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to crucify the ego
"Mr. Horompoli is an outstanding person, person of the year since he was born!"
"He is my best friend."
(My best friend)
"Он был каскадёром в немецких порнофильмах."
"Such a useless stupid, I only hang out with him to gain some self-confidence, because this guy is a total mess."
(My another best friend)
"Oho!' said the pot to the kettle;
"You are dirty and ugly and black!
Sure no one would think you were metal,
Except when you're given a crack."
"Not so! not so! kettle said to the pot;
"'Tis your own dirty image you see;
For I am so clean -without blemish or blot-
That your blackness is mirrored in me"
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
It was very interesting to meet Iranian couchsurfers. They could "represent" their country in a completely different way and I was able to have an insight, rather than just walking around and listening to the official news.
Unusual, yet complete and smooth music, electronic and metal, monotonous and strange timing, all good. I, too have a band where I play the guitar. But you are never going to hear about us, don't even try.
Contemporary anything, exhibitions, architecture, music. I don't know too much about history but with time as I grow older I want to.
I play football and squash once a week, also controlling the body as Mr. Iyengar taught it should be done. On weekdays I'm trying to be as strict as possible with a very low-carb diet, I can show you an excellent bulletproof coffee recipe. :)
Unfortunately mentioning my job title (software testing) makes people stop asking question about, especially if I add that it's service management software. But it's very interesting! It's learning through experimenting.
Working in IT is not like that all people know all answers and they all know what to do and they are there just to do it. For a developer (the ultimate geek in the public eye) there are hundreds of ways creating the code and eventually they have to choose one. They have to come up smart ideas all the time, solving puzzles all day.
I was studying sociology and communication, I'm interested in people, cognition, organisations and I have to re-learn everything that could have been learned at the university. Although, most of it doesn't seem to be so useful anymore. Formal education is letting down the people, find your passion, discipline will come with it.
Music, Movies, and Books
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Bored to Death
The Office (US)
Recently I've been to a The Knife concert which really got to me. Other than nowadays I listen to Russian metal, I learnt a lot of unnecessary words for an every day conversation. :)
I like witty comedies, Phalanstery or sci-fi (both even better) movies or something psychological. Little bit struggling to keep up with recent movies though, but something along the lines of
Science of Sleep
Planet Of The Apes
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
Coffee and Cigarettes
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Mientras duermes / Sleep Tight
Death at a funeral
Started to read contemporary Russian literature: Pelevin, Glukhovsky, Sorokin and input on this is very welcome.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Talking with a "professor" from Turkeminstan on my way from Iran to Turkey about the similarities between the greek, latin, english, german and turk languages. He had a suit with him on the bus and said he was invited to a conference but very much looked like an almost homeless person. Very intelligent though, I still have his books about the languages. Also, couldn't really decide where to get off from the bus, Ankara or Istanbul. He went with Ankara at the end. I never asked him if he forgot where the conference would be. I wish him well.
Countries I’ve Visited
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine
Countries I’ve Lived In