Jennie & Ivan Take The Proust Questionnaire
What's your favorite virtue?
Jennie: Honesty. I spent a lot of time abroad and what I found was a lack of transparency with what people wanted.
Ivan: Simplicity. I prefer everything and everybody to be as straightforward as possible.
What are your favorite qualities in a man?
J: Consistency. Knowing exactly what I signed up for. Managing expectations is sexy.
I: I admire people who stay true to themselves. Comfortable with who they are.
What are your favorite qualities in a woman?
J: Humility. A lot of women I meet are pretty amazing. Sometimes they don’t realize just how amazing they are.
I: Independence, ambition, and drive.
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
J: Effort. Putting any effort into any relationship is tough. The people who take the time and put in the effort to see me, email me, or even just think of me, I appreciate it a lot.
I: Low maintenance friendships is a really big thing for me. Being able to pick up where-ever we left off, even after a long absence.
What's your main fault?
J: My stubbornness. It always gets me in trouble.
I: Arrogance. I've only recently realized that humility is probably a better strategy.
What's your favorite occupation?
J: Sketching, painting, and ordering people around.
I: Reading, writing, and being left alone.
What's your idea of happiness?
J: I think happiness is a transient thing. It changes for me on a daily basis depending on where I am in my life. It depends.
I: Leading a time-rich life. Being able to come and go as I please. That means no boss, no office, no commute.
What's your idea of misery?
J: That’s easier. When my personal relationships are a mess, that’s a really big deal to me. I don’t enjoy arguments.
I: Always taking the safest and conventional route. Letting life happen to you instead of making conscious choices.
Where would you like to live?
J: I’d love to live in Seoul.
I: I'd move to Tokyo tomorrow.
Your favorite authors?
J: Don’t have a favorite author but I enjoy reading a lot of personal management and time management books about entrepreneurship.
I: From the dead, I'll read anything by Fyodor Dostoevsky, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Raymond Chandler. From the living, I like Haruki Murakami, Toni Morrison, and Karl Ove Knausgaard.
Your favorite heroes/heroines in fiction?
J: Sailor Moon dayo!
I: Luffy from One Piece
What characters in history do you most dislike?
J: Hitler is usually my go to. But there’s a lot of despicable people in history. I don’t know.
I: Pol Pot. He was an underrated douche-bag and all time fuck-up.
Your favorite meal?
J: Korean ramen and chai latte.
I: Chicken pho, banh mi, and a fresh coconut or Cherry Coke.
Natural talent you'd like to be gifted with?
I: The natural talent of needing less (or no) sleep. That'd be awesome.
How do you wish to die?
J: With the penguins.
I: Honestly? Assisted suicide. I want to drop the mic and leave on my own terms.
What is your present state of mind?
J: Ambitious. I’m 27 now, there’s a lot that I still want to accomplish.
I: I'm okay.
Your favorite motto?
J: Don’t wait till tomorrow.
I: Do less, better. To live a life that flows in quiet.