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Jonathan Rondeau-Leclaire

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

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Overview

  • 35 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, German
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Learning.
  • Studying for Bachelor's Degree in Ec...
  • From Sherbrooke---still living there!
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Spend my summer Europe and finish my bachelor's in Munich, in german!

ABOUT ME

I like to get to know people, especially when the feeling is reciprocal. So let's make this quick to make sure we have as much as possible to talk about when we meet :-)

I have learned german on my own (along with a friend) a few years ago and have travelled 5 weeks to Germany afterwards, summer 2010; then I spent the summer of 2013 in Munich, completing my bachelors in Economics at the LMU as an exchange student, attending classes in german.

In the last years or so, I have become profundly interested and driven by this new trend in Quebec: Craft beer! I work at my friend's beer store, also as a bartender at a local microbrewery downtown, organize tastings (I am quite fond of Beer & Cheese pairings!), private as well as public, I am leading an organism that holds a yearly beer & food pairing event in the basement of the town's impressive cathedral, I collect dark & heavy beers in my cellar for aging, travel to the states from time to time to discover some of the 2000 craft breweries they have... etc etc etc.

I LOVE BEER. GOOD BEER.

PHILOSOPHY

En fremmed er en ven, du endnu ikke har mdt.
A stranger is a friend you haven't met yet.

Never define oneself ahead of my present state of being; at least, not too much, for I believe it is how we function anyway. Expectations resonate back through time to the present, just as memories do forward, and affect our present state in such a way that what is expected influences itself away. If I were to say, "This is what I am", such a timeless expression makes me constrain myself to try to be what I make myself believe I am or should become”, thus excluding the possibility of becoming something else, i.-e., avoiding a plethora of possibilities, which I could have avoided avoiding by simply not expecting myself to be something and instead take facts, perceptions & emotions as they come and go, surfing the wave of life.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I try to host as much as I can, but seldom do people come to Sherbrooke (which is a shame, Eastern Townships are so beautiful...). However, I have hosted a few people since I came back from Germany in 2010, namely Germans, Canadians, French, and a German who hosted me back when I was in Munich in 2010.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Extremely positive, all the way.

I surfed at 15 people in Germany back in 2010; this was a really awesome trip, thanks to CS and all of you awesome people who met/hosted me.

In the spring of 2013 I have surfed at 10 different places in Belgium & Danemark, and have had such a wonderful time with everybody.

Otherwise, I hosted my first guests here in Sherbrooke, and guess wherefrom... Germany! Really nice first hosting experience by the way. I have also hosted a few people, but not many come to my hometown, sadly!

Interests

Have I mentioned, I am a craft beer lover? :-) If you do love to not only drink, but to taste, discover, compare, explore and dare try new beers, we will have a great time. Even if not, don't worry we'll have a great time.

Other than that, music is one thing without which my life would be different. Not that I paly it, though I enjoy playing hand percussions, but everything ranging from powerfully complex jazz to very standard classical music, as well as the brutalest of deathcore metal and ultra creative electronic music, not to mention different folklores, gives me a good time.

I especially love it when people make me listen to what they like, so that I can dive into their mind & feelings for a moment. I think a given music is not limited to being something you like or dislike, but that it's all a matter of which music is being played when, with whom, and where.

Music, Movies & Books

I won't make a list. You'll know when we share a talk. I do appreciate pretty much anything that makes sense to my mind and that proves having been made with true passion when you see/hear/read it. Passion can always be felt, you just need to abandon yourself to it.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Learn german all on my own :) mission--->accomplished.
Learn danish or icelandic? challenge--->accepted.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach me Deutsch, I'll teach you our funny quebec french slang.
Teach me everything you know, I'll be your most attentionate student.
Ask me anything I know, I'll be your most devoted teacher
I can show you how to do beer & cheese tastings, or talk a lot about anything that pertains to craft beer.
I am here to share, because that makes you live feelings anew, which had made you learn or live these experiences in the first place.

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