PINKS OF SUMMER
"When winter hearts turn summer pink / In half the time it takes to blink // My favorite thing that drives me wild / Is when a Pinkie walks up country mild!"
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ROHAN (IN) - Summer 2009
Mahatma Gandhi once said "an eye for an eye, makes the world blind". I want to stop the world from being blind!
ADRIANA(RO) - House Assistant
I like to call myself the "pink ghost", because nobody ever sees me, but I am still there doing my job, you know what I mean? I enjoy to hang out in Reception with Felipe and Phil! Love those guys...
IRAKQUI (DE) - Administration Assistant
Servus, I'm the mixture of Jan Eißfeldt & Ferris MC. I don't believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
JANE (TW) - Summer 09
I like to do handcrafts, learning new things and adventure.
DOR (IL) - Summer 09
Shalom! When I have some time off I like to practice juggling, play games, sing songs and meet new people. Le-It-Ra-Ot!
JOANA (PO) - Catering Assistan
I fell from the sky and landed on planet KISC and now you can find me daydreaming behind the buffet during meal times. When on a hike, I spend too much time taking pictures!
ROSIE (UK) - Summer 09
I'm bright, bubbly and in case you haven't notice... blonde! I'm learning how to fix broken people and have a renowned catchphrase; however if you want to learn it you'll have to ask me!
TAMY (AR) - Summer 09
In my free times I enjoy being in the corridor just watching the people passing by, Actually, I think I'm going to live in the corridor from now on...
GEOFF (CA) - Programme Admin Assistant
Isn't it great to have the winds of cow smell blowin' in your face?
SANJIDMAA (MN) - Summer 09
I am enjoying in here.
HERSCH (MX) - Summer 09
I like tequila, mexican food, spend my free time climbing or hiking, to play the piano, cook and listen good music. I don't use a "sombrero" and I don't like Speedy Gonzalez.
MICHAEL (DE) - Campsite Manager
I love to drive the tractor wearing my "sombrero" and my favorite character ever is Speedy Gonzalez.
CATHAL (IE) - Summer 09
I'm on a whole new adventure: growing a mustache.
ALEX (CA) - Summer 09
Heeeey everyone! I'm super excited to be working at KISC this summer, and am already having a great time! I'm from the OTHER London in Ontario, Canada. And apparently I say 'about' weirdly. Anyways, don't be afraid to come up and say hey! L8erz!
MIKE (UK) - Grounds Assistant
One, two, three, four: let me hear you scream if you want some more... like "uhh!" - push it, push it! Watch me chain sawing, I'm perfect!
FELIPE (BR) - Reception Manager
I work helping everyone and making bookings. I like to climb mountains in summer, and ski them down in winter. I can also be found doing capoeira moves or dancing in the local discos!
LALA (AU) - Summer 09
A whole bucket of mud, and it's mine, all mine!
CIARA (IE) - Summer 09
Hey ho, Ciara is ainm dom. I'm part of Kilmacud and Tullow Scouts, both in Dublin. My first love is everything outdoors, sailing and getting to meet new and wonderful people. I'll never miss out on a good Campfire either.
LUKE (DE/UK) - Summer 09
My description? I must have left it in my other pair of socks...
TINE (DK) - Shop Manager
Back home I used to work in a supermarket, where I would catch a lot of thiefs. Here there are none, which is nice - you don't have to lock your bike - or your house.
FUMIAKI (JP) - Summer 09
I'm not a chicken, but I love chicken.
ANNA (FI) - International Friendship Assistant
Frankie says ENTHUSIASM!
BIS (UK) - Summer 09
Kandersteg is a wonderful place, you have to come and experience it. If you're here this summer, come say hi, you'll find me hanging out on Campsite.
TOM (IE) - Programme Director
I work in making sure that we provide the best activities and experiences to our guests; whether that is throwing them into crevasses or exciting games around the Centre. You can recognise me by my hat, beard and iPhone! In my free time I like to do things - mainly outdoors and involving mountains!
GÖRAN (SE) - Summer 09
Hi. Göran is my name and I am an ABBA fan. I think that Sweden should change it's name into ABBA, and our money should be called "dancing queens".
JANNY (CN) - Summer 09
KISC smells very nice. I really like it!
PAUL (UK) - Building Coordinator
They call me "chief" and I like it. When I am not breaking trees with my thumbs I like to fight lions and some rhinos. I can also make anything out of wood - even toilets and girlfriends.
PHIL (CA) - Reception Assistant
Phil Gazaleh from Canada is kind of a big deal. He explains all his jokes so you don't have to get it yourself.
LENE (DK) - Bookkeeper
I'm Little Lene from the Vallais, coming once a week to KISC to pay bills, bring sweets to the Pinkies and say hi to my local fans.
MATT (UK) - Summer 09
At KISC I'll either be leading climbs or leading the charge towards the dinner queue. I'll try my best to not get eaten by flyes!
KATHERINE (IE) - Eco Adventure Assistant
As resident intellectual, Dr. K will embark on a European lecturing tour entitled "Complexity and the Marmot ". Current projects include a production of Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" though the combined media of Swiss German and interpretive dance.
WOUTER (NL) - Summer 09
I made KISC my home for this summer. Though the best place to find me will be somewhere high up in the mountains, since I am guiding the climbing and hiking trips.
ANDREW (AU) - Assistant Programme Director
I rode a kangaroo.
MARK (NL) - Director
I have been in Switzerland for the past 8 years working both at the Centre and for the World Scout Bureau. I like to walk with my dogs, read, go to the cinema and concerts, and eating cakes!
TUULI (EE) - Summer 09
I can talk almost as fast as the speed of sound! I adore hiking and climbing, and I am addicted to the color yellow and coffee.
JASON (UK) - Summer 09
By the end of the summer I aim to be a machine but currently I'm just a circus freak - ask to see my diabolo skills! You will find me leading climbing because it's what I do best!
GILLIAN (IE) - Guest Services Director
I'm here to ensure all our guests' creature comforts are looked after! In my spare time, I love to catch a cable-car to take in the spectacular views and to do all things creative... name a craft, and I've probably done it at some stage!
RICK (CN) - Summer 09
I like to party. I created the "Jukebus": a Jukebox inside a Bus - so everyone can dance while going to work! They should give me the Nobel Peace Prize for making lots of people party.
MARK (UK) - Summer 09
Do you know anything about lifting curses?
KALIL (AR) - Summer 09
I like Maradona, beef, tango and Rivella. When I am not hiking I like to drink Rivella. Rivella also pays me 5 rapen every time someone reads "Rivella" in my description. Rivella!
JEAN (ZA) - High Adventure Assistant
Before leaving for Switzerland, my agent told me my given name just didn't have star quality. When see me climbing around please call me Rex Fortune, Adventure Seeker.
ANDREW (IE) - Summer 09
If you're up for an adventure in the Alps, I'm the guy to talk to (if I am not available, ask for Rex Fortune).
DAVE (UK) - Summer 09
HI Ma'am, I'm selling these fine alpine dresses...
ELLIE (US) - Summer 09
I like laughing, smiling and on my spare time I enjoy kicking Tom. Don't forget: Virginia is for lovers!
JENS (IE) - Internal Services Director
In between looking after the Internal Services work (can you figure out what I do?), I try and climb, ski, hike and enjoy the nightlife in Kandersteg.
RIIKKA (FI) - Summer 09
I'm a powerful demonic force!! Errrmmm... no, I'm just lying. I'm sorry, It's been a rough day...
ERIC (GH) - Summer 09
Man... you just burned my banjo!
NALAKA (LK) - Summer 09
I am a Butterfly hunter, and the reason why I'm here is because of this very rare kind of butterfly: the alpine giganticus mariposus. In my free time you can find me on the mountains, with my own hunting equipment trying to catch the legendary alpine butterfly!
ALEX (UK) - Campsite Assistant
I know where is Wally.
SANG HO (KR) - Catering Assistant
You fool! You gave cheese to a lactose intolerant alpine demon!
TATI (AR) - Pr & Marketing Assistant
Some of my admiring fans had pressured me into telling one of my stories once again, so... ey, no! Don't leave! Jeez, I wish I knew how to talk to women...
EOIN (IE) - Summer 09
You can count on me, dude. As soon as I finish my pizza, brush my boots, set the donkey free, iron my pijamas, climb a palm tree and cut my nails, I'll come back to help you out.
LOU (IT) - House Manager
No Sir: I can't leave because I am doomed to stay until I find someone to marry, and you can't leave because I locked the door whilst you were distracted.
TIM (UK) - Caterer
I am a world famous 5-stars Michelin cheff. Here, take one of my business cards that my gorilla had made up with crayons.
CONNY (NL) - Marketing Manager
I love the wonderful mixture of living in a small Alpine village and working together with the international staff here at KISC.
MARTIN (DE) - Summer 09
I like cheese, swimming, sleeping, BBQ, climbing, chillout, movies, cake, the nature, Jedis, hiking, breakfast, mountainbiking, smiling, humans, my rucksack, stones, money and Scouting.
CHRIS (UK) - Maintenance Assistant
I bet Santa could buy a lot of bacon.
JAE KYU (KR) - Summer 09
I like my job, Chalet Services! My future wife is pretty lucky.
GEMMA (UK) - Catering Assistant
Now's not the time to worry about the technicalities, son. Now's the time to seriously ask yourself: "Do I like chicken nuggets?"
ELIANE (CH) - Catering Supervisor
Any messages for me, besides the one about the poisoning?
pets & roses: LEGENDS OF ROCK
Our kittens and doggies rocking and rolling!
BONK (NL) - Drums
"There is a rumor going around that me, Slash, Eddie Vedder and CJ Ramone will tour together under the name of The Grudge, starting with a first gig in Nice on September 12th, and finishing with a huge concert in Osaka, Japan, around March next year with Bono as a guest. I don't know who invented such a story, but I would never do that!".
SNOOP (IE) - Guitar
"I know our record company would like nothing better than to do a huge PR campaign, a real marketing bash with my precious puppy face everywhere. It makes me physically sick just to think about it".
PICKLES (NL) - Lead Guitar
"I don't hate success, but I never wanted to be the spokesperson for my generation.Those pictures of me and Paris HIlton's chihuahua naked in a New York's club can't change what I am. I like music, and I just talk about music".
OLIVE (CH) - Bass Guitar
"It's hard to enjoy it surfing up in a crowd: groupies likes to grab your tail!
WILLOW (DE) - Vocals
"Once I met Robert Smith from The Cure. It was so beautiful that it made me cry"
GINGER (CH) - Former lead voice (looking for revenge)
"They're breaking up. Bonk and Olive can't stand each other. We all know that Bonk, Slash, Eddie Vedder and CJ Ramone will tour together under the name of The Grudge, starting with a first gig in Nice on September 12th, and finishing with a huge concert in Osaka, Japan, around March next year with Bono as a guest. Now leave me alone with my dirty huge thing full of sand".