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Antonio ´Toni´ Valle

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Overview

  • 10 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
  • 109, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • To be-Linguist,Translator,Researcher...
  • BSc, MSc, PhD all in Engineering
  • From ...planet earth...apparently...
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Contribute to happiness in our multicultural world

ABOUT ME

Again, I work during the week, and have lots of spare time on the weekends to show the city around.

And now, coming to the real description of myself...that is a philosophical issue...

My favorite animal is the stag, from what I've read about it, I feel myself entirely like a stag!!!...

I guess, my favorite colours are both green and blue.

I guess, just like in that song from Velvet Underground, I prefer the night much better than I do the day...Who knows what Fromm would say about it?!

Unfortunately, I am sometimes undecisive, impulsive, lazy, fearful and anxious, but react positively with perseverance, good will, kindness, but perfectionism, yet with a tenacious and gregarious attitude.

I believe, in my experience, Wednesday is the best day of my week...

I guess is rather complicated to jump out of one's own sphere and analyse, which person one really is...let me see...let's recall an encounter I had with a cute lady from the Summit in Climate Change here in MXC, not to far away from today...She apologised to me, after telling me that she just couldn't understand my initial writting approach with her, since I started talking right away about topics concerning profundity and all sort of intellectual aspects like philosophy and classical music, but then she told me that she was entirely overwhelmed by the amount of obsessive comments I started with...I guess, I am definitely a person willing to change, positively change, and then I am making a lot of efforts in this regard, but I just can't help getting annoyed by the lack of manners of them philistines...of those people without any interest in culture...in life and the reflection of our own existence...I would say...I describe myself better in this society by means of a song of one of my favorite singers...here we go...

" ...if manners maketh man as someone said, he's the hero of the day, it takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile, be yourself no matter what they say...

...modesty, propriety, can lead to notoriety you could end up as the only one gentleness, sobriety, are rare in this society at night a candle's brigther than the sun... "

here yet another excelent song describing the whirlwind of my life...of course...with its lovely facets...

" ...I will not touch you, I am just a man - ... man was born to love Though often he has sought Like icarus, to fly too high And far too lonely than he ought To kiss the sun of east and west And hold the world at his behest To hold the terrible power To whom only gods are blessed But me, I am just a man - ... "

PHILOSOPHY

And I quote, from one very cool movie..."Call me crazy...but it is my philosophy that in order to be successful, you must project an image of success, at all times..."...at this moment, I would immediately say...Sad, but true!!...Such is life!!....and there is nothing but to strive towards happiness, no matter what burdens the society would ever impose to you...Always keep the dream alive!!...and let never anything nor anyone let you down!!...The waters always reach their righteous level in life...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like to interact with people from all over the world and transmitting my history knowledge can prove helpful to foreign visitors to Mexico...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It was very nice once to meet a group of Spaniards (including a very cute young Spanish lady, back in the year 1998) in Vienna, Austria at a park (famous Heldenplatz), while I was living there and then, they invited me to hang around with them, and we then went to the house of the Austrian person that was lending it to these young Spanish people to stay the night, where we happily talked about classic music interpreters, nice experiences about travelling in Mexico and Spain, and all sort of things...it was a nice experience and I stayed the night with them at the couch, while we shared many intercultural aspects...

Interests

Music (such a broad topic...), Sports (Baseball is my passion...but like talking about many other sports), Science, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Literature, Arts, Alternative Healing Methods, Psychology/Psychiatry, not too much about Religion & Politics, eventually about Sexuality (What da heck!!...), also Intercultural communication, Weather, Pets, Pets, Pets, and also Trips, Day-Trippers or long time basis sojourns anywhere...so many different things...I welcome all meditated thoughts of us lovingful human beings...

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin and other films of him; Mr 3000 with Bernie Mac; Carlito's way with Pennelope Ann Miller; Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa; Unfortunately also all Star Wars and James Bond Movies; Furia de Titanes by somebody; The Natural with Robert Redford; The Minority Report with Tom Cruise actually not too much; China Connection with Bruce Lee; Major League with Charlie Sheen; The Elephant man by David Lynch; Good Bye Lenin by somebody; Before the rain by somebody from the Balkans; Iwo Jima Letters by Clint Eastwood; Batman -The Dark Knight- and many Superheroe films; Smoking/No smoking by Alain Resnais; A Comedia de Deus by Joao Cesar Monteiro; Dogville by Lars von Trier; Nirgendwo in Afrika by Caroline Link; Nazarin by Luis Bugnuel; Metropolis by Fritz Lang; Simon del Desierto by Luis Bugnuel; Broken Flowers by Jim Jarmush; Frau auf dem Mond by Fritz Lang; Sweeney Tod by Tim Burton; Gladiator by Ridley Scott; Coffee and Cigarrettes by Jim Jarmush: Scoop by Woody Allen and almost every single one of his films; The Pillow's Book by Peter Greenaway; Macario with Ignacio Lopez Tarso; Traffic with Benicio del Toro; A Clockwork Orange By Stanley Kubrik; Blade Runner by Ridley Scott; 2001 by Kubrik and 2010 by somebody; The fierce vampire killers by Roman Polanski; Inland Empire by David Lynch but not so much; Kill Bill II with Uma Thurman; American Beauty with Kevin Spacey; Shawshank's Redemption with Tim Robbins; the list is endless...

Books: Las ensegnanzas de Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda; Leben des Galilei by Bertolt Brecht; El Idiota de Fyodor Dostoyewski; Arabian Nights; El Anticristo by Friedrich Nietzsche; La Divina Comedia by Dante Alligheri; The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien; Como escuchar la musica by Aaron Copland: Der kleine Prinz by Antoine du Saint Exupery; Asi hablo Zaratustra by Friedrich Nietzsche; Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond; Siddharta by Hermann Hesse; Demian by Hermann Hesse: El arte de amargarse la vida by Paul Watzlawik; El arte de amar by Erich Fromm; Der gerechte Richter by Anna Seghers; Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; El cuento hispanoamericano by Seymour Menton; Biografía del poder by Enrique Krause; the list is endless too...

Music artists: Frank Zappa; Otis Redding; Robert Schumann; Nine Inch Nails; Death; Ministry; Edvard Grieg; Charlie Parker; Dead can dance; Tori Amos; Carlos Chavez; John Coltrane; Juan Gabriel; Peter Gabriel; The Doobie Brothers; Young MC; Silvio Rodriguez; Luis Miguel; Schubert; Eric Clapton; Roger Waters; Yes; David Byrne; Maria Gryver; Agustin Lara; Rage Against the Machine; Peter Tosh; Vinnie Colaiuta; Steve Gadd; Michel Camilo; Keith Jarrett; Sting; Anton Bruckner; Los Panchos; Bob Marley; The Fifth Dimension; The Police; King Crimson; Antonio Vivaldi; Guastavino; John DeJohnnette; Miles Davis; Ludwig van Beethoven; Primus; Porno for Pyros; Red Hot Chilli Peppers; Slayer; Rush; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Carl Maria von Weber; J.S. Bach; Michel Petrucciani; Tarkan; Chick Corea; Sepultura; Jane's Addiction; Megadeth; U2; Sinead OConnor; Kate Bush; Laurie Anderson; Lisa Gerard; Faith No More; Metallica; Sly and the family stone; Tower of power; James Brown; Man!!! I can listen to soooo many varied kinds of music...it represents actually my main activity in life...to listen to music...again, this is indeed an everlasting list...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

To be able to contemplate the Ellora and Ajanta Caves near Pune in India...that was indeed some impressive moment of my life, although there are many other wonderful places I have seen in my life too...

Teach, Learn, Share

cards in a gangster type of mood... dancing salsa...predominantly...though all dancing too! choir singing...all sorts of singing (I love it...) domino chess all sort of table games with or without dice baseball jogging theater play rehersals biking mountain walking Oh!!! By the way....I play the drums...love to make music with anyone... all sort of sports...I am a big time swimmer...I just love swimming!!!...well, at least I try to get some good performance...

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Palestine, State of, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom

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