Question: Tell us about your job.
Answer: I am the executive sushi chef at Yay Sushi in Postmaster’s Village.
Q: What made you get into that line of work?
A: An opportunity for permanent employment arose and I took a chance not knowing what I was getting myself into.
It’s 18 years later and it’s still a passion.
Q: Describe the most memorable experience that you have had.
A: I’ve been lucky enough to have many interactions with various locals, internationals, celebrities and politicians but the most memorable and enjoyable experience was producing a teppenyaki dinner for Jonty Rhodes and his cricket academy.
Q: What do you do to unwind when you are not working?
A: Enjoying sleeping on a good whiskey and enjoying either an awesome e-book on philosophy or an action comedy drama movie.
Q: What is your motto in life?
A: YOLO – you only live once. Enjoy every moment you create.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: Life! It’s a journey, enjoy the ride.
Q: What makes you angry?
A: People who wallow in self-pity.
Q: What do you think about the youth of South Africa? Do you have any advice for them?
A: We as adults create a society of followers not leaders. Get as much knowledge and information as you can, it is powerful.
The secret is applying that knowledge you have gained.
Q: If you could change one thing about the Port Alfred . . .
A: The road conditions of the side streets and street lights that work permanently.
Q: What do you like most about Port Alfred?
A: The friendliness of the locals and the acceptance of a new face in the community means a lot to me (my bosses).
Q: What is your favourite music of all times?
A: R& B from the ’90s.
Q: Name three people you would like to invite for dinner (dead or alive).
A: Mahatma Ghandi, Anais Nin and Edgar Casey.
Q: Three wishes for South Africa.
A: I wish people would find their passion to build bridges across the cultural divides.
I also wish people would be tolerant of each other’s differences. I really wish for abundance of spirit and substance for all South Africans.