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 offshore wind projects in Belgium. Originally from Antwerp, but living in Leuven for the last x years.
I am honest, sportive, and socialist
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 sustainability or Mysterium Geld. Boy, so many possibilities!!
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.
Hearing Juan Luis Guerra makes me want to dance more salsa. Leonard Cohen is nice, Manu Chao, Wim Mertens, Sting, 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!
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 house.
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.
Don't bring me on the topics of renewables, energy policy, peak oil, energy conservation and the likes: I'll talk for hours!
...have a big smile on your face and twinkling stars in your eyes!
...we have a reasonable match and don't live at the other end of the world.
...you're about my age. (+-x years)
It's still a dating site. ;-)