The Island

Let's stop trying to be meek and admit to the world that yes, we do Google our names, because we are vain like that.

But I bet not all Google name searches end up with this:



My very own island!
Special thanks to my parents who picked a mishmash of Spanish words for their eldest daughter's name, and to my dad's surname which I still blame for me being the last person in my kindergarten class to get my diploma.

Ella belongs to the Yap Group of Islands which is part of the Federated States of Micronesia. The island of Ella, Yap is located right below Guam, just a couple of backstrokes away from the Philippines.

It's that tiny red pushpin to the right of the Philippines:



So how much to own an island in Micronesia?

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