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To get out of my cocoon and meet new people!
I'm not sure what else I should say about myself. I need some time to think about who I am.2 weeks later...:At times, I can be cool, too damn talkative, free-spirited, spontaneous, insightful, resourceful and thoughtful (if I like your spirit and you like mine). Oh, and I'm terribly open-minded. And just so you know, I'm one of the biggest klutzes ever!!! I once walked into a blind student with a seeing eye dog. My head was glued to the ground and I was lost in my thoughts. Go figure. Sweet (frigging) irony.In general, good manners, kindness and honesty mean more to me than material things. Although I love material things!
When one door is shut. Look for another. If that second door is shut, then look for a window. If that window is also shut, then return to the shut doors and knock, maybe someone might open one of the doors and be able to help you or point you in the right direction. (Just so you know, I've fervently lived by this old saying and at times it has yielded pure amazing magic in my life).You reap what you sow. (Although that's not always the case in every situation since bad things (can and do) happen to good people and good things (can and do) happen to bad people. That is the irony of life).Try to be true to yourself and be good to others. (I've learned that being true to oneself isn't always the best way in which to live one's life. And I'm also learning to say no to others in tactful ways and to be moderately selfish in my relationships with people even as I try to be good to them and treat them as I would like to be treated)."Remember: Nothing can be called failure until you accept it as such." by Napoleon Hill.(I agree. As I tend to look for the lessons in all of my experiences, especially those that didn't turn out as planned. I've also come to realize that failure is an inevitable and natural part of life as much as success).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Presently, I'm a brand new member of the CouchSurfing community.
I've recently met-up with two CSers. The experiences were exciting. I had fun and I felt totally comfortable in their company.
Literature, reading (as many books and any written materials posted on walls, bulletin boards, or elsewhere); finance & building wealth, online research; photography; music; cooking/catering; hosting dinner parties, reiki, gardening; having genuine conversations with all types of people; modeling; fashion; traveling; shopping; enjoying great food; and serving and inspiring other people (whenever the opportunities arise)!
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Instrumental, classical, The Foo Fighters, Eminem, One Republic, Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, Envogue, Missy Elliot, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, The Wu Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard, U2, White Stripes, My Chemical Romance, Lil Kim, Depeche Mode, Macy Gray, Dolly Parton, Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, Andrea Bocelli, Nirvana, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Lucinda Williams, Biggie Small, Tracy Chapman, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Neneh Cherry, The Beattles, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Clay Williamson, Sinad O'Connor, Kings of Leon, JayZ, Kanye West, Drake, India. Arie, Paramore, Pink, Lauren Hill, Maxwell, Lenny Kravitz, Amy Winehouse, The Cranberries, David Bowie, Kerry Hilson, etc. Movies: The Dark Knight (U.S.A), The Inglorious Basterds (U.S.A), Old Boy (S. Korea), Before Sunrise (Germany), Before Sunset (U.S.A.), Dead Poets Society (U.S.A.), Pirates of the Caribbean & Its Sequels (U.S. A.), Star Wars (U.S.A.), Lord of the Rings (U.S.A.), The Matrix (U.S.A.), Pointe Break (U.S.A.), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (S. Korea), Lady Vengeance (S. Korea), Love Actually (U.S.A), Amelie (France), Fearless (China), Casanova (U.S.A), The Decalogue (Poland), Pride & Prejudice (Britain), Curse of the Golden Flower (China), Not One Less (China), Memoirs of a Geisha (U.S.A.), The Scent of a Woman (U.S.A.), Shakespeare In Love (U.S.A), Raising the Red Lantern (China), Vicky Christina Barcelona (U.SA.), Thank You For Not Smoking (U.S.A.), etc. Books: Authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philip Roth, Sylvia Plath, June Jordan, Emily Dickinson, Napoleon Hill, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, poetry, spirituality, memoirs, biographies, filmmaking, acting, finance & wealth, gemstones, Feng Shui, Reiki, Ayurveda, and Chakra cleansing, etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seeing (for myself) and standing (up) close (and personal) to Niagra Falls (at the international border between, New York, U.S. and Ontario, Canada). It was one of the greatest sites I've ever seen! Really!
Teach, Learn, Share
First, I'd like to say that none of us are better than one another in any way, shape or form. That is to say that none of us are at a higher level than the next person. More importantly, I believe that we're on the same level; however, we're simply heading in different directions like the various rays of sunlight.Second, I'd like to learn different languages such as Mandarin, Japanese, French, German, Turkish, etc. and relearn Spanish. (I took Spanish in high school for 5 years. But when you don't use it, you lose it). Also I'd like to know more about blogging, photography, and philosophy. Third, I might be able to share my love and passion for conversating, cooking Caribbean, American, Italian, and other foods with my guests.
Countries I’ve Visited
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Canada, Grenada, Kuwait, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, United States