We set James up with 5 whacky questions to see how his brain churns. They're a collection of questions from the wildest job interview questions people have had. Wouldn't the be fun to answer at an interview? We'll let you decide!
If you were a drink, what would you be and why?
I would be a Long Black without sugar and milk. Because I believe you have to enjoy the natural taste that the coffee provides or you have to enjoy coffee in the most natural state that it provides. This is the same as my views on life. You have to enjoy life the way it is.
Why is a tennis ball fuzzy?
Literal: Its furry and flies at a very fast speed. It doesn't come across clear. Somewhat philosophical: It is bright yellow and furry.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
My presence to my mum. To be with my mum during her birthday back in my hometown which is not in Singapore.
If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from a pair of scissors?
Scissors would be for me to cut short the delivery time.
If you could camp in one place in the world, describe what your experience would be like.
I would in a place which has all the nature in the environment which has lakes, mountains, grasslands. hearing the sounds of animals but within an hour's ride, i would still be able to get back to my workplace. (i turn to give him a look)
Yixuan is the youngest in our team! She's such an insightful and interesting person to talk to, notwithstanding her age! Here's a this-or-that about her - we just think that everyone should get a chance to get to know her ;)
Run or Swim
Swim, it's more comfortable. It’s a whole body workout and when i'm tired I can just rest and lie above the water - very comfortable.
Coffee or Tea
Coffee. I prefer the taste and It sometimes accompanies me late into night.
Vegetables or fruit
Fruit. The process to prepare the fruit to make the shapes that i like makes me happy. I like to make fruit salad and fruit desserts and share it w my friends. more like a social activity? yes. Vegetables i have during meals, but fruits I can have anytime i want.
Laptop or tablet
When working, laptop. When traveling, of course tablet. Laptop has more functions and it's easier to type on the keyboard than to tap on the screen and the tablet for me, is more like an output device, not an input device. a tablet functions more for entertainment, and not work.
Yellow or Green
Green. It's good for the eyes, haha. Now when i look out of the window, my eyes feel comfy/ relax my eyes from looking at the screen. Green also makes me feel very lively. It reminds me of lying in the forest, I look at the sky surrounded by the trees, I will really feel peaceful - released from usual hectic life.
Cake or cookies
Ah... hard decision. I like both. Must I choose one? (I nod) Cookies. They're both delicious, but cookies remind me of family parties. My aunt makes cookies and my cousins and I will share the cookies. So it's memories from childhood.
Winter or summer
Winter. But it depends on what the temperature is. In singapore, summer is not as hot. In my hometown, temperatures in summer can be as high as 40 degrees. So we've always got to stay indoors. The winter however, isn't so extreme. If it snows, we can play outside in the snow. It's also warm and comfy to stay in bed, and winter is much more beautiful. When the ground is covered by the snow, you can really feel magnificent. There are many Chinese poems describing the winter scenes. Looking at it makes me think of those poems, making it even more beautiful. And in winter, you feel one year older. it brings a close to the year and a new start to another.
Board games or ball games
Definitely boardgames. I'm not that athletic and i started to play boardgames at a very young age. I like it cos I’m good at it. Whats your favourite? Chinese chess. I play different kinds thought - Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, 5 in a row. You can play boardgames anywhere as long as you have a pen and paper, you can even draw the lines on your own (for 5 in a row) , we do it in class. Boardgames are like intellectual activities. But nowadays, i try to play more ball games even though i like boardgames more. Ball games make you use teamwork and work in team, and are very tiring, but you still enjoy it - you feel the victory and failures since you are a team.
Be older than you are or younger than you are
Younger. Since I can be older, and if now, I want to accomplish something in the future, I will be there one day, i dont need to hope for it. But i can never be younger than I am now, and can't feel like a child again. If i could be younger, i would appreciate my younger life more since I can appreciate it all now.