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Be thankful for what you got, William de Vaughn
I'm a small dutch/french/indonesian person who likes to talk, listen, eat (especially the discovering part) and share at all times with known and unknown persons. Discovery has to be constant for me and for that, the CS concept is brilliant! If you happen to come to Paris or whathever other cities i might be in, my greatest pleasure to show you around.
I've been taught to have a positive attitude towards everything. That's my everyday's philosophy and this is quite helpful in the conduct of my life.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I participated in some CS events in Warsaw but my studies did not leave me much time for them. Now i have more time and I would like to help foreigners discover about Paris (:
No couch sleeping & sharing yet. As soon as I have my real homy, i'd like to share it!
travels, politics and economics, cultural differences, languages, getting lost in a city and discover its amazing hidding place, food (extreme food lover, especially during travels, fooding time are often time to talk and debate), read on Amsterdam's canal, get caught up in an unusual conversation with a total interesting stranger
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Fight club, Tampopo (great japanese noodle film), Arizona Dream, American Beauty, Usual Suspects, Dancer in the Dark, Jules et Jim, Mon Oncle, many Almodovar's, Tim Burton's, Woody Allen & Wong Kar Wai films, SM Rechter (a great SM love story, based on a true story, and in flamish language), Requiem for a dream, Taxi driver, le Voyage de Chihiro, 7 and a half, Red Coloured grey Truck...
Music: sigur ros, fleet foxes, caravan palace, Bat for Lashes, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Thievery Corporation, Damon Albarn, Rolling Stones, Tchaikovsky, all good oldies from the 60's/70's, Radio Nova (rules!), Velvet Underground, Balkan musics...
Books: René Barjavel, Amélie Nothomb, Edward Abbey, Suskind, Herman Hesse, Milan Kundera...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
One month living & working in an orphenage in Phnom Penh for the Enfants d'Asie NGO, 4 years ago. It was far too short, and since then I am always thinking of going back; i get some pictures of the children growing, but it has nothing to do with the physical experience of sharing with them everyday. I had never seen such incredible children, in their way of sharing with others, living in community in an organized harmony, and their huge communicating abilities. Definitely something i have to do again.
Teach, Learn, Share
I used to be very handy with my hands when i was little. For now, the one thing i can really share is languages, teach you how to make a burek that looks like a snail (croatian dish of Armenian origins); and if i'm patient, also a little piano
Countries I’ve Visited
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Germany, Indonesia, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, France, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom