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The plan is to let plans change
I love to question modern mythology, be surprised by people, discuss things with people who don't present their opinions as facts and laugh at stuff aloud even when no-one else gets the absurdity of it.
..eeeh, you don't live to define yourself, so..enough of this micro introduction:)
To be myself wherever I go and whomever I'm with, yet at the same time being open to changes.
In order to be interestING, you have to be interestED.
Life is a museum, not a store (just a sweet article I really liked: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/01/life-is-a-museum-not-a-store/)
Once again: I need to accept that it is impossible to describe your own personal philosophy. It's always tempting to create that sort of "package" of yours, to be able to present it to people: this is what I look like, what I like to think about, that movies I find cool,and so on. It's obviously good to reflect on yourself, but..maaan, you just meet me and no description will be needed (and just like I won't need yours!)
And yet, here's a (very long, I know:) beautiful quote I think many CSers are consciously (or not) following, simply by being kind:
"There is only one thing that I’ve discovered, this great awakening or enlightenment. And that is as a human being, given that we’re here, we can live in ways that cause tremendous suffering and fear and confusion for ourselves and others where we get really lost, or we can live in ways that have freedom and graciousness and ease, which is sometimes called enlightenment or wisdom or awakening, and that what’s possible for you as a human being is to see this mystery, to live in a different way, or to be lost. And I offer the teachings of awakening for you, if you wish. Because it’s...it’s probably the most beautiful way you can use your human life."
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have only surfed before (which was, obviously, awesome:), and will host people once I get my own place (that is, NOT a college dorm)
Ah, what a discovery CS has been for me!
So many engaging chats, nice walks, and even bicycle/motorbike rides!
languages, literature, politics, film, contemporary music, stand up comedy, writing, consciousness..., ..., PEOPLE.
You know how difficult it is to squeeze everything into several words!! If you think it's possible then..it could only mean you're a bit of a boring person >:D
- pub crawls
- rock music
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Little Miss Sunshine, Everything is Illuminated, Memento, Lost in Translation, Amores Perros, City of God, Trainspotting, Truman Show, American History X, Vanilla Sky, Love Actually, Snatch, Life is Beautiful, Fight Club, 21 gram, American Beauty, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Forest Gump, Matrix, Donnie Darko, Requem for a Dream, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fountain, The Prestige, V for Vendetta, Amelie from Montmartre, Dancer in the Dark, Hable con ella, Leon, Perfume, The Fall, Toto le Heros, Control, Underground, Diarios de Motocicleta, Darjeeling Limited, Blade Runner, Royal Tenenbaums, In the Name of the Father, Tropa de Elite, One Flew over the Cockoo's Nest, anything by John Pilger
Anything by Oscar Wilde, Umberto Eco, Kurt Vonnegut, George Orwell, Albert Camus, Alan Moore, Antanas Škėma, Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Henrikas Radauskas, Alfonsas Maldonis, Alan Watts, Krishnamurti, Jack Kornfield; Robinson Crusoe, Three men in a boat, To Kill a Mockingbird, East of Eden;
Damien Rice, Dry The River, Mumford and Sons, Gogol Bordello, Glen Hansard, Devotchka, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, The Killers, The Decemberists, The Chemical Brothers, Bloody Beetroots, Chase and Status, ...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
a ferry trip to Sweden, partying under a baywatch tower at night in Lithuania, unsuccessfully looking for an open place to eat during Thanksgiving in Boston and ending up eating a sandwich from a 24/7 store, partying on a hostel roof in Istanbul, roadtripping to Portugal and losing a friend there (there's a happy ending to this:), finding my way from the bus station to the hostel at 4am in Barcelona, "illegally" staying for an extra night in a Moroccan hostel, climbing those thousands of steps in Shumen, partying in local pubs in Marrakesh, smuggling beer into Barça's metro at night, skipping the whole afternoon of a rock music festival just to have a swim in a lake, travelling from Bucharest to Varna in a car with a woman, her old dad and a baby (???:), dragging my huge suitcases on a metro, tram, and buses to the airport in Istanbul, crying like an idiot at my sister's wedding party, having fun at a beach party in Singapore for a conference closing event, dancing to Steve Aoki in Toronto, dangerously clinging to my travel companion on a motorbike in Laos on our way to a breathtaking Lagoon (and back:), saying "holy shit holy shit this is f-in' amazing!" on my way to Maya Bay in Phi Phi, a dip in the Ganga, watching a paddle boat almost sink in Estonia, having a booze-nic in Warsaw, panicking and almost falling into a canyon in Palestine, climbing those hundreds of steps in Petra, wandering the streets of Budapest with my friends on January 1st wearing balloon hats, packing my stuff and moving to Brazil, writing this list:)))
and still, wouldn't you agree that the most precious things are all the friends we make on our way?
Teach, Learn, Share
Languages, music, laugh ;)
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Hungary, Lithuania, Palestine, Spain, Thailand, United States