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To live magnificently and spread universal unity!
My fury was first unleashed upon this planet in 1987 in Debrecen, Hungary. I speak Hungarian fluently and I'm learning German and Russian. I'm a Berkeley student studying to become a professor of Comparative Literature, specializing in Eastern European and Germanic Literature. I'm currently spending a year abroad in Berlin, Germany studying at Humboldt Universitaet. I love gaining knowledge through experiential encounters. So, if you think of something cool or trippy to do - give me a buzz. I'm easy enough to get along with: I love anyone who knows why he/she believes what he/she does and is willing to discuss it.
I live my life partially for myself and partially for others, because I feel a universal unity that drives everything on this obscure, but beautiful, little planet of ours. My studies and adventures are meant to expand and open my own mind, and hopefully those of the people I touch, so I can spread compassion, mutual understanding, and awareness. But don't take things too seriously: life is a sin-wave - there are always ups and downs - but, whether you're in a valley or on a mountain, remember to live magnificently.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Just joined the community, but I'm eager to share in many experiences and hopefully open up my own couch in Berlin and then in Berkeley once I get settled down.
Haven't had any yet, but am hoping to have many soon!
Thinking, conversing, writing, reading, analyzing, critiquing, speaking German, Hungarian, and Russian, literary translation, Deconstructionism, playing guitar, adventuring, meeting friends (both old and new), opening my mind...
- wine tasting
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Apocalypse Now!, Cool Hand Luke, Star Wars, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Clockwork Orange, The Godfather, Metropolis, Hotel Rwanda, Good night and Good Luck, Easy Rider, Wag the Dog, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Office Space, Shaun of the Dead, Pulp Fiction, All the President's Men, Stroszek, etc. -- yep, pretty much anything by Tarrantino, Rodriguez, Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, KUBRIK, etc.
Music: Led Belly, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Animals, Blue Oyster Cult, Cream, The Yardbirds, The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, my man: JIMI HENDRIX, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Modest Mouse, The Black Keys, the White Stripes, etc.
Books: The Great Gatsby, Invisible Man, anything Franz Kafka, Socrates and his buddies, anything by Jacques Derrida, some Ayn Rand, Dune, 1984, Animal Farm, Foundation (Isaac Asimov), Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Marx, Engels, Adorno, Walter Benjamin, recently the poetry of Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Nagy Parti Lajos, Petofi Sandor, Jozsef Attila, Bertol Brecht, some Paul Celan, GILGAMESH, anything and everything ever touched by Feodor Dostoevski, etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
There are way too many to just choose one...
- The Albany Bulb in Berkeley, California.
- The Whiskey Club in Los Angeles, where the Doors first played.
- Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
- Surfing in San Onofre (off the coast of Southern California).
- Going mushroom picking in the cow pastures of Hungary.
- The sunrise from the eastern-most point of America in Maine.
- The central valley of Yosemite National Park in California.
- Wine tasting in Bourdeaux, France.
- Eating a Doener Kebab in Berlin, Germany :)
Teach, Learn, Share
- Hungarian, German, English/American, and Russian literature, language, and culture
- the guitar
- comparative, Marxist, deconstructionist, and general literary theory
- how to ride a motorcycle, change your oil, enjoy food, love others, fix a computer, write creatively, find the best burrito in San Francisco, etc.
*I'm hoping to learn anything and everything about anything and everything to enhance my lexicon of general knowledge.