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focus, act, connect, deviate, evaluate
live my life up to the maximum - relaxed but same time very dynamic.
Turning myself downside up:
= un-learning (verlernen) a lot of old bullshit and learning new, exciting stuff.
Learn much more from primary sources than secondary sources (books, movies, old grandfather tales etc.).
Going out on the marketplace rather than staying alone in my cave (old zen proverb).
I rather regret NOT doing something than doing it!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Please do NOT write a message, but a COACH REQUEST to me and my FRIEND / ROOMMATE Alex Vasa.
I hosted a couple till now and all were good experiences.
I also go to some events of the Berlin CS group which is very active and cool.
- yoga / acroyoga
- parcour / freerunning / freeness
- thai boxing
- Taking some Graphic Design classes now.
- Art, especially exploring Berlin Art
- Vegetarian and Vegan food - Well I eat meat too, but have no problem not too and eager to learn how to cook vegan food. I make some infamous vegetarian Indian-Chinese wok dish!
Music, Movies, and Books
Everything which twist my neurons around - I admit I like brainfucking (myself). Don`t be scared I am not the arrogant guy who tries this with others all the time.
Not many authors, directors, musicians and cooks are good at it, so here`s a short list - feel free to add:
Catcher in The Rye, Hunter S. Thompson, Faltin, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Die Kunst des Liebens (Erich Fromm), Monty Python,
Fight Club - The book is also good but hard to understand if y didn`t see the movie - Coen Brothers - Quentin Tarantino - OLD movies with Steve McQueen, Paul Newman - The YES Men -The big Lebowski
Drum'n'Bass - Hippie Music - HipHop - Berlin Techno - Ben Harper - Bob Dylan . . . everything new and innovative.
Rock rocks - at occasion!
Check me out:
Indian-Chinese (but hard to get in Germany) - Molecular cooking (ok, ok, I hardly go out to get it, but I like to look at the pics from El Bulli and read about it AND I cooked it once too) - Trial&Error cooking - Combining food in a new way - Blind Restaurant (what about blind cooking?! :-)
I am just eating with chop sticks !
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I believe in challenges to master in order to grow.
So here are some for the last years:
2010: Over the Alps with Mountainbikes in October (yes there was snow!) - ACHIEVED!
2009: find a job, get fired, find another job -DONE
2008: Trying to start a business in Namibia, Africa - got food poisened - DELAYED
2007: go to India to write my thesis - DELAYED - survived India, but didn`t work my thesis there.
2006: Back to Germany - keep travelling (to India) - DONE
2005: Live, feel, and understand South America - NEARLY ACHIEVED - WILL BE BACK
2003: Stay in Australia or keep travelling --> Keep marching on!
2002: Do military service at German Navy and sail to Japan / Start studying - DONE!
2001: FINISH SCHOOL - DONE
Teach, Learn, Share
the scientific method
(focus, observe, hypothesize, experiment, evaluate)
the creative method (focus, act, connect, deviate, evaluate) .
Countries I’ve Visited
Bolivia, Chile, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Namibia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, India, New Zealand, Spain