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Mike Vieira

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Community Programmer and Support Worker
  • school, experiential learning
  • From Toronto, Canada.
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Settle into Toronto, make the most of my newest employment experience within the social services sector, grow my social network

ABOUT ME

Hello,

I'm an easy-going and relaxed person, pretty laid-back. I'm generally talkative, respectful and funny. I like to hear other people's opinions, share stories, and lots of laughs.

When I travel to cities, I love to walk (or cycle). Often I'll walk all day without direction, stopping at whatever peaks my interest: an inviting person, a landmark, a piece of architecture, a natural landscape or a pick-up game of soccer. Vehicles get you 'there' faster but if you don't have a 'there' in mind, walking is way better.

I live in Canada, born and raised in Toronto. For 4.5 years I lived in Guelph where I studied International Development and worked at the same time so I could save up some money, which I partly spent traveling :)

Recently, I completed an sustainable urban planning internship in Mexico and am now enjoying my time back here in Toronto, working in the social services field.

PHILOSOPHY

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." "My choice is what I choose to do, and if I’m causing no harm it shouldn’t bother you. Your choice is who you choose to be, and if you’re causing no harm then you’re all right with me.” -Ben Harper

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have attended just a few CS events in Toronto; when I travel, I enjoy surfing with locals and attending CS events.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have couchsurfed in Portugal, Spain, and Mexico. I have attended a few CS events in Toronto, Canada and Barcelona, Spain.

Interests

gym, playing sports, traveling, eating, having good conversations, being in good company, laughing, taking pictures, listening to music, reading, watching movies...

Music, Movies & Books

Books: "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell, "Wayfinders" by Wade DavisMovies: documentaries, science fiction, horror, adventure. I enjoy all sorts of movies. Sometimes children's movies are the best because they're simple, easy to enjoy, silly, and fun. Music: classic rock, hip-hop, rap, jazz, reggae, reggaeton, dance, pop, etc.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Swimming in open waters alongside a whale shark was incredible, insane and left me speechless! The story is best when told in person :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Hmm...I'm usually able to highlight the good of most situations/put a positive spin/make someone laugh, which is important for your sanity and to avoid unnecessary stress.

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