TWENTY QUESTIONS w/ Bey Tolentino #Interview #20Qs #TheUnratedBookshelf

Are you a morning person, or a night person? 
I really like dawn, so let’s just say morning. 
What is your favorite season or holiday? 
Christmas. It feels like the world is at peace. 
If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go, and why? 
I’d say moon, but there’s something about it that makes it better just to stare at. I like to view it from a distance. Maybe somewhere I could take a closer look? So yeah, somewhere closer to the moon. 
If you could live with one person living, dead, or imaginary for one year in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, who would you choose and why? 
I’d really like to meet my grandfather who passed away the same year I was born. I never got the chance to meet him, but I heard he was a great man. 
What are three things that you would put on your Bucket List? 
I’m a spontaneous person. I don’t really have any. I could think about something today and do it tomorrow. 
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone? 
Me in Nami Island, South Korea. 
What inspires you, or where do you look for inspiration? 
Travel is my number one key, but recently I’ve been caught up with work, which limits my time, so I rely on music instead. When I wrote “Love Murdered,” I had one song on repeat at home. I think I played it for more than a hundred times. 
What is one thing that most people do not know about you? 
That I’m not an Art major. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Travel and Tourism Management. 
What is the weirdest thing that you have ever googled? 
“How to kill someone without getting caught?” This sounds creepy now that I’m reading it. Lol! It was for a story. 
What is one piece of advice that you would give to future generations? To the opposite sex? 
I’m not sure if I’ve done pretty well in my life, but you’re young. You’ll commit mistakes once in a while, and you’re curious about a lot of things, and that’s normal. Don’t rush when it comes to your goals, but trust your worth as you strive to reach them. In life, you won’t get satisfied and won’t be at your best overnight, because no one has ever reached success in one blink of an eye. Just keep doing what you love, but always be responsible at the same time. And wherever life takes you, always be humble. 
What is your most favorite time in History? 
This is a very intriguing question, because I’m curious myself. I’ve read and watched a few documentaries about the English monarchy and Chinese dynasties. It would be pretty interesting to live during those times, but there’s that dreadful feeling too… one wrong move and you could die. I think I enjoy learning about the past in general, but I’m okay that I’m a 90’s kid. 
Who are three women in time, real or imaginary, worth looking up to? Why? 
I don’t have specific names to share, but I do know that I prefer those who have a strong personality. Women who could make decisions well, even if they don’t pick the right ones all the time. Because those women create impact, others just play it safe. 
What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex? 
What they say are the windows to a person’s soul… eyes. 
Who is the first person you call when you are having a bad day? 
I usually just keep myself busy. 
What kind of drunk person do you turn into when you drink? 
Hmmm… hopefully not a mean drunk. Haha. 
How would you describe your favorite color to a blind person? 
A strong color that holds bravery in the middle of an unknown direction. A beautiful dimension of peace, happiness, serenity and victory. You don’t have to imagine. You don’t have to see it. It is exactly HOW YOU FEEL IT. It’s called gold, and right now, you are in that state… GOLD. 
Do you eat your feelings, or starve them? 
I reflect on them. 
What is your biggest baddest guilty pleasure? 
When I want something, I have to get it… but I work hard for it. I believe in the rule of balance. 
If only one of your books could be turned into a movie, which one would you choose and why? 
Ooohhh. Let’s go with Beautifully Burned. 
What was the hardest scene, or book, for you to write? 
Love scenes for Beautifully Burned. It was new to me. Well, everything was new to me, but the parts where I had to make sure the feelings were expressed was rather critical for a newbie like me. 
What is your most favorite quote or lyric? 
Pause your questions. In time, things will fall into place. 
Are you a Clutter Queen or a Neat Freak? 
I’m a Neat Freak. I hate messy. 
Would you rather see but never smell, or hear but never taste? 
See but never smell. 
Would you rather know when you are going to die, or know how you are going to die? 
I’d like to know when. There’s no point in knowing how, you’re gonna end up dead anyway. 
Would you rather be alone for the rest of your life, or forever be surrounded by annoying people with bad body odor? 
Would you rather be able to teleport wherever you want, or be able to read minds whenever you want? 
Teleport. I don’t want to mind other people’s business, that’s like invading their own privacy. 
Would you rather know the history of everything you touch, or be able to speak to animals? 
Know the history of everything I touch. 
What are you currently working on? 
The re-release of Beautifully Burned. 
What other plans do you have with your writing? 
A new story. What genre? I don’t know yet. I’m also thinking about getting into poetry, but we’ll have to wait and see. ;) 
Bey Tolentino is a degree holder of Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant Institution Management major in Travel and Tourism, but her innate interest when it came to art has always sparked her attention. 
In 2013, she took up her internship in New York, which gave way for her to experience the city that never sleeps. Evidently, this has awakened Bey’s imagination to start writing. 
When she got back to her home country(Philippines), she found her old notebook at home that contained some scribbles and random thoughts that she never knew she’d be able to use as reference for her first published book, one day. 
Going against the flow from her sisters who are both in the medical field, Bey exhibits spontaneity with the things she does. 
She’s currently an Author, a Content Writer and a Business owner. A millennial in progress. 

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