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Mustafa Uysal

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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Overview

  • 70 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Italian, Norwegian
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • Dreamer, imaginer, follower, leader,...
  • Bornova Anadolu Lisesi ++ İstanbul B...
  • From İzmir
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

" EVERYBODY DIES, BUT NOT EVERY MAN LIVES "

ABOUT ME

•• When in a one-on-one situation I usually do more... talking > listening • I am more concerned with... my own thoughts > the world around me • I want to... get to know others > get the task done • I prefer someone who is... empathetic > efficient • When judging others I am... impartial > partial • When paying at a store I... often have conversation with the cashier > pay and leave without chit-chat • I enjoy… getting to know new people > spending time with friends I know well • I prefer speakers that communicate…literally > figuratively • It is worse to be… indecisive > inflexible • Others might describe me as more...imaginative > practical • I take more pride in my...goals > successes • I am... free-spirited > structured • A quiet weekend at home is.. boring > rejuvenating • I would classify myself as a… social butterfly > lone ranger • I make decisions based on... feelings > logic • I like to finalize decisions... only when necessary > early • At work I am… relationship-focused > task-oriented • I am more excited about what might happen... later today or tomorrow> in a couple years • I usually... play, then work > work, then play • I consider myself to be... an idealist > a realist • My work space is usually… disorganized > organized • I enjoy a task when I... complete it > start it • I usually leave for appointments… at the last possible moment > with extra time to spare • More often than not, I... am adaptable> like a plan that is "set in stone" • At work... I get the job done > I put things off > • I prefer to spend time... interacting with people > introspecting • The prospect of social activity... usually excites me > rarely excites me • I value....mercy > justice • I enjoy time spent... with a group of friends > alone or with one close friend • My thoughts are on... what lies ahead > the "here and now" • My ways tend to be more… revolutionary> conventional • I am governed by… my heart > head • I am more comfortable with...principles > rules • I make new friends...quickly > over time • I dislike it when people are too... insensitive> emotional • I prefer to... see how I can change things> leave things the way they are • When in conversation, I…. say things as they are > am careful to avoid conflict • Talking about feelings and emotions is...easy > difficult • With people, I am more often... friendly and warm> brief and to the point • I like… to "go with the flow"> timetables and plans • I am more likely to invest in... promising new ideas> proven methods • I have more fun engaging in... group activities> individual activities • I prefer... "spur of the moment" activities> routine activities • I prefer to work... in a team> alone • I am…subjective> objective • Give me the… personal details > facts • Being the center of attention is… exhilarating> uncomfortable • My thoughts are... random> orderly • Clutter in my home... bothers me> is not something I notice • I consider myself to be... social> private • When around other people I… start conversation> keep to myself • I process information through.... my five senses> intuition • Others might perceive me as...aimless > rigid • When there is a need to correct someone, I am… quick to do it > afraid to hurt their feelings • I am more interested in... future possibilities > current happenings • I am more likely to have my... head in the clouds> feet on the ground • When dealing with problems I focus on the... people> issues • When making decisions I… consider the feelings of others> don't consider the feelings of others • Change for me is...easy > difficult • I work better when... deciding what to do next as I go> following a schedule • I see life.. as it could be > as it could be • I am drawn to…hidden meaning and inspiration > what is immediate • On a free night I like to... go out with friends > spend a quiet night at home • I entertain myself with my… imagination > surroundings • I am most comfortable being... spontaneous> a planner • I tend to... focus on details > see the big picture • When the phone rings I… pick it up right away> wish I could ignore it • I get energized by... exploring theories> learning facts • When I have a task to complete, I usually... wait until the last moment> get it out of the wayulu • I am quick to… critique > compliment • I tend to be more... personable > reasonable • It is important for me to.... spend my energy > conserve my energy • After a social gathering I feel... energized > drained • I consider myself to be an abstract thinker > a concrete thinker • I am more likely to measure things with... approximation > total precision

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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

PHILOSOPHY

"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

Congratulations! Félicitation! Felicitazione! Felicidades! Felicitats! Glückwunsch! تهنئة 恭喜 Felicitação! Čestitke! Blahopřání! Gratulation! Felicitatie! Õnnitlus! Onnittelu! Συγχαρητήρια! כל הכבוד! Gratulálok! مبارکPowinszowanie! Felicitação! Честитке! Lyckönskningar! Поздравляю! Tebrikler! Поздравления! تبریک おめでとう Til lukku or til hamingju! GEFELICITEERD! Parabéns! Gourc'hemennoù! 축하합니다!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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

Interests

Nature and sports... Aikido and Creative Drama... Diving and biking... Cooking and eating... Learning and teaching...

Music, Movies & 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,Yaşar 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, Massive Attack,Coldplay,Radiohead, Esbjorn Svensson Trio,Opeth, Cake...

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

Norway, Turkey

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