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Christophe Huynh

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Overview

  • 129 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Latin, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Research and clinical assessment
  • Ph.D. in biomedical sciences (psychi...
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To discover and understand our world.

ABOUT ME

I am a tea, coffee and maté drinker. I am also a beer-o-phile. I do not like sweets (and this includes chocolate under 70%)... yep, I would not have survived as a monkey in the jungle.

I LIKE TO WALK.

I can't barely pass a day without listening to music and I go see live concerts everytime I have a chance (75 shows per year on average). Yes, my life revolves around music, even though I don't play professionally (if we don't count 11 years of piano)...

I am also a runner, swimmer and cyclist.

I LIKE TO WALK.

I work in adolescent psychiatric research and at a Mood Disorders Clinic. Therfore, professionally, my main interests are mood disorders, personality disorders, drug abuse and depedency, and self-injurious behaviours.

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PHILOSOPHY

Carpe noctum!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

HOSTING:

in Montréal: August 14, 2008: Ivan Franz from Germany. September 5-8, 2008: Romain Trassard from France. March 9-13, 2009: Daniel Nordmann from Germany. July 13-17, 2010: Marlene Brücker and Stephanie from Germany. July 30, 2010: Bob Armitage and Sean Kelly from Canada. December 8, 2010: Élodie Perrineau from France. November 24-December 2, 2010: David Uribe from Mexico. December 13-15, 2010: Anita Tran and Bradley Hankin from Australia. December 25-28, 2010: Anna Rodrigues and Douglas Resende from Brazil. January 17-19,2010: Pauline Ferry from France. March 4-7, 2011: Janis-Marie Echterhoff and Lotte Graba from Germany. March 16-20, 2011: Thomas Beaufort from France. April 6-10, 2011: Elia Vermander from Belgium. July 4-5, 2011: Trevor Dye from USA. July 8-11, 2011: Nathaniel Page & Carola from USA. August 19-21, 2011: Jonathan Aigrain & Nithaya from France. November 24-28, 2011: Elise Ansher & Maya Harary from USA. February 25, 2012: Bill Summer from Canada. May 5-8, 2012: Tanguy Rivière & Anaïs from France. May 11-14, 2012: Thomas Seal & Luke Rees from England. August 1-6, 2012: Farbod Rad from Iran.

in Paris: July 11-13, 2009: Sabrina and Laura from Germany; Jonathan Torres from USA. July 14-16, 2009: Mohammad Majid from Iran. July 18-19, 2009: Rodney Recor from USA. July 25-26, 2009: Thijs van Gils and Wolfram Friele from the Netherlands. August 3-9, 2009: Lena Grosse from Germany. August 5-9, 2009: Chris Hess from USA. August 24, 2009: Janis Keiss and his girlfriend from Latvia. August 26, 2009: Ragnar Poulsen from Danmark. August 27-29, 2009: Will New from USA. August 28-31, 2009: Zoltán Kalászi and Tomas Bene from Hungary. August 29-September 1, 2009: Andrea Faroppa from Uruguay. September 11-13, 2009: Jennifer Muir and Jordan from Canada. September 29-October 1, 2009: Nicole Shalmo from USA. October 2-5, 2009: Jen Baron and Stacy from USA. October 12-13, 2009: Elina Lynx and Jeremy from Latvia. October 14-21, 2009: Emil Møller from Denmark. October 18, 2009: Diana R. from Germany. October 25-27, 2009: Joshua Galecki from USA. October 25-27, 2009: Daniel Laufer and Maeve from Ireland. December 19-28, 2009: Harshil Raisinghani and Seraphina Lum from Singapore. December 24-27, 2009 + January 4, 2010: William van Schagen and Bob Joosen from Holland. January 12-18, 2010: Jonathan Clermont from Canada. February 16-24, 2010: Nicolas Piperno from Canada. March 4-7, 2010: Laurel and Sam from USA. April 5-17, 2010: Michel L'Hérault from Canada. May 17-24, 2010: Marie-France Sergerie from Canada.

SURFING:

April 27 - May 11, 2008: Istanbul, Turkey (Onno Soylu: he hosted me; Gokce Engin, Emre Yagmurlu: cultural exchanges). June 7-13, 2008: Baltimore, USA (Jim Murray: he hosted me; Dan Schlattman: he co-hosted me; Stephen Bell: he showed me around Baltimore) August 9-10, 2009: Marburg, Germany (Lena Grosse hosted me) August 11-14, 2009: Marburg, Germany (Daniel Nordmann hosted me) August 15-17, 2009: Ingolstadt, Germany (Julia Elsner hosted me) August 19-21, 2009: Grenoble, France (Anthony Naddeo hosted me) October 31-November 3, 2009: Marburg, Germany (Lena Grosse hosted me) November 4-10, 2009: Berlin, Germany (Alexander Bruzendorf, though not officially on CS, hosted me) December 28-31, 2009: Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany (Lena Grosse hosted me again) January 22-24, 2010: Rennes, France (Mathieu Hebbada hosted me) January 30-31, 2010: Lyon, France (Sébastien Caradec hosted me) February 5-7, 2010: Bordeaux, France (Julia Z. hosted me) March 18-22, 2010: Copenhagen, Danmark (Emil Moller hosted me) March 27, 2010: Seville, Spain (Dario, though not officially on CS, hosted me and two of my friends). April 30-May 3, 2010: Zwolle, the Netherlands (William van Schagen hosted me). May 6-9, 2010: London, England (Mohammad M. hosted me). June 26-July 5, 2010: Berlin, Germany (Kaja Paproth hosted me). September 10-16, 2011: Beijing, China (Lukas Müller hosted me) September 18-20 & 28-29, 2011: Jiangyin, China (Félix Gervais hosted me) September 30-October 2, 2011: Shanghai, China (Brian Everson hosted me) October 3-5, 2011: Shanghai, China (Ross Tanchan hosted me) October 6-8, 2011: Osaka, Japan (Akira hosted me) October 9-12, 2011: Nara, Japan (Dessy Tambunan hosted me) October 13, 2011: Kyoto, Japan (Kunihito Nakanishi hosted me) October 14-16, 2011: Kyoto, Japan (Zhang Guangyuan hosted me) October 17-20, 2011: Kyoto, Japan (Masyhur Hilmy hosted me) October 21-25, 2011: Tokyo, Japan (Sho Inoue hosted me) June 8-13, 2012: Boston, USA (Derin Sevenler hosted me) August 30-September 2 & 7, 2012: Paris, France (Patrick Rock hosted me) September 2-6, 2012: Paris, France (Pierre-Alix Binet hosted me) September 8, 2012: St-Cyr-l'École, France (Matthieu Mirleau & Camille Lloret hosted me) September 10-12, 2012: Clermond-Ferrand, France (Simon Tymen hosted me) September 12-15, 2012: Lyon, France (Sébastien Caradec hosted me) September 15-18, 2012: Chambéry, France (Vicky Sagnard hosted me) September 18-20, 2012: Berlin, Germany (Daniel Nordmann hosted me) September 20-23, 2012: Berlin, Germany (Kaja Paproth hosted me) September 23-26, 2012: Göttingen, Germany (Lena Grosse hosted me) September 26-30, 2012: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Wolfram Friele hosted me) October 1, 2012: Lille, France (Pierre-Alix Binet hosted me)

ORGANISATION:

I organised the weekly meetings in Montreal from May 2008 to May 2009.

Interests

Almost everything. Except business and cars.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: These days, I listen: Chinese Man, Fauve, Fakear, Esmerine, Goodspeed you Black Emperor, Moriarty and Nick Cave.

I listen a lot of bands from Québec since I try to promote the musical diversity and uniqueness that is being made in our francophone region of North America. I also like reggae, dub, folk and gypsy music in general. I'm really not into the top-40. To be honest, I haven't listen to the radio for the past 10 years, so I don't know what are the big hits right now...

Authors that I like: Boris Vian, Zola, Jack Kerouac, Ismael Kadaré, Mircea Eliade, Arto Paasilinna, Darina Al-Joundi, Orhan Pamuk, William S. Burroughs, Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, etc. So I really like fairy/folk-tales and I have this fascination for the Beat Generation. I also like reading contemporary novels where cities seem to play a main role.

Movies: Trainspotting, Gegen die Wand, Auf der Anderen Seite, Crossing the Bridge: the Sound of Istanbul, Blue Velvet, Inland Empire, Mulholland Drive. Yep, I am a big David Lynch and Fatih Akin fan.

I go see a lot of theatre and contemporary dance shows. Like 2-3 times a week...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Being sleep deprived for 13 days, with only 2-3 hours of sleep per night... I will never do that again!

I tend to have strange accidents (getting hit by a horse, getting hit by a pedestrian while I was on a bicycle, being chased by a bull, etc).

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share some knowledge about drug and alcohol history.

If you are interested, I can tell some folk stories from Québec and other countries.

I can give you a crash course on mental disorders.

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, France

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