Nan

Age: 22

Chinese zodiac sign: Snake

Education: High School and Beijing Midi School of Music


Profession: Currently unemployed, except for some teaching (guitar). Next to that, I play the guitar in the street punk band “Why Reason”.


When you are at home, what is your favorite activity? What do you enjoy the most?

Playing guitar, listening to music and playing computer games.

My favorite activity is performing music.


Name three of your daily routine activities:

I quit my job in a music shop, so now I stay home most of the time, practice playing the guitar and take my dog for a walk.



What is your favorite food?



How much money do you spend on food per day?

I spend around 30 to 40 RMB per day.


Where is your hometown? (if not Beijing: do you miss your hometown? if so, what do you miss most?)

My hometown is in Xinjiang province. I have been in Beijing for four years. The first two years I studied music. I went back home once a year during that time. Last year my mother came to Beijing to see me. I didn’t go back home for two years now and I miss the food.


What is your most precious childhood memory?

I think my childhood was normal and ordinary. I have no special memories in mind.


What are the three most important things in life for you?

Music, money and mood.


What are, according to you, the values that one needs to live up to in life?

That I can do what I want to do and that I will have no regrets for not doing that.


Would you say you are a) happy b) somewhat happy c) somewhat unhappy d) unhappy

I can´t tell why I feel unhappy. I just feel bad. At the moment every aspect (of life) feels bad.


What do you expect will the future bring for you?

Wealth and that I can do everything that I want to do.


What is your religion?

I have no religion and neither do my parents.





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