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Live simply, share cheerfully and receive gratefully
likes to watch TV, gardening, cooking, follow my schedule. i am sometimes workaholic. i try to combine work and fun. i turn a serious meeting into something funny. or when bored, hid under my co-worker's table and tried to scare her off. i laugh like it is my last. i try to live everyday as if it is my last.
profesionally - i see people with severe mental illness. i am a therapist and really love working with children. i like play-based therapy, i enjoy it more than the children i see, i guess.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosted a few couchsurfers from Germany, US, Argentina, Slovenia, Sweden, Brazil, France, China, Holland, Wales, Chile, spain, portugal, slovenia, estonia, czech, israel it was awesome!
March 2012 CS - John H , Jonas K, Roman B, Jasper vM - (Germany) Ken D (US), Cristian V and Lucas M P (Arg)
March 30 to April 2 - Matias Andres C. (Arg)April 8 - 10 - Tomas M. (Slovenia); April 9 - May 6 Jakob J (Sweden)and friends Moa and Di (April 29-30); Wagner Bertelli Rossi (Brazil) April 13 - May 25; June 6 - Dec 13 2012; April 28 - May 1 - Ben G (France). Cai (Wales) and Marijn (Netherlands) (May 9 - 13); May 25 - June 6 Jannis P. and Matti W. (Germany); Stefano C, Pablo G. and Fede P. (Argentina, Sept 8 -14); Anna and Max B (Germany Oct 22- 24, 26-29); Frederico M (Italy Oct 23, 26-29); Felix G and Julien B (Oct 23 -29); Anna and Gustaf (Sweden Nov 9-10); Fabian,Malte, Lucas (Germany Nov 14-19); Max B (Ger Nov 16-Dec6 ; Lars L (Ger Dec 2-4; 9-11), Meryl L B (Fr Dec 4-10) Thibault G (Fr Dec 9-10); Gonzalo Patricio "Tarzan" Gomez Betancourt, Maximiliano A, Gabriel Escobar Diaz (Chile Dec 16-21; 24-26); Joaquin N and Lucia C (Arg Dec 18-Jan 2 2013); Johannes R (Swe Jan 5-7); Kasper A (Neth Jan 12-14) Mark W (Ger Jan 12-15), Mikey Z (USA Jan 11-16), Nathan L (Iowa Feb 22); Bruno Fontes (Br Mar 3-18); Indrek Pleesi (Estonia April 28-May1); Litga (Czech May 3-11) Luis C (Spain May 3-12); Pablo (Arg May 3-18 ), Mat and Sab (Fr May30- June2); Simon P (Ger June 17-22); Manuel Wagner (Ger Jul 4-8); Dasa P, Simon D, (Slovenia) Nuno R S (Portugal) July 9
Claude (Switz) October; Willy (Israel) Toby (Ger) Nov 29-Dec 3, Dec 11-17) Rayco Sinan Jonay Tomas (Ger) Dec 19-31; 2014 Tomas (chile Jan 15 to Feb 9); Travelled with Stefano Giuseppe Bauseter D. (Nov-Dec 14; Jan-Mar 15); Thomas Boury (France) June 2015; Tom (Belgium) August - Sept 2015
watching tv, gardening, early morning and late afternoon walks.
Music, Movies, and Books
I like different films, from documentary, love story, children's movies, fantasy and films based on true story.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I got involved in the Peace Process way back in early 90s. I am an advocate of community-based projects which led to tangible people organisation projects like community nursery, potable water system and organisation development at community level. I had presented papers abroad. I was appointed as a head of a department in a university in my mid 20s. I was appointed department head in a multi-national corp in my early 30s. I have travelled (almost) around my home country visiting communities on my own. The passion I had when I was in my early adult years is still the same passion that I have now.
Teach, Learn, Share
I have been working for two decades and I believe I have worked with a lot of people and cultures. Before emigrating to NZ I used to work in a university and part of my research was about community building in an indigenous community and we were able to put up a sustainable fresh water system. I advocate for what is right even it would cost my job. I am not afraid to challenge the status quo and I always tell myself that is never too late to start a new beginning.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, New Zealand, Philippines