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Jordan Trew

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 47 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Software design, Teaching
  • informal
  • From Melbourne, Australia
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To find and follow the magic...

ABOUT ME

I used to have an essay here, but my mood at the moment is for brevity - best to get to know people in person anyway! So, in brief, I'm into/love/wanna know more about/am inspired by:

design - teaspoons, trains, wristwatches, ticketing systems, public policy, software, everything....!
animals
creative writing
photography
magic
snooker
nature
documentaries
social/political issues
music
sleep
erotica/literotica
the ocean
logic puzzles
cryptic crosswords
TED lectures
food
patience
comedy
counter culture
Linguistics and singing
French language
slow philosophy
technology
art
words
ridiculousness and irreverence
skepticism

and of course a million other little things :)

PHILOSOPHY

love.

fight injustice.

accept.

nobody is more worthy than anyone else.

get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.

slow down.

be skeptical.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've hosted a few times in Melbourne and Budapest, and surfed a heap in Europe in 2009/10. Hoping to get a bit more active again in 2013.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have made some amazing friends thanks to the CS network in France, Sweden, the UK, Hungary, and at home in Oz!

Interests

See above..........

Music, Movies & Books

I've liked lots of books, music, movies, but I can't name them all.

Probably the best films I've seen are Dancer in the Dark and Boys Don't Cry.

On books, I really enjoy Nicholson Baker's works, and I really connected with Papillon while I travelled through France in 2009.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I went to NY in Dec 2001 after the WTC attacks, where I volunteered at ground zero over 2 nights. I also witnessed Scotland's John Higgins score a maximum at the LG Snooker Cup in 2003, but I gather this wouldn't register as amazing for many people :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a handy snooker player and reasonably advanced French speaker. And i'm a compassionate listener. I'm also a trained teacher of English as a foreign language.

I'd love some tips on:
playing musical instruments
any kind of language/linguistics
mending clothes
loving oneself
servicing bikes

Countries I've Visited

France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Hungary, Sweden, United Kingdom

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