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Hello everybody, I'm khaled.......( I create, paint and imagine really scary and seductive things) call that childhood memories....
I have not been doing much lately to talk about myself, but I'm a somebody with infinite passion for life, nature, love, animals, art and the unknown.
Beenlearning lately to tame myself, speak little and act instead. And now I've become way more super nice, laid- back, easy going and warm, and most importantly : down-to-earth - as seen in my picture :) I've always been a good-listener to the serious, the compassionate and the wise ones ( always appreciated that rather short chats during the gap with a PVA professor or an anonymous art-person)
The simplest things can draw a smile on my face and can make my day (like two cats chasing after each other, or a tug-war of puppies)
I have a very distinctive Arab look (you tell me) I don't claim to be handsome but I do believe I'm beautiful...(vanity...lol)
I have a very imaginative mind (feel blessed for having been like that, for it makes me able to survive through misfortunate events like losing someone I loved and/or some lost good times I had once in the past)
I'm a graduate of Arts (art-majored) from the American Univeristy in Cairo; and believe it or not, one cannot be a true artist just because had an art degree or because you can paint: been such a long story and some disturbingly annoying "Professor Vs Student" arguments, which more or less were like "Who's your daddy young man..." sort of "I still can hump on you..till you like it" that lasted for ten years until I finally managed to graduate- with honors- but on top of all if that, it was my own music in mind, my own lines against my sight, and my own brand, my new religion, U R B A N M A R I S T A N that all came to life, that moment in that place, the time of hour, that infinite space..(thanks to narcotics I suppose..) But on top of all that, I feel blessed and glad for whatever God has given to me, especially with my newly-born brand U R B A N M A R I S T A N: life could not be any better..
I still day-dream- I laugh in my sleep, a reminiscent of some silly jokes and faces- I chase cats and dogs, like they crack my mind-nut and make me wanna kiss them for hours, till I get like a paw-punch on the face or a nasty scratch or some "stay away from me you human-freak" roar: I just love those witty creatures, so cuddly and still don't wanna be touched?!
I do not get along well my family, like my whole family, parents brothers cousins nephews nieces and all the like, for the whole family is manipulative and wicked, like ganging up on each other, as if they were in some kind of a war-game or something, ignoring the fact this is life, my life, and under no circumstances it will be a battlefield on which they become rivals, like each fighting for supremacy: Not a chance! For this my life! And, I won't be any part of this battlefield! Nuff Said! (back to the chill-mode..)
Do what you need to do to sex-up the life of mystery of yours- travel to the highest depth of infinite confusion and systemize it. Find love in everything and share it with whomever runs in to you. Smoke your herbs- drink your wine- take a long bath- resort to the shade- get a pet- avoid women, kids and old-timers, especially family. Crack stupid jokes and work for passion, and drop that money thing, and those rather stupid comparisons with your so called "competitors and rivals". Do not let anybody in your bed. Dance when u feel like dancing any time of hour; it's all in there, so learn how to let it out. Watch out for the mushroom-heads..:P
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
In the mean time I'm up to anything. Been lately introduced to the CS community..got a lot to learn from old CSers.....
Sometimes surreal, pleasant and teary when the goodbye time comes. Other times so like being held in a cage, entrapped in some sort of Joseph Cornell-like Box-construct and a freak-machine...if you know what I mean...(spooks..)
I strive to keep that rather disciplined, balanced moderation almost in everything I do ( I cannot controI my emotions sometimes and therefore i must work that self-observant device all the time to stay strong, positive and drama- free) I, however, speak my mind only when I feel I'm urged to do so.. (like in this occasion) and you don't wanna hear me speak....( for you might lose your English to my Sanskrit ....not to mention the Lousy poor vocabulary) could be Autistic, or deranged, but a quick- learner and brilliant in my own way....I'm glad)
On a totally different note, these days I have a growing obsession for oriental belly dancing mixed with Mystical Whirling ( might turn that obsession into a profession when I get to NYC...)
Other than that, I'd rather be out walking my dogs or driving on the high-way and just enjoying the ride, or chilling with my friends or just enjoying a nice gathering/ party or a showcase, etc..
I like to take pictures for my own visual-enrichment process.
I like to help stray cats and dogs find new homes..We have millions of these misfortunate poor ones wandering around Cairo streets (shame! Pity!)
Music, Movies, and Books
The Beegees, Um-Kalthoum (any kind of music as long as it's not loud)
As for my movies, I'm fond of all of the Tim Burton's.
As for books, I like to read poetry, short stories, and auto-biographies (I'm up to anything I suppose)
PS. I never get tired of watching Walter Salle's Abril Despedacado.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Having spent the most spiritually-romantic weekend with a Beduin diver/fisherman in Southern Sinai.
My friend's dog giving birth.
Creating THE MARISTAN project.
Constructing a 5-meter-tall Tongue Piercing Air Sculpture to be displayed for The PVA Department, on Falaki's AUC Old Campus. (been removed after graduation I heard)
Teach, Learn, Share
I make nice bags from Tent fabrics and rhinestones. I paint mysteriously haunting ferris wheels. I china-ink really nice silhouettes for each and every human I meet. I print them on t-shirts and call my brand URBANMARISTAN. I make nice food with olive oil and vinegar and lots of olive oil.
I read mystical ancient Arabic poetry and write some myself.
I can show you some painting or box-construction techniques...or may be I can read-interpret for you some classic mystical poetry.
I can show you tricks on how to make art from whatever you may have saved for the trash or the give-away.
I can give u some really nice and quickie cooking tips for yummies and some mouth watering cocktails and wine & chocolate body-lotions ;)
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, United Arab Emirates
Countries I’ve Lived In
Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, United States