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My next destination:Hawaii, United States - from Sep 2022 until Nov 2022 View all
Hello! I go by the name Cazimi (Kah-Zee-Mee) - I am a multi-faceted creative. I've been a video/photo producer, an event producer/designer, and arts curator in music, street dance, and visual arts - originally from Vancouver, Canada. I love bringing creative communities together to synergize and make art! Prior to Covid, I had a mixed arts & dance studio space that brought together everything from street dance workshops, graffiti arts classes, sound bowl healing and meditation classes, and decolonized yoga!
I also was often found as the master of ceremonies for many different kinds of events - concerts, parties, and community art shows. I have a passion for music (I love jazz, funk, soul, r&b, hip hop, house, reggae, dub, dancehall, neo-soul, disco, etc.), analogue photography (I collect film cameras), and designing spaces (interior design, architecture).
I love food and culinary arts - connecting with family recipes and Filipino cooking, making vegetarian or vegan versions. I have a desire to connect more with the land, mama earth, and am interested in learning about growing food, sustainability and designing for myself a regenerative life - mind, body, soul, heart, healthy communities, healthy planet.
I love documentary films, great books, art directing and doing set design - especially for music videos, as well as styling and directing photo shoots. I love camping, hiking, and exploring. I have been studying yoga, different kinds of meditation and enjoy going for long slow walks and listening to podcasts.
I want to be able to speak Spanish and Tagalog fluently one day! I've been living in Mexico for a year and have achieved an intermediate level. I connect with people easily and bring people together and that brings me a lot of joy, as much as I also enjoy adventuring solo and having experiences with myself - it's how I recharge and maintain my spirit.
I have travelled to many places - SE Asia (Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand), US (California, Orgeon, Washington, DC, Virginia, Nevada), Mexico, Jamaica, and across Canada - connecting with arts & cultural communities of those locales. I would love to explore more of Central/South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa one day.
InterestsBeachNatureCampingYoga / WellnessDancingOutdoor activitiesHikingFarmingSustainabilityAnimalsPetsLanguagesArchitectureArt & designPerforming artsDrawing & paintingDIY & craftsBooksMovies & TVMusic
show moreVideographyPhotographyTechnologyCooking & foodLGBTQPolitics / Social justiceCultureHistoryEvents & socialFashion or beauty
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:GardeningGeneral MaintenanceLife at a FarmstayEco ProjectsCharity WorkTeaching
Some knowledge of:DIY and building projectsAnimal CareLanguage practiceArt Projects
Able to teach about:Creating/ Cooking family mealsHelping around the houseHospitality/Tourism
More details about your skills
I have a lot of different kinds of skills and experience:
event production, video/photo production, marketing (branding), community building, public speaking, some graphic design, curation, customer service (food & beverage, serving, barista, retail), cooking, space design (I have designed spaces for events, rooms in people's houses, offices, my past studios), people management and coordination (I've run many teams, especially in the world of events and video/photo production), cleaning (I worked as a cleaner for residential homes), project management, experience design.
My skills are: learning quickly, adapting to new environments, got eye for detail and spatial awareness, agile, make things happen, not afraid to get my hands messy, transforming spaces, assessing needs, creative problem solving, ideating and implementing better systems - lots of creative ideas !!
More details about my language interests
I would love to learn to speak Spanish and Tagalog fluently!
What else ...
I am currently interested in and learning about: earthships & sustainable building and architecture, vanlife, living off-grid, permaculture, waacking (street-dance style from the 70's disco era), learning piano (interested in playing more jazz-funk r&b music), growing food, and singing :) I'm interested in building resilient communities of the new era we've entered, in how we heal forward from this pandemic, reconnecting with how we care for ourselves, each other, all living things and our beautiful planet.
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Special dietary requirements
Primarily plant-based but I do not identify as vegetarian/vegan. I call myself a Strategic Eater;) I can adapt to where I am. Sometimes I have a sensitivity to red meats & shell fish.