Inkfish team profile – Matilda
I’m involved in proofreading, some of the writing, managing the calendar and quality checks. There’s never a dull moment. It seems the more familiar I become with Inkfish, the greater my surprise due to the vastness of it all. It’s intriguing how the different environments and Inkfishers fit into the big bigger picture when serving the client. I work from the ‘friendly city’ Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and thinking of how my fellow colleagues are spread around the country and cities on other continents is really exciting. Prior to Inkfish I had over 20 years’ experience in the small, medium enterprise (SME) environment and had a great experience as a project manager.
What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?
I almost want to say any smoothie right now sounds good however, picturing something cold in a tall glass, a double-thick butterscotch or caramel-fudge milkshake sounds best!
What would you do with a million dollars?
Find a way to build homes for as many homeless people possible. Having a roof over your head and a place in which to rest at night is a basic human need, yet so many people – for various reasons- forgot this very essential foundation in their life.
What’s the most delicious food you’ve ever eaten in your life?
My mother’s pumpkin, and my two brothers in-law dishes. There was the lasagna which filled the house with the smell of a famous Italian restaurant and also the others’ rump steak grilled over an open fire with a topping of avocado. I think it’s the togetherness with your loved ones which gives the top tasting dishes their real value.
What would be your dream car?
My dream car would not need fossil fuel to take me from point A to B and would be manufactured with keeping a low carbon footprint in mind. It would obviously use renewable energy to take me even on to point C. I would be most happy if I didn’t have to park my dream car inside a garage the size of a small family’s home. My dream car would probably come with its own ‘storage box’.
City or nature person? Why?
Definitely a nature person. Working at night with the doors wide open, seeing the stars, smelling the cool early morning air and hearing the birds welcoming a new day is the most joyful experience for this friendly city person. For me, no city life could ever compare to nature, not to mention walking barefoot is the best!
Madonna or Lady Gaga? Neither? Both? Who cares?
I’m not sure if this is something a person should admit publically but I’ll hold my chin up when I say that I wouldn’t be able to recognize Lady Gaga even if I were to see a picture of her. Perhaps it’s not that strange, since if I remember correct, Lady Gaga is someone who often likes to change her appearance. That’s about the sum total of what I know of her. Then I have a few things to say about Madonna. I vaguely recall the first song of hers of that I recognized as a teenager being ‘Papa don’t preach’. I can appreciate good music but I’ve never owned a copy of any of her songs, or for that matter, any music coming from a ‘modern-pop’ artists. Of the many public figures I’ve heard about over the years, what has stuck with me was something Madonna once said. Before she had her first child, she was asked in an interview about what is the one thing she would be sure to teach her child. Madonna answered: self-respect.