What is one thing you will never do again?
Watch Requiem for a Dream, maybe?
Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?
Twice as happy. Dude, have you met me?
What happened the last time you cried?
I cried this afternoon because, hayyyy — the news was just too heavy, man. Some of my friends have been on their toes for months now, and they need to go even extra careful because police forces could come knocking on their doors at 4am carrying bogus search warrants. Hayyyy.
What happened the time in your life when you were the most nervous to do something?
I don’t know. I’m nervous, like, 90% of the time.
What would your parents be surprised to learn about you?
That I’m not as smart as they think I am?
What’s your worst habit?
Uh, being indecisive?
What superpower would you have for one day?
What fictional character do you have the biggest crush on?
Hua Ze Lei?
And why am I answering these questions with, uh, questions?
Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?
I don’t know. I just said I’m indecisive, didn’t I?
What is your most bizarre pet peeve?
Loud and proud Grammar Nazis. Manigas kayo! Char hahaha.
Who knows you the best?
No one. Wow, #deep.
What after school activities did you do in high school?
I went to a boarding school so, technically, even our after school activities were still in school. We also didn’t have orgs or clubs outside our regular, uh, “concentrations.” The only non-academic groups that students could join were the student council and the school paper and, shit, wow, shit — I just realized that I became SC President and editor-in-chief of the paper. Bida-bida pala ako n’ung araw? Anong nangyari sa ‘kin? Hahahahaha.
What “most likely to” superlative would you be most honored to receive?
What’s the last book you really loved?
I don’t know, man. Ask me about short stories though — pero next time na pala, inaantok na ‘ko.
What was the greatest television show of all time?
I don’t watch a lot of TV, man, so I’m not the best person to answer this.
What’s been your favorite age so far?
19. I was young and carefree and, for the most part, happy.
If you could go back in time, what is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Wash your hair, wear clean clothes, and stand up straight. Be confident. Ang ganda-ganda mo kaya! Hahahaha.
What one thing would you be most disappointed if you never got to experience it?
Apologize or ask permission?
Unlimited love or money?
D’un tayo sa pera, mars. Fuck the Eagles; love won’t keep me alive.
If you knew you would die in one week, what would you do?
Quit my job, tell my parents to not hold a wake for me, and remind you guys to never speak of this blog ever ever ever.
What’s your most listened to song?
The top song in my 2020 Spotify Wrapped is “Neon Dreams” by Taken by Cars. The top song in my current On Repeat playlist is “Ikaw ang Aking Tahanan” by Orange and Lemons.
Beach vacation or European vacation?
If you could have been a child prodigy what would you have wanted to be skilled at?
What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
How much do I win? If it’s big enough, the first thing I would do is quit my job.
What celebrity would you trade lives with?
Is Jeff Bezos a celebrity? I sometimes wonder how difficult it actually is to give up a part of his wealth and pay people decent wages.
If you were a performing artist, what would you title your first album?
but what is grief, if not an empty doorway and a maple leaf
What story do your friends still give you crap about?
And you want me to tell you that because?
If earth could only have one condiment for the rest of time, what would you pick to keep around?
What is the ideal number of people to have over on a Friday night?
Zero, charet. One or two, maybe ten at most.
What was the worst age you’ve been so far?
What is your weirdest dealbreaker?
What fictional character reminds you most of yourself?
Naku, wala akong maisip. Hindi ko kasi talaga gawain ‘yung pagturing sa fictional characters na parang mga totoong tao e. Tuwing nagbabasa ako — o kahit nanonood ng pelikula, ng TV series — malay ako palagi na katha-katha lang ‘yung mga tauhan. Kasalanan ni Eagleton ‘to, hay nako.
Do you believe in karma?
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. Most of the time I don’t care.
What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
What is the weirdest thing you find attractive in a person?
Maugat na kamay at mahaba na mga daliri. Hahahahahahaha.
What Jeopardy! category would you clear, no problem?
What is nothing?
What is something you’re superstitious about?
Nothing comes to mind.
What is the scariest experience you have ever had?
Same as above, nothing comes to mind.
Who is a non-politician you wish would run for office?
I wish the office would just abolish itself woops.
What cheesy song do you have memorized?
What one dead person would you most like to have dinner with, if it were possible?
A friend from high school.
Do you think it’s important to stay up to date with the news?
Yes I do. Media literacy is also just as important, and I think the world still has a long-ass way to go.
What is the best present you could ever receive?
Now? Fifty grand would be nice.
Would you give up one of your fingers if it meant you’d have free Wi-Fi wherever you go, for the rest of your life?
I have access to mobile data so no.
What’s the first thing you’d do if you were the opposite sex for one day?
If someone told you you could give one person a present and your budget was unlimited–what present would you get and for whom?
I’d pay off my parents’ mortgage.
What is the nicest thing someone could say about you?
“Ang ganda-ganda niya.” Hahahahaha.
Giant house in a subdivision or tiny house somewhere with a view?
Tiny house na lang.
What is the weirdest quirk your family has?
Wala ako maisip antok na me sobra ahuhuhuhu.