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Overview

  • 4 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese, Japanese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Right now I'm the administrator of the UK office of an ad...
  • A mix of media studies, journalism and audiovisual produc...
  • From Franconville. Doesn't ring a bell? Normal ha! It's near Paris.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Listening to other people's stories while writing my own.

ABOUT ME

Benoît here, a French guy that landed his feet on planet Earth 34 years ago (ouch!).
I constantly challenge myself to new challenges, enjoy the simplest joys in life and I have a real passion for people and their paths.
I aspire to be a (script)writer so that's probably why.
I want to explore more ways of being creative too.
I'm curious about mainly anything so you're on with really long chats with me hehe ;)

PHILOSOPHY

Seize the day, you only live once!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm still very new to this, and very excited about the opportunities to meet interesting and cool people from around the world!
One of my best holidays was undoubtedly staying with different CSers for two weeks in Tokyo back in summer 13. Now that's an experience I'd love to repeat, so much laughter, fun and discoveries!

Interests

Creative writing, photography, independent cinema, museums, strolls, J-Pop, worldwide literature, coffee shops...

  • writing
  • literature
  • photography
  • movies
  • music
  • macha

Music, Movies, and Books

Let's try to be selective here or I could go on and on and on and on (see my point? lol)

Movies:
Our Little Sister, Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Departures, Takita Yojiro
A Chinese Ghost Story, Ching Siu Tung
The Beat My Heart Skipped, Jacques Audiard

Music:
Tori Amos, Lara Fabian, Jpop, Classical, Jazz... So, so many

Books:
The Murakamis (Haruki and Ryu)
Amelie Nothomb
A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket :0)

Teach, Learn, Share

I've completed this year a degree in teaching French as a foreign language. The initial idea behind this was to move abroad and start anew in a whole different career. Life had me stay in the UK (for very joyful reasons) but the prospect of moving abroad, especially in Asia, is still in a corner of my mind.
It makes me happy when I can share conversations with people who love learning languages as much as I do. I am presently doing a weekly language exchange with a Japanese friend. His French level is way more advanced than my Japanese, which makes me strive to improve, day by day.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Scotland, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, France

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