8 Questions with Sharlene Teo

Sharlene Teo is the author of Ponti.


Which talent would you most like to have?

Ironclad self-confidence, no hangovers, no guilt or shame, no pointless nostalgia, 100% good dreams. (But would that make for a very hedonistic sociopath? Perhaps)


What is your most treasured possession?

My laptop.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being by the blue-green sea, on soft sand, (full SPF protection- this is important!!!!) on a comfy lounger with a great novel and a cold drink. And seafood close by.


What is your motto?

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.” ― H. Jackson Brown


How would you like to die?

Painless heart attack on a roller-coaster or asleep in the middle of a really good dream.


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

A really wise, unflappable moss piglet.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Asceticism. If you want to rest, rest. If you want the thing, eat it.


What is your current state of mind?

Half-focused, half-happy.