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This editor is a lover of beer and uses Untappd. Their username is Soetermans Cheers!

Hi, I'm Soetermans, welcome to my userpage. My name is Sebastiaan Soetermans. I'm a 30-year old bartender and philosopher of video games. I was born and raised in Amsterdam, and live in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Studies and work[edit]

After high school I studied to become a history teacher. Because of my young age, I felt it wasn't right for me; a 19-year old telling a 13-year old to sit down and pay attention? I went to VU University to study philosphy and later to University of Amsterdam to study history, but it wasn't for me. I took a year off, worked at a restaurant as a barista and a bartender and took the time to figure out what I wanted to do. I stumbled upon pastoral care and decided to go for that. I finished my studies in May 2016.

Since my studies I've worked in cafés and restaurants, including the restaurant located in the EYE Film Institute Netherlands. Because there isn't a lot of work opportunities to be found in pastoral care, I work full-time behind the work. From January 2016 until June 2017, I worked at a Belgian Beer Café. I work at a small special beer café currently. I'm a huge beer afficionado and I've passed the first exam on the Netherlands' beer sommelier course.


In my spare time I like to play video games. I own a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and with PlayStation Plus I got a whole bunch of games. With my studies I also look for religious, philosophical and ethical aspects in video games. From The Legend of Zelda to Fallout 3, games are loaded with those kind of elements.

I'm a big fan of comedians and comedy TV series. Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, The IT Crowd, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Archer, the list goes on.

I've got eleven tattoos, mostly on my arms. Usually I let my beard grow, which is red, unlike the rest of hair.

My Wikipedia activities[edit]

I've been a Wikipedian since April 2006. I enjoy editing, it gives me peace of mind and I feel like I spend my sparetime wisely. The bulk of my edits concern video games. I consider myself to be something of a WikiGnome: I usually take out typoes typos, amazing POV, and correcting piped links WP:piped links.

I have great respect and admiration for all my fellow editors. We're all volunteers, spending their free time on topics they care about, just so this encyclopedia gets better everyday.

Contacting me[edit]

Since it is pretty rare, I go by my last name online (i.e. Wikipedia, PSN, Untappd). Feel free to add or follow me! If you, the reader, would ever find yourself on my side of the world, please, drop me a line. It would be great to meet another Wikipedian.