A Peek into the Life of Marika

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A Peek into the Life of Marika

  1. 1. A Peek into the Life of... Marika
  2. 2. Mixed with: Japanese British mexican french irish swiss
  3. 3. Honolulu, HI. marika was born in
  4. 4. So0 creative!
  5. 5. hut! like everyone else who lives in Hawaii, marika lived in a
  6. 6. Just Kidding!
  7. 7. But, marika did grow up on a farm with a hut.
  8. 8. A watercress farm to be exact!
  9. 9. Pearlridge mall! Her neighbor was...
  10. 10. Hi! Pearlridge mall!
  11. 11. Hawaii wasn’t the only place she lived.
  12. 12. Her dad wanted to pursue his masters in Entomology at... Purdue!
  13. 13. marika’s first pets were hissing cockroaches!!!
  14. 14. Now she can’t stand roaches!
  15. 15. eww!
  16. 16. Instead, marika takes care of two pets rats.
  17. 17. Yufi Asuka
  18. 18. Her parents got when she was nine. divorced
  19. 19. That’s when marika discovered her passion for...
  20. 20. Playing the piano
  21. 21. Art
  22. 22. Musichip-hop 90’s R&B 80’s classic rock punk rap
  23. 23. Technology (She taught herself how to code websites when she was ten). and
  24. 24. They helped her to channel her emotions.
  25. 25. HORRIBLE Anxiety What followed were years of:
  26. 26. Depression.and
  27. 27. marikapartied a lot to deal with her anxiety.
  28. 28. When it came time for college,
  29. 29. marika wanted to major in Fashion Marketing.
  30. 30. she hooked her first retail job at Leilow Hawaii,
  31. 31. And attended the University hawaiiof for a year,
  32. 32. But always dreamt of leaving home.
  33. 33. Marika made her way to
  34. 34. Yipee! freedom!
  35. 35. and attended the Art Institute.
  36. 36. where she fell head over heels in love with...
  37. 37. Graphic Design
  38. 38. Graphic Design What a hunk!
  39. 39. Then, her best friend died suddenly in 2011... R.I.P. Pupu Sumida
  40. 40. Unfortunately, her anxietytook over her life.
  41. 41. So she packed her bags, and moved back home,
  42. 42. and took some time to nurse herself back to heal h.
  43. 43. Now, marika is much and enjoys the simple things in life like... happier,
  44. 44. Sweets!
  45. 45. Video games!
  46. 46. Cartoons!
  47. 47. Cool Socks! and
  48. 48. When marika is not busy designing, she likes to eat...
  49. 49. A Lot!
  50. 50. She lovesstrawberries!
  51. 51. Can’t you tell?
  52. 52. DO NOTtry to get her to eat seafood.
  53. 53. She Seafood!HATES
  54. 54. I know, I know. How can someone live in and not eat Hawaii seafood?!
  55. 55. Since marika moved back home, she’s been... skydiving!
  56. 56. It made her feel like she could do Anything!
  57. 57. She’s also been working on projects like... the HIFF 2012 Trailer
  58. 58. and Working with Kaili.
  59. 59. Yay!
  60. 60. while Pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design @
  61. 61. Her new found happiness does not come without fears.
  62. 62. like Hospitals, cc
  63. 63. Enclosed Spaces,
  64. 64. andDisappointment.
  65. 65. But, marika is always future. positive and look towards the
  66. 66. The journey of marika’s life has brought her to many different places...
  67. 67. NYC
  68. 68. NYC Florida
  69. 69. NYC Florida Bali, Indonesia
  70. 70. “ But, as a wise man once said: is about the Journey Life not thedestination. ”
  71. 71. Through her own Journeyshe has learned...
  72. 72. To appreciate what you have, always.
  73. 73. And that doesn’t anything worth having, come easy.
  74. 74. Now, she’s ready to the world! conquer
  75. 75. So connect with Click on one of these! marika!
  76. 76. She can even teach you how to shakawith your toes!
  77. 77. Shoots!
  78. 78. check these out!

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