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Overview

  • 6 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Catalan, Valencian, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • underemployed translator
  • M.A. (Montréal, 2012), B.A. (McGill, 2008)
  • From Torontario
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Starting various one-piece collections

ABOUT ME

French Canadian from English Canada living in French Canada.

I have a bachelor in Political Science and French litterature as well as a Masters in Porfessional translation (English to French).

I used to do some theatre in high school and university but I haven't done so in a long time.

I was involved in the Student movement in Quebec during the 2005 and 2012 strikes.

PHILOSOPHY

I'm pretty laid back and open to all sorts of people and experiences.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Before having a profile, I helped friends guide and entertain couchsurfers they hosted. I hope to participate more.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My girlfriend has hosted a few people and I have helped her show them around Montréal.

surfed Ben's couch (Perpignan, november 2012)
surfed Luc's couch (Perpignan, december 2012)
surfed Nico's couch (Perpignan, december 2012)
surfed Isabelle's couch (Quillan, january 2013)

Interests

Word play, bilingual puns, politics (in the streets), philosophy, translation studies, theatre and film, literature, minority (but not minor) languages and identities (Acadian French and Chiac, Catalan, etc.), Reading the dictionary.

  • literature
  • concerts
  • politics
  • reading
  • languages
  • political science
  • science
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Pour la suite du monde; L'Acadie, l'acadie!?!; The Trotsky; Dr Strangelove; Bye Bye Lenin; La Guerre des tuques; Metropolis.

Music: Beatles, Harmonium, Flaming Lips, Metric, Broken Social Scene, Rheostatics, Old French songs (Brel, Brassens, Moustaki, Reggianni, CHUCK AZNAVOUR!!)

Authors: Réjean Ducharme, J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Jacques Prévert, Patrice Desbiens

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Solidarity-picketed with old-town commercial workers in Bilbao, seeking collective bargaining rights, in 2006.

Charles Aznavour in concert in Toronto.

Was in a French-second-language educational film when I was 12.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can make quiche. I can teach French or English. I have a tendency to learn very useless facts which may come up.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Spain

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