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Nellie K Adaba

"Help make the world a better place, do my part - use my talents, skills, knowledge to the Glory of God and for the greatest good"

Yonkers, NY, USA
Speaks: Italian, Spanish, English, French
Joined Jun 7, 2009

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New York Sports Clubs, PC, internet, TV, dance, movie/theater, talk, translation, interpreting, the arts, sports, church, travel...


literature, history, languages, art, dance & music, movies & films, travel, arts and crafts, photography, Barbie and Ken dolls, toys, picnics, camping, hiking or walking, going to the gym, martial arts, sciences, nature, internet, technology, computer, typewriter, horse riding, bike riding, exercise, sports, different cultures, music, dance, singing, books, history...

Favourite Music:

American, Latin, African, Arab, Caribbean, Brazilian, Indian, Asian, Latin, European, Italian, French, Belgium, Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, British, etc, Techno, rap, hip-hop, old skool, R& B, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Disco, Fusion, Funk, some hard rock, rock, Soft rock, easy listening, Contemporary, Alternative Rock, Pop, Classical, Ragtime, Musicals, Country, Gospel, hymns, national anthems... Anything that I can dance to.
Live Music, Freestyle, Dance, Guns N' RosesInternational, World, Electronica, Alternative, Circus Music, Barrel Organ, Accordeon...

Favourite TV Shows:

Andy Griffith, Leave it to Beaver, Highway to Heaven, Brady Bunch, Green Acres, Fantasy Island, Kojak, D'Errick, Rintintin, The Dinosaurs, PBS Arthur, Anime, cartoons, What's Happenin', Fat Albert, Good Times, some black sitcoms, comedy, animal shows, educational, nature, history, science, makings of movies and films...

Favourite Movies:

Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Fiction, Suspense, Animated, Historical & Factual, Dance...

Favourite Books:

Adventure, History, Fiction, Action, Novels, Mystery. Tom Sawyer, Martine, The Cay, Tales, Folktales, myths... No favourite book in particular...

Favourite Quotes:

"There's no place like home" from the Wizard of Oz
"A Dream is a wish your heart makes" from Disney's Cinderella

"Keep moving forward" - Meet the Robinsons

About Me:

I'm a French native speaker from Brussels, Belgium (born in 1981). I'm a professional translator/proofreader (French, English, Spanish, some Italian) and consecutive interpreter (French, English, Spanish). I'd also like to become an accomplished author/writer/poet (first career choice).

My mother  is  an English speaker from Trinidad and my father, also a French speaker, is from Togo, West Africa. 

I moved to Maryland in 94. Moved to NY, Westchester County in 99. I went to Mamaroneck High school in Westchester my senior year then to Westchester Community College from 2000-4. I got my BA in Spanish and with a Minor in Italian from Iona College. I've got my Masters in Spanish and in Italian from Iona college. 

I'm taking courses in translation at NYU (2007-present)  to earn 

Certification. Also pursuing translation and interpreting training and certification prepartion at the International School of Linguists (2014).

I would also like to travel all over the world. I would also like if possible to become a musician because I play the piano, and maybe a dancer because I love to dance. I love and arts & crafts...

My Heritage: Belgian, Togolese, Trinidadian
I am Belgian,  Togolese, and  Trinidadian, born in Brussels, Belgium, and I live in  New York

Heritage Facts:

The languages are French, French Belgian dialects or variations (ie. Walloon, French from Brussels...), other  languages: Dutch/Flemish and German... The religion is mostly Catholic. 

The name Belgium comes from the foremost inhabitants, the Belgae of Belgium. Belgae are a group of mostly Celtic tribes that came from the Roman province in northern Gaul, known as Gallia Belgica. Bello Gaellum ( 

Belgium colonised Rep. of Congo (formerly Zaire), Rwanda, and some other countries in (Western) Africa...

 In Togo their official language is French and the Togolese language Ewe, this country is colonised by France. They're mostly Catholic or another religion. In Trinidad they speak English, patois, creole, Spanish. There's a mix of culture, African, Indian, and Carib Indians, plus Chinese, white Europeans, Spanish, Portuguese. The religions are Hindu, Muslim, Protestant, Catholic and other denominations.... This Island was colonised by the Brits....

Ethnic Food Facts:
(Belgium)Fries or Chips, Waffles, Wafers, Mashed potato, sausages, apple sauce, crepes, ratatouille, bouillabaise, pot au feu... (Togo) Foo foo, Agblo, Akple, dried fish, bari... (Trinidad) Buss up shot which means burst up shirt it's like Naan bread but thinner, Coconut Drops, Bread pudding, Fruit Cake, Chinese & Indian food....

 Where I’ve Been: Belgium, France, Holland-Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Trinidad, Tobago, Bermuda, Togo, USA-Maryland, NY, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Baltimore, Cleveland

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Groups CARE2 GROUP RWANDA, Defenders of Wildlife, Greenpeace, WWF - World Wildlife Fund, Warriors for the Voiceless, World Wide - Legal Action 4 Animal Rights
Hometown Brussels, Belgium 
Birthday Feb 25  
Languages Italian, Spanish, English, French  
About Me energetic, enthusiastic, teamplayer, hard worker, listener, quick learner, adventurer, dreamer, idealist, perfectionist.
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian  
Eating Habits Homemade healthy whole foods, all kinds of foods, healthy whole foods and unhealthy foods, international foods, International Cuisine, junk food, Natural/Organic Foods  
Wild Fact About Me I can sometimes read backwards or upside down.
My Philosophy I'm my own vehicle. I walk from one place to another.
What Gives Me Hope Better government. A president who cares and wants change
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by give people a voice, help as many people and animals as possible, change governments and societies-their way of thinking and doing things- would as it was intended to be - God's way and will.
What/who changed my life and why Jesus/God, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Dalai Lama. Environmentalists, Activists from every walks of life, origin, shape and colour.
What Bugs Me climate change, pollution, animal cruelty, any fool that hurts children, Liars and Cheaters, Contaminating Our Planet, pollution of any kind, cruelty, bullying, hypocrisy, hate, gossips, People claiming friendship that are not!, people who steal and harm others, unfrie  
Passions writing and reading, translation, Languages and cultures, Languages and linguistics, music, art music, dance cultures  
Inspirations nature, music, art  
What Scares Me creepy crawlies  
Role Models Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, God, Jesus Christ, Family and Friends :)  
Quotation "Keep moving forward" from Meet the Robinsons. A dream is a wish your heart makes" from Disney's Cinderella.
Interests same as passions  
Books Too many to mention here!  
Music blues, world music, soft rock, Rock and Roll, rock, reggae, R and B, punk, pop, oldies, new age, jazz, Hip Hop, folk, Easy listening, country, classical, Classic Rock, christian, bluegrass, eclectic, all kinds, types, genres  
Movies foreign films, romantic, romantic comedy, fiction, mystery, biopic, dance, drama, comedy, action  
TV Shows fantasy, news, foreign films, Christian, fiction, action, cartoons, anime, comedy, educational, mystery, Animal Planet  
Favorite Foods junk, natural, organic, mediterranean, Mediterranean and Middle East food, Canadian, Swiss, Austrian, German, Jewish, Moroccan, Belgian, French, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Indian, Asian, Italian, European, american  
Favorite Places rivers, woods, parks, nature, the mountains, paris, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Latin America, states, France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, maryland, Europe  
Can't Live Without shelter, pets, friends and family, freedom, air, nature, sunshine, technology, people, animals, languages, books, Food and water, music, God  
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