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Brian Smith

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 45 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French, German
  • 49, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Office job, PC repairs, technical as...
  • Autodidact ;-)
  • From Bonnybridge, Scotland and Cape Town, RSA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To find my place in the universe! ;-)

ABOUT ME

Young at heart, in body and in mind. :-)I was born in Scotland, lived in Cape Town (RSA), London, Paris and now settled in Berlin.Like working with computers and doing digital photography (see "My favourite pics"), plan on doing studio portraits. I like dancing and currently (just for fun and to keep fit) streetdance, taking singing lessons and trying (not very successfully ;-) to learn to play the piano. One of my hobbies is singing and my repertoire includes songs by James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Charles Trenet, Barry White, Elton John and the theme song from the "Dirty Dancing" film. Currently learning Michael Buble and Herbie Hancock songs.Just for fun, I also created a funny little show dressed as a cowboy singing a few country/rock songs.In the summer I like to go swimming in one of the beautiful lakes here in Berlin, sometimes also skinny-dipping ;-)

PHILOSOPHY

Anyway, here are some of my thoughts:- Life is short, so "Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow..." :-)- I'm an eternal optimist- It is never too late to be what you might have been- Life is not a struggle, it's a game!- Learn from your mistakes, forgive others for theirs, then move on.- Love and be loved.

Interests

Singing (as a hobby), photography (see some of my photos in "My favourite pics" folder), computers, all technical stuff, dancing, workouts at the gym and going to the sauna (very relaxing :-)On a very general level I am interested in economics, science and technology...

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:Avatar, Breathless, Eyes wide shut, Basic instinct, Kalifornia, The Razor's Edge, Minority Report, The talented Mr. Ripley, The postman always rings twice, Red Rock West, As good as it gets, Black Hawk Down, The Bourne identity, The interpreter, The fifth element, i-Robot, 2001 - A space odysee, Changing lanes, Frantic, Bandits, Blade runner, Collateral, A Crime, Where the money is, The Contract, Oceans Twelve, 16 Blocks, Catch me if you can, No country for old men, Inception, and more ...Books: - The Shock Doctrine. The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Naomi Klein)- The Clash of Civilizations (Samuel P. Huntington)- Payback. Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth (Margaret Atwood)- The Moral Animal. The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology (Robert Wright)- A Short History of Progress (Ronald Wright)- Nonzero. The Logic of Human Destiny. (Robert Wright)- Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future (Joseph E. Stiglitz)- The New Digital Age - Reshaping the future of people, nations and business (Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Going up inside the Ukraine's huge "Statue of the Motherland" to it's highest viewing platform 62m (in the shield) with a panoramic view of Kiev. This is usually forbidden but my friend and I got "special permission" ;-)

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Germany, Namibia, South Africa, United Kingdom

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