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Alexander Grant

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 9 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student - engineering
  • still learning!
  • From Vancouver, BC, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

good art, good eats, good music, good people!

ABOUT ME

I am a pretty reasonable guy. I enjoy chatting over coffee, watching live music, wandering cities, juggling and circus, swing and other partner dancing... nature, the ocean, and some of its creatures.

I like word games and terrible math jokes... discussions about anything and debate over nothing. Games in general make me happy! If you play card games we will get along.

PHILOSOPHY

I try not to dissect my own life, but rather enjoy it. I am forgetful somewhat selectively, which is pleasant (as most of my memories are the good ones) but sometimes people get mad at me! I also forget things in about 20 minutes if you don't remind me.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Right now I'm travelling in Europe, after having spent five months in India (volunteering and travelling as well).

Looking for people to spend some time with and getting to a know a few cities before I start looking for somewhere to work!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed: Alex in Copenhagen - 1 night, 4 people! Anders in Stockholm - a few nights, just me! Arthur in Amsterdam - just me, a couple nights - one awesome outing! Kena and the Lorax crowd - 4 of us got stuck on a roadtrip and were readily integrated in this amazing student house for a week! Victor & Mathilde in Pondy - Stayed with them while getting SCUBA ceritifed.

Interests

Arts! Drafting! Drawing! Sketching! Design! Circus! Juggling! Math! Paper Folding! Pop Ups! Origami! Knitting! Crafts in general! Music Making! Music Listening! Hacking! Programming! Breaking/Fixing Things!

Mainly... doing things!

Music, Movies & Books

Douglas Hofstadter wrote GEB and I haven't finished it, but am relishing every moment... (finally got a chance to get through more of it this past xmas vacation, still not done, still loving it)!

I still love kids books, and could probably catch any off handed reference to Dahl, Korman and/or Seuss.

Music is a lot of folksy stuff, and some rock-ier... some blues-ier and some jazz-ier... depending on my mood. (currently sucked into my dad's old blues collection)

Movies... I have a tendency to fall asleep in every movie I've ever seen. If I had to describe my favourite style of film I guess... "clever" might do it. Drama, comedy, heist-films... all can be great if they are well written/thought out. I also like old school slapstick comedy (a là Charlie Chaplin/Marx Brothers).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I went to the National Circus School (in Montreal) for a year!

Teach, Learn, Share

I could probably teach anyone how to juggle.

I know a lot 'about' programming, but am no expert... definitely have a lot to learn - but enough to share!

I'd love to learn how to play better chess!

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