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" EVERYBODY DIES, BUT NOT EVERY MAN LIVES "
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When in a one-on-one situation I usually do more... talking > listening
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am more concerned with... my own thoughts > the world around me
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I want to... get to know others > get the task done
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I prefer someone who is... empathetic > efficient
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When judging others I am... impartial > partial
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When paying at a store I... often have conversation with the cashier > pay and leave without chit-chat
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I enjoyÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ getting to know new people > spending time with friends I know well
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I prefer speakers that communicateÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦literally > figuratively
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ It is worse to beÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ indecisive > inflexible
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ Others might describe me as more...imaginative > practical
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I take more pride in my...goals > successes
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am... free-spirited > structured
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ A quiet weekend at home is.. boring > rejuvenating
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I would classify myself as aÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ social butterfly > lone ranger
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I make decisions based on... feelings > logic
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I like to finalize decisions... only when necessary > early
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ At work I amÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ relationship-focused > task-oriented
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am more excited about what might happen... later today or tomorrow> in a couple years
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I usually... play, then work > work, then play
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I consider myself to be... an idealist > a realist
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ My work space is usuallyÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ disorganized > organized
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I enjoy a task when I... complete it > start it
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I usually leave for appointmentsÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ at the last possible moment > with extra time to spare
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ More often than not, I... am adaptable> like a plan that is "set in stone"
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ At work... I get the job done > I put things off >
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I prefer to spend time... interacting with people > introspecting
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ The prospect of social activity... usually excites me > rarely excites me
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I value....mercy > justice
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I enjoy time spent... with a group of friends > alone or with one close friend
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ My thoughts are on... what lies ahead > the "here and now"
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ My ways tend to be moreÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ revolutionary> conventional
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am governed byÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ my heart > head
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am more comfortable with...principles > rules
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I make new friends...quickly > over time
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I dislike it when people are too... insensitive> emotional
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I prefer to... see how I can change things> leave things the way they are
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When in conversation, IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦. say things as they are > am careful to avoid conflict
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ Talking about feelings and emotions is...easy > difficult
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ With people, I am more often... friendly and warm> brief and to the point
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I likeÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ to "go with the flow"> timetables and plans
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am more likely to invest in... promising new ideas> proven methods
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I have more fun engaging in... group activities> individual activities
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I prefer... "spur of the moment" activities> routine activities
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I prefer to work... in a team> alone
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I amÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦subjective> objective
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ Give me theÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ personal details > facts
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ Being the center of attention isÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ exhilarating> uncomfortable
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ My thoughts are... random> orderly
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ Clutter in my home... bothers me> is not something I notice
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I consider myself to be... social> private
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When around other people IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ start conversation> keep to myself
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I process information through.... my five senses> intuition
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ Others might perceive me as...aimless > rigid
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When there is a need to correct someone, I amÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ quick to do it > afraid to hurt their feelings
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am more interested in... future possibilities > current happenings
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am more likely to have my... head in the clouds> feet on the ground
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When dealing with problems I focus on the... people> issues
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When making decisions IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ consider the feelings of others> don't consider the feelings of others
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ Change for me is...easy > difficult
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I work better when... deciding what to do next as I go> following a schedule
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I see life.. as it could be > as it could be
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am drawn toÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦hidden meaning and inspiration > what is immediate
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ On a free night I like to... go out with friends > spend a quiet night at home
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I entertain myself with myÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ imagination > surroundings
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am most comfortable being... spontaneous> a planner
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I tend to... focus on details > see the big picture
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When the phone rings IÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ pick it up right away> wish I could ignore it
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I get energized by... exploring theories> learning facts
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ When I have a task to complete, I usually... wait until the last moment> get it out of the wayulu
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am quick toÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¦ critique > compliment
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I tend to be more... personable > reasonable
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ It is important for me to.... spend my energy > conserve my energy
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ After a social gathering I feel... energized > drained
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I consider myself to be an abstract thinker > a concrete thinker
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÂ¢ I am more likely to measure things with... approximation > total precision
Create your own visitor
THE MAN IN THE GLASS
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
and life makes you king for a day
just go to a mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
For it isn't your father, mother or wife,
who judgment upon you must pass
no, the fellow whose verdict means most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass
He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
because he's with you straight up to the end
and you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
if the man in the glass is your friend
Some people may think you're a straight-shooting' chum
and call you a wonderful guy
but the man in the glass says you're only a bum
if you can't look him straight in the eye
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life
and get pats on your back as you pass
but your final reward will be heartaches and tears
if you've cheated the man in the glass.
Dale Wimbrow 1895-1954
"Everybody dies but not every man lives.."
" Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination "
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
CouchSurfing is a huge passion of mine, I like
hosting people,making connections,learning new things from different people&cultures
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I have learned CS project while hitchiking to the North of Norway (Lofoten islands Bodo)...I have experienced my first couchsurf in Tromso.Asbjörn gave us his flat's key,his laptop and gave us two bikes.It was unbelievable experience cuz norwegian folks were not so friendly in general and dont trust foreigners.So by this way,I have ended prejudging and streotyping people.And understand that if people can trust each other,world would be better place to live.
MY COUCHSURFING FRIENDS & EXPERIENCE
* Hosted 5 belgium girls in August
* Hosted Sancar from Kazakistan
* Organized and attended 2 CS meetings in July
* Hosted Angela (Korea)
* Hosted Courtney (US)
* Welcomed alexandra and jan(www.globetour.org) to izmir and went to concert together, they have slept in their van
* Guided Carlo (France)and Marco(Spain) and rented a car and went to swimming to foça
* Guided Chad (USA),his folks to Virgin Mary,Ephesus,Birds Island..all day driving
* CS Night with Nuray(Bursa) and went to Cem Adrian Concert with Berna
* Hosted Rhi(UK) and had a nice different day together
* Second CS FREE HUGS day in İzmir (22 March 2008)
* Organized and attended "CS Chill Out İzmir" in January 2008,traveled to Ephesus,Şirince Wine Village together,hitchiked,free hugged,partied and slept.
* Hosted Lucian(Romania) and Amelie(France) in January 2008
* Surfed at Umit's house in Bodrum Turgutreis in the new years eve 2008.
* Surfed at Duygu's house in İstanbul
* Hosted Dariush (Iran) and Leni(Germany) in August 2007
* Hosted Carlo (Italy) in August 2007
* Hosted Mathieu (France) in July 2007,hitchiked to çeşme and dived together
* Traveled 2 weeks and surfed with Wita (Lithunaia) in Stavanger,Norway in 2004
* Met the CS group during my stay in Norway
* Surfed at Asbjörn in Tromso,Norway Sep 2004
* Met CS members (Cari & Dustin)during my stay in Norway,they have mentioned about CS in Lofoten Islands
Nature and sports...
Aikido and Creative Drama...
Diving and biking...
Cooking and eating...
Learning and teaching...
Music, Movies, and Books
Coupling,Seinfeld,According to Jim,How I met your mother,Scrubs,Southpark,Simpsons...
Fight Club,Star Wars,The Beach,Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,The Awakings,The Fight Club, Seven Years on Tibet, Into the Wild, The Fall... All PIXAR animations...
Trevanian,Dance of the parfume,Wampire of the mists,YaÃâ¦ÃÅ¸ar Kemal,Paulo Coelho...
Guns'n Roses,Metallica,Dream Theather,Muse,Pearl Jam,Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Dulce Pontes, Mario Frangolis,Edith Piaf,Babazula,Noir Desir, Tori Amos,
Esbjorn Svensson Trio,Opeth,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Sunset in Bosphorus Istanbul...
Nothern Lights in North Norway...
Underwater life in Ayvalık...
Social life in Butterfly Valley...
Teach, Learn, Share
I wanna share your experinces with you first of all.
Then learn about your country,language,culture,habits,traditions,cuisine...
And I wanna teach you our language,habits,culture,traditions etc...
"you leave traces of yourself wherever you go, on whatever you touch..."
Countries I’ve Visited
Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden
Countries I’ve Lived In