My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. My motto is: Honesty doesn’t hang on the printed word, nor beauty on powder and paint.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would love to have some talent in the field of operational research.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Xue Pan, a character in Dream of the Red Chamber.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Too readily placing trust in something or someone.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Soong May-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek. I’d say to her: “You lived an admirable life.”