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Samantha Fischer

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Creole (Jamaica), German, Spanish
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Graduate Student/Community Organizer
  • Graduate degree in progres
  • From Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

See the world, and remain a perpetual student to prolong youth.

ABOUT ME

I don't find very many things, or people, boring, and I tend to like most things and people.

The only things I really do not like, and that I will refuse to engage in/talk about, are sports that are played with balls (I am sure that there is some kind of force field drawing flying objects to my head), and anything involving sports cars. Otherwise, I'll likely find whatever you'd like to talk about interesting, and find whatever you want to do to be a good idea (I'd be more than happy to learn about your hobbies, if they involve sports cars and/or sports, though!).

Although I honestly like doing most things, I more specifically like learning languages, travelling, meeting new people (like most people here), board games (disclaimer: apparently, I can be a bit competitive, but I'm working on it), good conversations that last all night, hanging out in coffee shops with good friends, talking politics/religion, doing outside-themed things, keeping up-to-date on current world events, obtaining new pets, learning about insects/looking for insects, contemplating the void (preferably, with someone else), editing other people's homework, watching roller derby/contemplating joining the roller derby team, gay clubs that play bad top 40s music, and video games.

PHILOSOPHY

Live honestly without fear, and bravely without regret.
...and, I feel like I need to demolish at least one destructive social system before I die to make my life a life well-lived.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Despite being slightly inclined towards introversion and books, it doesn't take too long for me to get lonely (weird, right?). I know first-hand how lonely it can be to travel alone, or to move to a new city. Therefore, whenever I can, I try to welcome people into my home, and I don't hesitate to get in touch with people when I am in their city.
In addition to de-lonelying myself/delonelying other people, I really enjoy meeting new people (like most people here :)).
I also do rideshares, and, from time to time, have rented out my spare room.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Every solvable problem can be solved on Couch Surfing (seriously, try this out, and prove me wrong). From needing new friends to giving away old furniture, this site has been an amazing way to connect with a lot of really open-minded people, and to make the world just a bit smaller. Plus, I've met so many awesome people.

Interests

If I had to pick my top interests, I'd pick traveling (like most people on this site), social justice issues, health, community building, doing anything outside, and languages. But, again, I'm basically interested in everything for at least a half hour.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Everything is Illuminated, The Edukators, Sophie Scholl, 500 days of summer, Love Actually.. and, a lot more I can't think of. I generally prefer documentaries to fictional films.

Music: Generally, folk. Specifically, anything with good lyrics.

Books: Catcher In The Rye, Prisoner of Tehran, Slaughterhouse-Five, An Unquiet Mind, A Woman in Berlin, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Mother Night, The Reader, Cat's Cradle, Upstairs in the Crazy House, Tolkien, What the Body Remembers
... since entering the golden era of TV, I honestly prefer TV to movies, and books are not something I currently read for fun (8 years of university will do that to you).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I really don't like this question. Too many things to pick, and too much subjectivity regarding what is "awesome."

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a fair bit about Canadian history, and travel in Canada if you need advice. I also like helping people settle down in Vancouver (as this is something I have had quite an adventure doing myself, and I know it isn't super-easy).

If you're starting off in French, I can help you get going. :) I also can teach you how to swear like a Parisan, but we'll have to wait until my French girlfriend is not around (even though her good friends taught me how to do this, apparently, they taught me some super-awful things that you are not supposed to teach people who are learning French...).

I am also an English as a second language teacher, so I can help you with English if you would like.

I like sharing good meals, good drinks, a day at the beach, and information about Vancouver or Toronto.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Nepal, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada

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