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Diana I.

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 48 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish; learning Chinese, French, Tatar
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Entrepreneur - working on my own sta...
  • Two university degrees in Business A...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Succeed in business

ABOUT ME

I have a very international background - I have lived in Brazil, Peru, China, New York US, Russia, Germany, and Italy. I am currently based in Berlin, Germany and Beijing, China. It's impossible to say where I'm from; I don't identify myself with any specific nationality. In fact, if I were to answer where I am from I'd say I'm a citizen of the world - I only wish it didn't sound as pretentious.

I'm always eager to meet new people and I greatly enjoy long, interesting conversations. But I am not much into clubs - I would be more excited about, say, reading a Chinese grammar book or watching a documentary in Italian about WW2 rather than going to a minimal techno event.

Additionally, I have especially strong opinions in such aspects of social justice as sex-positive feminism, LGBT, and race/nationality equality.

I am currently working on my own start-up - we sell Grünberg electric bikes (www.gruenberg-bikes.de) and stylish bikes from Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia (www.it-bike.de).

Interests

There are very many things that interest me, and to keep it short, I'll just mention a few of them. Business, entrepreneurship, languages, cultures, international affairs, painting, arts in general, creative writing, reading, psychology, history, film making, a constant process of self-development, healthy life style and many more.

Music, Movies & Books

Books & authors (in a very random order): Alice Munro, Edhard Tolle, The line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Charles Dickens, W.S. Maugham, Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence, Sister Katty by T. Dreiser, Vicente Blasco Ibanez, Gabriel Garcia Marques, Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno, Octavio Paz, Gabriela Mistral, Cesar Vallejo, Thomas Mann, Mephisto by Klaus Mann, Nitzsche, Stefan Zweig, Unter der Wölfe by Bruno Apitz, Erich Maria Remark, Heinrich Böll, Leonhard Frank, Franz Kafka, La Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alexander Pushkin, Victor Hugo, Gustav Flauber, Emile Zola, Honore de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant, Prosper Merimee, Romain Rolland, Fernando Pessoa, Brave New World by Adolf Huxley, La coscienza di Zeno by Italo Svevo, Lolita by Nabokov, Primo Levi, ETC. (the list is by no way complete)

Movies: La fille sur le pont, The Fall, Requiem for a dream, A cidade dos Deus, Madame Sata, No se lo digas a nadie, Spring, summer, autumn, winter... and spring, Das Leben der Anderen, Non lo ho paura, Mysterious Skin, In the Mood for Love, la grande abbuffata, Following, Weekend (by Andrew Haigh), Brokeback Mountain, das Experiment, Boys don´t cry, la liaison pornografique, Lan Yu, Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma, Teorema.

Countries I've Visited

Croatia, Ecuador, France, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Peru, Russian Federation, United States

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