shirtandpants
25 Montreal, Canada
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My self-summary
Hola, I'm a guy with a thirst for knowledge and self-improvement who came from Latin-america some years ago to pursue a better life for myself.

I''m currently a university student on my last semester, while at the same time I'm also trying to get my translation freelance business off the ground.

I'm fluent in English, French and Spanish. Additionally, I'm adding Japanese to the mix because... why not?
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to be the best I can be as a person (whether this actually holds up to scrutiny is up for debate) whether it be cooking, swing/rockabilly jive/blues dancing, Japanese learning and myself through exercise (I go to the gym twice a week)... it's not about the goal but how you get there...

I'm also writing a stand-up comedy bit that I postpone acting up way too often.

Additionally, as a way to do some volunteering (and to have fun), I'm currently doing English to Spanish translations for the non-profit news organization Global Voices.
I’m really good at
Cooking (see photos) usually it's Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian or else whatever ingredients are on sale. I'm always down for whipping up a new recipe.

Swing and rockabilly jive dancing... I don't know if I'm good, but I practice often.

Retro video-games: I'm always playing old games in my cell phone while in the metro, like Mario Kart and Tetris.

Video games: I'm into the new Mario Kart, Animal crossing and Pokémon. Additionally, 999 and Zero's Last Reward are awesome.

日本語を読んでいいかな
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair probably.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The count of Monte-Cristo, The 3 Musketeers, 1984, the Harry Potter series, Philip K. Dick books, H.P. Lovecraft stories, George R. R. Martin's The song of fire and ice series (Game of Thrones for the less geeky), books of old advertisements (more details on that obsession in person) and finally grammar books.

Movies: I like quirky movies such as those from Wes Anderson's (especially Fantastic Mr. Fox) and Satoshi Kon (Millenium Actress). Lately I've been on an pre-80's movie streak.

Music: Mostly Twee, alternative rock, 80's music, shibuya-kei (Japanese music influenced by 60's French yé-yé music). From these tastes THE SMITHS and PIZZICATO FIVE (and currently Lucy Rose) trump everything else.

Food: Everything that I make myself (well, almost everything)

TV: Archer, Gravity Falls, Avatar, Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe. Also anime, but it has to have a unique and interesting enough premise, like Mushishi (蟲師), which is the best anime ever and super chill too (just things that happen).
The six things I could never do without
-an oven or a slow cooker (in which to cook)
-dancing (getting better every week)
-video games (mostly to learn Japanese)
-books (reading is cool)
-art (in all its forms... except pottery, not a fan)
-gym (picking up heavy stuff and putting it down again is relaxing)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What new experiences or challenges I want to undertake in my life, the problematic gender relations between men and women and how to respect and not just objectify women one is attracted to, different recipes to challenge my cooking skills, and unfamiliar artists to discover.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably either out swing dancing, watching something on Netflix, reading a nice book, hosting dinner for friends or playing video games with friends. Certainly not in a club nor any other noisy place.
You should message me if
you...
want to try out swing/jive dancing

think that books are awesome

want to know the secret to managing curly hair

are still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts

think that cooking while singing 80's hits sounds like your idea of a good time
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