This issue of the A-Profiler, Raymond Lam interviews singer/songwriter Melissa Polinar
. Find out how this self-proclaimed nerd defines her person style, what alleviates the loneliness when traveling on the road, and who she would like to collaborate with in the future. Polinar's latest album As Of Now
is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
What song title best describes who you are?
One of my tunes called Embrace Hope
. It just so happen that I wrote that song specifically for me.
What is your ethnicity? Do you speak multiple languages?
I’m 100% Filipino. Lots of people of think I’m a mix of different ethnicities but I’m not. And if one really wants to be technical, nobody is really “100%” anymore. We’re all a mix of lots of things.
I do speak some tagalog but I lack practice. When I try to be conversational, I get stumped with vocabulary and substitute with English. But I think I’m still pretty good at it.
When you’re on the road traveling do you ever miss home? What’s the one thing you always have with you when you’re on the road?
I do miss home when I’m on the road. I don’t really have anything that I bring with me to remind me of home. Technology is awesome because I can just log on to