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Tom Weyn

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

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Overview

  • 24 Positive References
  • Fluent in Dutch, English, French
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Teaching in a Waldorf/Steiner school
  • Teacher secondary school
  • From Temse, Flanders, Belgium
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SENDING A REQUEST
I get an awful lot of couchsurf requests these days, mostly copy/paste messages. I will only (and gladly) accept requests from people who took the effort to write a personalised request. It's also a big plus if we have at least some things in common. Our appartment is not a free hostel, I am looking to actually learn something out of CS and the people staying at our place. Don't worry, I guess we're pretty nice people apart from this.

CURRENT MISSION

Making plans

ABOUT ME

The sun makes my day, my life.
Music colours my life.

Like cities, love nature.
Like being alone, love the company of others.
Like cosy winter days, love cycling in a t-shirt.

I teach English, Dutch, geography, history and drama at a Waldorf/Steiner school in Gent, that is to 12 to 15 year old kids. Job of my life.

PHILOSOPHY

I tried not to waste my life thinking, but then I found out thinking is not that bad.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted a bunch of wonderful people and I hope to host more. Surfed couches in Berlin, Porto and Christchurch.

Interests

* Music, music, music: finding/listening/experiencing.
* Ecology, all things organic, vegetarian/vegan, sustainable and ethical.
* Teaching and everything that has to do with it.
* Swimming.
* Queer/gay/LGBT issues.
* Films, theatre and art.
* Anthroposophy & all things Steiner.
* Discovering the world and especially it's people.

Music, Movies & Books

* MUSIC: too much for this little box. A selection: Sigur Ros, Radiohead, The Cure, Arcade Fire, Elliott Smith, The Knife, Blonde Redhead, The xx, Calexico, Hot Chip, Neil Young, alt-J, The War on Drugs, M.I.A., Caribou, Lana Del Rey, Stromae, Beach House, Patti Smith, Yeasayer (http://www.last.fm/user/Teewee3).
Recently I've been loving FKA Twigs, SOHN, Damon Albarn, Purity Ring, Belle & Sebastian, Ibeyi and Father John Misty.

* FILMS: I'm a huge Tim Burton fan. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, Where the Wild Things Are, Mr. Nobody, Sin City, Garden State, Into the Wild, Slumdog Millionaire, A Single Man, Black Swan, Carnage, J'ai Tué Ma Mère, Shrek.

* SERIES: Six Feet Under, Girls, The Bridge, The Simpsons, Top of the Lake, Breaking Bad, Miranda, Twin Peaks, Little Britain.

* BOOKS: Kazuo Ishiguro, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bret Easton Ellis, Philippe Besson, Aidan Chambers, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Williams, Julian Barnes. Trying to read "Walden" at the moment.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

ICELAND! The four day Laugavegur hike from Landmannalauger down to Porsmork is the most beautiful and amazing thing I've seen in my life. It made me feel so humble, unimportant and small. I think everybody should do it al least once. Travelling through New Zealand and Myanmar gave me similar feelings for other reasons.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium

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