RosaMistica: From Indonesia with Love

RosaWhat loves anime, is as busy as a beaver and can simultaneously sing a song in Makassarnese while recategorizing hundreds of misplaced Loch Ness Monster questions? It’s not a what! It’s a WHO! (And not the kind you’ll find on the pages of a Dr. Seuss classic.) This who happens to be one of WikiAnswers’ amazing teen Supervisors and dedicated WIT Team Leader, Vandal Patrol Generalist, WikiGuide, WikiReviewer and sleek Silver Contributor. To whom do we refer? The one and only wondrous phenomenon known as RosaMistica!

Dive in to find out more about this Indonesian powerhouse:

Where do you live?

I live in Indonesia in a town called Sungguminasa, which is in the Province of South Sulawesi. It’s a pretty quiet place to live. I have lived here for 11 years of my life. When I was at Elementary School, I moved to Australia to accompany my dad who got a scholarship to take his master’s there. I lived in Adelaide for three years and moved back to Indonesia in 2001. For high school I attended a boarding school, so I spent the last three years of my life there, occasionally coming back home. Now that I’ve graduated and going to college in August, I live back at my house in the small town of Sungguminasa.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up here in Indonesia, but like I explained, I spent three years of my life in Adelaide. I realized that living in Australia turned me from a shy girl to a talkative girl. I like that change. Special memories, well, attending a boarding school was a very special memory. My friends there were more like family. I remember my last night sleeping at the dorm. We couldn’t sleep because we were too busy crying and hugging each other! Even the boys cried, which is a rare sight. I would never forget my three years at high school.

What is your current occupation?

I currently tutor English and also ‘teach’ the Indonesian language on this blog I made: Come by and visit sometime!

What is your key area of knowledge or expertise?

It’s not only me, but others do think I’m great at teaching. And I think this is a great advantage for me since I want to be a lecturer like my dad. Other than that, I’m a pretty good writer. I have finished my first novel (the title is Hutan Kegelapan – Dark Forest). When I have let friends and family read it, they always say it is worth being published! I have enjoyed writing since I was eight years old. In fact, you won’t find me without a pen and paper nearby!

Do you have any special interests or hobbies?

My hobby is photography and interests (which people find kind of weird for a teenager) are ufology, cryptozoology and Egyptology (my favorite ologies). I know it’s weird, but there you go. That’s me!

What do you like to do for recreation?

Watching anime! I’m a very big anime fan. Some of my favorites are Kyo Kara Maoh, Hunter X Hunter and Fullmetal Alchemist. I also write loads for recreation, read fantasy books and manga. Oh, I nearly forgot! Contributing at WikiAnswers is something I do for recreation too!😀

What has your schooling been like?

The education in Indonesia is very different I guess. I spent two years at kindergarten, six years at Sekolah Dasar (Elementary School), three years at Sekolah Menengah Pertama (Junior Primary) and three years at Sekolah Menengah Atas (High School). I’ve graduated, and now waiting for the first term at college to start. The major I’m taking is English at Universitas Hasanuddin.

Please share some random facts about yourself, special thoughts, etc.

I can speak a native language from my area, Makassarnese. For example, “Kungai sikali WikiAnswers ka baji-bajiki taunna, nampa tampa’ paling baji tongi akbage-bage pangissengang!” means “I really like WikiAnswers because the people are nice and it’s also a great place to share your knowledge!”

Do you own any collections?

I collect fossils and rocks. I have been collecting since I found my very first fossil (the jaw of a bat) in a cave at Maros. My rock collection started when my uncle gave me some after he saw my fossil collection. I also have a very big collection of books which includes fantasy, horror, romance, science and history.

Do you have any special talents?

I guess writing is my special talent.

What are some accomplishments you are proud of?

Graduating from high school with very good marks! I was so afraid I would fail my national exams, but I passed!

Do you have any special goals or dreams?

I have a few. I would like to work in the United Nations. It is a very big dream, but I’m going to try to reach it. My second biggest dream is to have a WikiAnswers site in Indonesian language! Just like the Tagalog site.

What brought you to

WikiAnswers popped up on Google’s search engine when I was looking for information on my favorite anime, Kyo Kara Maoh! I opened it and found that the question hadn’t been answered yet. I knew the answer so I took about one minute… and a few minutes more to open other questions… I got hooked in less than an hour! The next day I sent Brave3 an email to apply to be a Supervisor.

What keeps you coming back to

My categories, the Supers, my WIT team members and also a saying that I read from a book. It said, “Knowledge is nothing without sharing it with others.” I agree with that. WikiAnswers is a major part of my life now.

What is your favorite activity?

Recategorizing, answering (especially the English to Indonesian questions) and deleting nonsense answers.

How would you describe yourself or personality?

I’m a very cheerful, outgoing person. I love to make friends! I can’t stand to be “not busy” and to be “too quiet.” My friends call me “Ms. Overly-energetic.” Yep, that’s me!

9 thoughts on “RosaMistica: From Indonesia with Love

  1. It is great to see my fellow Kia Kara Maoh buddy here. When describing herself, Rosa forgot to mention what an awesome person she is! We are glad to have her around.


  2. @Zumi: My fave is the bat jaw that I found in a cave. Accidentally stepped on it! And the rock, it’s actually a decoration on one of my bookmarks, opal you know. It’s my best bookmark😉

    @Simran: I will! And I love that pic too, for my country and WA😀 Thank you!

    @Missy: You’re right, I am a very optimistic person! That’s what keeps my life going, I look back, but look further into the future😉 Thanks Missy! I’ll do my best!


  3. You sound like a really optimistic person. I bet you’ll reach your dream someday! Keep at it!😉

    Good Luck,


  4. My goals are to finish college as fast as I can and then take a scholarship to Australia! Being a professor in an early age is one of my goals too🙂


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