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  • 9 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Dutch, French
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Student
  • College
  • From Menlo Park, California, United States
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About Me


Defeating my dad in most countries visited


My name is pronounced Ma-rye-ka... yes it's dutch but my mom took the "j" out and americanized it... and no I can't pronounce it correctly

Past mispronunciations of my name:

I'm just going to say that there is no true pronunciation of my name


"Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I want to travel and host as much as i can


I couch surfed in Croatia and Greece! Absolutely loved my hosts and felt very welcomed!


Basketball, Sing until I lose my voice, TEXT TWIST-123420, dancing while driving, spinning really really fast in my chair and running down the hall, stealing street signs, pranking my roommates, Nintendo, driving with no intention of going anywhere, dancing when I feel like it, collaging, history, crappy t.v shows, movies, long walks, movies, music, and movies with music in them... musicals... I love musicals

  • singing
  • dancing
  • running
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • basketball
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

All American Rejects, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Counting Crows, Damien Rice, Death Cab For Cutie, The Doors, Everclear, Fall Out Boy, Forever the Sickest Kids, The Format, The Fray, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jack Johnson, Jack's Mannequin, Jamie Cullum, Jason Mraz, Jimmy Eat World, John Butler Trio, Joshua Radin, The Kooks, Led Zeppelin, Mook, Motion City Soundtrack, Muse, Nirvana, Oasis, Panic! At The Disco at the Disco, Paramore, Pepper, The Postal Service, Queen, Ratatat, Relient K, The Shins, Something Corporate, Speech Writers, Sublime, Third Eye Blind, Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

10 Things I Hate About You, 21, Across the Universe, Amelie, American History X, Batman: The Dark Knight, The Birdcage, Boondock Saints, Blues Brothers, The Breakfast Club, Casablanca, Chasing Amy, Clerks, Disturbia, Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Forest Gump, In Bruges, Interview With The Vampire, Juno, Life Of Brian, Little Miss Sunshine, The Little Rascals, Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Mallrats, Men In Black, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Moulin Rouge, My Sassy Girl, Newsies, The Notebook, O' Brother Where Art Thou, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pretty in Pink, The Prestige, The Princess Bride, Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Rent, Requiem For A Dream, Reservoir Dogs, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shakespeare In Love, Singin' In The Rain, Sixteen Candles, Slumdog Millionaire, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tom and Huck, Transformers, V For Vendetta, Waking Ned Devine, When Harry Met Sally

I also love Disney Movies... Can't get enough of them...

Well my favorite author is Christopher Moore.

What I've read so far:
A Dirty Job, Lamb, Coyote Blue, Blood Sucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, Practical Demonkeeping, You Suck

Other books I love:
Anne Frank Remembered, Calvin And Hobbes, The Giving Tree, The Pianist

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My exchange program in the Netherlands was by far the most amazing experience in my life... Let's try to top that

Teach, Learn, Share

Put yourself out there and meet new people!

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