1. What do you regard as your greatest achievement?
That I have come to a point in my life where I am comfortable with who I am, flubby parts and all. I can live every day and be in each moment. I am incredibly grateful to be here.
2. How do you think you can impact society in a positive way?
Participate...don't be a bystander. I am so glad I finally took the plunge of leaving the corporate world and entering the not-for-profit world of Education; and voluntarily joining the Board of AWARE (Singapore's leading gender equality advocacy group). It has been incredibly rewarding. Go with your passion.
3. Why have you joined 1880?
1880 is my community, a diverse "kampong" (Malay word for “village”) of people who dare to challenge the status quo, but do so quietly and courageously; people who value growth, but not at the expense of someone else; people who respect individuality, but care about the greater good; people who laugh with others and are unafraid to laugh at themselves.
4. Who or what would you most like to see at 1880?
Unfettered fun, courageous discourse, sparks of imagination resulting in wildfires of innovation.
5. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being a "mummy-sandwich", lying in bed between my two sleeping children, and listening to their quiet breathing. That may sound creepy but it's really not.
6. Who or what is the greatest love of your life?
My wonderful children – Maya papaya and Bo bear – and The Mad Blonde One.
7. Who are your heroes in life?
Some obvious ones like Nelson Mandela, The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu – the reluctant heroes who have suffered so much, but still found the capacity to love. Every man, woman and child who lives their lives with compassion, dignity and integrity. We're all everyday heroes.
8. What is the quality you like most in a man?
There's not just one quality, it has to be the whole package. I'm all about Yin and Yang, contradictions and balance. Someone with a bit of madness and a lot of kindness. Someone who is infuriating most of the time but has sparkling moments of incredible-ness. Someone who is a great father and can make stories up on the fly. Someone who snores loudly but sleeps lightly... Oh wait, that sounds a lot like my husband!