List one element of your “daily ritual” of creativity.
Run like if I were being chased by an angry dog, try to drink the best coffee I can find in Asia, observe the sharpness work of my neighbor —A Cantonese butcher—, write four silly sentences on Facebook, read and write something more than a paragraph in the loneliness of my bathroom.
Share a quote that inspires you.
Now Rann the Kite brings home the night
That Mang the Bat sets free
The herds are shut in byre and hut
For loosed till dawn are we.
This is the hour of pride and power,
Talon and tush and claw.
Oh, hear the call!–Good hunting all
That keep the Jungle Law!
Night-Song in the Jungle.
–The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job, or actually the job that I think fits me best is to tell and build stories that can aspire to break the rhythm of monotony, in a non-pretentious way.
If you were a pizza delivery man, how would you benefit from scissors?
Geeeee, this question really confirms me that we these Silicon Valley bastards are a bunch of nerds with a lot of crap in their minds. Playing with the metaphor I think that a pizza man can actually cut himself from reality and beyond.
How would you kill Tom Hanks?
Definitely I will put him in an island or maybe in the deepness of one of his worst movies, but wait a minute, I don’t want to kill him, and I love Forrest Gump and Cast Away.
Fill in the blanks.
For my next trick, I will pull my hat and I will show a thousand of blue rabbits that dance like umpa lumpas in the shire out of the emptiness of the bright stars and the fullness of the emptiness.
Recommend a local talent.
A local talent in my home town is a guy called Samuel, he makes the best crunchy snacks in all the southeast in Mexico, another outstanding talent I know is Don Felipe, Don Felipe is a man that used to live in front of my house as a keeper of a construction hardware store, all the nights Don Felipe used to sleep in the street of my house to disconnect himself from the chaos of the Yucatan heat. In la Condesa I feel a big respect for Don Rogelio, Don Rogelio was the best host and captain of waiters I ever met in my life, he had a strong voice and he always knew what was the dish you want it to order (Arrachera Pita with fries). In Taiwan a local talent that I know is my neighbor the butcher and a guy I called the Dragon, the last one is a master of the wok and he makes the best kungpao chicken of the seven seas. All of these guys don’t have websites so I recommend one of the best artists of all Asia: www.yaojuichung.com
Is it true that you have a big collection of hens hidden in your garage?
Of course I have a lot of hens hidden, that is the way I always remember my childhood, to don’t forget the backyard of my old house in Yucatan, where the hens played in my head when I was about to get up in a new bright day.
Share the link of a video that makes you laugh.
Add a question to this interview.
Are you conscious that this interview is by far the craziest game of answers and questions?
Did you lie answering some of these questions?
Of course I’m lying; you never want to read something that it is written by somebody who always tells the truth.
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