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André Torsnes

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

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Overview

  • 37 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Norwegian; learning Danish, German, Swedish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • No occupation listed
  • Surveying
  • From Bergen
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To enjoy!

ABOUT ME

I am...

ENJOY MY THEME SONG WHILE READING!

curious, silly and I like to live on the edge. Relax, I am not going to kidnap your couch. However I might tickle you until you beg for mercy :)

PHILOSOPHY

"Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement."
- Mark Twain -

"I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let... lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may. "
- Tyler Durden, Fight Club -

"Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Ralph (Where is?)Waldo Emerson -

"Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
- Ralph (Where is?)Waldo Emerson -

"Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time."
- American History X -

"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself."
- Soren Kierkegaard -

"Don't worry, be happy"
- Meher Baba -

"Just do it!"
- Nike -

"Bob the builder, can we fix it? Bob the builder, yes we can!" - Bob the Builder - Want to sing along?

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I work as an undercover agent for the Norwegian brown cheese association. I know... it sounds cheesy. But it's almost true! So I try to bring all my hosts a piece of this delightful taste of Norway. And like the wannabe ninja I am, I sneak it into their fridge.

I also buy the people who beat me in chess a beer.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Such silky sweeps.

Interests

Dancing naked in the moonlight, hugging strangers, trying new and interesting food, building snowmen, riding polar bears(I live in Norway you know!), giraff-language, collecting rubber ducks, giving high fives, receiving piggybacks , pillow fights, improv stunts, licking lollipops, chasing butterflies, climbing trees and eating forbidden fruit.

On a serious note I'm passionate about the art of photography, and I take more photos than a Japanese tourist. I'm far from professional but I find it quite enjoyable. You're welcome to have a look

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:
Oldboy, Mullholland Drive, LOTR, Donnie Darko, The Usual Suspects, Requiem for a dream, V for Vendetta, Minority Report, Boondock Saints, The Prestige, Tilsammans, The Shining, Clockwork Orange, City of God, Das Experiment, Fight Club, Seven, Psycho, Dancer in the dark, Wild at heart, Heat, Monty Python, The Idiots, Before Sunrise, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Amélie, Love Actually, Up, Cast Away Moon...

Music:
Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Sigur Ros, Mew, The Strokes, The Doves, Muse, Foo Fighters, Queens of the stone age, Arcade Fire, The Klaxons, The Doors, System of a down, Röyksopp, Air, Prefuse 73, The Killers, Beirut, Björk, Dj Shadow, Massive Attack, The Mars Volta, Snow Patrol, Daft Punk, Justice, Crystal Castles, Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden, Depeche Mode, Bloc Party Yeah yeah yeahs, Arsenal, Kings of Leon

Books:
Erlend Loe - Naiv Super,L, Doppler
Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World
George Orwell - Animal Farm, 1984
Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Shadow of the wind
Paulo Coelho - The Alchymist, Veronica decides to die

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In this journey we call life, I have been fortunate enough to see and experience a few amazing things. Flying in a hot air balloon, and participating in a giant pillow fight was cool. Dancing at wicked wonderland sensation white, surrounded by 40 000 all dressed in white was what I like to call a party. The time I was about to have sex with a girl and my hand reached down and I realized it was a guy was also an interesting experience. Hitchhiking and discovering my ride was crazy druggers driving 190 km/h was amusing in it's own way. But surely the most amazing thing I ever did was breaking out of the habit in which I was trapped. Sometimes life leaves you a rotten apple, to realize I could reach out and grab a fresh one was exhilarating and ultimately led to a journey I'm proud to call my life. In the wise words of William Wallace; freeeeeeeedom!

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach - I can teach you usefull and adaptable excuses to enjoy your life the way you always wanted to. Like the one below:

"well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." Cliff Clavin, Cheers

Learn - How to meditate, how to be a ninja(I'm still just a wannabe), how to cook local food of your country, and how to say cheers in every single language of this beautiful world.

Share - Moments, experiences, ideas, adventures, cooking recipies, doorbell and of course put into practice what I teach.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Norway

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