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Tom

Broome, Western Australia, Australia

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87% response rate · Last login 10 days ago

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Overview

  • 69 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Polish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Alternative
  • B. Psychology, B. Commerce
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Quick poll suggests these top attributes if you were to google 'T Chapman description':

1. Chaotically organised
2. Big fan of sandwiches
3. Known to refer to himself in third person and objects in first person
4. "It'll be right"
a. (grimace) "that's not what I wanted to happen"
b. "told you it'd be right"
5. Afortunado

I don't believe in luck or destiny (point 5. above is a semantic I will happily debate). I believe in personal choice. There are more than two sides to a coin, it depends how you look at it.

Things seem to work out.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

To get the "couch" back in Couchsurfing.

Also to get a 99% CS response rate. At the moment it is so low I believe due to some bug, most likely when CSing made one of its [many] upgrades. I went from about a 98% response to 74% overnight, and discovered 60-odd unread emails which I had never received. Not to worry though, I'm sure The Team will provide us another update and change that. If you send me a copy paste request, I'll send you a copy paste response.

I'm a vocal advocate of CSing to people I consider appropriate. I'm not sure if that is allowed under the EULA but no one reads those anyway, they just check the box "I Have Read This and Agree".

I might be a good ambassador for CSing but not one of the serious ones with flags. I've not had much practice with flags.

Interests

Sports, culture, amateur philosophy (read: talking/discussing/debating anything from LA Lakers to language semantics), people appreciating my pool cleaning abilities in CS requests to restore my response %.

Music, Movies & Books

Good movies. I don't care much for fantasy though.

The Bobs- Dylan and Marley, Vivaldi, Led Zeppelin, Doors, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, INXS and a bit of the old Ludwig Van. Assorted contemporary when necessary.

Predominantly non-fiction.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I don't mean to brag but I've got three:
1. Recovered our pool from the Algae Bloom of 20 o'10.
2. Refilled our pool after the disastrous 2011 draining.
3. Rejoiced in our pool after a successful and algal-free Winter 2012!!

Teach, Learn, Share

The only time you don't learn is if you choose not to.

I can teach you how to walk very proficiently along busy footpaths.

Apparently I can also teach English; me gustaria ayudarte si correspondes con mi castellano!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Laos, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, China, United States

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