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37 years old and engineer by formation; third out of four children.
Seen some remote corners of the world in a previous professional
live, then decided to work in the renewables
industry, returned to
Europe, and ended up back in Belgium. Currently working in the
energy administration of the Flemish government. A job that leaves
me a life-after-work, compared to my previous one: developing
projects in Belgium
. Originally from Antwerp
, but living in
for the last
I am honest, sportive, and socialist
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to make a difference at work. Besides that, quite some
lately. I even became reasonably good at it, never thought I would.
Enjoy active holidays, such as walking
. Taken up freelance work as a
which recently brought me to places like Cuba, Costa Rica and
Nepal. Nice hobby!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My voice doesn't sound too bad, but I don't like singing for an
audience. I whistle
quite well, and very often.
Something is seriously wrong if I don't whistle for a couple of
days. Used to be very good at running, but I never practiced.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Reading non-fiction most of the time. Something tough gets my
preference over a don't-think-too-much-about-it-novel.
Last one was Antifragile
by Taleb. Never got so
much inspiration from one book!! Besides that I read too much - no,
really - about energy.
Quite some on economics and our monetary system as well. Big
inspiration there is Bernard Lietaer on complementary currencies,
with Money and
or Mysterium Geld
. Boy, so many
Same for movies: rather something new, difficult or surprising than
a predictable hollywood -fit for consumption- movie. I almost don't
go to the movies. Last one...The immigrant
makes me want to dance more salsa
. Leonard Cohen
is nice, Manu Chao
, Wim Mertens
, Sinead O'Connor
... In general
relatively soft music where melody is more important than lyrics.
And surely no strong beats.
Since I'm single, and don't like cooking for one person, I almost
never cook. (Stupid excuses of course, but the interest is there.)
95% of my meals are vegetarian
, but I can equally enjoy a
good barbeque! Read Taleb!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A bicycle: I'm just addicted. Not in a club, on weekends,
but to get around. Recently got myself a Twike too. Just look it
Wind turbines: one needs a job.
Wind: for the wind turbines. In Belgium as well for blowing
the air pollution on to Germany.
A nearby park/garden/forest: something green, with plants
and stuff. Makes me feel good.
Time outdoors, exploring new places or just being out of the
OK, that's it. You can take everything else away from me, I'll
still be happy. No i-pods, computers, Ferrari collections... Free
me from matter! No, seriously, I'm not a material guy, and I feel
our Western culture is putting way too much importance on material
aspects. That said, I will buy without hesitation what I feel makes
my life more interesting or (really) comfortable.
Note that friends, family... are not in the list as those are
people. Not things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Energy! And how it drives our economy and how the lacking of cheap
energy will impact our future. The earth & environment, social
justice and our monetary system.
Don't bring me on the topics of renewables, energy policy, peak
oil, energy conservation and the likes: I'll talk for hours!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Salsa dancing. Mondays as well. But having a drink with friends in
a bar is also an option. Movies maybe. Visiting my parents.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My teddy bear once saved my life when I was about two...
You should message me if
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...have a big smile on your face and twinkling stars in your
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...you're about my age. (+-x years)
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