8 Questions with Andrea V. Tubig

Andrea V. Tubig is a poet based in the Phillippines.


Which talent would you most like to have?

Figure skating, singing, karting. The ability to speak multiple languages or solve math problems in my head at lightning speed.


What is your most treasured possession?

Probably my Kindle and Nintendo Switch. My laptop, too because my livelihood depends on it. Also, a copy of the newspaper from the day I was born. Thanks to my grandpa for saving it! Although I’m not very materialistic. I’d rather spend money on travel and food and gifts for other people.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Equal rights for women. The end of fascism and police brutality all over the world. Getting past the Twin Chefs in Little Nightmares. Finishing a book in one sitting. Ginny Williams getting the glory she deserves. Waking up to the sound of my mom playing the piano. George Rusell winning consecutive world championships with Checo Perez and Daniel Ricciardo on the podium.


What is your motto?

“Let everything happen to you / beauty and terror / Just keep going / No feeling is final”

Also, “Get up, look sickening, and make them eat it!”


How would you like to die?

Driving the Mercedes W11. Screaming as George Rusell wins his 50th WDC. Or just peacefully in my sleep.


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

I don't mind reincarnating into an Evangelion pilot, a Mercedes W11, a spoiled shih tzu, or a humpback whale living in the Great Barrier Reef.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

CHASTITY. If it’s a virtue at all. Sometimes, forgiveness.


What is your current state of mind?

On edge but still hopeful.