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to get to know more about this paradoxical planet i happened to land onto :!)
I've been travellllllllling, discovering, sharing, .... and working too, in various fields to enlarge my knowledge of our world :a)
I heard of CS by late 2007, someone i met while traveling cheerfully insisted that i joined. However i hardly used the website until mid-2010, then i started to get active within CS Paris from mid 2013, when i randomly happened to 'save' a group of about 100 CSers, that an event 'organizer' had carelessly abandonned without any notice :s
I've been involved in CS by hosting, by joining some events, also organizing some (exclusively non commercial ones) such as free outdoor cinema festivals, picnics, walking tours, etc. . .. CS is great, but seems that some wrong-doers also like this community, so to have discernement is always helpful ;) …
If that can be of any interest, even though i'm French I don't drink wine, neither other alcohol beverages, this simply because i disrelish the taste, ever had. And it's cool this way as i'm anyway nicely naturally elated *s*
I live in beautiful busy Paris and also equally in sunny gorgeous windy Provence. A mix of urban life and a profound link to broad natural landscapes.
I can't host anylonger at the moment due to lack of space in my parisian nest, and lack of time when in Provence.
i'm interested in who someone really is rather than what he/she looks like or pretends to be :!
I enjoy knowledge of all sorts, i tend to be a kaleidoscopical person :p) ecclectic, active, pacifist, ecological, reliable, creative, humorous, musical, sporty,
Among loads of activities, I enjoy to hand-make things (i can drill, hammer, paint, plant trees and supportingly watch them grow :i) i often create decorative and/or useful objects, I also can turn small places into convenient spacious-feel-like ones. got an artistic streak (don't we all after all :?! ....)
NB: Unlike some people (...) I only send or accept CS friend-links from people whom i have interacted with in person
Reduce - Re-use - Recycle ! ... consciousness, positive curiosity, awareness ...
Minds are like parachutes they only function when open
let's smile, it's legal and free
less can be more (sounds surreal yet is true :!)
forget about competition, go for complementarity
Make your life a dream, and your dreams a reality
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
by hosting when i can, by participating to events, and/or organizing some.
suggesting, offering, humouring, good-guessing,
by helpingly give info one needs or wants that i happen to know about :)
i maybe should write a book on the subject .... :i
I feel a deep respect and interest for Native Americans
Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Geo-politics, History, Ecology, Photography, Cinema, Literature,
bike-riding, badminton, ping pong, swimming, skiing, strolling, gardening, day-dreaming, singing, reading, drawing, writing, talking, listening, picnicking, bouncing :p etccc
- outdoor activities
- natural medecine
Music, Movies, and Books
the written words' world is part of mine, almost as much as spoken ones :).
French: Emile Zola, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Honore de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant, George Sand, Colette, Rene. Barjavel, Jean Giono, Blaise Cendrars, Albert Camus, Marcel Pagnol, Virginie Despentes, Frederic Beigbeder, Tonino Benaquista ....and so mannnnny more ...
Geopolitics-economy-sociology : P. Bourdieu, Bernard Steigler, etc
philo & psycho : G. Deleuze, F. Dolto, C. Jung, M.F Hirigoyen, B. Cyrulvnick, etc
foreign litterature. : of Mice and Men (J. Steinbeck), Rebecca (D. Du Maurier), The catcher in the rye (J.D Salinger), the confederacy of dunces (JK Toole) Message from down-under (M. Morgan) Asleep in frog's pajamas (Tom Robbins), Yasmina Khadra (all of his books), etc ...
I also enjoy comics i grew up reading Asterix adventures
FRENCH movies : La crise, La Belle verte, Chaos (Coline Serreau) - Les amants du Pont Neuf (Leos Carax) Sans toit ni loi (Agnes Varda), Les enfants de la Cité perdue, Delicatessen (JJeunet) La belle histoire (C. Lelouch), Un air de famille (A. Jaoui/Bachri), L'emmerdeur, Mon oncle d'Amerique (Alain Resnais), all of Marcel Pagnol, Jacques Tati, Claude Sautet, Marcel Carné, René Clair, etc
FOREIGN Films : The Big chill. Blow up (Antonioni), Mystery train, A night on Earth (Jim Jarmush), 12 angry men, Little Big Man, JFK, Birdy, Short cuts, Apocalypse now, Death of a Salesman, A cable car named Desire, Dances with the wolves, Dogville, the big Lebowski, Sex lies and Video, Little Miss Sunshine, Thank you for smoking, Virgins' Suicide, American Beauty, Adaptation, 21 grams, Sugar Man, All of Charlie Chaplin, Satyajit Ray, etc, ... also shorts movies, documentaries ...
SERIES : Monthy Python, Absolutely fabulous, Jerry Seinfeld, Arrested Developement, 6 feet under, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, the West wing, Weeds, the big C, Roseanne, Frasier, the Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, etc ... also big fan of oldies but goodies Flipper the dolphin, Bewitched, Daktari, Skippy the kangaroo
Frenchies : Saturnin le canard :) Kaamelott :!)) le Bureau des Légendes (the Bureau in English), 10%, ...
MUSIC : Francophone : Jacques Higelin, Jacques Brel, Alain Bashung, Bernard Lavilliers, Renaud, Diane Dufresnes, Rover, Rita Mitsuko, Air, ArthurH, Telephone, Moodoïd, V. Paradis, etc
International : The Beatles, Tori Amos, Pink Floyd, Archive, Lou Reed, The Cure, The Doors, Supertramp, Morphine, Fiona Apple, K's Choice, the Pretenders, Crosby Stills Nash&Young, Prince, Nina Hagen, Aimée Mann, Jack Johnson, the Police, Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Crowded House, David Poe, Midnight Oil, etc, etc Jazz : Theolonious Monk, Martial Solal, Blues, Charlie Parker, Johnny Cash. Muddy Waters, Reggae (B. Marley, Third world) Brazilian Samba (Jào Gilberto, Caetano Veloso) Ragtime : Scott Joplin, classical : Chopin, Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Debussy, etc
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
long time hitchiker ...
awesome moments spent interacting with wild dolphins in Western Australia,
almost stepped accidentally on a sleeping giant diamond-python's head during a bush hike,
camped right by a crocodile estuarine, OZ
freaky earthquake'shakes (Japan)
i told the truth to liars -
... and so pppppplenty more ...
Teach, Learn, Share
knowledge and rewarding practice on how to reduce, re-use, re-cycle :)
Sociology, economics, Geo-politics and related topics
taste and skills in (interior, exterior) design and decoration,
getting to say 'thank you' in as many languages as possible ^^
What I Can Share with Hosts
to give info about the area, to share interesting talks and friendly laughters :p
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Senegal, Singapore, Thailand, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, United States