Where did you grow up?
South Etobicoke. Philippines. Vaughan. North York. Old Forest Hill. Currently (still) growing in Toronto.
What brought you to Toronto?
Freedom and curiosity.
What do you do for a living?
I am a Mother, Artist & Entrepreneur. I run a Social Enterprise called Miracle Thieves.
How did you get started?
I was presented with an opportunity to have an accessible space and even though I was actually looking for an escape cove, I decided to take a leap, leave all my loner creating dreams behind and start a business.
What’s your favourite thing about your neighbourhood?
I live borderline Korea Town and the Annex, there I love all the food spots, Qi Natural Foods, Sarah and Tom, Hanji, Honest Eds and the BMV. I work in the Dundas West, Trinity Bellwoods area and there I love The Tampered Press, Armed, Delux, Librettto, Clafouti, Swan, Sanko, Cooper Cole, Lost & Found, Hunt Club, Saving Grace…
What’s the last treasure you found?
A hand painted gold locket watch and a Ukrainian black velvet fringe bag with woven flowers.
If you were going to eat your last meal in Toronto, where and what would you eat?
Ooh…this one is too hard, I’m a real serious fatty (my version of “foodie”). Here are some that immediately come to my mind, Wah Sing’s lobster in green onion and ginger sauce with cantonese chow mien; La Carnita’s nachos with their amazing guacamole and their deep friend chicken taco; Le Select Bistro’s steak and frites; Terroni’s beef bolognese pasta; Guu’s kinoko bibimbap with the grilled atka mackerel with grated daikon…
If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?
Elizabeth Taylor, I’m sure her boudoir would be so fun to play in.
If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?
Out of This World – I was always “swinging on a star” hiding my magic powers.
What does Toronto need that it doesn’t have now?