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Luis Patricio

Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

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Last login 27 days ago

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Overview

  • 38 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Aikido Instructor, Writer, Bike acti...
  • A multitude of places: dojo, home, u...
  • From Sao Luis MA Brazil
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Experience

ABOUT ME

I am a day-time guy. I like walking, bicycling, buying groceries at fresh food markets, gardening, discover my city, its streets and buildings... Unfortunately during the week I don't have much time for this, but I'm working on it.

When I go out at night I prefer to watch a play or a music show and maybe go to a cafe or a quiet place to talk with my friends. But stay at home talking, playing, cooking and eating is usually more fun.

Night clubs, pubs and crowded places are not my cup of tea at all.

PHILOSOPHY

It's really hard to describe it in a box of a webpage. But I'd like to share some thoughts that I am fond of

Suppose you had the revolution you are talking and dreaming about. Suppose your side won, and you had the kind of society you wanted. How would you live, you personally, in that society? Start living that way now! Whatever you would do then, do it now. When you run up against obstacles, people, or things that won't let you live that way, then begin to think about how to get over or around or under that obstacle, or how to push it out of the way, and your politics will be concrete and practical.

A inevitabilidade não prescinde o dever
(Inevitability does not release you from doing the right thing)

Deixa o cara
(let it be)

Só porque algo não aconteceu não quer dizer que não é verdade
(Only because something didn't happen, it doesn't mean it isn't true)

Se algo vale a pena ser feito, vale a pena ser feito imperfeito
(If something is worth doing then something is worth doing poorly)

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you headed

And a few things in which I believe: Ubuntu and Aikido Philosophy

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

As a host
Even if I don't have a couch available at the time, I can:

1. Show the city (some places that might be interesting)
2. Give information about the city and nearby locations
3. Share a few things I like about Brazil (music, films, recipes, places etc...)
4. Arrange small gatherings at my place
5. Take you to play soccer with my friends (usually mon, wed, fri)
6. Take you to visit or practice Aikido in the dojo where I train
7. Set up some board game matches

As a surfer
1. Give all information necessary about me to let my host comfortable
2. Leave the couch as I found
3. Interfere (or not, that's up to you) with my host daily routine
4. Show my gratitude towards my host

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Very positive so far.I already met people from various cities in Brazil, from other countries and lots of CSers from Curitiba. Every now and them, we have some gatherings at my place to eat, play, talk and listen to brazilian music. Hosted
Michal Knitl: Jan/2009
Elodie and Louis: Dec/2011
Algrid: Mar/2012
Colin and Julia: August/2012
Rebeca e Valentin: October/2012
Felix, François and Guillaume: March/2013
Luanna and Ramon: March/2013
Benjamin, Eleonore and Noemie: March/2013
Nadia and Pablo: July/2013

Surfed with
Jason Howell: August/2013

Interests

Pessoas autopropelidas (Self-propelled people)
Sustainability
Aikido
Modern Board Games
Critical Mass
Swimming
Quadrinhos (Comics)

Music, Movies & Books

Music
Corindó - Pato Fu - Banda de Pau e Corda - Dream Theater - Novos Baianos - Katerine - Beck - Ednardo - Vive la Fete - Karnak - Counting Crows - Gilberto Gil - Grupo Rumo - Zeca Baleiro - Fool's Garden

Books
Ponto de Mutação (Turning Point) - Morte e Vida de Grandes Cidades (The death and life of great american cities) - Filhos de Anansi (Anansi Boys) - A possibilidade de uma ilha(La possibilitê d'une île) - Pedagogia do Oprimido - Cidades Obscuras (Cités Obscures) - Darkover Series - Monsieur Malaussène - Deschooling Society

Movies
Forrest Gump - Moving Castle - Morangos Silvestres (Smultronstället) - Cantando na Chuva (Singin' in the rain) - Encantadora de Baleias (Whale rider) - Almodovar movies - Nell - Charlie Kaufmann movies - Waking Life - Peter Greenaway movies

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Meeting my wife

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach/share
Basic web programming and design
Organic compost
Tips for urban bike ride
Portuguese
Basic english

I'd like to learn/share
Gardening
Woodworking
Bike repair
Cooking
General crafts

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil

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