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have a good time, with as many people as possible in the short time i have here. it's all about the good times.
Kareem Mahmoud Nada, 19. 173 cm (5ft 8in), 100kg (220 pounds). i love to eat as my weight shows and i believe that food is my only vice. i am hopeless romantic;i believe in the old school way of treating a woman such as opening the door for her. i am currently in pursuit mechanical engineering degree from the American University in Cairo. I am currently in Los Angeles in an exchange program for a year studying at UCLA. I play Rugby and it has become a passion of mine. I am an easy going person, very easy to approach and talk to. respectful to other people, whether beliefs or political points of view. i love to have a laugh, mostly at myself. share a fun time with others. share with others. i believe in generosity and giving (kareem is actually arabic for generous). i do not proof read. i will play the devil's advocate in an argument just to present the other point of view to someone. i believe that politics is a game, but we all have to play. i dislike indifference. i will have a midlife crisis. and dont mind the beard, im just lazy.
food tastes best on two occasions, when hungry, and when shared with others. something i like to live by.
...and i do believe in RAKs (random acts of kindness)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
i play rugby. i organize events in my local university mainly in PR and fund raising. i involve myself in a mass of activities just for enjoyment and an experience. i have sang in a few talent shows when i was younger, but after puberty kicked in, my once soothing voice disappeared.
none, my friend felix introduced me to it and he found a place for us to stay for two nights in Berkeley, CA. i thought the idea of couch surfing was fascinating.
rugby, music, movies, books, philosophy, world history, religion, human interaction, stumble upon, burgers and a good shisha smoke after.
Music, Movies, and Books
I am a big movie buff. favorite english movie is 'the shawshank redmeption,'foreign movies 'old boy'(korean) 'city of god'(Brazilian).
I listen to all music, and i mean everything from hans zimmer to slipknot to tupac to the beatles.
i have read every one roald dahl's children's books except 'james and the giant peach'. george orwell, i do not appreciate books however that tell you how you should live your life such as the 'seven habits' or 'who ate my cheese?' i also do enjoy a little bit of poetry (def poetry in particular)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
licked a snake. played with monkeys. watched the sun rise and set from and in the sea on the same day. jumped of a bridge into water (it wasn't that high though). caught fish with a harpoon. i have been in the trunk of a car as my friend drifted back and forth. i have peed in a friends coke bottle and smiled as he drank it (long time ago though). graduated high school... nothing else comes to mind now.
Teach, Learn, Share
i have three siblings, all older, so i grew quick. i have been through a good amount of experiences. i am egyptian and i was there when the revolution happened (tear gas isn't pleasant). i am fortunate to come from house hold that combined tradition and old ways of thinking, yet adapted as we moved through modern times.
Countries I’ve Visited
Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Mauritius, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Egypt, United Arab Emirates, United States