I’m Samantha Isabella Adalia. Issa, for short. Sometimes people pronounce my nickname in ways I haven’t heard of before (like Matthew Mole did). You’re welcome to say it your own way, though the way I say it is “ee-sa”. I is the “e” in even, “ssa” is the sort of open sound in Sam.

Here is a list of countries I’ve been to, and my favourite things about each.

  1. Nepal – the people
  2. Thailand – the airport!
  3. The United Arab Emirates – the sand
  4. Armenia – the art
  5. Malaysia – the fooooooood
  6. Singapore – the metro
  7. Indonesia – I’m not really sure. or the fact you could easily be a millionaire?
  8. Bangladesh (only the airport) – ???
  9. China (only the border) – ???
  10. Georgia – KHINKALI! And Archie, our only Georgian friend

A few (not) facts about me:

  • I never get tired of lists.
  • I’m a grammar Nazi.
  • I just dreamt of The Book Thief last night.
  • I play four instruments. I am confident in playing only one of them.
  • Jesus defines my purpose. Often, I forget that. But I love Him for it.
  • I’m an amateur bird-watcher.
  • I wanted to be an astrophysicist when I was a kid.
  • I left home and sold most of my 100-book collection. Huhu.
  • I thought about typing “I skipped number #6. You just went to check if I actually skipped it. I didn’t”.
  • I’ve owned more than five personal journals. All of them are filled with doodles, stickers, doodles, and text.
  • I was listening to ‘The Ridleys‘ while writing this. The singer, Benny Manaligod, was my classmate and violinist-crush when I was a kid.
  • I started like, more than 5? blogs already. 3 on WordPress. 2 on Blogspot. 4 on Tumblr. 1 on Medium. So, 10 blogs. WOW.
  • I want to be famous.

I currently live in transit. I used to live in Nepal, and now I’m moving to Armenia. But I’m a fullblooded and half-hearted Filipino. The other half of my heart is Nepali. That’s gonna change soon, though.

I’m homeschooled, the reason why I have a heckuvalot of time to think and write and waste time on the Internet. I would never want to change the fact that I’m homeschooled.

I’m going to college in two years, though. I don’t know which course I’m supposed to take. I’d like Fine Arts, Communication, or Psychology though. Dad wants me to take Business. Business sounds pretty cool.

I’m a blogger. I don’t post much, but I’m working on that.

I’m also an artist. It’s such a blessing, look:

inspired by The Owls of Ga’Hoole and Owl City

I sort of have a poetic heart. I love the stars, pretty sparkly shiny places, tiny beautiful details of everyday life, acoustic music, and cute boys I see out on the street or in the mall or at school or church. But I’m still working on my poetry skills.

I was never cool. I even called myself an “eccentric weirdo” once (much to my mom’s chagrin). But I have always been a dreamer.

I love Jesus and I owe everything to Him. I’m never going to give him up.