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My little introduction.
Right, this is an introduction that is going to be a bit "out there", even by Couchsurfing standards. You will see as you read on. It just happend one day that I got fed up and I totally lost my mind. Life is funny like that, isn't it? You grow up having a nice life, life seems great, but despite that, you grow up to be a little fucked up and that's why you come and read things and meet people like this!
Look, if I scare off people, that is OK, because we do each other the favor and we save our time, because we would not relate well and would be bored with each other. That's perfectly fine, it is what it is. I don't see the point if making a nice front in order to appeal to as many people as possible. No, I am just upfront and I risk pre-rejection from most people in order to show myself to people who are actually great matches for who I am. So if you're freaked out and think "oh my God, no! I don't wanna meet him", then great, I saved your time and mine.
The people you love are the people who love you. That is a dictum I live by always.
I can be cheeky and I like to lightly tease, so I do appreciate a good sense of humour. I also like to joke, and it gives me great pleasure when I can "mind-fuck" people, and see the look on their faces and in their eyes, because they cannot tell if I am serious or joking. I can also be charming.
I like and live a simple lifestyle, uncomplicated, where I spend time volunteering in communities which I really enjoy, and work at odd jobs for occasional pay, therefore I always appreciate talking to people about volunteering and other places they have been to. But I can really talk about a load of things, and can tell a good story.
I like to do impersonations of people. I like mimicking people of different accents, speaking styles and mannerisms, celebrities too. That's what I do to entertain myself, Usually a private thing, but we can have fun with that. Please teach me your accent.
I have extremely mild Aspergers, however in some cases, it is not easy for me to follow and reciprocate in certain social situations, therefore if I like the impression I get from somebody, then I will make no excuse to meet him/her, I just want to meet that person.
I am an introvert but I very much enjoy having the opportunity to meet people with whom I can have an emotional connection.
Another thing, I am not politically correct, but it does not mean I accept unjustified racism, sexual bigotry or misogyny, but I equally don’t like people who believe that not being politically correct or not agreeing with them on every single thing means being a racist, sexist, neo-Nazi or fascist. (I'm talking to you Social Justice Warriors!)
I do not like bars or nightclubs, and I do not drink, therefore "night life" and partying is not something I like to do. I prefer to meet people in a more casual and relaxed atmosphere, and just get chatting to people... I appreciate spending time with my hosts/people I agreed to meet. Who knows, why not try something rather out of the norm, like chatting up middle-aged ladies who have dressed up in lovely clothes? They deserve recognition too.
I also want to say something that will most likely scare off a lot of people, and that is fine, but what I am about to say is very much a part of what I am, so do your best to understand...
...I like to hug and cuddle. I am heterosexual but I really don’t care if it is a man or woman, doesn’t make a difference to me. I like to express myself that way, and it is a very important and fulfilling way for me for feeling connected to people and to the rest of the world. You don't HAVE TO cuddle with me or hug me if you don't want to, but I just want to put it out there and let the world see it. Not easy for a lot of people I know, but it is worth it for me to say it here. There are actually groups I go to just for this, and it is really very therapeutic and is worth the initial fear.
I do not consider myself open-minded, easy-going or any of those things people say on Couchsurfing. in fact you can be surprised how horribly closed I can be about some things.
I am willing to forgive anything as long as people can admit their mistakes and errors, which we all have, we’re all like a bunch of innocent children who don’t know better anyway, but I cannot stand wilful ignorance. It really does surprise me how many people describe themselves as “open”, when experience has taught me, they are anything but open, and that are emotionally and intellectually timid! I have observed the behaviour of many men on CS, and in their minds “open” or “open-minded” really means “open to how the night between us will end”. Well, at least there is open endings.
By the way, if you are still reading after you read “I like to hug and cuddle”, then you most likely are open as you like to describe yourself. Congratulations!
Ok, I will stop writing, because I have said all that I have felt inspired to write. Thank you for reading.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Yeah good question, because I find CS is losing its spirit. I don't know how to answer this.
Well, the people I stayed with I really all enjoyed, except one, well, look, he was an extremely nice guy, but you see, he kind of tried to fuck me and I did not want that! But all in all, Couchsurfing has been a blessing!
I'm a bit lazy to write them right now. But here are my favorite things.
Music, Movies, and Books
World music of nearly any type. Also Daft Punk, Robert Palmer, Barry White, Fatboy Slim, Lynrd Skynrd, Mylo, REM, Ted Gärdestad, A-ha, Fun lovin' Criminals, Classical music...
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Game of Life and How to Win it
To be intimidated or not to be intimidated.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Power Vs. Force
Healing and Recovery (David R Hawkins)
Transcending the Levels of Consciousness (also by David R Hawkins)
Bilingual stories (to help with my languages)
Business stripped bare (by Richard Branson)
World cinema, comedy, independant film industry, true-story films, and anything with Robbin Williams.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I had an out-of-body experience. Yeah, the only amazing thing I could think of!
Teach, Learn, Share
English, because it is VERY useful and a beautiful language!
I can share my humour that lights up peoples' days.
Personal insights, that may or not be interesting for the other person.
Please let me think of more
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can help cook if they want it. I always love to cook a meal with someone as a way of being social. I also clean up always. If you want any information about online learning portals, then I can help with that! I can also help with English, as I have a lot of patience. But you also have to help me with your language if I'm learning it, ok?
Countries I’ve Visited
Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Wales
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden