1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? A long run and dinner with friends.

  2. What is your greatest fear? Xenophobia

  3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Too much and too little stillness

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

  5. Which living person do you most admire? Angela Merkel

  6. What is your greatest extravagance? Air tickets

  7. What is your current state of mind? I am in an anechoic chamber but starting to hear the music.

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

  9. On what occasion do you lie? To avoid confrontation

  10. What do you most dislike about your appearance? My love for casual clothing

  11. Which living person do you most despise? Some presidents in far-away countries

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

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

  14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? No clue

  15. What or who is the greatest love of your life? Music and children

  16. When and where were you happiest? Upon the arrival of our kids

  17. Which talent would you most like to have? Patience

  18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My post-partum weight

  19. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Filling this questionnaire

  20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? I'd come back as a fern in a forgotten forest in New Zealand

  21. Where would you most like to live? New Zealand

  22. What is your most treasured possession? My nose-ring

  23. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Spiritual void

  24. What is your favorite occupation? Writing, filming

  25. What is your most marked characteristic? Promptness

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

  27. Who are your favorite writers? Graham Green and a certain Ms. Atwood

  28. Who is your hero of fiction? Ethan Hawley

  29. Which historical figure do you most identify with? Ibn-e-batuta channeling Marco Polo

  30. Who are your heroes in real life? Single, working mothers

  31. What are your favorite names? Noor

  32. What is it that you most dislike? Sycophancy

  33. What is your greatest regret? Giving up athletics too quickly

  34. How would you like to die? When I am done doing all that I need to do

  35. What is your motto? Overcome Yourself