Ubud, Bali (Lesser Sunda), Indonesia
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Just observing the reality and enjoying it's games! I try myself in all the areas that appear interesting to me - composing music, drawing, writing, DJing, etc.
I really like to move. So far, I spent: - 16 years in Nefteyugansk, Siberia, Russia; - 1 year in Donetsk region, Ukraine; - 6 years in Tomsk, Siberia, Russia; - 2 months in Toulouse, France; - 1 year in Prague, Czech Republic; - 3 months in Saint Petersburg, Russia; - 6 months in Madrid, Spain; - 6 months in Como, Italy; - 10 months in Stockholm, Sweden; - 2 years in Mumbai, India; - 4 years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; - 7 months in Bali, Indonesia.
I have no permanent home right now, but I'm about to move to Australia later this year!
Enjoy your life! The only way to enjoy it - is to enjoy it! There are no other methods. I mean, that the happiness is not about conditions and/or environment and/or reality, happiness is about how you treat, how you interpret them. Learn to be happy and you'll always be - even the reality will appreciate it by giving you more gifts and surprises.
I believe that you can learn from anybody in this world. Imagine your worst enemy or the biggest loser you met - for sure they carry something you can learn from.
I also believe that everybody is perfectly good when born. All the bad (bad in terms of societal definition) as well as the good comes from the experience/past of the human.
I don't believe in arts as an institution - I think it's all fake. It's being moderated by the local Hitlers (I mean the nature of relationship between the supply and the demand). I enjoy arts though :) I just don't take it serious. I think creativity is the process, not the result, so you can be a very creative man while working at the bakery or at the gasoline station.
I enjoy philosophies of Carlos Castaneda, Aristotle and Taoism.
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
- I host people wherever I live; - I do surf; - I organize CS meetings; - I moderated Mumbai group; - I participated in Russian translation; - And also I ask CSers to participate in my photo sessions sometimes :)))
Hosted in Como, Italy (2007):- Bruce and Emma from the US (1)- Entyem and Cupcakegirl from the US (2)- Lauren and Crystal from the US/Italy (2) Hosted in Stockholm, Sweden (2007-2008):- Botond from Germany (2)- Mauretto from Italy (1)- Andrey & Anastasia from Russia (7)- Ricardo from Portugal (3)- Elisabetta from Italy/Sweden (2)- Rasmus & Anu from Estonia (3)- Rita & Anya from Austria (3)- Olivier from France (1)- Dario from Argentina (2)- Jana & Hanna from Slovakia/Czech Rep (2)- Thad from the US (1)- Silja from Finland (1)- Cyril from the UK/France (2)- Giorgio from Italy (2)- Miguel & Junuen from Mexico (4) Hosted in Mumbai, India (2008-2010):- Pascal from Germany (4)- Sam & Nadia from the US (2)- Jeroen from Netherlands (2)- Hilary from South Africa (3)- Marion from Australia (1)- Philippe from Canada (4)- Nelson from Belgium (2)- Alex & his mother from Russia (1)- Robert from Sweden (2)- Romain From France (4)- Pascal from Germany (2)- Steven from the UK (2)- Ana & Saac from Spain (3)- Pascal from Germany (2)- Esther from Germany (2)- Massimo from Italy (3)- Christian from Argentina (2)- Robert from Germany (3)- Fabian & Ivan from France/Russia (3)- Esther & Tobias from Germany (2)- Sameer from India (3)- Linda from the US (3)- Christine from Austria (5)- Gonzalo from Chile (4)- Pablo & Natalia from Colombia (5)- Maria from the US (2)- Fang Wei from Singapore (3)- Mehmet from Turkey (3)- Laura from Germany (2)- Michael and Lauren from Australia/New Zealand (6)- Scott from the US (5)- Betty and Darin from Poland/Australia (3)- Julien from France (2)- Ola & Marcel from Poland (3)- Valerie and Vanessa from Canada (1)- Jane and Andrea from Italy (3)- Vladimir from Netherlands (12)- Ronnie from Canada (3)- Evelyn from Austria (3)- Karol from the US (3)- Kyle from the US/Uganda (1)- Takahiro from the US/India (1)- Filip from Australia/Sweden (3)- Will from the UK (1)- Martin from Germany (7)- Joan from Spain (2) Hosted in Tomsk, Russia (2010):- Daniele & Andrew from Italy/US (1)- Julian & Elena from Barcelona, Spain (2)- Aldana & Dino from Buenos Aires, Argentina (3) Hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2010-2011):- Vanessa, Sebastian & Maxim from France (3)- Billy & Raine from New Zealand (2)- Emily & Dave from New Zealand (4)- Lukas & Nina from Poland (3)- Arturs from Latvia (1)- Aldana and Dino from Argentina (7)- Michael from Sweden (1)- Dario from Argentina (3)- Patrick from Germany (5)- Michelle & Shariel from Philippines (2)- David & Tania from Chile (4)- Kristina & Pavel from Slovakia (3)- Chris from Canada & friends (2)- Natacha from France (2)- Minn and Robby from Malaysia (3)- Pavel & Olga from Russia (9)- Mariuxy from Ecuador (2)- Judith from Netherlands (2)- Liza & Edward from Russia (5)- Claudio from Italy (3)- Vladimir from Netherlands (5)- Toto from India (3)- Peter from Czech Republic (3)- Pavel & Olga from Russia (4)- Lucas from Canada/Brazil (3) Hosted in Ubud, Indonesia (2014):- Maria from Argentina (3) Surfed: 2007- Salzburg, Austria @ Jenny (1)- Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Miha (2)- Bratislava, Slovakia @ Ondrej (1)- La Spezia, Italy @ Matteo (2)- Baronissi, Italy @ Samantha & Aniello (2)- Irun, Pais Vasco @ Ramon (2)- Madrid, Spain @ Mixailis (1)- Stockholm, Sweden @ Miguel (7)- Uppsala, Sweden @ Gabriela (2)- Cagliari, Italy @ Elena (4)- Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico @ Junuen (2)- San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico @ Miguel (15)2008- Mexico D.F., Mexico @ Roberto (2)- Milano, Italy @ Matteo (2)- Venezia, Italy @ Massimo (2)- Verona, Italy @ Raffaello (2)- Frankfurt, Germany @ Bianca (1)- Frankfurt, Germany @ Sebastian (2)- Cologne, Germany @ Ulf (2)- Dusseldorf, Germany @ Anja (1)- London, UK @ Davina (3)- London, UK @ Alain (2)- Genova, Italy @ Andrea (1)- Genova, Italy @ Franco (1)- Firenze, Italy @ Dario (2)- Modena, Italy @ Antonio (2)- Brescia, Italy @ Ercole (1)- Berlin, Germany @ Caspar (3)- Berlin, Germany @ Fina (1)- Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ruth (2)- Goteborg, Sweden @ Adriana & Johan (1)- Bremen, Germany @ Benny & Jackie (2)- Como, Italy @ Luis Alberto (5)- Paris, France @ Carlos (4)- Moscow, Russia @ Donagh (3)- Milano, Italy @ Elisabetta (3)- Lisboa, Portugal @ Ricardo (14)2011- Shanghai, China @ Mark (2)- Shenzhen, China @ Lucia & Dave (2)2012- Sydney, Australia @ James (3)- Melbourne, Australia @ Chris (2)- Melbourne, Australia @ Lynn & Peter (2)- Osaka, Japan @ Dario (4)Total hosted: 115 people, 260 nightsTotal surfed: 42 hosts, 120 nights CS meetings:Jan 06 2008: Bar @ Cancun, MexicoMar 01 2008: Clubbing @ Stockholm, Sweden *Mar 08 2008: Maslenitsa @ Stockholm, Sweden *Mar 15 2008: Clubbing @ Stockholm, Sweden *Mar 20 2008: Clubbing @ Stockholm, Sweden *Mar 21 2008: Bar @ Stockholm, SwedenMar 22 2008: Sauna & Pub @ Stockholm, SwedenMar 27 2008: Fika @ Stockholm, SwedenMar 28 2008: Bar @ Stockholm, SwedenMar 29 2008: Clubbing @ Stockholm, Sweden *Apr 12 2008: Picnic @ London, UKApr 16 2008: Bar @ Genova, ItalyApr 23 2008: Ping-pong @ Berlin, GermanyApr 27 2008: Picnic @ Copenhagen, DenmarkMay 23 2008: Clubbing @ Stockholm, Sweden *Jun 05 2008: Clubbing @ Stockholm, Sweden *Jun 13 2008: Picnic @ Paris, FranceJun 26 2008: Bar @ Stockholm, Sweden *Jun 29 2008: Dinner/TV @ Stockholm, Sweden *Sep 09 2008: Bar @ Tomsk, Russia *Oct 26 2008: Music concert @ Mumbai, India *Nov 02 2008: Dinner @ Mumbai, India *Nov 05 2008: Clubbing @ Mumbai, India *Nov 07 2008: Clubbing @ Mumbai, India *Nov 21 2008: Regular Friday meeting @ Mumbai, India *Nov 30 2008: Amb Meeting & Party @ Moscow, RussiaDec 06 2008: Cinema Club @ Moscow, RussiaDec 06 2008: Clubbing @ Moscow, Russia *Apr 05 2009: Lunch @ Mumbai, India *Apr 17 2009: Clubbing @ Mumbai, India *May 04 2009: Short Movies @ Mumbai, India *May 05 2009: Bar @ Mumbai, IndiaJun 12 2009: Bar @ Mumbai, IndiaFeb 27 2010: Clubbing @ Mumbai, India *Jun 04 2010: Clubbing @ Mumbai, India *Jul 24 2010: Picnic @ Tomsk, Russia *Oct 31 2010: Trip to Carey Island @ MalaysiaDec 17 2010: Clubbing @ SingaporeJan 03 2011: Magic Show @ KL, Malaysia *Mar 19 2011: CS Cinema @ KL, Malaysia *Apr 30 2011: CS Cinema @ KL, Malaysia *Feb 09 2012: CS Clubbing @ KL, Malaysia *Feb 25 2012: CS Clubbing @ KL, Malaysia *Mar 22 2012: CS Clubbing @ KL, Malaysia *Mar 29 2012: Social/drinks @ Sydney, Australia * - meetings organized by me
IT: inter-networking, programming, WWW
Music: DJ'ing, composing & listening (check MySpace). I love all styles except pop/mainstream/commercial stuff. Some of the all-time favorites: Amon Tobin, CocoRosie, Bent, Dabrye, Dead Can Dance, Nightmares on Wax, CunninLynguists, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Beatles and many more.
Literature: Philip K. Dick, Timothey Leary, Garcia Gabriel Hose Marquez, Julio Cortazar...
Movies: some of my favorite directors are Kusturica, Jarmusch, Forman, von Trier, Tarantino, Wenders, Kubrick. In general I like independent Hollywood or European movies. I don't like Hollywood/Bollywood blockbusters.
TV shows: Seinfeld, Dexter, Weeds, The Wire, Scrubs, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Breaking Bad.
Sports & martial arts: Aikido, gym, jogging, swimming, frisbee, currently learning Tennis and have just started diving!
Table games: backgammon, chess, kicker (table football - I'm in the Russia's Top10!).
Photography (check my FLICKR)
I'm a big fan of a good red dry wine, especially French, Italian or Spanish! Add some cool cheese and a warm company of friends and you get a perfect-perfect evening.
I'm a big fan of good non-lager beer - weissbeer, porters, non-filtered and so on. All-time favorites are "Hooegarden" from Belgium, "Krusovice cerny" from Czech Republic.
My blog in English My blog in Spanish My blog in Russian
Movie directors: Milos Forman, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Emir Kusturica, Stanley Kubrick.
Movies: "Underground", "Man on the Moon", "Arizona Dream", "Being There", "Taking Off", "Dr. Strangelove", "Das Experiment", "12 Monkeys" and many others.
Music: Everything except Commercial Pop/Mainstream (All time favorites are CocoRosie, Tryo, Fleur, Massive Attack, Portishead, Bonobo, CunninLynguists, Skinny, Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Kaliber, Trentemoller, Beatles, Mattafix, Amon Tobin, Dead Can Dance, Future Sound of London, Bent and many others).
Food: Italian, Vegetarian (I'm not a veggie though)
Fine arts: Impressionism, surrealism, cubism
Literature: Philip K. Dick, Timothey Leary, Garcia Gabriel Hose Marquez, Julio Cortazar and many many others
- I experienced a temperature of -54 C in Western Siberia, Russia, and I also suffered from +54 C in Morocco. 108 C of difference!
- I did skydiving in Siberia, Russia!
- I survived in Paris without money or accommodation!
- Me and my girlfriend prepared a borsch (Russian soup) for more than 25 people in Mexico!
I can teach English or Russian languages, fine arts (I have diploma for this), photography, music production on PC, DJ, anything related to IT.
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Czech Republic, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine
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