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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish; learning Chinese (Simplified), Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
  • 51, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Trying to to get crazy in a crazy world
  • History and Linguistics,
  • From La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1000m above sea level, in the Jura Mountains in French speaking Switzerland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Being sorry because I cannot change the world. Regretter de ne pas pouvoir changer le monde.

PHILOSOPHY

Try to be happy and make others happy everyday because I am not sure to be alive tomorrow. So if I feel like doing something, I want to do it now. By the way, if you happen to love me, tell me now because else it might be to late.

I like travelling and meeting people from other cultures a lot. I like talking about things for a long time so if I talk too much tell me!

I believe in science so if you try to convince me that homeopathy or astrology work you will only get on my nerves!

I think politics is very important and everyone should care, but I don't have the truth and I am always interested in other people's opinion. I am favourable to more social welfare, better salaries and no more money for the super-rich that rip everybody off. Why on earth and hell should a millionaire get an extra income from the bank just because they are rich? interest rates should be nil.

I love the Swiss landcape and the Swiss democratic rights, but the Swiss banks are my ennemies, even if some friends of mine work there.

I was very neurotic when younger, but now I am rather relaxed. My catastrophic past has given me some ability to understand other people problems. I am way too far far away from perfect to allow myself to judge other people. I make an exception for the top CEO and the thiefs who earn dozens of millions on the financial markets.

I do not thing it is possible for a human being to be without contradictions. For example, I have always tried to save energy and I have never had a car (I don't know how to drive) but I travel by plane every year...

Interests

Movies and books (see below)

Apart from that,scuba diving,kayaking,hiking, sailing, visiting places, meeting new people, playing volleyball, football, ping pong, fussball, chess, go, all sort of funny games.

I like art, though I seldom understand modern art.

I love children and I like to take care of them. Why make my owns when it is so easy to borrow some for a day or two? By the way "Kiskrof" is my name pronounced by a two-year old I used to baby-sit.

  • arts
  • books
  • modern art
  • politics
  • movies
  • chess
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • soccer
  • volleyball
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • badminton
  • biology
  • economics
  • history
  • languages
  • physics
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

I am tune-deaf so my favorite kind of music is French Chanson (I do not mean the music is bad but I especially enjoy the lyrics).
I am a fan of Woody Allen, Michael Moore, Frank Capra, and many others.
Favorite series: Un Village français, Charité, The Tudors, Rome, Dream on.
Sciences: Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould, Thomas Kuhn,, etc.
History or politics: Elizabeth Badinter,Noam Chomsky, Herodotus,Naomi Klein
Psychology: Watzlawick, Laing
Favourite fictions: 1984, Harry Potter, Notre Dame de Paris,The Wild Swans, La Coscienza di Zeno, Jacques le Fataliste, Gulliver's Travels,Aristophane's, Shakespeare's and Moliere's plays, The Pillars of the Earth, Space Merchants.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Encounters with Elephants, lions, whales and fake policemen who tried to rob me. Reading so many fantastic books. Travelling so much.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you have any question about languages, politics, economics, history or even physics or biology... I might have answers ... or more questions.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Egypt, France, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, Germany, Switzerland

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