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Life motto

Be kind

145 things about me

I am...

  •  a humanist

  •  empathic

  •  inquisitive

  •  open-minded

  •  intelligent

  •  a good teacher

  •  a good communicator

  •  an electronics design engineer

  •  an amateur photographer and painter

  •  a teambuilder

  •  an aspie

  •  a "resource investigator" and a "plant" (according to Belbin )

  •  a procrastinator

  •  very visually oriented

  •  slightly chaotic

  •  a tsundoku victim

  •  not supersticious

  •  pro-breastfeeding (BTW, Breastfeeding in public is definitely OK!)

  •  an ISO8601 evangelist

  •  the author of 1 (one) patent

  •  not religious a pastafarian

  •  against circumcision (see here , here and here )

  •  a CUSS supporter

  •  clumsy

  •  a misocapnist

personal values

  •  respect

  •  honesty

  •  pride

  •  modesty

  •  fairness (as in impartiality)

I don't...

  •  use Facebook, nor Twitter

  •  smoke

  •  do drugs

  •  care about football

  •  give a damn about celebrity

  •  have a TV

I have...

  •  green eyes (with 2% the rarest eye color in the world)

  •  a vivid imagination

  •  to do something creative

  •  (a mild form of) prosopagnosia (aka face blindness)

  •  no pets

  •  no pearcings, no tattoos

  •  never flown in a helicopter

me likes...

  •  Audrey Hepburn

  •  Federica, my soulmate from Italy. (It was Fede who inadvertently kindled my interest in the Italian language. Ciao, Fede!)

  •  my "little sister" En-Ya

  •  Teresa Salgueiro's voice singing A Estrada do Monte on the Madredeus album Lisboa

  •  Christina's eyes

  •  Books

  •  Roman Holiday , definitely. And the ending is great, of course

  •  Billy Wilder films

  •  the shot in The Apartment where Fran runs through the streets to Baxter's apartment

  •  the Crazy Horse cabaret

  •  the Brandenburg Concertos

  •  Gaston

  •  Gaudi's Sagrada Familia

  •  rainbows

  •  skiing (weather has to be sunny!)

  •  Italian food. (Capellini, FTW!)

  •  Moussaka

  •  dark chocolate

  •  Italian language

  •  M.C. Escher

  •  older films

  •  drawing

  •  doing portraits and figures

  •  Giovannino Guareschi's Don Camillo

  •  math

  •  Asterix

  •  playing chess, though I'm not very good at it

  •  favourite love song: Be My Number Two by Joe Jackson

  •  Echo Beach — Martha and the muffins

  •  CD Lisboa by Madredeus

  •  Kate Bush

  •  Lou Reed

  •  Neil Young

  •  best guitar riff: Bowie's “The man who sold the world”

  •  J.S. Bach

  •  girl on top

  •  Winnie the Pooh

  •  programming (Delphi, FTW)

  •  Edward Hopper

  •  fountain pens

  •  watches and clocks

  •  reading about science

  •  architecture

  •  going out and chat with friends over a beer

  •  Olivier B. Bommel

  •  Balanchine's Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, by the NYCB

me likes not...

  •  firearms (or any other weapons for that matter)

  •  hypes. You won't see me hunting Pokémons!

  •  idolatry

  •  so-called sport-hunting

  •  dishonesty

  •  phubbing

  •  ironing

  •  garlic

  •  the Olympics. It's only politics, money, corruption, and fraud. And when it finally is about sports it's about doping

  •  Tom Cruise

  •  James Brown

  •  Demis Roussos

  •  Daft Punk. Whatever it is they make, music it is not.

  •  boxing. “the noble art of self-defence”? Ha!

  •  the song "Sunshine" by Jett Rebel. This really, really has to be the worst popsong ever! I really loathe that song.

  •  any kind of violence

  •  waiting, or to be late

  •  radio ads

  •  The B-52s ("Dirty Back Road" is OK, though)

  •  "Song for the Dumped" by Ben Folds Five is also very wrong

  •  Benidorm-style holiday resorts

  •  drunk people

  •  gardening! Yuck!

  •  spiders

  •  Monster trucks

  •  housework

  •  when things don't work, especially because of bad design

  •  noisy motorbikes

  •  Lost in translation (most boring film ever!)

Other

  •  I live in Belgium

  •  My youngest brother calls me “the prof”

  •  I was born on the same day as Audrey Hepburn's eldest son

  •  My birthday is at position 89851 of the decimal expansion of M74207281

  •  Toilet paper orientation: over

  •  I speak 5 languages

  •  I can't cook

  •  I never broke a bone

  •  I save plastic bags

  •  I studied visual arts and architecture in high school

  •  I need to have a job which challenges my creativity and engineering skills

  •  Largest number of camera's in possession simultaneously: 6 (Hasselblad 501, Hassy 503CW, 2x Minolta 800si, K-M Dynax 7D and a Canon Powershot G1)

  •  I never bought a used car

  •  "I did not become a father because I am fond of children" — Thales of Milete

  •  worst cultural disaster in history: loss of Alexandrian Library and Mouseion

  •  most beautiful bridges in the world: the Millau bridge and the old bridge over the Firth of Forth

  •  most beautiful skyscraper: Chrysler building

  •  most important inventions: printing press, telescope and transistor

  •  most fascinating tree: baobab

  •  most dangerous person in the world: Donald Trump

  •  I suffer from ulcerative colitis , class of 1990

  •  I had a cholecystectomy

  •  I was never in the army, which is a good thing for both parties

  •  I find it hard to do nothing

  •  I can't touch-type

  •  can't dance, can't sing

  •  us Cancers don't believe in astrology