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Jasmin Kokkola

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Finnish, German, Swedish; learning Swiss German
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Photography student
  • No education listed
  • From Porvoo & Helsinki, Finalnd & Frankfurt & Berlin, Germany
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel, photograph, sleep, laugh, travel, read, insomnia, photograph, write, photograph, paint, eat, love, travel, look, see, work.

ABOUT ME

Hello there stranger!

I'm Jasmin from Finland and all over the place. I love to travel and experience new places, cultures and people and thats how I landed here.

I've been living in Berlin for two years, studying photography with a passion, working a lot, trying to travel as much as possible and at the same time experience as much as I can of what the city has to offer.

As a person I am very open and sincere. I'm pretty much always happy. Even when I'm depressed and crying my eyes out I laugh. I may come off shy/quiet sometimes, but it's because I just like to really connect with people, see them for who they are and get something interesting out of everyone. But once you know me there is no stopping! So overall I'm a pretty good and worth while person ;)

PHILOSOPHY

Laugh a lot. Hysterically.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have hosted a number of people both in Berlin and Helsinki, through couchsurfing and otherwise. Right now my life is quite busy, so I prefer not to host people... because I would like to take the time to spend time with you and show you the city I live in. After all my home is my home, not a hotel.

Now I am traveling a lot, and after all these years of hosting I'd love to try surfing with some interesting people!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

So far I have had only good experiences via couchsurfing,and I believe it will stay this way. Everyone I meet is very different, and I think thats wonderful, because it enables you to go beyond your usual limits and make friends you otherwise wouldn't have.

Interests

Photography, painting, drawing, reading, pottery, art in general, learning, thrift stores, vegetarian food&asian cooking(and, lets face it, all other cooking), cupcakes - making&eating, stuff that glisters and shines, bathing in a sauna and swimming in a lake, bookstores, puppies, especially my own, children, people in general, nature and saving the world kind of stuff, animals in general, being fascinated by the wonders of this world, big and small, acupuncture, massages, (laughter) yoga, filmssss, dancing to the fine young cannibals, early mornings and late nights, a good beer or wine with friends, candle light and starry skies, rainy days in bed with tea, sunday mornings listening to fleetwood mac records, finnish summer, warmth, good people.

Music, Movies & Books

Everything which has a cover and pages. I'm not the type to throw a book away unread! I'm also trying to catch up on classics. But I think my all time favorites have to be Haruki Murakami, Hunter S. Thompson, Anais Nin, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Gregory David Roberts and Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Music: Devendra Banhart, Caribou, Cat Power, Beirut, The Stones, Risto, Simon & Garfunkle, Fine Young Cannibals, Björk, Sigur Ros, Peaches, Jackson Five, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, The Doors, Dolly Parton, 10cc, Bats for Lashes, The Gossip, Hot Chip, Röysopp, Edit Piaf, Sibelius, Nirvana, Bob Marley, Billie Holiday, Little Esther, Bee Gees, Beach Boys, ABBA, Lady Gaga, Manic Street Preechers, Barenaked Ladies, Santana, Buena Vista Social Club, Gnarls Barkley, Ella Fitzgerald, David Bowie, Elton John, Tears for Fears, Air, The Teenagers

Films: Holy Mountain, Mango Kiss, Shortbus, Big Fish, Donnie Darko, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid To Ask, Malcom X, Two Days in Paris, The United States of Leland, Sophie's Choice, Doubt, Julie and Julia, Stay, American Beauty, James Bonds, Clockwork Orange, American History X, Natural Born Killers, Pulp Fiction, Das Wilde Leben, The Notebook, Napoleon Dynamite, Hangover, Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Godfather, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Lord of the Rings, The Graduate, Marie Antoinette, Burn After Reading, The Pianist, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Mulholland Drive, Crank, Lilja Forever, Fucking Amol, The Millenium Trilogy, Sex and the City, Mulholland Drive, Zodiac, Sweet November, Notting Hill, The Changeling, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Milk, Revolutionary Road, The Reader, Titanic, The Virgin Suicides, Ghost World, The Breakfast Club, Psycho, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Edward Scissorhands, Requiem for a Dream, Eyes Wide Shut, Der Untergang, Full Metal Jacket, Amelie, Girl Interrupted, Gia, The Shining, The Dark Knight, Lolita, Casanova, Lives of Others, Garden State, The Unbearable Lightness of Living, Schindler's List, The Truth Will Not Be Televised, The Century of the Self, Age of Stupid, Tilsammans, Inglorious Basterds, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Control, Unmade Beds, Container, Kill Bill, A single Man, Ten Things I Hate About You, Desert Flower, The Hours, Leon, The Libertine, The Secret Life of Words, Tie, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Charlotte Grey, New York I Love You, Dirty Pretty Things, House of Sand and Fog, The United States of Leland, 21 Grams, The Elephant Man, Mammoth, Sylvia, Babel, Beavis and Butthead, A Mighty Heart, Matchstickmen, Boys Don't Cry, Zodiac, Maria Full of Grace, The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, Chloe.... THE LIST GOES ON! What can I say... I'm an extremely visual person and I love stories.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The smallest grain of dirt on the street, and fields of daisies, and highway bridges, and plankton and spiders on my walls, and the taste of water on my lips, and love and hate, and all the people and the animals and things that make this world go round! It's all really amazing, you know?

visited 26 states (11.5%)

Teach, Learn, Share

Do things now.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Finland, Germany

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