Taken from Mandy de Waal
What is your favorite virtue?
Not judging people
What is the principal aspect of your personality?
What are your favorite qualities in a man?
Humbleness and understanding
What are your favorite qualities in a woman?
Strength and intelligence, plus she must know it.
What is your chief characteristic?
What you admire most in your friends?
What do you appreciate most about your friends?
That they’re my friends
What is your main fault?
Fly off the handle too quickly
What is your favourite occupation?
Being a cop.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being a cop.
What would be your idea of absolute misery?
Not knowing who I am. Been there, done that, got the scars.
If not yourself, who would you be?
If I was someone else, I’d probably be myself again?
Where would you like to live?
In South Africa, near a beach, mountain and veld. So I guess West Coast.
What is your favourite colour and flower?
Blue, Flame Lily
Who is your favourite author?
Who is your favourite poet?
Ulla Kelly, Sue Smith, Myesha Jenkins, Caroline Smith, Vanessa van Gelder, Lebogang Mashile
Who is your favourite fictional heroine?
Who is your favourite fictional hero?
don’t have one…
Who is your hero in real life?
Which historical character do you most dislike?
Pick an 1820 settler
Which historical hero do you most like?
What do you hate most in the world?
Unqualified judgement of people
What talent would you like to be gifted with?
Mathematics. But really genius level.
How would you wish to die?
What would your tomb stone read?
She lived. But Beloved better cremate my ass or there’s going to be a haunting…
What is your present state of mind?
Busy, but unfocussed
What fault do you have that you tolerate the most?
My ability to procrastinate
When do you lie?
When I have to
Who or what do you hate?
Not much, hate is a really strong emotion, and it’s too draining. If I have to, it’s cooked vegetables.
What is your greatest achievement?
My two sons, and that I am here today, and that I am who I am.
What’s your most treasured possession?
My eyes. I am terrified of going blind, I don’t think I’d live without sight.