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Doug Pinch

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Overview

  • 52 Positive References4 Neutral
  • Fluent in English
  • 72, Male
  • Member since 2004
  • PERPETUAL STUDENT
  • tertiary , continuing
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to Learn, to IMPROVE MY PICNIC-OLOGY TALENTS & fly monster kites, & ride bicycles & IMPROVE MY MASSAGE SKILLS

& feed the beautiful Rainbow Lorikeets [parrots see pics] every day

ABOUT ME

I think I am intelligent, creative, a good communicator, well read and funny,with a well developed sense of humour to counter the absurdity of life. I ADJUDICATED HIGH SCHOOL DEBATES AND WAS AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBER OF TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL.[COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC SPEAKING ] Walk or cycle every days (there are bikes and helmets for guests).

READ EVERYDAY HARD COPIES OF BROADSHEET NEWSPAPERS

[FIRST, ROUGH DRAFT OF HISTORY.]

AND MANY MORE ON NET

no tv for 15 years

But free wi-fi in bedrooms and yard.

If u would like to visit, tell me why I should host you.

ONE OF MY HOBBIES IS "OP SHOP" SHOPPING.

DRESS UP A BIT for PICNICS AND MEALS.

CAN TIE BOW-TIES AND HAVE LARGE COLLECTION.

Employment

, present SAFETY STRIPS FACTOTUM MANQUE CHAPLAIN Manqué

CHAMPAGNE AND POETRY COMPANY IN HOUSE POET Manqué

barbecue consultant

Fluffer manque

DIAL a BUBBLY TASTER Manqué

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT Manqué

SYDNEY STOCK EXCHANGE IN PITT ST CHALKIE

Education University of Sydney

PARRAMATTA EVENING COLLEGE matriculation.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED Tweed Heads, Thornleigh, NSW. Manly Toowong, WYNNUM [QLD] Woy Woy, Eastwood ENMORE NSW.

PHILOSOPHY

"You are only on this earth for a short time...so enjoy it!" and have picnics

"Work like you don't need the money, love like you h’ve never been hurt, and dance like no-one is watching.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

CS IS NOT JUST A FREE BED. IT SHOULD BE MORE. ABOUT MAKING FRIENDS FROM AROUND THE PLANET. ABOUT UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT CULTURES.AND FROM SUCH KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING MAYBE A BETTER LIVED LIFE.

A REQUEST IF U WOULD LIKE TO VISIT TELL ME WHY I SHOULD HOST YOU.

I do like guests who enjoy a few glasses of champagne to join me to celebrate life.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

During the last 15 years of hosting I have had many trevellers from all over the world. YOU CAN READ THEIR COMMENTS IN MY GUEST BOOK

Interests

other people.

feeding beautiful Rainbow Lorikeet parrots every day. [see pics]

PHOTOGRAPHY, keeping fit, volunteer worker, reading, chess, scrabble.

Learning stress reducing massage.

Dining at the Y.

expanding consciousness.

gardening.

Toastmasters,

picnics.

Music, Movies & Books

Mostly classical music playing all day ABC FM, Radio National classical spotify

Philip Adams. Newspapers -BROADSHEETS - Australian, SMH, and local rag every day, NY Times e-edition subscriber [I don't have TV]

Magazines - Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, New Scientist, Economist, The NY Review of Books,

Favorite authors - Bill Bryson, J P Dunleavy, Bert Russell, Arthur Koestler, Bert Benson, and of course there is above all, William McGonagall, Poet & Tragedian.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

[with a partner] Created a Champagne delivery business called

"Dial a Bubbly"

"THE SPARKLING ALTERNATIVE TO FLOWERS"

We had 'French Maids' delivering the chilled bottles, singing Happy Birthday, or whatever and then pouring it. We were quite famous in Sydney for a couple of years.

NOW JUST STARTING "SAFETY STRIPS" VIVID, BLUE FLASHING LED LIGHT STRIPS FOR BICYCLES.

ALSO INVENTED THE IMPORTANT NEW WORD "TREVEL" SEE URBAN DICTIONARY http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trevel

Teach, Learn, Share

University educated

TUTOR Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment.

trained Adjudicator for High Schools Debates

Independent meeting chairperson skills.

previously Director of Shelter

Board member NSW Federation of Housing Associations

Trained in Meeting Procedure.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, New Zealand

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