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Jorge Armando Ocalagan

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires City, Argentina

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  • 27 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Italian
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • I'm a hostel-receptionist filmmaker
  • Studying in Buenos Aires, FILM!
  • From Panama City
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Conocer Argentina, mi nueva casa


I have been living by my own since I was 17 years old. Cinematography is my passion, everyday I re-discover that my camera is a bridge to a state of happiness and relaxation. Meeting people from other cultures is one of the things I enjoy the most, listening to travelers have made me feel closer to parts of the world I want to go to.


Ser feliz con poco, y con mucho también.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I started hosting travelers with my best friend when we were renting a big room in the financial district of Panama. I built some very good friendships, then one day I said: "What if I go to Argentina where most of my CS friends are?". So here I am now, studying what I love, and being happy.


I have been member of HospitalityClub.org the last 4 years, and had lost of very good experiences with more than 40 guests since 2007. Respect, honesty, tolerance and hospitality are my biggest learnings.


ART. CINEMATOGRAPHY. Alternative music. Acting. Cooking. Handicrafts. Sports: swimming, biking, running.

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES: Antontment Babel La Mala Educacion Rosario Tijeras Hable con ella Volver The Color Purple Brokeback Mountain Perico Ripiao Shrek Y Tu Mama Tambien Amores perros El crimen del Padre Amaro Love in the Time of Cholera Todo sobre mi madre Un rey en La Habana El Abrazo Partido Como Agua para Chocolate Sweeny Todd Forest Gump Little Miss Sunshine Los Abrazos Rotos La Piel que habito Le Scaphandre et le Papillon Slumdog Millionaire Amelie Happy Together Gege die Wand Revolutionary Road Turtles Can Fly A Separation Bruno Incendies The Burble

MUSIC:Pop rock, Bossa nova, Indie rock, Salsa, Merengue, Jazz, Jazz fusion.

Calle 13 Pureza Natural Sr. Loop Liset Alea Nouvelle Vague Esperanza Spalding Jorge Drexler Madonna Shakira (aquella que solía tocar la armonica) Bomba Estéreo Boy Dido HaBanot Nechama Alberto Iglesias Gustavo Santaolalla Dario Marianelli Buika RuPaul Balkan Beat Box Adriano Celentano Amy Winehouse BOOKS: El amor en tiempos del Cólera - Gabriel García Marquez Cien años de soledad - Gabriel García Marquez Crónica de una muerte anunciada - Gabriel García Marquez Memorias de mis putas tristes - Gabriel García Marquez La Hojarasca - Gabriel García Marquez Stupid white men - Michael Moore Al Diablo la maldita primavera - Alonso Sanchez Baute The color Purple - Alice Walker Bodas de sangre - Federico García Lorca El ahogado - Tristan Solarte Patty Diphusa y otros relatos - Pedro Almodóvar

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I made a coverage which was broadcasted two time on national television. I went to Bocas del Toro when I was a minor just with $2 USD and spent one week there while my semester final tests in high school.

I moved to Buenos Aires with U$300 and here I am!

Teach, Learn, Share

I dance ! dance!

I know how to do Macrame, a technique to make bracelets very popular between mochileros/hippies (?)

In Panama City people don't use directions such as north, south, numbers or street names; so be prepared to get lost.

Countries I've Visited

Costa Rica

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Colombia, Panama

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