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Damian Jakibchuk

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Ukrainian
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Bartender
  • University of Toronto
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Write For Television

ABOUT ME

I've long graduated university, and had always hoped to get away with avoiding the tediousness of a career. In my mind I'd live on a boat and maybe sell french fries off of it, or teach scubadiving if I ever learn how to better. I'd like to learn first hand how other people live, maybe live in a hut for a while, or briefly be a bum, hahaha. Let's not forget being rich. I'm one of those people who chases the irrational goal his whole life, and at the end has nothing, or everything.

I love when anything out of ordinary happens, and especially the people that make it happen. Awkward situations are just a nice change.
Good sense of humour. My last roommate told me I'm the funniest person she's ever met (she really should get out more)

I like being lost.

I can't stay put, and I've never thought about planning for the future until lately, unless it's just been a wacky dream goal. I have seen that finding the right woman to love and love you back is an amazing thing. To sum it up, I've become a sap.

I require very little to live comfortably, and I'm good at depriving myself when necessary. Been a vegetarian for 17 years, but my diet has been 100% vegan for over 5 years.

PHILOSOPHY

If you don't leave home then nothing good/new can happen to you.

If I could, I'd never walk down the same path twice. Any new experiences are always valuable, even when they're scary. Always push yourself to jump into things.

If given the option to always feel okay in life, never very sad, never very happy....or to live a life that peaks from extreme highs to extreme lows, I think I would always take the extremes. Life is an experience. I'm not walking out of it with at least a few scars and love bites to show.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hope to share in exchanges of kindness. I can watch your cats for you!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I couchsurfed for 3 months in the US (2008/2009), then once or twice in England and Portugal, and things went really well. I've also put on a networking event or two.

Interests

I've written 4 television pilots, a feature-length screenplay, and a one-act play. I'm also writing a book.

Last summer I hosted my own radio show out of the Yukon. Such a great experience.

Music, Movies & Books

I really like music, especially live shows. I was pretty influenced by classic rock, but I love blues, jazz, post-rock, folk. I hope to be hosting an oldies radio show in the near future.

I don't enjoy reading much, too wordy and descriptive. Television is much more to the point. That and film scripts. I really like Richard Linklater's dialogue.

Into The Wild
Boogie Nights
American History X
Breakdown
Rushmore
Punch Drunk Love...just a few of my favourite movies.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hiked 2 days out into the Alaskan wilderness to find the "Magic Bus," where I rafted the Teklanika river, and nearly died when we ran out of food and water.

Watched a couple get "married" by a "Shaman priest" at Burning Man in Nevada, concluded with the ceremonial drinking of each other's blood!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm more of a learner at the moment.
I want to learn how to properly hitchhike/freight-hop, Spanish, scubadiving

I'm sure I could teach a bit of French. I have Rosetta Stone, haha

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, United Kingdom

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