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Matt J K replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"Well if you do ever get around to planning a trip, keep me in the loop. I'll be in latin america for a few months this winter, but once I return I'd be happy to give a tour of Toronto and its different spas. (-:"
Sep 9
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Algonq 5

"Hi Alberto.  The canoe is a rental.  We took it on a trip to Algonquin park.  Our campsite here is on lake Jubilee, separated from the nearest road by two other lakes.  We had to carry this canoe and our gear over two portages to…"
Aug 31
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Jail

"In a first world country people find strange things to do ......... No thanks i will pass on this one. Bars make me break out in hives."
Aug 30
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Jail

Hamming it up at the Jail Hostel in Ottawa. It used to be a prison, but has been converted into a great hostel. I had great cell mates (of course, we could leave whenever we wanted). I never knew prison could be so much fun!
Aug 30
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Algonq 5

"I wish I were there now."
Aug 29
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Algonq 3

"Frameable"
Aug 29
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Algonq 5

"That is beautiful"
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Aug 28
Matt J K replied to Kit's discussion Whats your hangover cure?
"Men, the healthcare guy has to step in.  Some of this advice is good, but Tylenol and alcohol don't mix.  Tylenol slows down your liver's ability to metabolize alcohol, causing it to stay in your blood stream longer, increasing…"
Aug 16
Matt J K replied to Scott Makorow's discussion Hi Everyone
"Welcome Scott!  Glad to have you aboard."
Aug 12
Matt J K replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"I tried a jimjilbang yesterday.  It's called Seoul Zimzilbang, in Toronto.  The wet areas are gender segregated, so the hot tub, cold tub and steam room are all nude zones.  You are given a t-shirt and shorts to wear in the…"
Jul 6
Matt J K replied to Dal's discussion physical affection/bros/athletes/bromance in the group Manly Dads
"Whoops Andrew, "My father, grandfathers, great grandfathers and on back to the beginning of human time,..." This is a bit of an overstatement.  Now, let's leave the cock grabbing out of it for bit, but consider other forms of…"
May 3
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Wrestling Fight Club

This group is for anyone interested in the sport of wrestling, whether you wrestled in school or are just a fan and want to learn.  People say it's a dying sport but the popularity of MMA has really brought home the importance of wrestling as a skillset that every man needs, especially anyone interested in martial arts in general.  Hopefully this can facilitate discussion and people looking for training partners in their areaSee More
Apr 27
Matt J K replied to Thomas James's discussion Paying off a large credit card debt vs. settlement? Are there pros? How bad are the cons?
"Hi Thomas. I worked in the collections industry for 7 years.  I have also had some major financial problems in the past.  I am now debt free, thank God.  Here's the inside scoop: Payment in full "is" better for your…"
Apr 17

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Website
http://www.twitter.com/mattjkingdom
Interests
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, banya, hiking, camping, canoeing (including portaging), kayaking, cycling, bridge jumping into the canal, skinny dipping, lying on a beach with lots of sunblock, working out, conversation, languages (currently spanish), story telling, mindfulness meditation, premium beer, practical jokes, second breakfast, laughter, and becoming a better man.
Books
King Me, Healing the Masculine Soul, Picturing Men, Wild at Heart, The Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia or anything else by C.S. Lewis, Searching for God Knows What, Velvet Elvis, The Bait of Satan, Treasure Island, The Hobbit, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 1984, The Time Machine, Margin, In Praise of Slow (I'm reading it so slowly I'm only halfway through after 3 years), The Rest of God. I also enjoy reference materials and dramatized audiobooks.
Movies
The Book of Eli, Gladiator, Equilibrium, The Matrix, Inception, Planet Earth, Star Trek (especially Insurrection, but all of them),

Monty Python- Holy Grail, What About Bob, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Clue, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Over the Hedge, Ice Age 3, Evan Almighty, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Transformers, and I'm a sucker for pretty much any nature-related documentary.
Music
I'm very eclectic. Jazz, Rock, Inspirational, Soundtracks, Love that east coast fiddle music, oldies, latin american stuff, world music, and maybe a sprinkling of metal and hip-hop, but not too much. I can also tolerate country music in small doses.
Quote
"All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why." - James Thurber

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - James Thurber

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." -Eames

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At 7:31pm on March 17, 2014, Art said…
Thanks for the add, Matt
At 10:09pm on March 2, 2014, Padre said…

Hey Matt - welcome to the group...i am always up for chatting on here, skype or google...shoot me a message if you like.

At 5:42am on February 5, 2014, Jay said…
Hey Matt--

How is the jiu jitsu going? I have been away from it now for over a year, and really want to get back to it, but hate the idea of having my ass kicked for weeks just to get back in the routine. Any inspirational thoughts on this one?

Jay
 
 
 

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The new kid in class.

Good evening everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Robert. Living in Temecula, CA. Been a long time lurker of AoM and decided to join. Seems like a great community of people with a lot of knowledge to take in and maybe find some new hobbies to get my mitts on.Looking forward to reading and joining the discussions.See More
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