Wild About Retail does Proust 2011

Vanity Fair has this very interesting section which is devoted to the Proust Questionnaire. Said to reveal a person's true nature, this questionnaire is actually a 19th century parlor game popularized by the French essayist Marcel Proust. I find it amazing and very enticing to answer. It's also very general so you can answer so much, yet it kind of tells you to be specific.

I first encountered the Proust Questionnaire while I was reading Frances' blog. She mentioned that Vanity Fair got old people to answer the questionnaire because they have experienced a lot in life. I'm not that old yet but I've been walking and breathing on the Earth's surface for quite some time now. I think that's enough reason for me to have experience in life!

So enough blabber, here's my first take on the Proust Questionnaire. Hope you can share your answers too!


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Long talks under the sheets. Nothing beats honesty and randomness while you're in your comfort zone.


What is your greatest fear?

I dread two things- one is loss. Losing a loved one, losing a pitch, losing loads of money, losing to a great challenge, losing a person to another, any kind of loss.

Second is... flying cockroaches. I hate hearing their helicopter-like wings when they hover about 2 meters above your head. Kalurks ng bongga!


Which historical figure do you most identify with?

I don't have a name in mind. Maybe in a few years, I can dish out an answer.


Which living person do you most admire?

Heidi Klum - a woman of style, eloquence, and perfect figure.


What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Overthinking or overanalyzing.


What is the trait you most deplore in others?

LAZINESS. I hate the really really really lazy ones.


What is your greatest extravagance?

Love. CHOS. Love, really.


What is your current state of mind?



What do you dislike most about your appearance?

My figure. I've been skinny since the beginning of time, so it's about time to gain some weight.


What is the quality you most like in a man?

I want a man who are firm in their decisions. Kinda makes them give off an authority vibe.


What is the quality you most like in a woman?

The ability to influence without using a steel hand.


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

I use super, as in, like, grabe (super in Filipino), and chos. I can use them all in one sentence!


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

The only man who can drive about 15 miles just to pick me up and eat spicy wings and burgers together.


When and where were you happiest?

Every single day that I'm alive, and every single second that I'm with the people that I love.


Which talent would you most like to have?

Do great make-up. I don't have a knack for that.


What is your favorite occupation?

What I'm doing right now.


What is your most marked characteristic?

I have yet to discover that.


What do you most value in your friends?

Them being their when I'm at the top. The real ones celebrate with you, and the pretentious ones mock you quietly you when you are in a slump.


Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Harry Potter!


Who are your heroes in real life?

My mom.


If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?



If you could change one thing about your family what would it be?

Nothing, I'm happy how things are.


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Everything that I've achieved right now is great, but not yet on a max level. Give me a few months, and I'd definitely give you a list of my greatest achievements.


If you died and came back as a person or thing what do you think it would be?

A cute pup.


What is your most treasured possession?

A person's love. (Charot!!!) Bags and shoes come in second.


What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

What ifs and could have beens.


What is it that you most dislike?

Lazy people.


What is your greatest regret?

Not pursuing my dream school.


How would you like to die?



What is your motto?

Can't choose just one, I take it all from Yeezy.



  1. I think it's nice to take this now then a couple years later and see how much you've changed (or not).

  2. true that, will do ;)