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I'd like to prove to myself and to those around me, that people are better than what they seem in the news.
Oh, it's always so hard to talk about yourself...
I'm a student in Russia, right now on an exchange program in Strasbourg. I'm just walking through this life, one failure at a time.
Some people think I have a weird but good sense of humor. I think that I was lucky to meet those who can appreciate it.
I'm pretty sarcastic, especially in regards of my lovely self.
I haven't traveled much, but the first time I left motherland was for a foreign exchange program. So, I was 15 and left for a year to live in the absolutely alien to me culture. And that's where I found out that getting to know and love a place is only possible through getting to know and love people.
Generally, I'm a bit shy, but in the process of surviving a life-long battle with my shyness. All I need is thinking that the person next to me is anywhat interested in what I'm saying.
Good at working, even better at partying. x'D
One cannot learn about another place from the news, or just visiting it. Getting to know a place is only possible through living there or through people, who live there and love it with all their hearts.
And I guess, one should often change the scenery around, to find or yet better create the perfect place for oneself.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Being a poor student living in the dorm, all I can do is hope that my company could make a couple of evenings nicer for the host. Or the lonely traveller. I have quite a few amazing stories from the life of a Russian student to tell.
Not much, but everyone needs somewhere to start. :3
Not that long ago a realised that I had spend more than 2/3 of my life studying. Something tells me that after that one becomes a professional.
Other than that I'm interested in learning languages: I find it amazing, how a sentence becomes a little puzzle that you have to put together. I love Japanese modern culture, board games and reading anti-utopic sci-fi.
Did a bit of robotics in high school, and I'm still amazed with it. Hope to work one day in the field, connected with that.
- board games
Music, Movies, and Books
I love anime and manga, watch an unhealthy amount of TV shows. But it's pretty hard to keep track of the things I really liked.
I love antiutopic books, sci-fi, Remark, Dostoevski, and all those "young adult" novels. I know, a lot of people believe that it's a really bad taste, but I can do nothing. I enjoyed every page of Hunger Games and Uglies, despite the fact that I'm too old for that stuff.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Probably, the thing, I'm most proud of is being part of a robotics team. Making something awesome with your own hands, seeing it work – priceless.
I volunteered during the Paralympic Games in Sochi. It was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had: being a part of a historic event, being a part of an amazing team, sharing excitement of the games with those around, and being inspired by those amazing people.
I would say my hobby is changing the scenery. Not that long ago I realised that over the last 6 years I haven't once spent my birthday (which is in September) in the same city or with the same people. Sometimes it makes me sad, and sometimes excited.
Teach, Learn, Share
Well, one learns something new everyday. I've met the guy, really into astromony, who was super excited to meet someone from Russia. On the question why, he said: "But that's such an amazing place! Just imagine, the area of your country is bigger than the area of Pluto!"
I would like to learn about the place I'm visiting or may be some amazing skill the people around posses.
Don't know if I have much to share, except for some random experiences I've encourterd over the last few years.
Countries I’ve Visited
France, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Russian Federation, United States