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Hello fellow CouchSurfers! I'm a NYC public school teacher. Have been a math teacher for the past 10 years and I love my job because I get so much time off!
I love foreign films, music, reading, museums, running, walking into random places for no given reason. Basically I love excitement and of course I love to travel.
I love watching the BBC News, drawing (although I'm not very good at it), shopping, going out to eat, trying new types of food.
I am the type of person that helps people carry groceries across the street. Very generous, honest and giving. I also love to learn about different cultures.
I am excited about seeing all of the beauty and excitement the world has to offer!
"I have found that one of the commonest causes of unhappiness among my patients is that they are attempting to live their lives on the deferred payment plan. They do not live, nor enjoy life now, but wait for some future event or occurrence. They will be happy when they get married, when they get a better job, when they get the house paid for, when they get the children through college, when they have completed some task or won some victory. Invariably, they are disappointed. Happiness is a mental habit, a metal attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced. It cannot be made contingent upon solving some external problem. When one problem is solved another appears to take its place. Life is a series of problems. If you are happy at all, you must be happy-period! Not happy "because of."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I will participate by being a great guest/host to everyone I meet!
Am trying to create some as we speak!
New Wave/80's: The Smiths, Depeche Mode, New Order, A flock of seagulls, U2 and so many more.
Britpop: Blur, Oasis, Pulp, Keane, Coldplay, Radiohead, London Suede, Travis.
Oldies: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Led Zep, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and so much more.
90's grunge/Alternative: Green Day, Weezer, Nirvana, Red Hot Chilly Peppers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam.
Spanish Rock: Zoe, Lucybell, Soda Stereo, Caifane/Jaguares, Los Enanitos Verdes, Gustavo Cerati, Babasonicos, La Ley.
Music, Movies, and Books
Bridget Jones's Diary
500 DAYS OF SUMMER
Real Women Have Curves
Life Is Beautiful
Lost In Translation
Bowling For Columbine
The Color Purple
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
City of God
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
50 First Dates
The Wedding Singer
The Joy Luck Club
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood
Dumb and Dumber
The Nanny Diaries
All Jason Bourne Movies
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
Life and Debt
All Spiderman films
Anything from the 60's
The Beach Boys
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Death Cab For Cutie
The Radio Dept.
Los Enanitos Verdes
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Juan Luis Guerra
Tears for Fears
Pet Shop Boys
Flock Of Seagulls
500 Days of Summer
Too many to list. Usually non-fiction.
The Audacity Of Hope
The Diary of Anne Frank
Fast Food Nation
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Life of Pi
The China Study
House of Bush, House of Saud
Goodnight Bush (a parody)
Stupid White Men
Dude, Where's My Country?
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hiked and skied over glaciers (over 100 miles) from Juneau, Alaska to Atlin, British Columbia for 2 months of my life (summer of 96).
Teach, Learn, Share
The best thing you could do is to give without expecting anything in return.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Iceland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Dominican Republic, United States