Okay, so questions for other people. [from aubade]
If you could only live in one country for the rest of your life, where would it be?
Bermuda, because that will always be home. Also it is much warmer there. Nothing stopping me from travelling though, so I’d be a professional nomad and visit many places for extended holidays.
How do you feel about stand-up comedy?
Very hit and miss. Generally I figure the shorter the set, the better. Saw some very painful and soul crushing free comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe last year. Not enough wine in the world to salvage the worst of them, I’m telling you.
If you could shoot one person in the entire world off into space, never to be seen again, who would it be?
Gut reaction was to send off a girl that was just awful to me in primary school. A relentless bully who was cruel to a number of other people in my year, but… space is just terrifying and I don’t think I could happily send her off to die slowly and lonesomely of asphyxia. Soooo I guess I’m open to suggestions? Enquire within.
What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten in your life?
I hope I haven’t eaten the best meal of my life yet. There have been a number of memorable ones; a blue cheese, spinach and popcorn salad I had outside the Palais des Papes; barbecued eel in Tsukiji at 6 am; garlic broccoli and fried beef at Spicy Crab, Yau Ma Tei; dragon rolls at Yashi’s; bread I made with my own two hands; dinners cooked by friends and family. Something I always look forward to is my dad’s barbecued steaks and my mother’s potato salad. Not super healthy, but if I really had to narrow it down, I’d go with that…. and all of the above.
What is the calmest place you can imagine?
An empty, sunlit room with a comfortable couch and a view of a garden.
What is a song that gets stuck in your head that you despise?
I get songs in my head all the time. It’s a constant thing in fact and luckily I’ve never despised them. It can be annoying though, mostly because I feel compelled to sing them and I never know all the lyrics. Here’s my loop: My Mistake- Split Enz, Mr Tambourine Man- Bob Dylan, Take on Me- Aha, I’ve Just Seen a Face- The Beatles.Any given day one of these will be in my head.
Who is the most important person in your life?
The Boy. (awwww so sappy.)
What is the first book you remember reading on your own?
I have a very strong memory of reading George’s Marvelous Medicine on my back after a birthday party.There was a line describing the grandmother as having a pinched mouth like a dog’s bottom and it was so rude I dropped the book on my face in delight and got face paint all over the page. I still have the book (somewhere) and there is still a black smudge on those pages.
What is the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
I tend to be an amorous drunk once I’ve had a few too many. I tell friends and strangers they are beautiful, unique souls with heartfelt sincerity and then remember nothing but blurry, awkward smiles the next day.
Worst lie you’ve ever told?
Probably dragging out a relationship for too long. Ostensibly for ‘noble’ purposes- he had third year exams and I figured I’d wait to break up with him once he’d sat them, but it meant faking a relationship I’d already checked out of emotionally.