1. If you could describe your life currently, how would you describe it?
A: ha! How can you efficiently and accurately described something that is still happening? Your description of current events would perhaps be skewed based on current biases, wouldn’t that then make the description no longer accurate? If you report it factually, then it would be no better than reading a really boring instructional manual isnt it?
If I really had to describe my life now, I’d say it’s comfortably suffocating. I’m still looking for outlets to release myself from this self induced slavery.
But if I had to describe how life is in the past and future, I’d say the past has been an amazing learning experience and the future can only get better because I will not allow otherwise.
2. What’s your favourite food?
A: Food glorious food!! Sigh.. How does one point to a favourite food when her favourite channel on cable is the Food Network??
That channel is basically food porn..
But as questionnaires goes, there has to be an answer to each question, without which the questionnaire is useless ain’t it?
The most unforgettable food I’ve ever had has to be my great grandma’s minced black olive paste. Everything hand made from scratch!
We used to very poor so that was all we could afford to eat with porridge..ha
I’ve tried looking for that same taste everywhere but it’s just not the same.
The other food that I really cannot forget is my late grandma’s fried pomfret in black fish sauce..
Simple dish but the goodness is brilliant. Words cannot describe that joy whenever we see that dish on the table…ha!
A: Black and white!
Now dont get me wrong, I like colours very much too but my preference skews towards black and white.
To me, pictures taken in black and white are a throw back to simpler times, and because of it’s simplicity, it allows me to better focus on the subjects in the photos. Not too many colours in the back or foreground to distract you.
Plus, black and white pictures kind of allows me to paint the image in my head any colour I want.
Theres no right or wrong because to begin with, the picture is a blank slate in terms of colours…!
Okie, fine, maybe it’s not completely a blank slate but there are more possibilities!
4. If you had the power to change this world what would you change?
A: Oh man… Tough one eh..
There are so many things wrong, I dont know where to start..
I think I’d start with re-educating people about what respect is.
Think of all the things we could achieve and prevent if we just had a little more respect for each other.
Respect for nature and between each and every one of us.
We’ll have less wars, less conflicts and more advancements.
To me, respect is the root to love and eventually peace.
Without respect, no matter what we might achieve, its really just empty glory.
5. If you could be a super hero, who would you be?
A: I will the female Batman or Ironman! Hahahha..! Both characters are conflicted, intelligent, problematic rich men. Whats there not to love??
Most importantly, they were not born superheroes (fine, neither is Spiderman), they were self made superheroes, forced by circumstances to become who they are.
A: I’ll wish for another 3 wishes!! Hahahhahahaha!
But then again, I don’t know what to do with 3 already, what am I gonna do with another 3??
I’ll wish for more courage and wisdom I guess.. Oh and for people in general to have more love in their lives.
Ha, yeah, if I had a past life, I’d be a hippie, gypsy or one of Rumi or Buddha’s disciples..
7. If there is afterlife, what or where will you be?
A: I’ll DEFINATELY be in hell for all the shit I’ve done (or not done) and put my family and friends through…ha
8. What irks you the most?
A: Rude, ignorant, shallow and self centered people. Enough said.
9. If there was something you wish you could be better in, what would it be?
A: I wish I was a better cook, better speaker and maybe just a little wiser.
Better cook so that I could have learnt how to cook the awesome traditional foods both grandmothers do so well.
My maternal grandma is Teochew and paternal grandma’s Peranakan.
Unfortunately, my maternal grandma passed away 2 years ago and my paternal grandma stopped cooking when she had her heart attack.
Better speaker because I’m really not very good at speaking publicly. Sometimes I have so much to say, to tell but my inability to speak fluently and convincingly makes these ideas go to waste…!
10. Lastly, when you die, what would you want to be most remembered for?