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I am taking it easy at this point in my life, I feel like I've travelled quite a bit now and am really enjoying just being in one place. :)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I started as a couchsurfer (in San Francisco, Puerto Rico, Japan) when I was in college and had one chance to return the favor a bit to one of my San Francisco hosts when he made it to Russia. Now I am living in Portland, ME and open to meeting people to hang out with.
Reading, hiking, berry picking, dancing, singing, poetry reading, translating, biking
Music, Movies, and Books
My all-time favorite is the story and animation Hedgehog in the Fog and by Yuriy Norshteyn.
Authors: Lisa Genova, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Sergey Kozlov, Oliver Sacks, Henry David Thoreau, Alessandro Baricco, Milan Kundera, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Animation by: Yuriy Norshteyn and Hayao Miyazaki
Movies: American Beauty, Moulin Rouge, What Dreams May Come, Pan's Labyrinth, Juno, A Beautiful Mind, The Dreamers
I've always enjoyed dancing and now that I am out of college I am trying to find classes that I enjoy. I like dancing music which is mostly pop. :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Spending a day with a friend in Naha looking for a Ryukyu glass with bubbles that form a wave. The great finale was my friend buying a couple of glasses that were made for each other, one that looked like a sunset and another one that resembled a starry night.
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: Russian, swimming, how to cook Russian chocolate potatoes and herring under fur coat, elementary Japanese. I have taught some of my friends ice-skating, though I am really somewhat of a beginner myself.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Japan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States