Hi, I’m Christa.
I’m a Chinese-Spanish-Filipino born and raised in the Philippines but I sometimes get mistaken as a Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Mainland Chinese or Hong Kong-er, oh you know….the typical Oriental Asian. I am incidentally of mixed blood (Eurasian) even though I don’t look it, as my Chinese genes are strong.
I graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University and took up one-year Chinese language courses in both Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) and Xiamen University (Xiamen, China). I am fluent in English, can speak manage-able Tagalog and Cebuano, can understand a bit of Japanese; and can speak, understand, read and write Mandarin to a certain degree.
Currently living in
Manila Beijing Manila Xiamen Manila.
I consider myself a writer. I wrote for a school paper and university magazine for a combined 9 years, but I’ve been writing stories and whatnot since as far back as I can remember. I started blogging in 2003 on deviantart and livejournal.
People call me an all-around daydreamer and romantic.
I enjoy a lot of things East Asian, and almost anything that has to do with Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.
I am also an avid reader. I enjoy spending a lot of my time in libraries or bookstores. which is why I own a lot of books that I haven’t yet read. I especially love fiction books, with my favorites mostly consisting of romance and classics genres. Topics covering anything Oriental or Classical European (especially Georgian-Regency-Victorian Era) are some of my most well-loved reads.
If you’re wondering why I call myself dolldalera, it’s a combination of the English word doll and the Tagalog word daldalera (which refers to someone who loves to talk).