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Where to begin. I'm a computer programmer by day and a housing justice organiser by night. Currently live out in East York.
Beyond that I find many ways to entertain myself. I read fairly vociferously with a mixture of both literary fiction as well as non fiction and I try my best to stay active, whether it be through cycling, hiking, ultimate or curling (which... is... perhaps not the best work out). In addition I try to make it out to the theatre and symphony.
I feel like if I prattle on about what I do, I might get no closer to explaining who I am. I think what is worth saying though is that I see my self as someone with an insatiable curiosity and a determination to apply themselves toward the project of making the world a better place. I seek to learn from those around me and if possible share a little bit of myself in return.
PS. If you're into transit or urbanism.... I can and will show you the best Toronto has to offer.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Why I surf: I love being able to visit a place and not just see the place and the built environment but also get a chance to meet the people who live there and get to know, at least some small part, of the human landscape that gives a place its real vibrancy
Why I host: I get to meet cool people from around the world and get the chance to show them the vibrancy and vitality of my own city.
Music, Movies, and Books
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Currently I listen to city pop, jazz fusion (both western and Japanese stuff like Casiopea), jazz, funk, proto-rap (think Gil Scott Heron) and show tunes. So much show tunes.
As for books... The best book I ever read has to be "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York" but I read an assortment of nonfiction, shortfiction and literary fiction.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I tend to look less at the amazing things I've done and the amazing things I still want to do lol.
I once brewed a honey lager that was probably 15% ABV and got everyone in my housing coop smashed at the year end semi-formal.
I've done a couple 800km cycle tours. One around the Bruce Peninsula (Ontario), another around the Haute Laurentides (Québec).
I got published in the Globe and Mail on my first try.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to make bagels and bomb-ass black bean burritos.
I can show you cool transit and urbanist things in Toronto.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can make you yummy plant based meals and desserts as well as bring a bottle of beer or wine to enjoy over conversation.
Countries I’ve Visited
Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United Kingdom, United States