If you could switch lives with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?
A regular North Korean citizen. I’m really curious about what goes on behind the façade that they create for tourists. We all know it’s not a pretty sight, but I’d like to know about what the people go through from day to day, what they think about, and what their meals are like.
What’s something silly or untrue that you used to believe as a child?
I used to believe that I would be sucked into the vacuum cleaner if it touched me! That’s how my mom got me to stay put while she cleaned the house.
What’s an interesting experience you’ve had recently?
I was in Bangkok recently when I came across chwee kueh in their Chinatown district. I was so excited, but it turned out to be the lousiest thing I ate on that trip.
What’s a superpower you’d like to have?
To be able to teleport to toilets immediately. My stomach gets upset all the time.
What are some of your comfort foods?
Eggplant from the cai png (mixed vegetable rice) stall, Hokkien noodles, and Mi Sedaap’s fried instant noodles, in the original flavour.
Are there any things that always make you think of comfort?
The bucket seat in my car. Most people would not associate a bucket seat with physical comfort, but sitting in that spot, with everything surrounding it gives me peace of mind—it’s like a sense of mental comfort.
Jiang was previously seen here.