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Alexander Kennedy

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Journalist: I sit, think, read, writ...
  • Bachelors in Communication from SFU
  • From Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Create as many good times as possible

ABOUT ME

A gregarious introvert: I'm usually relaxed and pensive, but when something triggers enthusiasm in me I explode with fun dumplings. What I love most is hanging out with intelligent, funny, inspiring people. I also love making art or music, playing tennis, meditating, drinking mate (tea), and partying.

I'm half Argentine but grew up in Vancouver.

PHILOSOPHY

People just want to be happy. I live my life so as to maximize love and happiness. Sounds flaky but I'm not sure there's a better way to put it. Anything towards that end is totally worthwhile.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like to host while at home, and surf when abroad.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had nothing but good times with people I've met through CS. The site continues to blow my mind.

Interests

First and foremost is hanging out with people. I love my friends and I love meeting new people and understanding their ways of being in the world.

Secondary: reading, watching movies/shows, writing, playing music, listening to music, partying, taking photos, traveling, playing soccer, tennis, skiing, making art, going out to dance (clubs, tango, salsa, interpretive)...

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Do the Right Thing, For a Few Dollars More, Wayne's World, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Ikiru, Heathers, Star Wars eps 4,5,6, City of God, Donnie Darko, Baraka, Amelie, The Big Lebowski, Jackie Brown, Fight Club, L'Argent de poche, Being John Malcovich, Pulp Fiction, La Dolce Vita, Rushmore,

Music: Deerhoof, Kid Koala, Calexico, Charles Mingus, Fourtet, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tchaikovsky, Jimi Hendrix, The Knife, Pixies, Amon Tobin, Radiohead, The Cure, The Velvet Underground, Joy Division, Baden Powell, Man... Or Astroman, The Rapture, Pink Floyd, Genres: psych rock, hip hop, cuban salsa, tango, jazz, samba, zamba, bossa nova pop, indie... whatever's good, basically.

Books: East of Eden (anything by Steinbeck), Life of Pi, all Road Dahl, Brave New World, The Old Man and the Sea (all Hemingway), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Clockwork Orange, Things Fall Apart, Franny and Zooey (all Salinger), The Alchemist,

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I once made it all the way from Canada to Argentina on an expired passport.

I randomly bumped into a friend one night while on the other side of the world. I witnessed a guy get shot in a robbery. I made a cool video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSCxmY5MtsQ

Teach, Learn, Share

Guitar Audio recording Cooking Meditation Photography Communication theory

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