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Some say I'm a tender person, others say I have a strong temper. Some think I am very discrete, others think I should stop laughing so much and so loud. Some wish I would be less of a mystery, others trust me for being open and generous. Some believe they know me, some know there is no such thing as a set list of words to describe someone. I can't tell how people actually see me. I can't even tell how I see myself. Or I would have to update the info pretty much every day, since every step I make, every person I meet, everything I see and touch, keep changing that perception. That's what makes the day worth getting up for I guess!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I discovered couchsurfing after coming back from one year in Asia (sad that I missed the thing to travel there) thanks to my new flatmates. We hosted many people, who often became our friends. So when I went to Berlin for a month, I decided to try it and surf myself! I had such a great first experience that it became one of the most expected part of the whole traveling plans... when I ever happen to make some!
I have surfed couchs and hosted Csurfers (it unfortunately doesn't appear on my profile since it was through my flatmate's)... It has changed for the best my way of meeting people and was each time very enriching and opening. I guess it helps feeling less of a stranger somewhere and also helps reminding you can be one even at home.
photography, documentary, cinema, drawing and chinese painting, Theater, Kayak, Danse, ... AND listening to music, sharing it, dancing with it, driving with it, walking, singing... (if only I could play an instrument!)
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Alejo Carpentier, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Fowles, Dikens, Steinbeck, Herman Hesse, Kerouac, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Pearl Buck, Kawabata, Maupassant, Yasushi Inoue, Marguerite Yourcenar...
Films: Terrence Malick, Kubrick, Altman, Almodovar, Kitano, Myasaki, Wong Kar Wai, Zhang Yimou, Monty Pythons, Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind, El secreto de sus ojos, Mission, The last Mohican, Another Earth, Blue Valentine, Blow up, Incendies, East Eden, Il mio fratello e figlio unico, Fried green tomatoes, Bagdad Café, The english patient, Into the Wild, the 12 monkeys army, Trainspotting, Fish Tank, This is england, Drive...
Music: Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendricks, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Creedance clearwater Revival, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Marvin Gaye, Django Reinhardt, Noir Desir, Berry Weight, Bonobo, Four Tet, Ratatat, Jacques Brel, Titi Robin, Cinematic Orchestra, Fink, Eric Clapton, Keziah Jones, Laura Marling, Mumford and Sons, Ben Harper, Laureen Hill, Jeff Beck, Buena Vista Social Club, Cesaria Evora, Manu Chao, Antony and the Johnsons, CocoRosie, Bonga, Morsheeba, Mogwai, St Germain, Patrick Watson, Beirut, Keny Arkana, Portico Quartet, Eric Satie, beth Gibbons, Kraked Unit, Yeasayer, Louise Attack, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nneka, Ayo, Buck 65... can't stop!
Countries I’ve Visited
China, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Netherlands, Palestine, Philippines, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, France, India