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a happy and meaningful life
I enjoy learning, thinking, creating, exploring and being inspired.
As well as laughing, talking and smiling! I'm passionate about art, different cultures and meaningful conversations.
I'm curious, cheerful, idealistic, aspiring for depth and creativity, as well as enjoying simple things in life.
I was born and grew up in Lithuania. I studied in an art academy there, then went to an art and design school in Paris immersing into what this wonderful city of art and culture had to offer. I would have stayed in France longer, but I met someone special due to whom I moved all the way to Australia, Melbourne :)
Not easy to sum up oneself in a few sentences... I'm happy to meet new people so feel free to say hi!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
It all started when i moved to Paris for my studies: before settling down in my own place, I was hosted by friendly locals, and later I started attending Parisian CS meetings, picnics, art crawls and other activities, even a hitchhiking game - I met wonderful people through CS and made many friends!
I'm not that active as i used to be, but I hope to meet more people from the CS community wherever I am.
Have a look at "how i participate"... anyway, it has been only positive!
traveling and discovering, getting to know new people, new cultures, discussions on various topics.
all things related to art: drawing, painting, photography, museums, exhibitions, theater, concerts, reading, meaningful movies and more.
different seminars, lectures, projects, voluntary work, being with friends, playing board games, going to picnics, eating chocolate and sweets, dreaming and trying to remember my dreams when I wake up, having interesting conversations.
as topics: questions of values and morality, the aim of the human life, philosophy, psychology, bioethics, today's society, comparing cultures, religions, different world perceptions and all what i don't know yet or what you can tell me about yourself!
Music, Movies, and Books
mostly the ones which leave you a stream of thoughts after being seen, sometimes with a moral edification.. and French comedies! what i remember at the moment:
Requiem for a dream, the Hunt (Jagten), The Pianist, Life is beautiful, Hannah Arendt, The Artist, Les Choristes, Le 8-ieme jour, Le scaphandre et le papillon, 99 franks, The boy in the striped pyjamas, Leon, Home (U. Meyer), Crash, Into the wild, A Beautiful Mind, In The Mood For Love, Tetro, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button...
Iron and Wine, Keaton Henson, Ludovico Einaudi, Angus and Julia Stone, Kings of Convenience, Feist, Coldplay, Noir Desir, Serge Gaisbourg, Norah Jones, CocoRosie, Him, Moby...
old rock groups such as Queen, the Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, Electric Light Orchestra, Pearl Jam,
some of the Lithuanians: Razauskas, Kernagis, Mykolaitis, Skyle, Pievos, as well as our folk songs and dances:)
and a wide range of other songs depending on my mood, from African rhythms to classical or religious music...
as a child i have spent most of my free time on books, it's a pity that now i find not much time to read.. some of the authors i like: F. Dostoevsky, A. de saint Exupery, E. M. Remarque, A. Camus, A. Skema, H. Radauskas, B. Sruoga...
also philosophy, art, design and illustration books :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have stayed in a place in India where the locals had never seen foreigners before and took me almost for an alien!
I experienced incredible reactions of people just seeing me: apart from being stared at, I had my skin touched with admiration by some women and faced children nearly crying out of fear and confusion.. and most importantly I have fond memories of living in an Indian family and learning about the locals!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, France, Lithuania