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Paul

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Turkish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • slacker
  • lifelong mission
  • From dogville
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

An identity devoid of mirrors

ABOUT ME

I seek a different validation of self from each new person I meet so I won't know who I am until we do.

My best friends are Fyodor Dostoevsky, John Frusciante and Lars von Trier - this may tell you more about me than any direct presentation of personality.

PHILOSOPHY

Father Zossima taught me this: with knowledge comes understanding and with understanding comes capacity for love. This is how I hope to become exponentially ever happier...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I do my best to be a friend to any and all.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Instant friendship and generosity from trustworthy and wonderful people; a constant coming and going of unique individuals and endless learning.

Interests

Sharing music by a variety of different means. Dancing amongst the trees. Mountains, kindred spirits, climbing, cycling, hitchhiking. Entheogens and altered consciousness. Books, chess. Provocation. Self-sufficiency. Finding ways to subvert the twisted world of money money money.

Music, Movies & Books

I love the movies Dogville and Manderlay, Fargo and One Hour Photo, the books Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Crime and Punishment, The Posessed and especially The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis Bernieres, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore by Murakami, anything by Slavoj Zizek, George Orwell or Tom Sharpe. There are many more... I love to listen to John Frusciante, Franz Liszt, David Bowie, Death in Vegas, Joy Division, QOTSA, Orange Goblin, Depeche Mode, The Police, Primal Scream, Nine Inch Nails, Joni Mitchell, Captain Beefheart, Joan Armatrading, Rage Against the Machine, Editors, Sikth, pre-2003 Infected Mushroom, Chris Liberator, Mobile Dogwash, Fat Freddy's Drop... this list could go on forever.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have propped different ladders up against the infernal wall and peeked at what lay beyond...

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm happy to teach anybody anything I know and accept no gift with more gratitude than that of knowledge.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

New Zealand, United Kingdom

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