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Alohas! My name is Marcus, originally from Hawaii. Lived in Indiana for 7 years, where I attended Purdue University (MS and BS), been in Florida since 2011, in St Pete (Raddest city in Florida). Pretty chill and laid back about everything, no sense in stressing.
I am a graphic designer and a creative. I do art. I make videos. I take pictures, lots of them. I have fun, all the time. I enjoy a challenge. I spend way too much time on reddit.
check out my youtube channel while your at it.
just be nice and take pictures.
I adore all my ambitions, but I don’t believe life is about this ludicrous idea of ‘manifesting your dreams at some weekend workshop in Ojai’ or checking ‘skydiving’ and ‘taking Spanish classes’ off some carefully written ‘Bucket List’. Who is keeping track if you cross ‘travel to Bali’ off your list? Furthermore, I don’t know anyone’s life that adheres to an organized ‘to do list’—life is messy, capricious and my favorite experiences are the ones I didn’t plan.
My philosophy is to make all of my life a living poem. But I don’t think this can be accomplished purely by completing things on a list. I believe life is about finding ways to make life’s everyday activities beautiful, fun, inspiring and sacred. We all must go to the DMV, to the doctors and the grocery store. If I can’t find a way to turn my ordinary life’s list into the extraordinary then I am simply existing, checking things off my list. Why would a ‘Bucket List’ be any different? All lists are meaningless if I am merely trying to finish the list. And on a somber note, when you complete your ‘Bucket List’—well, the game is over.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Ive met some of the most amazing people ever through couch surfing, just hoping i can do the same for others
I had a friend who would host a surfer nearly every day. I liked the people he hosted so i wanted in. CS is easily the greatest community ever.
Backpacking, volleyball, beer, food, photography, all sorts of music, driving with the windows down, fresh air.
- graphic design
- track and field
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Witnessed a level 6 Aurora event on February 27, 2014 in Iceland. from what I can gather, we had the best views on the planet that night.
Drove 14,000 miles in 45 days, Indiana > Seattle > Anchorage > Arctic Circle > Montana > back in Indiana. Seeing the Midnight Sun changed my life.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, British
Countries I’ve Lived In