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Michael Tokarz

Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Indonesian
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I work at an International School.
  • Formal: B.S. in Management, Trinity ...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

joy, peace, burn

ABOUT ME

Economics teaching, ulltimate frisbee playing, Permaculture loving, ecstatically dancing, majorly smiling, playful person.

PHILOSOPHY

The Four Agreements,
The Golden Rule,
Synchronicity,
Karma

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I love hosting folks. I've surfed a few times, too. It's all about meeting interesting folks. Everyone is a story.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have hosted travelers when I lived in China. Was graciously hosted when traveling in Bali. Great experiences each time. I look forward to my next home so I can host more people!

Interests

Economics, burning man culture, ultimate frisbee, permaculture, thrivability, gardening, plants, trees, forests, mountains, water, sunshine, warm hearted folks, draft beer, DIY culture, improv

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Most movies but horror films. I <3 Huckabees, Pi, Little Miss Sunshine, quirky, existential comedy, documentaries about nature and human potentials, smart action and adventure films. If it's done well, and can get me thinking or laughing, I'll probably want to watch it.

Music: Yes, please. With an extra helping of funk.

Books: Faves: Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy-or anything by Douglas Adams, Power V. Force, I mostly read nonfiction, but I do love a good novel from time to time.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Amazing: I keep breathing without even trying! It's like it's automatic or something. Whew!
Really, though, I volunteered at an arts summer camp for "troubled" youth one time, and it was a week long transcendent experience. Frickin' WOW!
Spinning fire on Kiluaea lava flow on Big Island, Hawai'i.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know some fun words. I like cooperative community jams and freestyle rap, but I don't get the chance to do it much. I also do Reiki, and am happy to share energy work with folks.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I just like to be real with real people.

Countries I've Visited

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, South Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, Indonesia, South Korea, United States

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