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Matt S

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Spanish, Turkish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Peripatetic
  • ongoing
  • From Hamburg, Germany
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Smile at the world to make it smile back

ABOUT ME

Happy-go-lucky. Often crazy, sometimes lazy. I like to jump and dance around to the music in my head and to lie on the floor in the sun for hours, connecting with my inner cat. You might find it hard to stop me singing and humming, so if you're easily annoyed by that, better not host me! Melancholic in the heart, hyperactive in behavior. Childish but good-hearted, silly acting and empathetic. Curious, very curious! Playful. Contemplative at times. Every now and then I feel the urge to write, mostly poetry. Oh, and I love colors, they make me happy!
Wow, this sounds pretty random. Does it?
Doubtful. Born skeptic who'd like to learn how to believe.
Still there?
Despite all the above I was told that I'm easy to go along with. I'd really like to hang out with you, because I love people and making them smile and be a bit happier today. Isn't that all we're here for?

PHILOSOPHY

Optimistic fatalist (definition pending)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

By entering personal details on a homepage run by anonymous strangers, so that more anonymous strangers can read them - funny times we live in, aren't they?

Interests

Sports (preferably with a ball involved), hiking, nature, reading, role-playing (pen & paper), board and card games, languages, religions, society, philosophy, mythology, traveling, spicy food, living, and learning

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Memento, Lawrence of Arabia, WALL-E, Coming to America, Ghost Dog, American Beauty, Star Wars, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Primal Fear, Grave of the Fireflies
, Irréversible

TV: Lost, Prison Break, Dexter, Californication, Battlestar Galactica(Remake), Breaking Bad, Deadwood - as you can see, I generally prefer Drama over Comedy

Books: A Song of Ice and Fire; Guns, Germs and Steel; A Briefer History of Time; Very Short Introductions; Best Served Cold; Slaughterhouse Five; Sandman series; Blankets; The Folly of Fools... - I also like Pratchett, Donaldson, Kleist, Schiller, Adams

Music: Rocksteady, Reggae, Ska in general, but there's more out there. On my mp3-player: Blink 182, Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones, Louise Attaque, Bloodhound Gang, Simon & Garfunkel, Vengaboys, Supertramp... I didn't get into Metal or Electro yet, but feel free to introduce me :)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

woke up this morning

Teach, Learn, Share

I know one thing, that I know nothing.
(Well, I might be able to teach you how to juggle, but didn't make it past three balls. And I know half a move of Aikido, so never grab my wrist!)

We can't know everything, but we can want to know everything!
(I'm happy for any input, if it's your favorite recipe, a new language or philosophy, or the best technique for stone skipping!)

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Samoa, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Germany, New Zealand

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