What is you earliest memory?
I remember of having watched on TV the first Rock in Rio, in 1985, on my mum’s lap when I was around five years old. I was eating Mabel (an old Brazilian sweet brand) doughnuts – which are as old as my memories – dipped in double cream. I think I understood the concert because I remember I liked it. We watched Queen’s gig and I still like it nowadays, but not enough to go for a night out at the We Will Rock You (musical showing at West Wend)
What is you greatest fear?
I am scared of death.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
Luis Fernando de Simone. He is a genius who knows precisely what he wants, despite of being a pianist in Brazil
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I am critical, too critical in fact.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Well, there is sort of one, but you cannot really publish it. We do not usually want the embarrassing episodes of our life to be divulgated, do we? All I can say is that it is related to sex.
What is your favourite word?
Where would you like to live?
At Rio de Janeiro, the best city in the world.
What is the first thing that crosscut your mind when you think of London?
Money and Capitalism
What makes you depressed?
When did you last cry, and why?
Yesterday, because I missed Brazil
What words or phrases do you most overuse?
Not. I am very pessimistic.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My backpacking trip around Europe was a great personal achievement.
What keeps you awake at night?
Nothing. Not even my father’s death managed to disrupt my sleep.
How would you like to be remembered?
The best friend, historian, lover...