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I like multi modality of life, the fact to share time among social, intellectual, manual, athletic and cultural activities. They correspond to different desires and pleasures and brought together, they contribute to stability: if one fails, the others go on supporting you. All these experiences could be written to a paper album, collecting dust over years. I prefer the electronic way.
After a few years of acquaintance but a few months of use, I finally suscribed to VT (helped by my friend ptitetoile), convinced that electronic reporting is the best way to keep travel experiences and to share them with other people.
Finding a nickname delayed my subscription. Many of them are used and I like playing with words.
BeChar is derived from my family name and first name, in that order ("On ne met pas la Char-ette avant les Boeufs", comprenne qui peut). Prepended by Maurice, it brings you to the world of dance, with personal preferences for Argentinian Tango, and Salsa / Swing / Tap dance to a lesser extent.
In english, BeChar could be an invitation to be a fish (a char is a kind of salmon). In its migrating form, this animal has a longer life expectation. Many animal species get depressed if they do not move enough.
Let us not forget to TRAVEL !
By the way, my fishing experience was a real passion. From 9 to 15 years old, I used to fish nearly a full holiday month per year in the South of France (Ardèche). I liked the intimate contact with the nature and the excitation of the surprise. This passion disappeared and never came back, probably due to the crual contact with the animal.
Or did I start to fish for a Siren... ?
Dancing is a great multi-modal activity in itself: you move, listen to the music, meet people and possibly travel.
My dance experience really started in 1995, when I followed lessons of Argentinian Tango and bought dancing shoes. Later I modestly learned Rock and Salsa. In 2004, I broadened interest for dances with Lindy Hop and Tap dance.
Argentinian tango became a real passion for me (as for many tangueros). Its different possibilities (steps), styles and musical forms promote continuous learning and improvement. The balls (called milongas) are one possible objective where you see friends, meet dancers and improvise according to what you learned, available dancers, music and space. The universality of Argentinian tango all over the world, its non verbal way of communication and common sense for inviting unknown people allows you to go anywhere to dance without making prior appointment.
Argentinian tango is so passionate for many dancers and so intriguing that I will write more about it in a dedicated section.
Scientific research is my occupation. I like to mentally design solutions and develop what I conceived. As technical and scientific, my job complements physical activities like sport, dance or do-it-yourself.
When I was 12, I was impressed by walkie-Talkies. I received for my birthday an experimentation toolkit about electronics which became my hobby for 10 years. This passion diminished as I became busy with informatics for work.
My field of research is Image Processing for Computer Vision, meaning that we have digital images from which to get information by processing with the computer. This typically involves a first step of human analysis to sketch a possible solution, a second step for designing a computer program to perform automatic processing and a validation step to see if the results are compliant to the goal.
A career of researcher has the following advantages: the work is dynamic, as projects change and tools evolve; human relations at work are little subject to concurrence; travelling is necessary to attend conferences/meetings :-)). Common disadvantages are the precarious position of many researchers due to short duration contracts; salaries with a lower evolution than in the industry.
Research is strongly connected to curiosity. What is the link between the two images ? Lines projected on the face helped capturing its volumetric information.
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- BeChar and ptitetoile are now friends.
- Wrote a Review Sleeping everywhere in Mumbai Local Customs
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