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Jaki Levy

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Portuguese, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • making websites
  • i've been educated in universities l...
  • From Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil + raised in Hollywood, Florida (USA)
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

ride my bike where i cannot walk

ABOUT ME

Live in SF. Used to live in Brooklyn. Hosted many peeps.

i make things on the internet like websites, and videos (the good kind). for quite some time, i spent much of my time putting together a blog for a dance company. (http://www.misnomer.org/blog).

now, i run my own company, Arrow Root Media and also help out on a project called Freespace.

i used to teach video blogging to high school students, so they can produce, edit, and post video to video blogs - in spanish.

i'm open minded, go to burning man every year, and love riding my bike. i'm training to be a bike tour leader and am doing at least 1 triathlon this year.

Instagram : http://instagram.com/jakilevy
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jackomo
Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/jackomo/

PHILOSOPHY

seeking authentic genuine interactions.

I love this poem -

The Invitation

It doesn't interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon...
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.
I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.
I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.
It doesn't interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.
I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
Yes.
It doesn't interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Also - I've put together a resource for visitors to NYC:
Free Stuff to See + Hear in NYC though I no longer live there.

How to See FREE THEATER + DANCE IN NYC

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted + surfed. During Obama's inauguration, I stayed with over 10 couchsurfers - that was really fun. I also hosted 3 people (1 man and another couple) who all got married shortly after staying with me, but not all to each other.

Interests

cycling
yoga
blogging
video production
modern dance
theater
eating awesome healthy food
burning man

Music, Movies & Books

BOOKS
ishmael by daniel quinn
zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance is one of my favorite books.
siddhartha is a classic.
jew and the lotus is nice.
letters to a buddhist jew is easy reading, but challenging.

do you notice a recurring theme here?

MUSIC
Air, Sneaker Pimps, Tricky, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation
Pearl Jam, Zeppelin, Floyd, Phish
Rockapella

MOVIES
Shawshank Redemption, Mockumentaries, Documentaries, True Blood

One Amazing Thing I've Done

i rode my bike from jerusalem to eilat as part of a fundraiser. i also travelled across the south of the US as part of a job - 35k miles in 5 months. recently, i went to Vermont for a weekend meditation retreat. i also swam in Walden Pond in Concord, MA.

currently training for a 565 mile bike ride from SF to LA

Teach, Learn, Share

WordPress is a great platform for building a site or a blog. it's open source and has a a large online community. i've built sites with WordPress in 11 minutes flat. if you need help putting a site together to share your travel experience, feel free to contact me and i'll help you set it up!

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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