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I want to meet people from different cultures.
I like travel, and am joining couchsurfing to meet new people more often. When traveling, I definitely prefer meeting local people, over just staying in a hotel and visiting the landmarks.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have not hosted at my couch yet, but have shown visitors around. I have surfed a good bit more.
Listening live/recorded music.
Biking, swimming, or hiking, and other physical activities.
Driving on scenic roads.
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite fiction author at this moment: Mishima Yukio.
Favorite non-fiction author and sometimes in fiction too: David Foster Wallace
"Working" by Stud Terkel
Hindi books: Nirala, Muktibodh, Mahadevi Varma, 'Ek Lota Paani'
Some old Indian books including Ramayana and Mahabharat.
Music: non-mainstream hip-hop [e.g. Immortal Technique], blues [Burnside, J. Lee Hooker]
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Ud. Amir Khan, Ud. Vilayat Khan, Veena Sahastrabuddhe
Folk music of most cultures.
Movies: Kurosawa, Ozu, Kitano Takeshi, "Taste of Cherry", Gobind Nihalani
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I saw a spider making it's web on a tree, by a creek. It was spiraling out as it wove the web. In the background was the setting sun. Felt good for the spider.
Teach, Learn, Share