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Sebastián Karlovich Herrera

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires City, Argentina

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Overview

  • 16 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning German, Portuguese
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • history student, clown wannabee
  • No education listed
  • From Buenos Aires
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To achieve omniscience... and meet nice people

ABOUT ME

Amateur photographer (*cof*cof, http://www.flickr.com/photos/inasouthamericanway/ *cof*cof), with an uncontrollable curiousity, kind of shy, very talkative when I get into the mood, I do a balancing act between having a know-it-all complex and feeling ignorant as shit.

I think my biggest little pleasure in life is discussing any subject (ANY subject) 'til the sun goes down and comes up again. Better if it's in between some mates. Or just to lay on the grass, walk under the rain, climb trees and decide where the living-room or the kitchen would be if I'd build a house there... you know, that kind of stuff.

2014 update: I have to admit that some subjects are quite boring and don't spark much interest in me. Also, walking under the rain is not good for one's health.

PHILOSOPHY

http://cristgaming.com/pirate.swf And with that I mean to say that freedom is kind of important

AND: "do I contradict myself, very well then I contradict myself, I'm large, I contain multitudes" -Walt Whitman.

Let's say that right now (may of 2012) I believe that nothing makes sense, but that making sense is overrated. Also there's something about a succession of chaos and order, wich would be to hard to explain here without making it sound really stupid. Maybe tomorrow I will think otherwise, maybe we can discuss it over acupofcoffe/beer/mate/waterfromthewaterfountain. Maybe that's my philosophy, discussing "stuff" over your beverage of choice.

2014 update: yeap, it still doesn't make sense, although, you know, Kant and shit. "Freedom" is a boring and sterile concept.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

an endless cycle of forgetting and remembering its existence.

Ideally I'm trying to be an active host. problem is I'm always studying for one exam or other. But I can always meet with you and tell you as much as you can listen to about argentinean history before you start feeling nauseous.

I'm kidding, I won't stop just because you feel a little ill, you weakling.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Three months of couchsurfing through Europe. It was interesting.

Interests

everything that I don't know. If it's interesting, better yet.

2014 update: well, there are some things I couldn't care less about: uhm, engineering (although I'm cool with urban planning), american sociology, people with stupid ideas about what "human nature" is, and so on and so on.

Music, Movies & Books

This would be only a tiny fraction of my tastes, but, long story short, almost everything filmed by Fellini, Herzog, Woody Allen or Billy Wilder. And "My Neighbour Totoro". Oh, and "singin' in the rain".And pre "west side story" musicals in general. And film noir. And westerns. So, I guess american movies in general. But also french ones. And south Korean. Oh, and I shouldn't forget about italian cinema. I love italian cinema. And the japanese are also cool. So, let's just leave it at "I fuckin love cinema, all of it"

Music: (this is the stupid thought of the month) Musical tastes are like travelling around the world. You can go to many different countries, trying to be open to the unknown, trying to see it all, you might discover some cool new stuff, but there's always a place where you go back to. Home. So, like everyone else that gets asked "what kind of music do you like?" my answer is not very special. "everything". But I do have a place where I always go back to. Jazz is my home. So play me anything recorded by Coltrane, Jaco Pastorious or anything sung by Ella Fitzgerald and you will have me in your pocket. My favourite novel is "Boquitas pintadas" by Manuel Puig. I think it's called "heartbreak tango" in english. With "El amor en los tiempos del cólera" by García Marquez, and "Rayuela" by Julio Cortazar they would form my holy trinity. Cumming's poetry, "The Hobbit" and Borges' short stories. Some poems by WB Yeats. Oliverio Girondo's poems.

2014 update: add "The act of killing" and that's it. I still fucking love cinema.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Looking for places to sleep on the streets of Venice was fun. Those little bridges sure are comfortable. My advice? The cafes in Piazza San Marco leave all the chairs there during the night, grab a couple and you will have a makeshift bed in seconds.

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess I can help people learning spanish.

And to fold some basic origamis. Also I'm kind of a decent help if you're starting to learn photography.

If there's something you want to teach, then there's something I want to learn.

2014 update: unless it's about american sociology, engineering or stupid ideas about human nature.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Switzerland

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