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  • 8 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning English, Korean, Russian
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • IT professional \ making playlist in radio \ pianist
  • Computer Applied Science \ Acoustic Engineering at Unive...
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About Me

Hi! I'm Maria, and I love life!
I'm trying to catch every moment of it. Currently live in Heerlen, near Maastricht, and I work here for night shifts in Jumbo. I am earning money for our dream trip, which is hitchhiking around the world, which I hope to start in June.

During my life in Kraków, my main job was working as IT technician in Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Science in Cracow. I helped people with their computers, and I watched over the network in our Institute. :)

Big thing which I'm interested in is quidditch! Oh, yes! That game from Harry Potter series. And before giving me first question – no, we don't fly :( We just run with a broomstick between our legs. We have quaffle, bludgers and snitch! I can talk about it non-stop, so if you've got interested about it, don't hesitate to ask me about it when we meet.

Yet another thing is radio. As my major on studies was Acoustic Engineering, I was a technician in radio RMF Classic -- in that radio you can listen music from movies and classical pieces. It's only one of that kind of radio in Poland! That was always my dream to work in that place and my dreams come true. :)

Also, I was in an improv group – do you know what it is? I'm pretty sure you know 'Whose line is it anyway?' (if not, google it ASAP!) so it's something like that. :) Usually I was a pianist in my group, but sometimes I was as an actor on stage. I can tell you about some improvisation rules and maybe make some improv scenes? :>

But you know, knowledge is also important, so I belonged to students research circle in acoustic major. I did research about binaural beats and how it impacts on our brain (especially brainwaves)

Last but not least – I play piano! Since I was 6 years old (my brother even say that I was trying to play since I was 3!). I was a pianist in ice cream shop Good Lood in mall Bonarka in Kraków as a part-time job (they have a very good ice creams!!)

As you see, I have interest in many fields. Don't be worried about topic to talk, with me, we will find something for sure! :D

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm on Couchsurfing because I want to share amazing moments in my life with more and more people! And I want to be in memory of those people – because if you die when you are alone, no one will remember you. But if you will just talk with some strange man, there will be a particle of you somewhere in the universe, and that version is much better that the first one.

Interests

I enjoy horse riding
I'm a quidditch player. Yeah, seriously!
I'm an improv actor and a musician
I've been playing piano since I was 6 years old
I love astronomy!
I love music from movies.

  • cats
  • culture
  • acting
  • traveling
  • music
  • piano
  • sports
  • astronomy
  • horse riding
  • improvisation
  • radio
  • harry potter
  • improv
  • karate
  • quidditch
  • korea
  • film music
  • technical support

Music, Movies, and Books

Music -- nowadays I listen to Polish alternative music like Krzysztof Zalewski, The Dumplings or Brodka. In the past I used to listen k-pop. Especially BigBang, VIXX and Block B so if you want to we can talk about it :) My another big love is music from movies. Alexandre Desplat, John Powell, Ilan Eshkeri, James Newton Howard are my favourites one!

Movies – Harry Potter, Hunger Games, movies with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Keira Knighley, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Lawrence. I love Jennifer Lawrence!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I represent my country on European Games 2019 in quidditch as a beater -- being representat was one of my biggest dreams in my life!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some prinicpals of improv, playing piano, playing quidditch.
I can talk about binaural beats and how it impacts our brain

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, Poland

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