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Alex Korsunskaya

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Overview

  • 27 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern), Russian; learning French, Romanian
  • 41, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • social worker/engineer
  • University (psychology / engineering)
  • From Odessa, Ukraine and San Francisco/Bucharest, and Tel-Aviv
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Change our point of view

ABOUT ME

We are Alex (girl) and Miron (boy) - a couple from San Francisco, California.
We just came back from a 6 months trip in Asia and Europe and are excited to get involved in CS locally. Here are some trip photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/Mirontravel

PHILOSOPHY

Non-dualistic spirituality, many worlds

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We discovered couchsurfing while traveling in Japan in March 2008. Since then we've surfed couches in Marseille, Brussels and Budapest, hosted surfers from Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Romania, Canada and US, attended events in London and San Francisco and we hosted a CS dinner in Amsterdam - pictures on Flickr.

Interests

Good food, internet cafes, social networks, green tea, dancing, architecture, yoga, philosophical discussions, cats, openness, theater, dark chocolate, making connections, nanotechnology, cognitive science, futurism, people's stories, being experimental, cooking.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Alex - Vladimir Nabokov, Jane Austen, Lev Tolstoy, Evelyn Waugh, Jonathan Franzen, Haruki Murakami, Jorge Luis Borges, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mikhail Bulgakov
Miron - Greg Egan, Charles Stross (and other science fiction)
Music: Electronica, dance
Movies/TV: Ninth Gate, Usual Suspects, Pulp Fiction, Red Road, Lost Highway, Naked Lunch, Prime Suspect, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Six Feet Under, Flight of the Conchords. Lynch, Cronenberg, Woody Allen, Kieslowski, Polanski.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love cooking for our hosts and surfers; it's always fun to be a new country and discover what I can do with local ingredients.
We are also specialists in proper technique of Japanese tea making and will be happy to share it (and the tea) :)
We are studying French and would love to practice it with others.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Israel, Romania, Ukraine, United States

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