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absorb the world
I am a 31 year old Aussie who decided 2.5 years ago to leave home and venture out on a journey of self-discovery. My adventure started in the Great White North where I settled in the amazing city of Vancouver. Whilst there I met the amazing locals, experienced the city life and worked various jobs (from hostel to kitchen life). I also travelled my way through various parts of the country, including walking through the ice/snow covered Alberta (including Banff, Lake Louise, etc) experiencing -25c weather!!
10 months later I felt it was time to move on and experience life in Europe. I arrived in Scotland, and decided to experience Glasgow for a few weeks and got to meet the friendliest Glaswegians!! After a while I decided I was in need of a city with a pulse and ended up in London. I had been living here ever since, taking up a job in a Hostel, where I met people from all over the world! During my time there I hosted some events in the bar and took up DJ'ing!
It's been a crazy experience and made me realize that I need to start exploring the rest of the world. So I quit my job and now ready to take on the rest of the world!!
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And donÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬ÃÅItÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢s not where you take things from - itÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢s where you take them to."
ÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ Jim Jarmusch
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I am currently surfing the wave of couches and enjoying every minute of it! I would like to return the ever grateful opportunities to other members and hosts by helping out any which way I can.
Staying in a Communal house in Vancouver, dumpster diving and living a rather alternative life.
Film, music and print are what drive me to my goal of being a creative artist. I am also heavily interested in the world of body modification, I love the way people manipulate their bodies in a creative and artistic way. At the moment I am working on a creative outlet to bring the body modification world with that of the media world.
- dumpster diving
- scuba diving
Music, Movies, and Books
As a self-confessed film junkie my celluloid influences range from the cult to the classics and everything in between. With films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Citizen Kane, Se7en, Sunset Boulevard and Adaptation I'm heavily absorbed in the world of film. This means that I drop quotes from tv shows and movies into everyday conversation ;)
Musically speaking my current line-up include punk/rock/metal/alternative with supporting acts electronica and old-school hip-hop/rap. Some bands that make me move and groove are atreyu, the amity affliction, bullet for my valentine, carnifex, disturbed, drowning pool, five finger death punch, oasis, rise against & scar symmetry with rotations of prodigy and daft punk.
My current literary influences are absorbed in the avant-punk movement with reading Carlton Mellick's Punk Land.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbed The Grind @ Grouse Mountain in Vancouver! Got to the top and watched the mist rise up from the mountain top had me in awe
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom