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Benjamin Lee

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 55 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Making things better.
  • Bach. Computer Science, Monash Unive...
  • From Melbourne, Australia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To persuade people to smile - and enjoy myself in doing so; to be generous yet discerning; to experience life through the eyes of others; to be a paramedic; to be a fire fighter;and to see Open Source software bring information freedom to the world.

ABOUT ME

I am obsessed with laughing. Period. And I can laugh at almost anything (more often than not, myself)!

Hot showers rock!

The smell of clean clothes and bed sheets just do it for me.

I like horses but not horse hair when found without the horse.

I adore food and wine. I will eat almost anything once.

Sweating without exercising is uncomfortable.

Mosquitoes are annoying.

PHILOSOPHY

How fast are you able laugh? How fast?!

Interests

Travel (of course) Dancing (from jive to capoeira) Music Photography Languages and Word Etymology Singing (badly) Psychology Communications (languages, syntax, history, technology) Medicine, Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biology Education Jokes

Music, Movies & Books

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (in Spanish)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Travelling is always memorable... maybe not necessarily incredible...

I have travelled by train, plane, bus, car, metro, jeep, ferry, boat, canoe, launch, motorcycle, bicycle, horse, foot, 4x4; seen hundreds of beautiful sunsets; been down mines, up mountains and volcanoes; studied French, read all the Harry Potter books; fished for piranas, bathed in thermal baths, rafted down white water, been in prison (read: toured), suffered from altitude sickness; been bitten by countless mosquitoes, flies, bugs; seen pink dolphins, giant anteaters, big snakes, small snakes, spiders, tucans, macaws, capybaras, cayman, llamas; visited waterfalls, glaciers, salt flats, deserts, jungles, white beaches, black beaches, wetlands, metropolises, towns; been hot, sweaty, cold, freezing; eaten worms, guinea pigs; drunk a mind boggling variety of fermented beverages, danced heaps; and... I have met amazing, kind, generous people!

He viajado en tren, avión, bus, coche, metro, jeep, balsa, barco, canoa, lancha, motocicleta, bicicleta, caballo, a pie, 4x4; he visto cientos puestas del sol muy bonitos; he bajado en minas, subido montañas y volcanes; he estudiado francés, leído todos los libros de Harry Potter; he pescado para pirañas, me he bañado en aguas termales, he hecho paseos en balsa por ríos rápidos, he estado en una cárcel (leed: recorrido), sufrido de mal de altura; me han picado un incontable montón de mosquitos, moscas, bichos; he visto delfines rosados, oso hormigueros gigantes, serpientes grandes, serpientes pequeños, arañas, tucanos, papagayos, capibaras, caimanes, llamas; he visitado cascadas, glaciares, salares, desiertos, selvas, playas blancas, playas negras, pantanos, metrópolis, pueblos; he tenido calor, estado sudado, tenido frió, estado congelado; he comido gusanos, cuys; he bebido una variedad de bebidas fermentadas, bailado un montón; y... he conocido a gente tan asombrosa, amable y generosa!

Countries I've Visited

Antarctica, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Colombia, Spain, Tanzania, United Republic of

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