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Alexis Kivi

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 117 Positive References
  • Fluent in German; learning English, French
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • University of the Arts Berlin (UdK):...
  • music teacher in secondary schools
  • From Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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About Me

I'm just writing the last weeks on my Dissertation/PhD theses (editing the draft version)! So I'm often in the library. After those long days I'm allways up for a glas of wine/dance/movie. But in some exeptions I could host, if you are independend over the day.

I play a bit Piano, listen often concerts of the Berlin Philharmonic, cycle through and around the city, go running, love cooking (I'm not vegan or vegetarian), cinema (abo), swimming in the lakes nearby, research, politics, philosophy, contemporary and experimental arts, open for more night life and cocktail bars, ... and more Woody-Allen-movies ;-)

I believe in human rights and using your own mind (Kant). Please consider this in case "checking out lokal food" sounds for you more important ;-) And please consider as well that particulary in Berlin we have a quite liberal way of living (e. g. swimming sometimes naked in lakes).

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PHILOSOPHY

Travelling means leaving your comfort zone and friends to find new ones and to change your life.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." (Marianne Williamson: A Return to Love 1992)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I enjoy meeting people for good conversation, a drink or dance, for cooking together, swimming, cycling, travelling and for making eventually new friends.

Interests

Music, contemporary arts and more.

Music, Movies & Books

Bach, Schubert, Mozart, Spanish guitar, Mahler, "Breakfast at Tiffany's"/"Moon river", "Dos gardenias para ti", Monty Python, "Homo faber", Plato, Jaspers, Bert Hellinger, Lars von Trier, Woody Allen, Simon&Garfunkel, ABBA, Madonna, Bob Marley, Flamenco, Latin, ...

I'm playing clarinet and would host immediatly any full string quartet to play some clarinet quintets from Mozart and Brahms!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Looking in the eyes of a great white shark under water with a distance of only 1 m! And before this my month in South Africa with working for an opera workshop in the townships.

Teach, Learn, Share

Interested in english lessons by native speakers. I can offer a bit piano playing, teaching German, own storries (and colour slides) about my time with the Berlin wall or the recipe for my Spinach Quiche etc.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, State of, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany

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