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Born and raised in Russia, I've spent some time in the US, then 2 years in Netherlands, now back hanging with the bears and nukes.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I'm addicted to meeting new people. Hosting when possible, hanging out, rarely surfing.
Art and design. What is now called «Digital product design» — that I do for a living. Apart from that I'm interested in interfaces for music expression and interactive sound installations, drawing with markers and fineliners, street art, a bit of calligraphy and random contemporary art.
Cooking. Back in the days I happened to cook in 3 different restaurants in the US. Since then I like to hang out in the kitchen sometimes with pots and pans. My favourite cuisines are Indian, Mexican, Italian, Greek and Middle-Eastern.
And I like to go out.
- street art
Music, Movies, and Books
I have a collection of records and several dedicated hard drives for music, love going to festivals, music venues or clubs.
I once was looking for a host in Ghent, who would go to the same gig I was coming for, so I found one by adding «breakcore» in the keywords field while searching. In case you'd like to pull of the same trick — here are your search keywords: future-jazz, bass music, dubstep, uk garage, uk funky, dark-ambient, dark-folk, techno, dub-techno, math-rock, post-rock, breakcore, speedcore, psychedelic and goa trance, full on, abstract hip-hop, hardcore, idm, noise rock, funk, bassline, ghettotech.
Books. During my school years, I had very few friends, but just crazy amount of books. I was reading day and night and it is quite a miracle that I still have a decent eyesight. I mostly enjoy classical literature, contemprorary fiction and science-fiction, my CS nickname «Wrickwrackrum» comes from a novel «Fire Upon The Deep» by Vernor Vinge. It also would be my first choice if you ask for a sci-fi book recommendation.
Movies. I collect short-film animation and love independent cinema. Always on a hunt for a good movie or animation I haven't seen. Also always willing to share something from my collection.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My first time on a surfboard was in the rain at 15°C and my wet-suit said «Meatloaf». May not sound impressive, but it was amazing. Take me surfing.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Netherlands, Russian Federation, United States