Fun Facts

My name is Jade Anne Marie C. Lingan. I’m part-Chinese, part-Spanish, and part-Filipino. I’m 20 years old.

My parents have been faithfully married to each other for 25 years and I still think they’re the cheesiest, sweetest couple I know. I have an older brother and two younger sisters, and we’re all really close.

I graduated from De La Salle University-Manila at the age of 18 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Business Studies.

My friends and siblings constantly tell me that I’m the weirdest person they’ve met, for reasons I don’t quite understand. 

My parents and best friend would tell you that I’m ridiculously confident and secure, but that’s not always entirely true.

I’m an extrovert with introverted tendencies. I’m messy until I get OC.

I am extremely passionate about God, Biblical Christianity, worship, love and truth, children, and the nations. I place immense value in being theologically correct. And I grew up in a political family so it’s not unusual to see me fired up about politics, law, and justice. 

My ultimate dream is to build an international foundation.

My permanent favorite color is pink, but I hate hot and neon pink. Seasonal favorite colors include aquamarine, mint, emerald green, lavender, and sky blue. I’m currently obsessed with metallic colors too, especially gold.

I have a huge things for gel pens. Particularly those of Pilot Hi-tec, Pilot Juice, and Muji. I write using primarily a light pink pen, followed by gold and light blue. I only write in black/blue/red if I have to.

I can’t paint nor draw nor cut a straight line. The best I can do is a stick person. But that doesn’t stop me from trying to be artsy and dabbling in arts when I want to. On the other hand, I do sing, dance, and act well.

The only sport I know to do is swim. The most amount of workout I get is when I chew my food and laugh.

I love sweets. I can’t go a day without eating them. I particularly like dark chocolate, sour gummies, ice cream, and marshmallows. Chocolate drinks make me want to throw up. I used to drink coffee five times a day until I got ulcer. I no longer drink caffeine nor soda.

I dress up even on days that I don’t go out. I like oversized tops. I don’t wear t-shirts. I only wear jeans if I have to. Otherwise, I’m in shorts, jumpsuits, or maxis. But I don’t know how to put on makeup so I survive on liptint and uneven concealer.

I love nature and adventures. I would hike a mountain in the heat and jump into a river, no problem. I get excited about ziplines, bungees, sunsets, and stargazing. I don’t know how to drive, but I’m into (fast) cars.

I’m not a pet-person but my dad is so we have plenty of dogs in the house, with hamsters, fishes, turtles, geese, horses, and chickens added to the mix when he feels like it.

I was never interested in the entertainment industry until JaDine. Then I turned into a fangirl.

I love mysteries. I have read the entire Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys collection by sixth grade, I used to marathon Castle and Mentalist during university nights, and my current favorite TV show-list are topped by NCIS and CSI:Cyber.  

However, when watching a non-mystery movie, I google and read the entire plot because I have to make sure that the ending would be worth the crazy ride. 

I suck at computers. My 12-year old sister is way better at tech than I am. I don’t even know how to use Photoshop. 

My music taste ranges from Lifehouse and Cody Simpson to Paramore and the 1975. 

I like giving and receiving gifts, words of encouragement, and time. I tend to be touchy with people I’m close to but I’m extremely particular about who touches me.

I like traveling. A lot. A. LOT.