Portrait of KamolwanKamolwan was born in Bangkok, Thailand and has been reading, writing, speaking and listening to both the Thai and English languages for almost half a century. Education is at the heart of everything she does; educating herself and sharing her understanding and interpretation of life.

Having worked with Kamolwan since 2004, we know that she travels and moves from country to country a lot, but more than that, she really enjoys getting involved with and contributing to the local community, whether she is in New Zealand, Thailand or other parts of the world. With such an international lifestyle, staying connected is very important, and to help with this Kamolwan is developing her online skills on what she calls her ‘play station’! Kamolwan finds great joy in sharing her skills and experience with future generations!

Lets find out a little more…

Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A. To be content.

What is your greatest fear?

A. A road accident.

Q. Which person do you most admire?

A. Edward W. Siad

Q. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

A. Anxiety

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

A. Insincerity

Q. What is your greatest extravagance?

A. To have a chauffeur.

Q. On what occasions do you lie?

A. When I am not being truthful.

Q. What makes you happiest?

A. When a message is communicated.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

A. I’d have a face lift.

Q. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

A. Contributing to local communities.

Q. If you died and came back as a person or thing, what would it be?

A. A cheetah.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

A. My diaries.

Q. Who are your heroes in real life?

A. King Bhumibol of Thailand, my father, Nelson Mandela, Robert Rodreguez, David Bowie and Tom Petty.

Q. What is it that you most dislike?

A. Sweating.

Q. What is your motto?

A. One should be able to correct oneself.

If laziness is the cause, who then would do it?

[translated from a Buddhist teaching]

We feature a staff member or one of our freelance translators every month. The featured profile includes a picture, a small biography and the person’s answers to a light version of the Proust Questionnaire.

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