The Proust Questionnaire: James Quiambao

Here’s the original Proust Questionnaire.

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Learning

  2. What is your greatest fear? Dying Alone

  3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Sensitivity

  4. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Closed mindedness

  5. Which living person do you most admire? Eddie Huang

  6. What is your greatest extravagance? Books

  7. What is your current state of mind? Calm

  8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Productivity

  9. On what occasion do you lie? My grades

  10. What do you most dislike about your appearance? Well, I’d love to be taller.

  11. Which living person do you most despise? Trump

  12. What is the quality you most like in a man? Curiosity

  13. What is the quality you most like in a woman? Introspection

  14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? At the end of the day, definitely, probably (I should stop using this one)

  15. What or who is the greatest love of your life? The Earth

  16. When and where were you happiest? Anytime I’m around people I vibe with

  17. Which talent would you most like to have? Jazz Pianist

  18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Money

  19. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Organizing CUTC in 2018. The hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.

  20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? Elephant

  21. Where would you most like to live? Somewhere naturally beautiful and warm (Sorry Brampton)

  22. What is your most treasured possession? Don’t have any

  23. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? A purposeless life

  24. What is your favorite occupation? Writing and Reading

  25. What is your most marked characteristic? Listening

  26. What do you most value in your friends? Presence

  27. Who are your favorite writers? Paul Graham

  28. Who is your hero of fiction? Monkey D Luffy from One Piece

  29. Which historical figure do you most identify with? Bruce Lee

  30. Who are your heroes in real life? I’ve admired most bosses I’ve had

  31. What are your favorite names? Any name that has alliteration.

  32. What is it that you most dislike? Judgemental people.

  33. What is your greatest regret? Not telling those I love how I feel.

  34. How would you like to die? Of old age, surrounded by close friends and family.

  35. What is your motto? I know nothing

March 3, 2020

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