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Peak

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  • 187 Positive References
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  • Learning English, French, Hindi, Thai
  • 106, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • photo dork under disguise of a loiterer
  • I learn from other people's mistakes
  • From Phijit/Bangkok, Thailand & Los Angeles, CA
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About Me

Disclaimer : May 2015

The majority body of this content below hadn't been updated since 2010. I'm leaving it alone. The wall of text-list of people I hosted and hosted by, looked better when the old site allowed html links. The formatting issues are beyond my control.

We are currently working on our home in a lovely village on the famous wine route of Alsace. We are aiming to be able to host at least 4 families at a time (up to 6, with own room) at our compact home.

Summary of life since 2010 :

2010, Unofficial move to France which later turned official.

2011, I went back to the U.S. to tour with a veteran punk band around US/Canada. It was the last time I was there.

2012, I got married & produced a baby.

2013, We took a family trip to Vietnam with our 14 month old and while I was 7 month pregnant. Good times were had by all AND the trip was televised on France 3 TV channel.

2014, the second baby arrived in the early part of the year.

2015, working on our house in a small picturesque Alsace village.
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CURRENT MISSION

to make life, work, passion, and dreams one entity. To follow through with my smack talk.

ABOUT ME

free floating firing neuron, subtly reactionary, embracer of cynically realist streaks, vaguely guided by transcendental idealism, permanent lover of everyday heroes, in the arts, and any other skills that come with dedication, passion, and time - even more with innovation. generally fascinated with assorted well-rounded intelligent, exceptional humans, especially those who are just as willing to give some out-landish collaborative thing a try for even the smallest chance of an advancement for individual... and societal's mind adventure and later, mental growth.

PHILOSOPHY

Quoting is so unoriginal. I can't help it but to cite someone else's who put it together better than I could.

"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." - Theodore Rubin

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being." - Goethe

These are pretty much my underlining principles - conviction, perseverance, believing in the best of people and holding them to it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

as much as I can...within reason

disclosure

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

hosted a (large) handful, sometimes at once - they all took it at their own risks, and we all had fun

Co-Hosted in Strasbourg :
Katie and Gavin : 3 days, 2011 Jan 2-4
Sanne and Sarah : 1 day, 2010 Jan 1-2
Lila and Romain : 3 days, 2010 Dec 28-30
Eugene and Lee : 1 day 2010 Dec 29-30
Lachie Ward and Corey : 2 days 2010 November 3-5

Hosted in Bangkok :
Aura: 1 day 2010 Jun 10-11
Kiva: 6 total days 2010 May 28-29, Jun 4-9
Ala and Eric: 3 days 2010 Jun 4-7
Phillipe and Anais: 3 days 2010 Jun 5-8
Jakob: 2 days 2010 Jun 4-6
Julian: 1 day 2010 Jun5-6
Evelyne: 5 days 2010 Jun 1-6
Travis: 5 days 2010 May 31-Jun 5
Aley: 8 days 2010 May 27-Jun4
Phoebe : 23 total days 2010 Apr 5-18, 30-May 2, 22-23, 28-29, 31-Jun 4
Tom: 8 days 2010 May 25- Jun 2
Alexis: 4 days 2010 May 29-Jun 2
Gio: 3 days 2010 May 30-Jun 2
Louie: 2 days 2010 May 31-Jun 2
Ming and Hanna: 5 days 2010 May 27-Jun 1
Jeff: 4 total days 2010 May 22-23, 27-30
Begonia: 5 total days 2010 May 12-14, 26-29
Moshe: 7 total days 2010 Apr 26-May 3, 26-27
James and Phil : 1 day 2010 May 25-26
Peter: 1 day 2010 May 25-26
Feraz: 4 days 2010 May 22-26
Maisy: 2 days 2010 May 22-24
Maria and Jacome : 3 days 2010 May 17-20
Karina : 5 days 2010 May 15-20
Frieder, Estella, and Serpil : 5 days 2010 May 18-23
Emily : 3 total days 2010 May 9-11, 21-22
Daniel : 4 days 2010 May 19-22
Karina : 5 days 2010 May 15-20
Julian and Arun: 4 days 2010 May 15-19
Nat : 9 days 2010 May 9-18
Jeff: 9 total days 2010 Jan 20-22, Mar 25-27, May 15-18
Jakob : 7 days 2010 May 10-17
Jimmy : 17 days total 2010 Apr 23-29, May 6-20
Tyler and Ben : 4 days 2010 May 13-17
Jani : 4 days 2010 May 13-17
Jessi and Nora : 4 days 2010 May 13-17
Nick and bro David : 4 days 2010 May 8-10,15-17
Benny : 2 days 2010 May 13-15
Begonia : 2 days 2010 May 12-14
Anthea and Ofer : 7 total days 2010 Apr 22-26, May 10-13
Vanessa : 9 days 2010 May 5-14
Patryk : 2 days 2010 May 11-13
Mathias : 11 days 2010 May 1-12
Narcis : 13 days Apr 29-May 12
Winston : 1 day 2010 May 10-11
Georgi : 2 days 2010 May 9-11
Liliya and Siarhia : 9 total days 2010 Apr 26-May 4, 9-10
Gyuri and Maja : 2 days 2010 May 8-10
Olivia : 7 total days 2010 Apr 13-16, 29-May 1, 5-6, 9-10
Katharina: 4 total days 2010 May 3-6, 8-10
Christina : 4 days 2010 May 5-9
Paula : 11 total days 2010 Apr 1-6, May 4-10
Ian : 14 total days 2010 Mar 25-30, Apr 30 - May 9
Michal and Anna, The Germans
Chris and Julie : 11 days 2010 Apr 28-May 9
Lottie : 4 days 2010 May 4-8
Benjamin : 3 days 2010 May 5-8
Ari : 2 days 2010 May 4-6
Valérie, Eve and Evelyn : 4 days 2010 May 2-6
Katharina : 3 days 2010 May 3-6
Marcel : 4 days 2010 May 1-5
Janny: 2 days 2010 May 2-4
Jay (and later Shawn) : 4 total days 2010 Apr 27-30, May 2-3
Tanya and Alexis : 1 day 2010 May 2-3
Guillaume and Sebastien : 7 total days 2010 Apr 15-19, 26-27, 30-May 2
Bruno : 10 days 2010 Apr 22-May 2
Dani: 6 days 2010Apr 26 - May 2
Harry : 5 days 2010 Apr 24-29
Anna : 3 days 2010 Apr 24-27
Demitri : 6 total days 2010 Mar 20-Apr 2, 24-26
Katja : 7 total days, 2010 Jan 14-19, Apr 10-11, 22
Lev : 9 days 2010 Apr 13-22
Jonathan and Kristine : 4 days 2010 Apr 18-22
Mariloue and Christopher : 4 days 2010 Apr 18-22
Pedro and Ana : 2 days 2010 Apr 20-22
Medy : 3 total days 2010 Mar 21-23, Apr 20-21
Lora and Dima : 6 days 2010 Apr 15-21
Wiebke : 1 day 2010 Apr 20-21
Ethan : 4 days 2010 Apr 17-21
Giuseppe : 6 total days 2010 Apr 12-17, 19-20
Henna and Tom : 5 days 2010 Apr 15-20
Daniel : 12 days 2010 Apr 8-20
Lorenzo : 36 days 2010 Mar 5-6, 14-Apr 19
Frieder : 3 days 2010 Apr 14-17
Tim : 4 days 2010 Apr 12-16
Astra and Kali : 5 days 2010 Apr 11-16
Nick : 4 days 2010 Apr 12-16
Rob : 2 days 2010 Apr 13-15
Vander and Carla : 3 days 2010 Apr 11-14
Jonathan : 1 day 2010 Apr 11-12
Danielle and Bernadette: 4 days 2010 Apr 7-11
Violaine : 4 days 2010 Apr 7-11
Sara and Cale: 3 days 2010 Apr 6-9
Steve: 22 days 2010 Mar 17-Apr 8
Paula: 5 days 2010 Apr 1-6
Sarah and Ben: 3 days 2010 Apr 1-4
Jos: 7 total days 2010 Mar 1-5, 27-29, Apr 5-6
David: 11 total days 2010 Feb 25-Mar 4, Apr 1-5
Paula: 4 days 2010 Apr 1-5
Lynn: 10 days 2010 Mar 25 - Apr 4
Ud : 4 days 2010 Mar 31 - Apr 4
Roni: 4 days 2010 Mar 29-Apr 2
Amanda: 3 days 2010 Mar 30 - Apr 2
Vivienne: 4 days 2010 Mar 28-Apri 1
Stefanie : 6.5 days 2010 Mar 24-30, Apr 4
Yanina: 8 total days 2010 Mar 17-20, 26-31
Alan: 13 total days 2010 Mar 10-19, 26-30
Silja: 5 days 2010 Mar 24-29
Léa: 4 days 2010 Mar 25-29
Will: 11 total days 2010 Mar 11-19, 26-29
Santiago and Jeronimo: 5 days 2010 Mar 23-28
Eric: 8 days 2010 Mar 19-27
Joel and Simon: 1 day 2010 Mar 25-26
Caroline & son Tom: 6 total days 2010 Mar 4-10, 24-25
Tiff, Josh, and Nate : 2 days 2010 Mar 22-25
Jonathan: 5 total days 2010 Mar 15-18 , 22-24
Pamela: 8 total days 2010 Feb 16-22, Mar 22-24
Daniel: 9 total days 2010 Feb 19-25, Mar 20-23
Andrea and Jenni: 4 days 2010 Mar 19-23
Jonas (and cousin on first half): 9 total days 2010 Feb 14-18, Mar 18-23
Emily: 3 days 2010 Mar 20-23
Medy and sister Jihane: 2 days 2010 Mar 21-23
Andrew: 9 total days Feb 24-27, Mar 17-22
Gabriel, the Mexican non cs couchsurfer : 6 total days 2010 Jan 25-27, Mar 20-22
Gulnara & Sebastian: 4 days 2010 Mar 16-20
Jean-Luc: 3 days 2010 Mar 16-19
Alan: 9 days 2010 Mar 10-19
Pasi & Mike: 1 day 2010 Mar 17-18
James: 3 days Mar 12-15
Alex: 1 day 2010 Mar 14-15
Olivia: 20 days 2010 Feb 19-Mar 6, 9-14
Vincenzo: 3 days 2010 Mar 9-12
Linda : 2 days 2010 Mar 9-11
Julia : 6 days 2010 Mar 4-6 and 9-11
Benni : 19 total days 2010 Jan 1-3 & 11-17, Feb 28 - Mar 6, 9-11
Jamima : 6 days 2010 Feb 28-March 6
Rémy : 4 days 2010 Mar 3-7
Amine : 3 days 2010 Mar 3-6
Marc : 5 days 2010 Feb 27-Mar 4
Kane: 3 days 2010 Mar 1-4
Jay and Natasha : 8 days Feb 22-Mar 2
Lauren and Lindsay : 1 day 2010 Mar 1-2
Mindo: 8 total days 2010 Feb 22-27, 28-March 2
Dagmara and Maciej : 4 total days 2010 Feb 1-4, 26-27
Ren: 2 days 2010 Feb 23-25
Barbara: 4 days 2010 Feb 21-25
Andre : 15 total days 2010 Jan 10-12, Feb 7-11, 14-23
Joshua : 29 total days, 2010 Jan 15-Feb 2, 7-11, 14-21
David and Elisa: 3 days 2010 Feb 17-20
Charley: 3 total days 2010 Feb 5-6, 16-18
Jennifer: 1 night 2010 Feb 16-17
Ryan : 10 total days 2010 Jan 6-10, 19-20, Feb 5-7, 14-17
Egle, Daiva and Azuolas: 1 night 2010 Feb 15-16
Chris and Amy: 8 days 2010 Feb 5-13
Michal and Eva: 3 days 2010 Feb 10-13
Jenny and Mascha : 3 total days, 2010 Jan 17-19, Feb 12-13
Chana: 5 days 2010 Feb 6-11
Florian : 8 total days 2010 Jan 7-12, Feb 8-11
Michael: 2 days 2010 Feb 7-10
Magnus: 11 days 2010 Jan 28 - Feb 8
Jeremy, Maisy, and Made: 2 days 2010 Feb 4-6
Ankita: 1 day 2010 Feb 5-6
Shashank: 2 days 2010 Feb 4-5
Rudie: 3 days 2010 Feb 2-5
Leyli & Payam, Rasool & Saeedeh & Mehrnoosh : 2 days 2010 Feb 1-3
Ana & Derren : 1 brief night 2010 Feb 2-3
Hanna : 9 days 2010 Jan 1-4, Jan 10-12, Jan 31 - Feb 4
Tim : 6 days 2010 Jan 27 - Feb 2
Evie : 5 days 2010 Jan 29-Feb 3
Tom and Joan : 17 days, 2010 Jan 16-Feb 2
Kristina : 3 days 2010 Jan 27-30
Lisa : 8 days 2010 Jan 21-29. Maybe back after her crazy bicycle trip.
Ferman, Franco, & Gabriel: 5 days, 2010 Jan 25-28
Kjell and Ellen : 2 days, 2010 Jan 23-25. They will be back in March
Jenny : 5 days 2010 Jan 3-5, 21-24
Christine : 2 days, Jan 16-18
Magdalena : 5 days, Jan 10-15
Mika : 2 days 2010 Jan 10-12
Kaska : 3 days 2010 Jan 11, 21-23
Sharon and Gian : 4 days 2010 Jan 8-12 (they threatened to come back)
Jakob and Tony : 5 days 2010 Jan 2-7
Lise and Nikola : 15 days 2009 Dec 15-26 and Dec 30-2010 Jan 3
Léon : 8 days 2009 Dec 25 - 2010 Jan 2
Jan : 3 days 2009 Dec 31 - 2010 Jan 3
Richard : 3 days 2009 Dec 31 - 2010 Jan 3
Ben : 3 days 2009 Dec 13-19 (he will be back in a year)
Olga Nikonova : 6 days 2009 Dec 13-19
Philip Antonino : 1 day 2009 Dec 11
Hosted in Los Angeles :
Ivan Varvarsky and Sergey Ivanov : 2-3 days 2009 Aug 14, Sep 4
Vanessa and Jean-Sebastian : 4.5 days 2009 Aug 25-29
Rachel and Jen : 2.5 days 2009 Aug 24-26
Piercarlo Romeo and Guido Callochi : 1 day 2009 Aug 18
Loup Lucas and Romain Degeiter : 8 days 2009 Aug 5-13
Raphaël Dimoian (and Arman) : 2 days 2009 Aug 4 & 17
Paul Trausner : 2 days 2009 Aug 3 & 5
Katrin B : 7 days 2009 Jun 12-14 & Aug 26-29
Mariusz and Wen : 1 day 2009 Jul 24
Bob : 3 days 2009 Jul 13-16
Jadwiga and Sebastian : 1 day 2009 Jul 8
Marina and Andy : 2 days 2009 Jul 1-2
Matthew : 1 day 2009 Jun 2
Cheney : 3 days 2009 Jun 7-10
Jon : 3 days 2009 Apr 7-10
Marco Junghans : 1 day 2009 Feb 24-25
Jacob Galfano : 3 days 2009 Feb 20-23
Hanna Rosendahl : 6 days 2009 Feb 17-20, 23-26
Angel : 2 days 2009 Feb 16-19
Adam Schutzman : 2 days 2009 Feb 14-16
Chad Sainson : 5 days 2009 Feb 14-19
Abbéy Odunlami : 6 days 2009 Feb 12-19
Ulrik Lund : 5 days 2009 Feb 3-5, 14-17
John Day : 20 days 2009 Feb 3-23
Ingo Harzheim : 4 days 2008 Dec 22-26
Liliane Arizmendi : 4 days 2008 Nov 26-30
Buci Chan : 1 day 2008 Nov 7-8
Jacob Pritchard : 2 days 2008 Nov 6-8
Giovanni Del Brenna : 18 days 2008 Nov 3-17, 22-26
Mark Strangroom : 6 days 2008 Oct 27-Nov 2
Surfed with :Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Jordan White via Yasuhide Ishigame : 2 days 2010 Nov 10-11
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Makoto Itho : 2 days 2010 Nov 8-9
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Teru Usami : 1 day 2010 Nov 7
Pasadena, CA
Nhi Ngo : 1 day 2010 June 13
San Diego, CA
Tara and James : 1 day 2009 September 18
San Francisco, CA
Jesse N. : 1 day 2009 November 19
Hikecrazy Jon : 2 days 2009 September 2-3
Las Vegas, NV
RainbowMandy : 2 days 2009 August 29-30
New Orleans, LA
Ryan : 11 days 2009 Apr 22 - May 3 Jazz Fest!
Wichita, KS
Stephen Alvarez : 5 days 2009 September 23-27

Met up with :Strasbourg, France
Claire-Lise : local dinner parties
Erin : local dinner party
Bangkok, Thailand
Jekky : My Soulmate Numero Uno
Wow : My soulmate for chaos control
Po : My soulmate in silence
May : Gracious
Pennie : Amazing
Mimi : Fire
May : Music connex
Wichita, KS
Chandra and Eric : did laundry with
AJ : Met for a drink
Los Angeles, CA
Anne pupanne : Best Friended when she came to town
Jared : local
Ben : local
Max : local events
Jared : local this and that
Jason : local barhop
Tucson, AZ
NIcholas : friend's punk rock show
Mike : friend's punk rock show
Dallas, TX
Anne : friend's punk rock show April 09
Rahul : friend's punk rock show
Gabe : friend's punk rock show April 09
Houston, TX & New Orleans, LA
Neal : friends' punk rock show show in TX then Illuminasty in NOLA April/May 09

Interests

photography film preferred, specifically and hugely into the Tmax 3200 hand-process and hires scan. Although I occasionally surprise myself by shooting color... and gasp! digital! > Still not my thing, but all is good.

art particularly oil paintings- naturalism/fauvism/romanticism/ mannerism/baroque and sculptures. Lately I've been most fascinated with Jim Campbell's work and am looking closely in all contemporary interpretations of the modern life in the context of bridging the digital/analog worlds. That, and (mostly 3d, functional, structural) design works in general.

MUSIC Jazz - from straight ahead, to latin, brazilian, to big band, to radical avant garde, fusion, blues-delta/chicago/electric, funk, soul, rock - progressive, art, psychedelic, industrial, mathcore, some punk, some noise, some electronics, some hip-hop, trip hop, trance, classical, world, reggae, dub - (Studio One!!!) dancehall, ska, reggaeton, afro cuban, merengue, Thai revolutionary folk

mixed martial arts muay thai, sport & street fighting, boxing, brazilian jui-jitzu hobbyist

comedies - some dark, some British (Doug Stanhope, Luis CK, Joe Rogan, Demitri Martin, Dave Chappelle, Margaret Cho, Ellen DeGenorous, Chris Rock, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Mitch Hedberg,The Marx Brothers, Charlie Chaplin, Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle...

rubiks cubes,

mini coopers,

and Triumph motorcycles

Music, Movies & Books

music - on frequent rotation: The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mike Patton's all projects : including many of the Ipecac's artists, Rush, Kings of Convenience, Erlend Øye, King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Steely Dan, XTC, Todd Rundgren, Black Sabbath, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Queen, Yes, Bjork, CAN, Mick Karn, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Beatles, John Lennon, Coldplay, Dub Trio, Steve Earle, Belle and Sebastian, Ben Folds, Gorge Clinton - Parliament - Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, Peter Tosh, Lee Scratch Perry, Abyssinian, The Upsetters, Ibrahim Ferrer, Fela Kuti, Mr. Scruff, Tricky, Stina Nordenstam, Emiliana Torrini, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Nowist, Mouse on Mars, Squarepusher, Dir en grey, Keane, Starsailor, Shuggie Otis, Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson, Johnny Lee Hooker, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, King Tubby, Israel Vibration, Barrington Levy, Future Pigeon, Massive Attack, 400 blows, Clutch, The Sea and Cake, Jack Johnson, Aswad, Ray Lamontagne, Alarm Will Sound, Chikinki, Tosca, Muse, Kid Koala, Gorillaz, Emilie Simon, Bill Laswell, Praxis, Erik Traffaz, Keith Jarrett, John Scofield, Manu Chao, Songs: Ohia, Sidestepper, all the usual jazz suspects - Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Sidney Bechet, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Satchmo, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker.. Lucky to be friendly with some amazing bands/musicians Nels Cline, Mike Watt, Wilco, Yuka Honda, Charlie Hunter, John Ellis (love the Double Wide), John Zorn, Ry Cooder, Anthony Wilson, Quintron, Narcissy, Good for Cows, Deerhoof, Amelia June, John Abercrombie, Gary Versace, Wayne Horvitz, Keith Lowe, Skerik, Zu, and some other shredders in the fusion category : Virgil Donati, Alan Holdsworth, Billy Sheehan, Dennis Chambers
books - pictured books
movies - Synecdoche, New York • Invasions barbares, Les • Memento • Cube

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In everyday life, anywhere, amazing things appear sparsely within a blink of your eyes.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach
- analog/digital photography
- self defense (krav maga)
- boxing and some fighting techniques
- also teach some Thai, but I'd rather share with you the deeper, hidden side of Thai culture.

Learn
- martial arts techniques
- about your passion
- how things work

Share
- food
- space
- ideas

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

France, Thailand, United States

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