Sunday, November 09, 2008

Survey

I have been tagged by Richard to fill out this "Proust Survey." I'm not sure why it's called that, so I'm going to dub this the "Choi Survey" and put up a picture of a pensive Richard (he has one of a pensive Proust).


What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Lack of self-awareness; pretension without good reason(s)

Where would you like to live?
Chicago and Yokohama. In another life, I'd like to live in L.A. This curiosity is completely spurred on by "The Hills" and most recently, "The Rachel Zoe Project."

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be surrounded by the people and things I love and to be free of imposed schedules. Splitting my life between Chicago and Yokohama at will!

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Wasting time online; sweets; shopping; being spoiled; elitism

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Nakata of Murakami's Kafka on the Shore; Sensei of Soseki's Kokoro; Humbert Humbert of Lolita; Phoenix Wright and Godot from the "Ace Attorney" series

Who are your favorite characters in history?
David Hume

Who are your favorite heroes/heroines in real life? (I added "heroes.")
My lung doctor, Dr. Vigneswaran

Yuki

(Not me)

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Josée (the protagonist) of the movie, "Joze to Tora to Sakanatachi"; Carla Jean Moss of "No Country for Old Men"

Your favorite painter?
I don't have a favorite painter. My favorite artist is MY DAD.

Your favorite musician?
Mariah Carey, Amuro Namie, Michael Jackson, New Order, Ohtaki Eiichi

The quality you most admire in a man?
Good sense of humor, empathy, consistency

The quality you most admire in a woman?
Good sense of humor, empathy, consistency

Your favorite virtue?
Honesty

Your favorite occupation?
Self-employed

Who would you have liked to be?
A cat or a Buddhist monk

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Jenni sometimes responds to these things within the comments to the relevant post, which is more inclusive for those who don't have their own blogs. Responses in any form are invited!

6 comments:

wes said...

lol. i see what you did there.. clever (what qualities u admire in a woman)

thetiniestspark said...

have you seen the steppenwolf adaptation of kafka on the shore yet?? mom and i were going to get tix for this or next week...

Richard said...

haha kei

kafka on the shore is adapted to steppenwolf... now!?

im told that the qualities i admire in women make me sexist

Richard said...

so let's watch both brian mcknight and kafka together, and wesley (and kira!) will come too

Joseph said...

even though i use a line of hers as an away message several times a week

i completely forgot about ema skye

quiet please
its snack time

Jenni said...

Hi Kei-- I'm a bit late on this one, but since you mentioned me by name, I'll Proust for you:

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Pointlessness

Where would you like to live?
In the country with a dog and an idea for a novel

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Finding purpose and following it

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
I am a serious hater. And also lazy.

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Van Veen, Prince Andrei, Gatsby, the KimuTaku pilot AND hockey player, Totoro!


Who are your favorite characters in history?
Walter Benjamin, Kant, WG Sebald

Who are your favorite heroes/heroines in real life?
Kei Hotoda!

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Elle Woods

Your favorite painter?
Agnes Martin

Your favorite musician?
Neil Young

The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, humor, dignity

The quality you most admire in a woman?
Yeah, Kei, I really don't see how these are different questions...

Your favorite virtue?
I am trying to think of a word beside curiosity that means "interested in things."

Your favorite occupation?
Studio manager for Matthew Barney

Who would you have liked to be?
Matthew Barney's brain, alternately, one of Hal Foster's children.