What makes you feel the most secure?
I feel most secure when I’m listening to my music on my iPod. Songs are not just the soundtrack to my life, but trusted and faithful friends as well.
If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
I would be a pair of ballet flats. That type of shoe best reflects my personal style – comfortable, classic, and very versatile (you can dress them up, dress them down, and wear them with pretty much any kind of outfit). They’re also one of the few shoes I can actually wear, thus I have 10+ pairs of them in different colours.
How many languages do you speak?
Just one – English. I have limited knowledge of French and Indonesian. I studied French in grade school, so I know some words and can say some basic phrases. My parents speak Indonesian, but having my brothers and I speak the language was never a necessity. I can pick up the gist of conversations by listening, but I don’t dare engage myself in conversation because I sound absolutely ridiculous when I speak. I’ve never felt the desire to learn since I’ve never fully connected with Indonesian culture.
What was the largest city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most?
New York City. I remember standing on the streets, looking around and looking up, and feeling so small, yet limitless and overwhelmed with possibilities. It was one of the most wondrous feelings in the world and I can’t wait to experience that again someday soon…
Image by Matthew Wiebe.