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Ben Brady

Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Artist and Writer
  • BA(HONS) Fine Art
  • From Southampton, Hampshire, UK
  • Profile 50% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To crEATTTe

ABOUT ME

A male man who's taken to traveling, albeit a little later than most, my late 20's, and though I hate to admit it, now my early 30's, who, for starters anyway, loves to paint, draw and write. Though I make no money from these ventures I enjoy sharing them. I am an Englishman and an optimist (?!), which is a rare breed. I cook fairly well.

PHILOSOPHY

To paint the cat the apple implies (sounds a bit much, though funny, I'm quoting Picasso I think).

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have surfed only once so far which was enough to convince me... I will definitely host when I am able.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In New Zealand... my first hosts where amazingly generous and kind... showed me a glimpse of kiwi life in the capital, for a few weeks actually, don't worry I know its usually for a night or two!

Interests

At the risk of sounding like a complete bore; food, drink, the Arts rah, rah, rah... Comedy, literature, SHORT novels, no novel need be written if it can't be condensed into 200 pages (300 at most). Mornings.

Music, Movies & Books

I enjoy Django Reinhardt, Billy Holiday, and Blur. I like films by Akira Kurosawa, I like the way they look, though they can be long. Interesting, alternative films that have a sense of humor, even its quite well hidden. Point Break. Books; Have just discovered Peter Carey, I love Murakami, Richard Ford, Raymond Caver, John Updike, J.G. Ballard and Bill Watterson. Hemingway.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I spent some weeks busking with a Canadian friend in Wellington... was our sole income for a while. I learned to appreciate ...things a little more, you know... things. You do when you don't have them. Alright looking back now maybe it wasn't THAT dark... was a great experience though. Before I wouldn't even sing in front of one person let alone a high street full of them.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach, share and would like to learn more on guitar. I can show you how to draw... cook... bake bread. I am always looking for new recipes and tips (that sounds so twee, I'm so f---ing English sometimes). I collect 'useful phrases' in other languages, if you are from somewhere where they speak another language then great. I am not interested, much, in how to swear in your language... think useful... interesting, surreal, but useful.

Countries I've Visited

France, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Ireland, New Zealand

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