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LaTrobe University, Sogang University
English, Türkçe
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Hey, I’m Andy!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · Member since January 2013
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Nice to meet you!

I'm an Australian whose hometown is the great city of Melbourne. The city itself is highly multicultural with over a third of it's population being immigrants, granting it a very rich, intriguing and diverse multi-ethnic scene. It is because of this influence that I have been interested in traveling the globe and befriending many peoples of different ethnicities and cultures, thereby broadening my horizons and becoming the a true global person of the information age.

There are a wide range of interests I have. Whether it be movies, gaming, geopolitics, hilarious stories, economics or even reddit. (sports and cars, not so much)

The 5 things I couldn't live without would be:
1) internet
2) internet
3) internet
4) kebab
5) wireless internet
Did I mention that I can't live without the internet?

So far I've been to a number of countries outside Australia. My favourite place to visit so far is Turkey because of it's extremely rich and exotic history coupled with a blend between western modernism and oriental mysticism. This is most profound in the ancient city of Istanbul which hosts grand churches that have been converted into mosques, underground bazaars, grand palaces and imperial treasures. Apart from the awesome metropolis of Istanbul, there are the beautiful seaside cities of Izmir and Mersin and religious centres such as Konya.

When it comes to literature and reading, I prefer to read non-fictional books that focus on events in history. However, that does not mean I don't enjoy reading George Orwell, F Scott Fitzgerald, Shakespeare or even the classical Greek plays. As you have probably guessed by now, I've mainly read the classics over modern literature but I'm always willing to pick up a good book no matter how new.

With movies, it's a little bit of a mixed bag. What I like is a strong plot over the graphic effects and loud explosions that have become more prevalent over the last decade in American cinema. So you'll see me enjoying movies like the 'Shawshank Redemption', '12 Angry Men' and 'Leon: The Professional'. However, some movies that use computer imaging such as 'The Lord of the Rings' or 'Inception' are still very enjoyable to me because the storyline is executed in a brilliant fashion.

When it comes to shows, I don't really watch TV at all. If I catch and episode of 'How I Met your Mother' or 'Friends' by chance, I'll sit down and watch it. However, I've grown a taste for anime in the last few years as it offers a fresh perspective and experience from the American scripts which had been getting somewhat predictable and boorish.

Music is good! I can play the guitar. You'll usually find me listening to classical, jazz or rock. It plays a large part of my life and I've almost always got earphones on when not conversing with another person.

Food is where I really get passionate. I admire good cooks and good food. Every country has something to offer and I intent to try it all. After all, what's the point in going to Cairo or Tokyo and going to the first McDonald's I see?

As a guest, I'd probably be reserved at first but my wide-eyed excitement and curiosity should come out within the hour when it finally sinks in that I have arrived at my destination after a long flight. I particularly like to share stories in order to break through the ice and learn about any important cultural rules I should adhere to in order to not embarrass myself later.

If you've read up to this point, I applaud you for your patience.

Thank you and I hope to have some good experiences with you!