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Emmanuel Garcia

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 34 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Italian, Spanish; learning Polish, Portuguese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student
  • learning a lot from this university ...
  • From Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travelling around the world meet people hear other opinions try to understand others points of view, find people who will be able to make me smile and to make smile other people. discover who i am and what is really important for me in life enjoy the life

ABOUT ME

Hi :) I'm Emmanuel, i'm a young guy who is trying to find what i want in life, what is important and make me happy, and what make me unhappy as well, also how flexible I am, how much I am able to understand and accept from other cultures and discover how far I can go in order to suit new situations but trying my best to keep myself still being myself.

I really like travelling meeting new people, listening other opinions, others life's stories and creating my own ones in every adventure I have. Every trip is a box full of surprises waiting to be discovered. I'm a frienldy person very social, sometimes I could talk toooooooooo muuuuch :/ ... I love doing sports... I like life outside... office jobs are not for me :) I'm talkactive, outgoing, friendly, moody, complicated, stubborn, not good at leading but very good as the right hand and sometimes stingy/tight but this is only sometimes and because I want to be able to do many things and as I usually don't have much money so I try to do my best to make it last...

I don't need luxurious things to be happy. I like simple things, I really like sharing time with friends and have a nice conversation, share something to eat and drink, watch movies together, discuss about different topics, play games (especially sports or boardgames) I respect everybody with different thoughts, personalities, tastes, etc.

PHILOSOPHY

I'm too concentrated analasing others philosophies that I kind of forgot which is my own philosophy of life but maybe the thing is that I'm still building one. But in general I try to respect everybody and everybody's ideas and not to label people. " I just read this question here. "why do you live your life?" wow.. this is complicated to express.. I live it because, I want to see, experience, do, learn, improve, etc as much as I can and because is much less boring than not to live it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I sometimes attend CS meetings specially since i move to Berlin. I met some people for coffee while traveling and i hosted and i 've been hosted a couple of times.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It has always been a positive experience, I like the concept of meeting new people every week from different part of the world, and there is always so many different activities that the people can join.

I would like to host more often and also travel maybe short distance to another cities during the weekend in order to meet new places and people and on a later stage make a long trip around...hmm the world maybe and use couchsurfing to find places to stay and meet some locals.

Interests

I really want to learn many languages... Improve my portuguese and polish, start with french, russian, dutch, hebrew and one nordic one...

I want to learn about the history and culture of the places.

I want to go to more rainbows gathering. i went to my 1st one on may 2011 in a small village in Poland called javornik near the border to ukraine and it was a beutiful experience.

I'm curious about theater but i haven't done much so far.

I also would like to play an Instrument but I suck in this area too, i'm considering buying a djembe to start with something.

Music, Movies & Books

I hardly ever read :/ yes i know it's sad, but in my family and surrounds that wasn't a common activity and my cousiosity as a child developed towards other things and at least i'm not so much into read long texts. My problem is that i want to do everything at the same time so I rather read 20 "first pages" of 20 different books than 1 whole book but i guess this is not enough to consider myself a reader. :) I just find difficult to concentrate I always get distracted but the few times that I read books (mostly of the times were books that i had to read for school) i really enjoy it so maybe one day i will read another book ;)

about music i like kind of everything that make me feel alive and has rhythm. reggae, rock, jazz, swing, balkanic music, ska, etc.... i also have my heavy, punk and romantic moments

movies: i like horror movies, drama, action, romantic, etc. I like when movies expose the real lives situation and the real human behavior. for example I really like "american beauty"

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Maybe i won't impress many of you with this but for me i think is quite amazing to see how my life has changed in the last years since i left my hometown for the first time.

To live in Europe is actually quite amazing (even if sometimes can be hard to be so far from home, family, friends, culture and this could mean that many times I can't get certain people understanding me), unfortunatly i got use to many things and i m not able to appreciate all these positive things all the time but sometimes I m able to remember it.

I've been to Lapland in Finland during the Summer and it was amazing to see 24hs Sunshine a day!

Another amazing Thing is: THERE WAS A GUY PLAYING MUSIC IN THE METRO AND AN OLD MAN GAVE HIM SOME COINS BEFORE HE GOT OFF. ONCE IN THE PLATFORM THE OLD MAN WALKED TOWARDS A RUBISH BIN AND LOOKED FOR BOTTLES TO COLLECT :)

Amazing is also to look back and find so many anecdotes, new people, new knowledge, etc

Teach, Learn, Share

don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. some of the 40-years-old I know still don't.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Ireland

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