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Leading a meaningful life. Being a citizen of the world.
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Refer to my brain... As far as I can tell you "It's best to laugh than to cry" and "Get it properly done. Now!"
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm new in the cs project, but so far the people here seems really cool, and if there's something that I can do for a fellow traveler that's passing by this town: welcome!
Come visit for a cup of coffee and a talk...
I have been touring people around for a really long time now, I host, I have surfed only on the couches of people I know or CSers that I have hosted before, I have found groups really helpful, specially Classifieds, I found all of my roommates in Bogota there.. and finally I exchange tips on traveling with people.. Love to give pointers on what to see in the cities that I have lived in and I am really grateful for all of the help Couchsurfers have given me with tips on either traveling or moving to a new place.
So far... I've met Erika and Desirée. Showed them around Cali and partied with them (Awesome!). Befriended as soon as we met.
I met Eduardo, a Mexican, for a cup of coffee in Lyon, France. He's really cool.
I've been in one CS Cali event. Salsa dancing at Blues brothers.
While I was in Lyon, there was a CS group that helped me a lot. A little announces kind of thing.
And I've been trying to create a Language exchange group in Cali... But so far, no one is interested. :(
Think that's pretty much it.
Update: I have found a place to live in Bogotá and an awesome roommate thanks to CS.
I have met some really wonderful people and showed them a little of Colombia.
I have hosted some surfers on my Bogotanian couch and showed them around. Was super happy to get their insight on life.
Cinéma (Fuckin luv it! Like François Truffaut once said: "What's more important? Cinema or life?!"), languages, engineering, plotting to become a multimillionaire with world changing ideas, dieing to see the world, day dreaming/Future guessing (Not so much lately). I love the vlogs on Youtube... Got more than too much subscriptions. Love Flickr. I like art (That came out bimbo-ish)... I like to write...Pf.... Don't know what else... It's a pain to write this kind of things... TED.com!
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Too many to count, I'm a film freak. I have a thing for mockumentaries, weird looking French movies, New York related stuff, black humor and The sweetest thing. Update: I embrace the inner Asian and admit that I LOVE Asian cinema, ex: Horror movies (The eye 10 and Dumplings come to mind) and funny movies (Stephen Chow's Shaoling soccer and Kung fu hustle, and 100 pounds beauty).
Music: I'm far to all over the place. The ones that comes to mind.. Noir Désir, Vive la fête, Feist, Sliimy, Indochine (As far as frenchies go...). CSS, Lilly Allen (Fuck u!), Pink (as far as girl power goes)... Psycodelich rock (I should have lived the 60's). Pop-ish stuff. Love the 90's (Blur!)... Salsa aletosa (Rebelion!)... Madonna... funk, soul... Big band jazz... Weird sounding Beatles. Indie (Aka the other mainstream)... I like the soundtracks of some movies (Rent comes in mind)... Musica para planchar while karaoking... Electronic (Not a genre... More a piece of life. I like electro and dance. Love Arman van Buren)... Electro folle: Christophe! "Berlin m'appelle"..... "whatever"?
Books: Right now I'm reading a lot about anthropology and a book by Amelie Nothomb: Stupeur et Tremblement (love the movie too). Update: I feel like books find a way into your life when you most need them, right now I read: Stealing like an artist.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seen the diary of Anne Frank for my birthday.
Drinking coffee at Luxembourg.
Seen a Van Gogh and a Manet up close.
Living in Europe for 6 months. (One word Erasmus).
Gazed at the Seine with a dear friend..
Planted a tree.
Moved my life to another continent. Twice. Once to Asia, childhood dream.
Went to NYC. The trip that took me to Asia allowed me to go for the first time to a dream city of mine. I got to be there with a dear friend and among the cool stuff I got to do were: Going to Stonewall, going clubbing (I did a pub crawl kind of thing, even the Limelight), saw the film/fashion/artsy side that I love and cool highlight, for just a little bit, I got to feel as a local while wandering in the city. Thank you so much, Kapo.
Showed people around in Bogotá. I learnt to love that city in big part thanks to CS.
Going to Japan. It was a childhood dream and I'm going to go back, next time with some knowledge of the language.
Going to Singapore for the Pink Dot. Saw Wei, Pavel, the city and this BEAUTIFUL event. The city was awesome too, the infinity pool view of the Singapore ports and bays is breath taking. And the people I met there were amazing. K, Jhon, Daniel, just to name a few.
Seeing the port and the HSBC tower in Hong Kong. Engineering childhood dream. Hong Kong proper was awesome too. I say that it's a mesh between Tokyo and NYC.
Learnt a fourth language in a second language: Learning German in English, in the Philippines.
Working in Maersk. It has been CRAZY but it has given me so much.
All ocean related events in the Philippines: Sleeping under the stars, seeing a paper lantern, going to a full moon party, going in this spider boat thingies, daydreaming while getting lost in the ocean...
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: A language, maybe?
Learn: I'd love to learn how to cook (Priority one)... get tips to get the hell out of here again (Hahahah)... To take proper photos (The art courses that I've had... Had stayed in abstract). Portuguese/Italian/Japanese/Korean/Chinese... And origami! Ja!
Share: I love sharing anecdotes, films and music... And funny as hell tv references (The soup, anyone?). Nah, just kidding.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Colombia, France, Japan, Philippines