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Here to straighten out your Canadian misinterpretation.
So to kick things off, I'll give you a brief background check on one of the 35 million who call themselves Canucks.
I am 100% Canadian with origins mainly hailing from the once known economic southeast asian tiger and former Spanish colony, The Philippines. Usually I don't even bother with explaining my origins, but I've found that many people I meet while travelling are curious about my roots. The simple words of "I'm Canadian", or "I'm from Canada" coming out of my mouth doesn't seem to suffice. Born in central Canada in a little city we call Winnipeg, I come from one of the prairie provinces of this country.
Winnipeg is an anglophone city which has strong francophone roots, as French is the second most spoken language in the province. Yes it is true, there are many Francophones or people who speak french living outside Quebec. Anglophone or francophone, no matter what tounge you might speak, no matter what origins you might have, Canada is a cultural mosaic. It is a fact of life, and we embrace it. We invented the word MULTICULTURALISM, we live by it and I'm only one out of the bunch.
I lived in Paris for almost 3 years, and lived out my European inquisitiveness. I like to call it my own joyful rebellion :P
I'll be on a lifelong mission re-educating myself on world cultures and issues for pure self-fulfilment and awareness. Europe, The Americas, Asia, Oceania, you name it and I'm there, even if it takes a lifetime.
Make the best of what you got, there is always someone out there less fortunate then you.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I love meeting people from around the world and the CS2 project has allowed me to do that from the lovely comforts of my own city!
I've hosted people, I've surfed in unknown territories and had many wonderful cultural exchanges. It is amazing how this community has grown and how it continues to grow. Our curiosities of the outside world has definitely brought this community together and made it stronger. That's what it is all about mes amies!
Good job to all the CS2 admins, volunteers and participants! RIDE THAT WAVE & KEEP SURFING!
I've had many guests in different locales of the Paris region and it has been a huge pleasure, but on the other hand my CV lacks surfing experience. I've only been around several times.
September 26, 2005 first couch surfing experience in Paris! Seems so long ago :P
Couchsurfed in Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, and around France...
Mainly travelling, meeting new people, culture, languages, writing, photography, good music, dance, history, world issues, current events, saving the planet, reading and sports.
I fully support the green movement and the environmental cause for reducing greenhouse gas consumption, adapting green practices and the overall action of protecting our environment. Any small effort makes a difference.
Enviromental education is key for the future of this planet and anything that you could do to minimize your carbon footprint is encouraged. Please protect Mother Earth.
Music, Movies, and Books
The MotorCycle Diaries, Lords of Dogtown, La Mome
Teach, Learn, Share
I could share some of my european travel agent wisdom, I sure can shed some light to those who got the dance blues, because I'm full of rhythm, and last but not least, my curious brainy hemispheres could use a dose of new knowledge.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In