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jos-mich

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References2 Negative
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Hebrew (modern)
  • 113, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • INTERIOR DESIGNER AND FRENCH/ENGLISH...
  • LITERATURE AND ARTS AT SORBONNE PARI...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Hear and be heard

ABOUT ME

I love to travel, especially driving! It is the best way to see the scenery and have a feel for the ambiance and energy that emanates from a place, meeting local people and learn about their culture and lives.

In the summer 2013, I drove from New York to Los Angeles, through South East, then Nevada, and Arizona. It was one of the happiest moments in my life ! I think I have a Gipsy mentality" inside me, although a "bourgeois" kind of a gipsy ! LOL

This time, I am planning to visit Spain, the Costa del Sol. I would love to meet nice people there and know more about the deep culture of the South of Spain, a such old country !

I am American and French, a teacher and an interior designer !

I love all the good things in life: music, healthy food, literature, theater (coming plays mostly), old movies, Music (classical, Operas and between the 50's and 90's). I do not like rap music.

I have a few hobbies, among them modern technologies (I build computers). I am also very much interested in science, psychology, anthropology, human development, medicine, archeology, History, and Arts.

Last but not the least, I love to cook some nice French recipes for my friends and give a taste of my French native language to people who request it.

I have a "cool" and easy going attitude with an open mind and a lot of respect and tolerance regarding people's privacy, belongings, and ways of life.

I hope I can get to know you.

Thank you very much for your kind reply and consideration.

My best wishes to you and your family
JOS-MICH

PHILOSOPHY

Listen to your own heart and instinct, be critical of yourself so you can improve and lead a meaning life.

Also don't expect anything and you'll get more !

There is a sentence I am fond of: I know, I know, but I know nothing. This is my motto.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I provide English and French lessons as a benevolent to senior and disabled citizens.

I also help educate less fortunate people.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I did meet a few wonderful people but I don't have much experience yet. But I am willing to learn !

Interests

reading, traveling, listening to all kinds of music, old movies, theatre, opera, concerts, meeting and making friends

Music, Movies & Books

As I already said, My first love is reading: French and English books: literature, philosophy, history, natural science, autobiographies but also thrillers, science fiction and true stories.

Movies: Mostly Old movies but also some not so old and some new ones. I don't like violence movies. Drama, good comedies, documentaries, thrillers, science fiction are what I favor most.

Music: all - ethnic, French, classical, and the 70's and 80's era: My wide collection includes: Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, and Neil Young.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I cooked my first turtle once when I was 18 years old: It was alive and when I put it in the boiling water, it turned over and fell on the floor, still alive: it was horrible. I still didn’t forget the experience and since then I never cooked a turtle or lobster again. So please don't ask me ! Lol.

The second great experience in my life was when experienced life in America !

Teach, Learn, Share

There is a song by a French Author, Jean Gabin - the principal actor in the original "les Miserables", who said at the end of his life:

"je sais, je sais, mais je ne sais rien".

This means " I thought I knew it all, but at the end, and at my old age and about to die, I came to learn that I know and knew nothing in fact.

I think this is absolutely true

Countries I've Visited

Israel

Countries I've Lived In

France, United States

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