"Help make the world a better place, do my part - use my talents, skills, knowledge to the Glory of God and for the greatest good"
Yonkers, NY, USA
Speaks: Italian, Spanish, English, French
Joined Jun 7, 2009
What I Want to Do:
be self-sufficient - not a consumer,
learn to cook professionally,
improve piano playing skills,
have a better world,
Travel the world,
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New York Sports Clubs, PC, internet, TV, dance, movie/theater, talk, translation, interpreting, the arts, sports, church, travel...
literature, history, languages, art, dance & music, movies & films, travel, arts and crafts, photography, Barbie and Ken dolls, toys, picnics, camping, hiking or walking, going to the gym, martial arts, sciences, nature, internet, technology, computer, typewriter, horse riding, bike riding, exercise, sports, different cultures, music, dance, singing, books, history...Favourite Music:
American, Latin, African, Arab, Caribbean, Brazilian, Indian, Asian, Latin, European, Italian, French, Belgium, Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, British, etc, Techno, rap, hip-hop, old skool, R& B, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Disco, Fusion, Funk, some hard rock, rock, Soft rock, easy listening, Contemporary, Alternative Rock, Pop, Classical, Ragtime, Musicals, Country, Gospel, hymns, national anthems... Anything that I can dance to.
Live Music, Freestyle, Dance, Guns N' Roses, International, World, Electronica, Alternative, Circus Music, Barrel Organ, Accordeon...
Favourite TV Shows:
Andy Griffith, Leave it to Beaver, Highway to Heaven, Brady Bunch, Green Acres, Fantasy Island, Kojak, D'Errick, Rintintin, The Dinosaurs, PBS Arthur, Anime, cartoons, What's Happenin', Fat Albert, Good Times, some black sitcoms, comedy, animal shows, educational, nature, history, science, makings of movies and films...Favourite Movies:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Fiction, Suspense, Animated, Historical & Factual, Dance...
Adventure, History, Fiction, Action, Novels, Mystery. Tom Sawyer, Martine, The Cay, Tales, Folktales, myths... No favourite book in particular...Favourite Quotes:
"There's no place like home" from the Wizard of Oz
"A Dream is a wish your heart makes" from Disney's Cinderella
"Keep moving forward" - Meet the RobinsonsAbout Me:
I'm a French native speaker from Brussels, Belgium (born in 1981). I'm a professional translator/proofreader (French, English, Spanish, some Italian) and consecutive interpreter (French, English, Spanish). I'd also like to become an accomplished author/writer/poet (first career choice).
My mother is an English speaker from Trinidad and my father, also a French speaker, is from Togo, West Africa.
I moved to Maryland in 94. Moved to NY, Westchester County in 99. I went to Mamaroneck High school in Westchester my senior year then to Westchester Community College from 2000-4. I got my BA in Spanish and with a Minor in Italian from Iona College. I've got my Masters in Spanish and in Italian from Iona college.
I'm taking courses in translation at NYU (2007-present) to earn
Certification. Also pursuing translation and interpreting training and certification prepartion at the International School of Linguists (2014).
I would also like to travel all over the world. I would also like if possible to become a musician because I play the piano, and maybe a dancer because I love to dance. I love and arts & crafts...
My Heritage: Belgian, Togolese, Trinidadian
I am Belgian, Togolese, and Trinidadian, born in Brussels, Belgium, and I live in New York
The languages are French, French Belgian dialects or variations (ie. Walloon, French from Brussels...), other languages: Dutch/Flemish and German... The religion is mostly Catholic.
The name Belgium comes from the foremost inhabitants, the Belgae of Belgium. Belgae are a group of mostly Celtic tribes that came from the Roman province in northern Gaul, known as Gallia Belgica. Bello Gaellum (http://www.ezilon.com/about-belgium.htm).
Belgium colonised Rep. of Congo (formerly Zaire), Rwanda, and some other countries in (Western) Africa... In Togo their official language is French and the Togolese language Ewe, this country is colonised by France. They're mostly Catholic or another religion. In Trinidad they speak English, patois, creole, Spanish. There's a mix of culture, African, Indian, and Carib Indians, plus Chinese, white Europeans, Spanish, Portuguese. The religions are Hindu, Muslim, Protestant, Catholic and other denominations.... This Island was colonised by the Brits....
Ethnic Food Facts: Where I’ve Been: Belgium, France, Holland-Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Trinidad, Tobago, Bermuda, Togo, USA-Maryland, NY, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Baltimore, Cleveland
(Belgium)Fries or Chips, Waffles, Wafers, Mashed potato, sausages, apple sauce, crepes, ratatouille, bouillabaise, pot au feu... (Togo) Foo foo, Agblo, Akple, dried fish, bari... (Trinidad) Buss up shot which means burst up shirt it's like Naan bread but thinner, Coconut Drops, Bread pudding, Fruit Cake, Chinese & Indian food....
||Jun 7, 2009
||Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections, Support a Cause, Other
|Group Host of
CARE2 GROUP RWANDA, Defenders of Wildlife, Greenpeace, WWF - World Wildlife Fund, Warriors for the Voiceless, World Wide - Legal Action 4 Animal Rights
||energetic, enthusiastic, teamplayer, hard worker, listener, quick learner, adventurer, dreamer, idealist, perfectionist.
||Introduce yourself to Nellie K
Homemade healthy whole foods,
all kinds of foods,
healthy whole foods and unhealthy foods,
|Wild Fact About Me
||I can sometimes read backwards or upside down.
||I'm my own vehicle. I walk from one place to another.
|What Gives Me Hope
||Better government. A president who cares and wants change
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||give people a voice, help as many people and animals as possible, change governments and societies-their way of thinking and doing things- would as it was intended to be - God's way and will.
|What/who changed my life and why
||Jesus/God, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Dalai Lama. Environmentalists, Activists from every walks of life, origin, shape and colour.
|What Bugs Me
any fool that hurts children,
Liars and Cheaters,
Contaminating Our Planet,
pollution of any kind,
People claiming friendship that are not!,
people who steal and harm others,
writing and reading,
Languages and cultures,
Languages and linguistics,
|What Scares Me
Martin Luther King Jr.,
Family and Friends :)
||"Keep moving forward" from Meet the Robinsons. A dream is a wish your heart makes" from Disney's Cinderella.
same as passions
Too many to mention here!
Rock and Roll,
R and B,
Mediterranean and Middle East food,
|Can't Live Without
friends and family,
Food and water,
||Introduce yourself to Nellie K