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Anthea Balomenos-barak

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 44, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Make-Up Artist /Stylist ..Caterer / ...
  • A bit of everything/college/Universi...
  • From Johannesburg-South Africa
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

" To get the Couchsurfing Gods to reinstate my 100% reply rate, as it was & is...ASAP!!"

ABOUT ME

Born & raised in Joburg South Africa.. I've had an interesting career in the Movie-Industry which allowed me to meet all kinds of people ..from the very famous to the very ordinary & ive learnt a LOT from them all!! Its also allowed me to see different parts of the World & be exposed to different cultures.. You can only learn so much from books & then there's TRAVEL..the best teacher of ALL!!

I'm passionate about my dogs..2 beautiful 12yr old Weimaraners...who i love more than Life itself.. Love the beach & hikes in the Mtns.. Good food..Good friends..Travel & meeting New people!

i think im warm..compassionate..outgoing.. a good conversationalist...staunch animal-lover...Art-lover in all its forms...& love Movies & TV!

PHILOSOPHY

See my Foto's for KIMOS MAUI RULES

which sum -up for the most part my Personal Philosophy!!

A few more Quotes i like!

Charming,gorgeous, intelligent,witty friendly,hilarious But enough about me..Lets talk about you.What do u like about me. -Bette Midler

*Never take Life too seriously- Nobody gets out alive anyway!\Anon

*Out of Suffering..have emerged the Strongest Souls.. The most massive Characters , are Seared with Scars.. -Kalil Gibran

*Great Spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to Hereditary -Albert Einstein

*When it cannot be done, it must be done -anon

*life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" -Hellen Keller

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am still relatively a "newbie"..but geting the hang of it & loving the contacts/friendships ive made this far..Looking forward to having a FULL CONTACT List the World Over!

And when i cant host for various reasons...i look up fellow Travellers in our fair City & we meet -up either out or at my home...

Met a lovely fellow Gemini last year Emily from Nashville...we had Tea & Muffins , while i put ice on my "slipped disc" in Aug 2010...

and some others... I also Spread the word to all i can on just how WONDERFUL the opportunities are on this Site...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have been doing this for years , i n all its forms, way before Cs site exsited!*Have met a few travelers for coffee / Or had them over to my place..*Was Hosted in Thailand with my man..!! (April/May 2010)*Hosted in USA Feb-March 2011

Interests

Many Many Many...

Lots of Sporting ones... Dance-- ESP. NIA...A wonderful mind-body -soul workout!! Tennis Racquet Ball Ping Pong Horse-riding Hiking Swimming Walking Cinema-Movies& TV shows

TEA--nothing cannot be fixed by a great cup of tea My alltime fav's are *Earl Grey *Blackcurrant *and just about all that COFFEE BEAN & TEa Leaf have!!

Passionate about Coffee too.. Loved all the differnt Flavored ones in USA! *Choc Rasberry...Choc Macadamia Nut

Desserts *Frozen Yogurt (in USA) Ben & Gerry's Cherry Garcia(low fat 1) need i say more!

I love to cook & bake for my family& friends

I love animals of all kinds & would love to have a farm 1 day to rescue abused & needy ones...

I also volunteer @ Local Animal Shelter with my Partner..We walk the doggies & spend some time with them..& i dont know who gets more out of it..really! Just so hard leaving them...wish i had space for All!! 1 day!!

Music, Movies & Books

to many to list...

But a few Movies i just loved...

Yes they Star Brad Pitt & YES..I DO DO LOVE HIM for his stunning good looks But i also love his talent & personal outlook/philanthropic ways

* TROY

*BABEL

*THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON...

Also i love good comedies... Will Ferell's movies Steve Carell

Reality shows & Home-Makeover Personal Make-overs..

Music Its so varied & easier to say what i dont like- not into Opera / heavy Metal / heavy rap.. Debussy / Sinatra / Michael Buble / will add more at later date!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

AGAIN..too many to list so i wil go with the most recent-

In Thailand this Year...it was AMAZING to see how a plain old scooter is the Family WAGON..so to speak..With The Whole family piled onto it!

And the baby-Toddler , adorning the front...Like A hood Ornament!!

Just really strange to see..compared to western countries where Toddlers & babies ARe heavily strapped into special Car seats!!

Also THE HOTTEST HOTTEST food i ate in Thailand -- In the hottest time of year Apr/May..48deg 1 day!100%humidity!!

And a good few years ago..

I was so Amazed & Delighted in Maui with all its Beauty from Mt Haleakala To drive to HAnA & long windy road there...& the Huge Crashing waves..1 which almost killed me..But just washed me ashore minus a costume top..which was VERY EMBARRASSING!

Teach, Learn, Share

The Older i get , the more i see how much i still dont know...!!

B U T...

I never want to stop learning& exploring & hope to do more & more & grow exponentially..so wen i do slide into the coffin , i feel it was a LIfe well LIVED & SERVED! and that i will be missed!!

I am a Qualified Beautician/Cosmetologist & Make-Up Artist... So i can share that knowledge..Give u a Make-0ver/Style u to look like a Celeb!

I also have had extensive catering exp. so i can cook / serve/ decorate

and teach u English...!!

I can Baby-sit House sitt Pet Sit.. & Mind your Garden with my green thub!

Very Good at Organizing Others Possessions..!!and have been paid in the past to do that for some celebrity clients i had..

ANd id love to learn--- Martial Arts ./Different Languages/Cooking Different regional dishes / whichever skill ppl may have to share that i could use..

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Greece, Israel, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

South Africa

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