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ATTENTION: We have a foreigner! Now we have mysterious accents and foreign allure... Meet, our newest Volunteer Digital Marketing Executive. She's from – well, we'll let her explain. Q: Where are all the places you have lived? A: I was born and raised in Germany by a Dutch mother, moved when I was 16 to Mexico, studied in Spain, and then worked in Panama, the U.S. and now South Africa. In a few words, I am a cultural melting pot. Q: What do you prefer, bratwurst or boerewors? A: That’s a tough question considering that boerewors is basically bratwurst’s son (apparently boerewors was inherited by German settlers in SA). I like the spiciness of boerewors, but I grew up with bratwurst, so there is kind of an emotional bond. Sorry! Q: What’s the craziest thing you’d heard about South Africa before you moved here? A: I actually haven’t heard anything too crazy, but I am experiencing it now (in a good way)! There's nothing more boring than being 'normal'. Q: If you were one of the Big Five, which one would you be and why? A: An elephant, because when they set their mind to something, they commit to it. They are confident, calm and trustworthy. They are leaders who will never let their herd down. Q: What’s the best place you have lived? Why? A: I've enjoyed all of the places I’ve lived in, all of them are completely different. There is no best, no worst. I truly believe there is no ‘perfect' place on this planet. Q: Which one country or place would you want relocate to if you had the opportunity? Why? A: Mostly because of my family, I would probably move to Switzerland at some point of my life. Q: What is the best food you have ever had? Where did you have it? A: When it comes to food, there's no competing with grandma. Not even the fine dining restaurants I’ve been to in New York. Because grandmothers simply have the ability to cook food that makes you feel better, happier and give you that extra portion of love! Q: What’s your favourite German word and what does it mean? A: Vorfreude. It’s a word that has no English equivalent and refers to that German thrill of anticipation for an upcoming event or thing (like a dinner or a gift you’re about to receive). Q: Tell us a secret about Mexico? A: Mexicans are addicted to soap operas and reality shows to the point that they even accepted a former telenovela actress as their first lady. Q: What was the last lie you told? A: That was probably yesterday, and to myself, when I tried to skip the gym again – convincing myself it wasn't necessary.