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My self-summary
I have strong moral values. I am an outspoken feminist, an abolitionist and a Sea Sheperd supporter. If you feel like you can convince me to change my mind, feel free to try, I'm always up for a debate!
I'm all for meeting new people, wherever that leads us . No real standards when it comes to age or origins, just someone fun to be with.
I'll admit to being sapiosexual...I like a girl with a big brain who's not afraid to use it.
I'm apparently an INFJ, if you care for those things.
Can speak French, English and Italian (I'd love to speak Italian more often, if you're up for it)
What I’m doing with my life
Recently quit being an English teacher to work in the fablab/bionegineering sector.
You'll usually find me reading, roaming the streets trying to find hidden doorways, secret courtyards or that one awesome photo spot. Weather abiding, riding my motorbike.
That or designing weird contraptions, usually focused on automating the things that just don't need to be. I might be pitching you some weird ideas or concepts that will most likely not see the light of day...or make me filthy rich...
Recently graduated from a bioengineering degree I picked up on the spur on the moment. I'm all for going to bed smarter than when I woke up
Using the long holidays to travel around : Being to Santiago thrice, crossed the alps north to South and I've been eyeing the John Muir Trail, the continental divide and that new 24k kms trail across Canada...if you're up for a challenge...
I like to take pictures. I could be that guy you saw at 4 in the morning, waiting 2 hours in the cold to get the right shot.
Using any chance I've got to learn, about anything really (even though I've a thing for natural science & social studies)
I’m really good at
Hopefully teaching, as I don't want to scar generations of students.
Remembering weird, outdated or plain made-up words, just because I like the way they sound, and somehow using them in their proper context. (Please do message me if you too enjoy Vellichor!]
Finding the nearest Ice-cream parlor and the weirdest flavors available.
The first things people usually notice about me
Maybe my peculiar sense of humor?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Pretty partial to postmodern lit but I'll read anything by either Tolkien, Pratchett or Gaiman.
Jack London (the Road, the Iron Heel), Mark Twain (especially Roughin'it, because that's the way I like to travel)...
Romain Gary, Camus
I'd watch pretty much any movie as long as it's not too cheesy. I like a good mafia movie, or a ghibli, or anything by the Monty Python...

As cheesy as that sounds, about any style will fit, though I usually don't care much for pop music. You get extra point if you enjoy blues rock (oh and I might ask you to marry me on the spot if you can play Rach2).

Japanese, Indian...I'm fairly open-minded when it comes to food.
That said, I can make some mean vegetarian quiches and lasagnas...

As for shows, I enjoy a well-led drama but I have to admit my favorites are the weird ones with a dark twist: Black books, Father Ted, Flight of the conchords...
Six things I could never do without
Nature: The long holidays allow for extensive treks with my ever-so-faithful hammock (usually 2/3 weeks)
Sea: That's what i go back to eventually. Childhood's dream was to be a diver on Cousteau's Crew. Turns out I'm not but still, I'll get in the water any chance I get.
Books: By trade, I'm a literary translator so books are really special to me. And there's something about the smell and touch of old paper...
Abroad: I've spent quite some time abroad and I kinda miss the whole "Auberge Espagnole" thing. I enjoy the thrill of meeting new cultures, discovering new landscapes, food...(going to countryside Japan made me feel like a stranger for the first time... it was amazing)
Foreigners: If you lived abroad, you know the feeling: You like your home friends but nothing beats an evening chatting with people from 10 different countries and 10 different opinions!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Alternative living, tiny houses or really the most efficient way to make the most of little!
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely hanging out at friends or in a pub/restaurant
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sing along to the radio when I drive, when I shower...any chance I get, really...
Oh, and I once landed on a roof...
You should message me if
You actually like my profile. Probably like most people, I can't see who actually "liked" it. Just say hi, I don't bite, and I'm always up to meet new people ;)
You're up to no good and looking for a mischief buddy or just if you feel like we could actually enjoy each other's company.
The two of us