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António Carvalho

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Artist
  • I have a Masters Degree in Computer ...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I am working on it...

ABOUT ME

I was born in Portugal but spent part of my early years of childhood travelling with my parents trough Africa and South Africa . I developed from those times a strong will of get in touch with other cultures. It comes to my mind often the thought of not belonging to a country per se, as I always find new aspects of my personality outside the common experience of my native language. I see myself as an adventurer with and insatiable curiosity . My mind is always compelling me to discover new interests and friends. I am an artist and a communicator . A avid spectator of beauty and authenticity .

I guess my friends can define me as someone who likes to have them around to share histories. I have a great family in Portugal , and a small but very solid group of friends. I am a people´s person that enjoys the company of others, but I also like to live in my shell and enjoy the comfort of being alone at times. When I am by myself other then doing my regular professional as an art director for Tv animation, or being busy with other activities, I occupy my time reading stuff mostly articles, books or comic books. I enjoy also making sports, taking photos , go to the cinema, dance, and see music concerts. I like to chill around good food as any Mediterranean dude and although I am not much of a chef, I am interested to become a better one.

Besides all I have write I think I can describe myself as a easy going , calm and peaceful individual. A cultivated, like minded person with a sharp sense of observation and a creative soul that always tries to see the best in people.

PHILOSOPHY

I am a positive, romantic and energetic person. My personal philosophy is close to these three aspects of my personality. That said I believe life is to be lived passionately.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I want to participate in couch surfing experience to meet people along the road of life and to exchange thoughts, ideas, and points of view that can turn into interesting conversations or common projects. I want to leave the door open to the people I meet on my path, interested in perpetuating the good memories of our encounters. I am not currently hosting but I will in a near future when I fill to have the proper conditions to do so. I can nevertheless be a contact to show Lisbon around.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am a recent member of this club so I don't have any experience at all of Couch surfing. I appreciate some tips from other members if they want to share.

Interests

There are many things grab my attention at different levels. I could enumerate a exhaustive list of them but I choose human qualities like solidarity and honesty the first ones on my list. I get also immediately caught by a genuine personality, and passionate energy. I am an illustrator and digital artist or at least that is the kind of work I have been doing for about 20 years in different areas . My main interest orbit obviously around my professional activity but I also like to be surprised.

Music, Movies & Books

Blade Runner, Blue Velvet, Midnight Cowboy, Fight Club, TeTsuo, A Clockwork Orange, Once upon a time in the west, There will be blood, City of God, Holy Motors,Bug, Reservoir Dogs, The shinning, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Animal Farm, The jungle Book, Horton, Etc.

Favorite Books: Lord of the Flies, Essay on Blindness, The white Tiger, The Feast of the Goat; comic books everything from Charles Burns, Geoff Darrow, Simon Bisley, Hergé.

Music: Rodrigo Leão, Mão Morta, Fausto, Zeca Afonso, Radio Head, Tricky, Echo and the Bunnymen, PJ Harvey, Pixies, The Breeders, The Cure, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Beirut, The Stone Roses, Jamiroquai, Mc Sollar, Bill Laswell, Chico Buarque, Egberto Gismonti , FILA BRAZILLIA, Kaki King,Pharoah Sanders , Kora Jazz Trio, etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I have plenty of them . The first one was to live in Africa with my parents when I was a kid which was an extraordinary experience that molded my personality forever. The amazing landscapes and wild nature
of the african continent filled me with images that I can never forget.

The second is probably to have lived in the UK, Dubai and China where I had the chance to get in touch with the idiossincracies of each culture and to discover some awesome friends.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach drawing, 3D and the portuguese way:)

What I Can Share With Hosts

Time, respect, and sincere wishes of friendship.

Countries I've Visited

Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

China, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

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