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Inside/Out with singer and songwriter Anjii Greenland
Kubatana.net
September 21, 2009

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Describe yourself in five words?
Confident, eloquent, honest, loyal, talented.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Never make a priority out of those for whom you are merely an option.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
Hitchhiked from Bulawayo to Gaborone, December 11 2008

What is your most treasured possession?
Well after these many years of life the thing I have learnt is that you cannot hold on to anything and you can't bank on things remaining the same; it's in our nature to evolve. The only thing you can hold on to is love and respect. That's my motto love and respect.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Every body has a story to tell in life; everybody is shouldering some burden. Something that may completely depress you may not affect me. For me I am always at my most miserable when I don't have any of my anchors, the people I love and trust, around me when life gets difficult.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
I don't have strange hobbies but I love to watch people.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I am quite vain actually because I like my appearance. If I could change it I would change the damage done to my front tooth by a fall I took as a young woman that left me with a scar on my lip

What is your greatest extravagance?
Perfume.

What have you got in your fridge?
I have six litres of water, a half packet of butter, three tomatoes, and a tin of cat's food, a carton of Everest cigarettes and a kg of chicken.

What is your greatest fear?
Ignorance.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
Nothing. No I am lying! I have 50 cents - South African.

What is your favourite journey?
I love to be on the highway at night under my southern African sky.

Who are your heroes in real life?
There are three of them; my two grandmothers and my father.

When and where were you happiest?
Actually I would have to say right now. I feel more secure and more balanced than I've ever been.

What's your biggest vice?
Nicotine.

What were you like at school?
I was a class disruption if the subject bored me - apologies to my teachers they were wonderful people.

What are you doing next?
Right now I'm in the moment. What I am trying to do next in my life is to live in the moment. I realise that a lot of our life goes by whilst we plan what we are going to do tomorrow and while regretting what we did yesterday and very few of us are in the moment in life.

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