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Joseph Dowling

London, London, England

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I am a gardener and musician as well...
  • i learn only by pain and mistakes
  • From london
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to open the UK's first retro gaming bar & arcade

ABOUT ME

I am a musician in a rock band (www.soundcloud.com/slowglass) I also play solo acoustic guitar and sing. I work as a gardener and run an ebay shop selling old skool video games. I enjoy humour greatly and like to have a laugh.

PHILOSOPHY

I will never work doing something that makes other people suffer. I have my own set of morals and philosophies which are sometimes contary to the normal. I would say I am left wing, and somewhat of a socialist at heart. I am very interested in social change and would love to see a move away from our money driven, greedy and hedonistic society. Thats not so say I dont enjoy certain parts of it, but I am just not into 'getting rich and getting a bigger car than my neighbour' like most of the London populace. If you are interested just ask.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have been to several meetings, Berlin & Budapest Winter Camps and hosted several times, although I no longer host!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted at least 10 times and most of that has been positive. I have now learned a bit more about the types of people who do this and I am now only really interested in hosting those who come to share my world a little rather than people who are more expecting a 'hostel'. That is not to say I expect the people I host to spend all their visit with me, but if you want to spend the entire days and evenings doing your own thing then Im not for you. I would prefer people who like to have a laugh, and hopefully a drink too.

Interests

I enjoy films, reading, meeting new people, music (rock/alternative/jazz/classical and lots more) and I love sports, food and cooking. I like drinking and going out, but I dont smoke! I love comedy programs and could introduce you to the best british humour.

Music, Movies & Books

Pans labyrinth, fear and loathing, pulp fiction, platoon, casablanca, seven, amores perros, babel, last king of scotland, withnail and I.....many more

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A girl let me see her nipple once

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you a few chords on the guitar, or share my knowledge of the things i am knowledgable about like history, football, music, British humour....! I like to learn about the history of other people's countries and cultures, if you know what you are talking about I am all ears, whatever the subject. Anything is interesting if told by someone knowledgeable.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom

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