In October 2007 I went to Australia to complete my bicycle racer/ I wanna be the best drug free athlete I can be odyssey and embark upon a walk about to see the world. 4 countries and a somewhat notable sporting achievement later I was was feelings a bit broke so on the suggestion of a Vietnamese guesthouse owner I got a job teaching english in HCMC VietNam. I was doing really well,new watch, new cellphone (after drowning my first cell), new computer, a couple of new cameras, a 40$ bicycle- great quality but atleast as old as me- a 6$/night room and a small family run guest house in Pham Ngu Lao and plans to leave with about 7000$ in pocket. In the beginning of 2009 I was told to come home because one of my favourite family members was dying. Another had died quite unexpectedly 3 months before... but I was not expected to return home for that. This was followed with the passing of that relative and 13 months of helping my relatives piece their lives back together after the catastrophies that had befallen them... and mooching off (and doing odd jobs, mostly home renovation for $$ and free food and shelter) for the wealthier more fortunate relatives around. And visiting some friends. Alot of profiles say friends and family are top priority, in my case I have a story that proves it.
That is quite old(2009) and should be change... I've since ridden a bicycle in about 50 countries and now I've stopped to teach English for the 4th time in the last 6 year.
Eh bon, je viens de decider d'ecrire quelquechose en francais. Comme tu vu es je manques tous les accents parce-que je utilise un clavier anglais. Le Francais est mon deuxieme langue et je suis vraiment plus expressionant et impressionant en englais. Mais j'essayer a dire quelquechose enfrancais... just pour toutes les belle filles francophone qui sont ici et qui lissent mon profile. Tu as de la chance tu as trouve un homme polyvalent, aventureux, gentil, independant et actif avec un beau sourire. A+
I am ingenious, thrill seeking, and unique
I think one of the first things people notice about me is I'm not racially one of their kind. Most everyone I meet asks about my background, often without even giving me the courtesy of saying hello first. These days I usuall take a street portrait style photo before I respond to round out y photographic style. I used to tell people to guess and I've heard it all: south american (Brazil, chile, Argentina), native Canadian, korean, european, vietnamese, chinese, japanese, malaysian, Nepali, Senegalese.... This may sound like I am oversensitive to people racial perceptions but what do you expect from someone who tells people who ask that he is Canadian to which a significant number comment "you don't look Canadian"
ah j'ai l'air d'un..... taba... Je ne sais pas donc vas voir mes photo et tu peux decider.
B) most movies are good.... But these come to mind as exceptional: Star wars, lord of the rings, the matrix, over the hedge, fight club, the gods must be crazy, cars, and anything involving the Monty python guys.
C)all music is good music... if i don't like some music it's only that I haven't yet developed an appreciation of it. Sadly I haven't bought any music recently but I did rip some Morecheeba, Tangerine dream, Nas, Gorillaz, Astrud Gilberto, the nothern pikes, de la soul, vilian pengouin from some of my friends.
D) Um I'm on a see food diet... generally if I see food I eat it.. now that would make most people look like a whale but I also do more than my share of exercise and adventure and my body seems to consume an insane amounts of energy for what I do. That being said i do have a bit of an aversion to eating animals with the skeleton on the outside (I generally don't like the texture of their meat or the taste-yes I have tried them I am not Sam I am), I'm not big on having a lot of mushrooms but a small smattering once in awhile is OK and I don't like eating organs I prefer to stick to eating skeletal muscle. There are two western vegetables I don't like- brussel sprouts and lima beans and Fu gua (asian bitter melon)is on the same list. Everything else goes.
3) My laptop. it is my main entertainment/communication device. I use it to listed to listen to music, watch videos, communicate (email, skype, instant message), and store and edit my pictures.
4) my digital cameras. I go on lots of crazy adventures, travels and see lots of crazy things that I'd like to share with the people I know. My beloved digital cameras makes it possible...cause sadly most people I know won't join me on my adventures
5) my healthy body....
6) oh and of course good food to fuel my body for all my adventures
more important than most things already stated and often overlooked- corrective lenses
1) mes chars et mes bicyclettes
2) la musique
3) mon petit ordi portif
4) mon appereil numerique
5) mon corp avec son sante
6) la nouritture
1) toi xe dap cong toi xe oto - obviously my vietnamese needs alot of work
Less often, less personal and on a more global scale I think about how most of us are all detached from our children, our food, our transportations and our environment... and how one might combat this to make the world a better place.
framing, focus, white balance, lighting, f stop, exposure time and other photography stuff
Yo vivi con corredores de bicicletas de Argentina. Y, me llamen Picante
Lorsque J'etais jeune et fou. En Ete J'ai course des velos et en hiver J'ai travaille a la station du ski alpin. Cette station du ski etais pres des Etats Unis et Ontario donc des Anglophones viennent souvent. Et Ils veuent ustiliser leur 'francais' Mon boulot etais comme Jai pris des commandes, Ils dissent a moi des choses comme " ze voudraaass un chien chaud et une putaine"... comme vous imaginez ce tellement malcompris. Moi Je reponds "tabarnak, jamais! jamais en mon chalet. si tu veux des chose comme ca il faut que vous allez rue ste Catherine a Montreal. Jamais demande des chose comme ca ici. Mais si vous voulez manger ici j'ai un bon hot dog ici et des poutines viennent tantot.
Une autre historie? Bien sur. Quand j'etais jeune et fou, j'ai travaille comme courier a Toronto. Un jour je suis retourne au bureau et Ali, un courier en auto a faites son priere. Et le patron a demande a moi si je coise en Dieu, Allah, Buddah. J'ai dis non, non, non. Puis il a demande moi a quoi je croise. je me reflechis sur cette problem pour 3 minute et j'ai dis a lui que je croise en moi. Et il a dis 'donc t'es comme ton dieu' et pour le suivant 2 semaines il a m'appelle "dieu, numero 13, j'ai un boulot pour toi..." Donc quand j'avais 19 ans j'etais dieu pour deux semaines et dupuis ce n'est pas si bon.
Welcome to the end of my written bits. And it's time to play Find the old photo. On my photos of me page I have 8 images. 7 of them are quite recent; say taken no more than 5 years ago and possibly as recently as last week. The remaining one is from November of 2000. If you can tell me which picture is the old one you win.