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Learning to Live
Similar to lots of couchsurfers, I am open-minded and extroverted. I like to think of myself as personable, and sensitive to other people and their needs. I love helping people in any way I can -- I do as much volunteering and traveling as I physically can!
I am a naturally curious person, with a passion for discovering new things. I am a strong believer in the old saying "the moment you stop learning is the moment you die".
I love to dabble on any musical instrument I can get my hands on. I've been playing piano since an early age, and love to jam with people of different styles. I have a keyboard, a guitar, a djembe, and hands fo' clappin'!
I'm an outdoor adventure enthusiast. For this reason, I am in love with Canada! I often center my trips around hikes or camping. I've had a WWOOFing experience in Costa Rica and loved every minute of it, so much so that I would love to get out and work more with me hands (which I don't do enough of).
I am Franco-Ontarian!
There is beauty in everything.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Social events for now. I'm also available to show you around town during the week, though I don't have a vehicle to do that (we'd be on foot, on bike, or on bus). Hoping to start hosting soon!
I first heard about CouchSurfing on my first cross-Canada trip I did many years ago, and I've never looked back.
People and their life experiences! I love music, languages, mathematics, philosophy, the outdoors, martial arts, festivals, learning ... I like to keep my learning motor running by exploring any new interests that might come up.
- outdoor activities
- martial arts
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Big Kevin Smith and Darren Aranofsky fan. Some other movies I enjoy; Pan's Labyrinth, Fight Club, Tropic Thunder, American History X, The Devil's Rejects, Seven, Blow, OldBoy, Ip Man, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Mongol... The list goes on!
TV: Netflix, Netflix, and more Netflix! I'm not a TV addict, but when I get into a show, I tend to binge.
Books: I've been discovering classic sci-fi novels lately (Ender's Game, Neuromancer, Farenheit 451, Brave New World, to name a few).
Music: Too varied to list. I'm very open-minded when it comes to music, having played with jazz, classical and metal groups in the past. To name a few artists and musicians that I admire; Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, Rachmaninov, Dvorak, Philip Glass, The Cinematic Orchestra, Nubuo Eumatsu, Aphex Twin, Rick Wakeman, Jordan Rudess, Dispatch, Beirut, Trampled by Turtles, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Ane Brun, Les Cowboys Fringants, Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project, Lisa Leblanc, ... The list goes on!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Life in itself is amazing. A few experiences I particularly enjoyed include;
-volunteered 8+ months in remote aboriginal communities of the Northwest Territories of Canada
-lived 6+ months at 6400 feet in Southern California's spectacular mountains
-hitchhiked across Canada
-hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in Canada, and many mountains in the Vancouver/Whistler area
-Many miles with many beautiful people
Teach, Learn, Share
music, martial arts (jiu-jitsu, grappling, kickboxing), language (fluent in French and English), mathematics, and life.
Learn... Anything and everything!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I love to cook!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Panama, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United States