What has changed since we last met you?
I contributed to Singapore’s population growth! (laughs) I just had a baby daughter almost three months ago, whom we’ve named Sophie.
Describe an ideal weekend for you.
Before the baby, my answer would have been gallery hopping, travelling, or reading a good book. Now, it’s just sleep—good, uninterrupted, dead-to-the-world sleep.
Most interesting place you’ve travelled to:
Cuba, a few years before the United States lifted the travel ban for its citizens. We booked homestay accommodations and lived with local hosts, and it was wonderful. Cubans are warm, colourful, passionate people with a real joie de vivre. There were hardly any ads, or people wielding smartphones there. That place was unmitigated magic.
What’s a change you’d like to see in the world?
There’re so many things on my wishlist, but I guess I’d like to see a world where people are mindful of the finite nature of resources, and change their lifestyles accordingly. The widespread use of plastics in our modern society is a particular pet peeve.
An experience you’d like to have someday:
I’d like very much to get good enough to heli-ski.
Lauren was previously seen here.