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Oskar Kirsch

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • DJ/Promoter/Traveller
  • On the Road
  • From Berlin, Germany
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

I spent the last 9 years living in Berlin, Germany, where I finished high school and began studying business. Around the same time I developed a passion for traveling, often hitch-hiking from Berlin to spend a few days in a new place, visit a new city. Sometimes I would take a few months off, backpacking through much of Europe and Turkey, simply to experience new culture and customs, to escape the tedium of big city life.

Before long my other passion, my true calling as I see it now, began to manifest itself in new ways, leading me more towards what I felt was necessary for me to be happy in life. Shortly after moving to Berlin I became involved in the urban club culture, specifically Jungle music. Through my excitement for this form of expression, I've been able to find many like-minded people with whom I can associate myself. I wish to share this profound energy with others, and thus started deejaying.

In recent years I have been able use my passion for music to bring about great transformation on not only my own desire to live and even teach in a sense, but also on those who I've met along the path. Being able to combine this with traveling is, of course, an added bonus.

All in all I believe that anyone can find light and a reason to start everyday with a smile, despite all the obstacles one may encounter along their individual path - a path each person must choose for themselves by paying attention to their heart and souls, a path which itself is the very meaning of life.

PHILOSOPHY

"There's nowhere to go but everywhere."

Where some people are content to live an everyday life, I have a certain urge to move, to travel the world in search of some unknown adventure. I believe every person has experienced something like this at some point in their lives, a yearning for something more, some invisible force driving them to find happiness. I also believe everyone is capable of finding love and light, the only thing holding you back is yourself. Dreams aren't something to be experienced only in your sleep, with enough motivation you can live your dreams every day.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Lately I've been on the road a lot. Whether I'm surfing all around Eastern Europe and Turkey, sharing my stories, adventures and music with the people I meet, or being part of a beautiful self-sustainable community within a largely deserted part of Detroit, I'm always trying to connect with new people and cultures, experiencing new ways of living and peoples' varying persepectives on life.

Interests

deejaying, music, snowboarding, rock/mountain climbing, partying, camping, swimming, travelling, anthropology, culture, Maya, books, movies, telling stories, exchanging experiences, capoeira...

Music, Movies & Books

Music and books have played an immensely important role in my life and in shaping who I've become in the last few years. Since I moved to Berlin, I fell in love with the sounds of the underground and soon got into deejaying Jungle / Drum & Bass / Dubstep. This music has helped me to liberate myself and find my place in this hectic world!

http://soundcloud.com/jimi-handtrix

Top 10 Albums:

01-Rage Against the Machine - Self Titled 02-Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty 03-Sublime - 40oz to Freedom 04-Seeed - New Dubby Conquerors 05-Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend 06-Spearhead - Home 07-Aphrodite - Aftershock 08-The Doors - Self-Titled 09-Jimi Hendrix - Experience Hendrix 10-Cypress Hill - Black Sunday

Top 10 Movies:

01-Big Fish 02-What Dreams May Come 03-Beetlejuice 04-Down By Law 05-Pulp Fiction 06-The Yellow Submarine 07-The Fifth Element 08-Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas 09-Monty Python & The Holy Grail 10-Schware Schafe

Top 10 Authors:

01-Terry Pratchett 02-Jack Kerouac 03-Edgar Allen Poe 04-Ken Kesey 05-Tom Wolfe 06-Noam Chomsky 07-J.D. Salinger 08-Hunter S. Thompson 09-Gary Paulsen 10-Michael Crichton

In reality these lists (especially music) would be much much longer but they should give you an initial idea of my musical and literary taste..

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiking through the mountains with a weeks ration of food, climbing Mt. Washington among others, and walking Americas oldest still used trailway.

When in the mountains you have time to think about yourself and where you are going in life, not to mention getting a great workout.

Teach, Learn, Share

Travelling to new places without any worries about time or money, I've really been able to discover myself and find new direction and motivation. Backpacking through Europe and Turkey has allowed me a new perspective on life which I think can only be achieved through travel.

Fortunately there are no words great enough to describe the feelings and adventures one experiences when on the road - the only way to truly find out is to get out there and do it!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, United States

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