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Ben Alayrac

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Overview

  • 25 Positive References
  • Fluent in French; learning English, Japanese, Romanian, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Kitchen percussionist gypsy
  • Tourism Marketing/Wanking Degree and...
  • From Toulouse.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Tryin changin my life through experiencing !

ABOUT ME

After havin finished some degree in Tourism marketing lately in a chaotic way and tryin to find a classic job in that field, I decided to move one year in Melbourne to meditate on my life real expectations !

Now just back home, this experience might have led me in a different way, more than ever focused on my passions : COOKING - MUSIC - PEOPLE ! Next chapter is still to be written ;)

I'm always into meetin new people, sharing about cultures differences and similarities, talkin about stupid or smarter things, and partyin all night long! (even if I sometimes feel I'm too old 4 that shit!) :)

My actual philosphy would be a Zen/Epicurean Ying Yang conscient approach, always tryin beein curious, learnin and goin deeper into passion and temperance ;) I'm driven by some strong values and ideas, but as I'm still growing, I must conceed I'm still searchin if the truth is outhere ! lol

So, I'm an organized messy guy, slow-lifed active, a pessimistic optimist, a cerebral hot-hearted, an easy-going perfectionist, a sociable lonesome cowboy, schizophrenic... ?! ;)

If you feel as well opposites sometimes atract, I would love meeting you !

Au plaisir !

PHILOSOPHY

ZEN EPICUREAN looking for mind body connection :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

WHEN I'M HOME :

I know it's common to say, but after 10yrs, I think I deeply know well Toulouse and some of its good secrets. I love sharing it and I never get bored about discovering new ones :)Debating about what could make my french southerner identity is always a pleasure as well ;)

WHEN I'M ABROAD :

I'm really interested in cultures particularities, discovering not well-knowed places, and enjoying local food, music and life in a fun and serious way. Talkin a lot and partyin would always be an option ;)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Work in progress...

Interests

HOLY MISSION : Cooking all world local recipes I can discover !!

Listening to eclectic musics : metal, rock, folk, punk rock, reggae, hiphop, triphop, electro, drum n bass, jazz, gipsy jazz, accoustic world music, etc...!) I love goin on concerts, playin drums and percussions, creating music on my computer as well.

I love cinema, arts, paintings, photography,comics and mangas. I like to draw, paint, shoot photos sometimes...

I recently discovered Wing Chun Kungfu wich gave me a lot and I can't wait getting into again. So as well, I would be into learning more about chi-gong, yoga, meditation and mind-fullness...

Meeting random people going out, exploring surprising places, and enjoying street life when it's warm ;)

Music, Movies & Books

Babel, Biutiful, the Assasination of Jesse James, History of Violence, the Constant Gardener, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In the electric mist, Requiem for a Dream, The Godfather, Funny Games, Das Leben der Anderen, Slumdog Millionaire, Irréversible, La Haine, Un Prophète, Mesrines, Frida, Crimen Ferpecto, Volver, Tambien la lliuvia, La Vita e bella, La Tigre e la neve, Ghost in th Shell, Avalon, Old Boy, Kikujiro no natsu, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Tekkon Kinkreet, the Sopranos, Romanzo Criminale, Rome, Deadwood, the Wire, Treme, romanzo criminale...

About music : from Deftones, Slipknot, Hed PE, old Korn, Scars on broadway, Soulfly, Pelican, Russian Circles, NOFX, Lagwagon, Pennywise, Bad Religion, Me first ..., to John Butler, Cat Empire, Youngblood BB, Cake, Jeff Lang, Xavier Rudd, the Do, Mogway, Groundation ... to DJ Krush, Nujabes, Ez3kiel, Egadz, Wax Taylor, Bonobo, RJD2, Sebastian, Birdy Nam Nam, Hermitude, Puppetmastaz, WuTang, General Elektriks, Portishead, Sayag Jazzmachine... to Eric Truffaz, Avishai Cohen, Hiromi Uehara, Trio Joubran, Vanessa da mata, Dirty Three, Samarabalouf, Rokia Traore, Rodrigo y Gabriela... and many more ;)

About books : very few... Less than zero, The Shock Doctrine, Banana, Tartarin de Tarascon, Danser avec le Chaos, Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours, and many alternative informations newspapers or websites... ;)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've seen :

Some people coming in studient pub in Bratislava with with their big sword and middle age dressing ;)

Dj Netik droping fat sound at the DMC Turntablist n Scratching Japanese Final at the Liquid Room in Tokyo :)

Nato in my plate for my breakfast in japanese's host family !

An interesting shark while I scubadived into the Red Sea ;)

People keeping their mouth shut during impressive aerian solos by Metalica at the Parc des Princes Paris's big stadium ;)

Warm n funny big strikes in Toulouse to kick ass the extreme right wing candidate for the French presidential elections in 2002 !

A famous homeless from Toulouse washing his skin and hair with rhum at the opendoor market in the morning ;)

Some of the best fireworks in the world in Monaco (better than in Tokyo!) ;)

Old funny mustache-mans playing chess while they were relaxing into opendoor natural warm bathes in Budapest ;)

A lovely crzay arab wedding of a friend in Casablanca ;)

Myself crying watching BIUTIFUL at the cinema ;)

Myself well drunk sometimes ;)

Teach, Learn, Share

Native French Spanish bases

Japanese bases

Cooking Skills

Some music skills (especially drums and percussions, and a bit in computer assisted music creation!)

Drawing, painting, photographying a little ;)

Discussion addict when I'm in a good mood !!

Countries I've Visited

Egypt, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, France, Japan, Morocco

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