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  • 54 references 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Comedy writer / Entrepreneur
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  • From Brussels, Brussels-Capital, Belgium
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About Me

I live in Valencia. I thought I was gonna move back to Barcelona, but I liked it a lot here, so I was like "Okay well I guess I'll just stay here." Just moved.
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I'm trying to embrace life's uncertainties. Some years ago I went to Texas in the middle of Covid thinking I would do stand up there for a while, and I left a few weeks later to spend two and a half months in Mexico. After some aimless traveling and some stints back home, I then somehow moved to Padova, Italy with my now ex-girlfriend. Then I moved to Spain. Wu Wei, I guess?
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I used to be very bad at socializing, maybe because I stopped school at 13, but now I love meeting new people and I realize the fundamental importance of a social life.

I'm a comedy writer / copywriter. Some of it is for a French humor publication, but most of it is freelancing for different companies (funny copywriting and that kind of stuff).

I used to be painfully obsessed with outward success and validation. No more (or so I'd like to think). I also realize more and more the importance of people, friendships and family. Once in a while it reassures me to remember that, ultimately, it's the most important thing.

I kinda like "self-improvement" but I'm also realizing that the perpetual desire for self-improvement can be a source of suffering. You should know why you want what you want, and if that's what you really need. That shit is really confusing.

I'm getting really interested in Judaism for some reason, so if you're Jewish or you're interested about Judaism that's a big bonus!

I write about humor for business owners and content creators here: https://isthisajoke.beehiiv.com

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Initially, I signed up because I was having trouble finding accommodation that allowed underage travelers when I went to NYC at 16. Didn't end up surfing but the website really helped me become more social when I was around 17. And then I had some of the best experiences using Couchsurfing while traveling.
I couchsurfed in a bunch of places, mostly Northern Europe and North America but also Iran.
I hosted a small number of people while living in Montreal as well as in Padova.

Interests

Non-fiction books about a variety of things. Podcasts. Trying new things. Business. Creativity. Spirituality.

I enjoy getting to know people for real and skipping the bullshit. Making friends.

I wanna meet more people who are into entrepreneurship, so definitely hit me up if that's you.

Bonus points if you speak Spanish.

  • meditation
  • podcasts
  • business
  • hitchhiking
  • comedy
  • wild camping
  • airports
  • self-improvement
  • honest conversation
  • intermittent fasting
  • non fiction books
  • stoicism

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mcboumal

I don't think my taste in music and movies will say much about me :) Except for my deep love of hardcore gay tickle porn.

(Just kidding.)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Busking with my ukulele in Teheran
Seeing absolutely no light while camping out near the beach in Big Sur
Attending the coolest book fair in France as a co-author
Living in Edinburg for less than three months and failing to find a job
Living in Canada for a good chunk of 2018
Volunteering at the Just for Laughs festival
Hitchhiking across Canada from Saguenay to Vancouver
Skinny-dipping in a cenote in the Mexican jungle
Experiencing true friendship
Romantic love
Overnight trains in Russia and Kazakhstan
Living in Spain
Getting to be in the comedy world and laughing every night if I want to
Horseriding in Kyrgyzstan

Whoopsies, this says "one thing", it was supposed to be an exercise in pithiness, oh no.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've been trying to learn more things. I recently started the piano. And of course I'm learning Spanish

I want to learn more about creativity, languages, and anything else really. I'd like to be more of a generalist and learn different sets of skills. There's an amazing book about the benefits of this, called 'Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World'.

I can obviously help you with French :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I make microwave oatmeal and scrambled eggs with avocado and stuff like that.
And I guess I can sort of remember how to make a mug cake?

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

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