"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint ExupΓ©ry

About Me, Myself and Ela


My name is Adela Galasiu. I am a Romanian woman living in the UK, near London. I am proud of being Romanian. I am proud of being myself.

I am not here to find a partner, a romance, a twin-flame. I am not here for the money. I am not here for my ego.

Why am I here and who am I then? I’m just a human being. Loner. Reader. Writer. Poet. Lover. Dreamer. Seeker of answers and truth. Traveller through life.

My blog is called “memyselfandela” – me, myself and Ela (my pen name) – because I have always been a loner as I travelled through life. In the beginning my blog was anonymous, but I have decided to show my identity one day because I want whoever reads my thoughts to know that I am a real person. I don’t know how long my journey will be, but it will never be a silent journey. I want to share with you why I think that life is beautiful and why it should be lived with passion.

I believe that life has lost, for many people, its deeper meaning. That is why I am trying to find every day something new to share with this world of lonely souls. I am here because I am a voice and because I have a message to convey, something extremely powerful, something that cannot be forged, bought or stolen. I have a voice, the voice of my existence, the imprint of being alive.

I am the carrier of a million stories that I want to tell. Stories of loved ones, of strangers or stories of mine, stories of loss and fight and love and hope, all saying that LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.

It’s not the awards or the rating that I wanted to find with this blog. It’s the feelings that I wanted to share, because we live in a world that has often lost the heart and the feelings. And a life without feelings is no living at all.


Ela (Adela).

50 responses

  1. Hello Ella,

    I know it is the 13th of January, but I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success, especially in your path to search for wisdom and the meaning of life. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

    January 13, 2013 at 12:18

    • Thank you so much Subhan, a Happy New Year to you too my friend! May 2013 be all you wished for and more.
      Thank you also for following my blog. I enjoy your blog a lot.
      Many blessings and lots of positive thoughts your way.

      January 13, 2013 at 12:31

      • Thank you very much Ella, for your kind words. You are one wonderful soul. πŸ™‚ And thank you as well you for showing your interest in my work. If you really like the posts, you may want to consider subscribing through email so you do not miss the posts. I only post 1-2 per week, so I hope they won’t inundate your inbox. Current WP subscription only allows new posts displayed in the Reader section, which means only those doing email subscription are regularly updated. If you are interested, I would be more than happy to send you a brief instruction for email subscription. Just let me know. In the meantime, take care, thank you, and many blessings and much love to you. πŸ™‚

        Subhan Zein

        January 14, 2013 at 13:47

    • It’s done my brother, I did follow it before, but it seams that if I don’t press the button on the right side of your blog it’s not really working! Blessings and light back to you.
      And thank you for following my posts as well. You are a wonderful soul. πŸ™‚

      January 14, 2013 at 14:05

      • Oh great! Thank you so much, Ella. You can expect my first post for this year on Thursday, I am still busy meeting the deadlines of my book, but apparently am procrastinating, hehe. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. πŸ™‚

        January 15, 2013 at 12:10

      • πŸ˜‰ good luck with whatever work you do, my brother!!!

        January 15, 2013 at 15:55

      • thank you, many blessings and much love to you. πŸ™‚

        Subhan Zein

        January 18, 2013 at 00:26

  2. Lovely verses πŸ™‚ You are the second Romanian that I am following. The other – http://sicsiclasic.wordpress.com/ Are all Romanians so artistic and creative? I googled and your country is very beautiful as well. Glad to have found this blog. God Bless πŸ™‚

    January 18, 2013 at 22:57

    • Thank you so much my friend. Well, like in all countries, some people are artistic and some not… But Romania is a magical land where one finds a lot of melacholy, beauty and art…
      Wecome my friend, be happy and blessed πŸ™‚

      January 18, 2013 at 22:59

      • “But Romania is a magical land where one finds a lot of melacholy, beauty and art…” – Nice. I look fwd to visiting someday!

        January 18, 2013 at 23:05

      • You will be welcome any time there, my friend. Good food, nature, spirituality, good people, great art… It’s a fantastic journey. πŸ™‚

        January 18, 2013 at 23:06

  3. Lovely verses πŸ™‚ You are the second Romanian that I am following. The other – http://sicsiclasic.wordpress.com/ Are all Romanians so artistic and creative? I googled and your country is very beautiful as well. Glad to have found this blog. God Bless πŸ™‚

    January 18, 2013 at 22:57

  4. ajaytao2010

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

    January 30, 2013 at 15:43

    • Thank you very much my friend, I sure will read your blog. πŸ™‚

      January 30, 2013 at 23:25

  5. Life really is about sharing. We might wonder what we have to share. But needs are different for different people. We never know when something we write or say is exactly what is needed.


    January 31, 2013 at 15:32

    • πŸ™‚ As I said, your post amazed me. Thank you. You are a fantastic writer, Yerpirate.

      February 5, 2013 at 22:44

  6. Finally an “about” page that I can completely relate to. A kindred spirit reflected somewhere, perhaps.

    February 6, 2013 at 23:18

  7. A life without missing, is a life without having.

    February 7, 2013 at 15:09

  8. wonderful to have you on my blog and I loved your beautiful world of silent feelings.

    February 9, 2013 at 06:26

  9. You have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award 2013. Congratulations…bill

    February 18, 2013 at 19:34

    • Thank you dear friend.
      I don’t do awards but I am tryly honored by your thought of me.
      Many many thanks πŸ™‚

      February 18, 2013 at 21:42

  10. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following! I appreciate πŸ˜ƒ
    Great blog ,beautiful shots here! Looking forward to see more your postsπŸ˜ƒ

    March 13, 2013 at 00:26

  11. hello , I have nominated you for the best moment award

    March 27, 2013 at 14:23

    • Thank you so very much dear friend, you honor me. Only that I don’t do awards. It’s even mentioned on my blog…
      Blessings and love to you, Happy Easter! πŸ™‚

      March 31, 2013 at 21:17

      • It’s okay πŸ™‚

        April 1, 2013 at 14:43

  12. Andera

    Ai un blog minunat, imi place tare mult πŸ™‚ Hmm, locuiesti in UK ❀
    Imi pare bine ca te-am intalnit πŸ˜€ Keep it up!

    March 28, 2013 at 08:11

    • Draga Andera, mii de multumiri. Nu sunt pe blog tot timpul, de aceea mai intarzii cateodata la comentarii, iarta-mi intarzierea.
      Deocamdata sunt in UK dar cine stie unde ma va purta viata… πŸ™‚
      Iti multumesc mult ca te-ai oprit, ai citit si ai lasat un comentariu ❀
      Te imbratisez cu mult drag

      March 31, 2013 at 21:20

  13. I would like to apologise to you for the way you were spoken to on my post about Margaret Thatcher. I have removed the post now and unapproved the message.

    I can only apologise for the fact that it was a post of mine that he decided to have a go at you on.

    April 8, 2013 at 22:10

    • Dear Alastair,
      I know that I am only an immigrant like many others in UK , yet I can look any English person in the eye and tell them the truth: I worked a hell of a lot and I made many sacrifices to be where I am now. I am proud of who I am, I work, I am trained, I am honest, I have an university degree, I pay taxes… If I have received anything from the UK I have honestly returned that thing many times more.And I don’t think I am a loss for the UK, on the contrary. πŸ™‚
      And yes, English is not my first language and I might still make mistakes. But you know, I dare whoever makes fun of that to speak to me in Romanian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin… can they do that?
      I wish you would have let that post and comment so that I can tell this directly to Mr. Dave Nash.
      Thank you for apologizing, yet you know, it’s not ony 1 person that talks like that, there are so many here having such attitude. I don’t care because I am a fighter, but I think it’s quite sad and unfair towards people like me.

      April 9, 2013 at 19:27

      • It’s more than sad and unfair, it is … well, abusive. It’s the first time I have had anything like that on my blog.

        I am impressed with what you have done. I have a couple of friends who fled Idi Amin’s reign of terror and they have become successful people.

        I am glad you are here, Ela, and from the sounds of it, a strong woman.

        April 9, 2013 at 19:42

      • Thank you my brother. πŸ™‚ Many thanks for being kind to me. I have faced in the past 2 years lots of negativity around, yet as I said, I try to get over it. I can do better than just get angry. πŸ™‚

        April 9, 2013 at 19:54

      • Yes you can. I don’t know you as a person, but I am proud to know you as a blogger and what you have achieved.

        April 9, 2013 at 20:00

      • Thank you, I am proud of you too my brother. πŸ™‚

        April 9, 2013 at 20:01

  14. AnElephantCant think of anything clever to say
    This happens time after time
    But he wants you to know
    That he likes you and so
    He says hello with this silly rhyme

    May 3, 2013 at 09:01

    • No need to say anything clever
      I am honoured by your comment now and forever
      And I want you to know
      That I like you too my friend, and so
      When you have a bit of time
      We could write another rhyme. πŸ™‚

      Many thanks ElephantCant.

      May 3, 2013 at 12:55

  15. Hi! I nominated you for the “Rose of Kindness” award. Thank you for your support, kindness and just general awesomeness. πŸ™‚

    October 1, 2013 at 10:21

    • Thank you so much dear Katie. I don’t do awards but I am happy to see you stopping by! You are much more awesome than me my dear!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ > πŸ™‚ <

      October 1, 2013 at 20:37

  16. vinay shrivastava

    andela i love your way of living.. ultimately we have to live with ourselves..i am from india the country where millions souls attained ultimate flowering of our being. its very beautiful co -incident that i found your blog, i am searching a image related to my feeling to be alone, the joy of to be alone.. and i found this beautiful blog. if you dont mind i suggest you to read osho. my beloved master whose vision will help our generations thousand of years to find the truth and to find the innermost being of ourselves…you could visit http://www.osho.com or http://www.oshoworld.com and you will know i am not wrong. you can listen him on youtube also. i am telling this to you only because i feel you will get tremendous joy after listening him. your consciousness now reached there where you understand truth of life.

    October 5, 2013 at 05:12

  17. So glad to have met you Ela.

    December 27, 2013 at 14:12

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  19. Cupcake

    Buna, Ela! I’m not sure if we interacted before, if we already know each other, but I noticed you started following my blog and that’s curious, because I haven’t really shared it with more than a few close friends…but, anyway, it’s a pleasure to have you around. I have a special appreciation for Romania and its culture, language, traditions si asa mai departe…so I see we already have a common link πŸ™‚ haha
    And, just here between us…this land has lots to do with Cookieland πŸ˜‰ hahaha

    Glad to have you around. My wishes of success to you!

    December 6, 2014 at 01:07

    • Thank you very much Cupcake, I appreciate your kind thoughts
      You have a wonderful blog, there’s a lot of wisdom in your story
      The only thing I could not find on your blog is a Like button
      Good luck with your beloved Cookie πŸ™‚

      December 6, 2014 at 04:34

      • Cupcake

        I don’t know about wisdom, but my wish of obtaining it is huge, indeed πŸ™‚ haha
        I’ll try to fix this issue about the Like button…as I don’t write for open audience, I never really paid attention to this detail…but it’s nice to seey that my story is touching people out there. I really appreciate it πŸ˜€
        Sa ai o zi buna πŸ˜‰

        December 8, 2014 at 12:04

  20. danielbalanescu

    Felicitari πŸ™‚

    November 7, 2015 at 05:49

  21. I love all the things and identify with all the things you’re not here to post about. Really happy I stopped by and read a little about you. And I’m glad that you let us in and opened up a little. It’s heartwarming. ❀ Paulette

    December 9, 2015 at 15:41

    • Thank you very much for the kind comment. πŸ™‚

      December 23, 2015 at 10:30

  22. Leo

    hello Adela, just found your blog and enjoyed every “step there”, beautiful !!!

    December 24, 2016 at 19:47

  23. Maria MΓΆsl

    Multumesc Ela, pentru sufletul tau frumos si pentru traducerea poeziei lui L
    ucian Blaga. Te iubesc!

    February 26, 2017 at 15:50

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