73 Questions with K-Cup Krysta

Via web chat, in the living room of K-Cup Krysta herself, who has just finished dinner and is enjoying a mug of peppermint tea.

How long have you been in the area?

I have lived in Northshore for four years.

What’s your favorite season in Northshore?


What’s your favorite activity in Northshore?

Before 5 pm: tutoring. After 5 pm: drinking wine

Would you ever leave Northshore?

Not without good reason.

What are three words to describe living in Northshore?

Qiet-ish, predictable, convenient

What’s your favorite movie?


Favorite movie in past five years?


Favorite Hitchcock film?

I have not seen one.

Favorite TV show that’s currently on?

Orphan Black

What’s a book you plan on reading?

The new Millennium Series book.

A book you read in school that positively shaped you?

Welcome to the Monkey House

A book you read in school that you never think of?

The Sun Also Rises

On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?

Six...and a half.

iPhone or Android?


Twitter or Instagram?


Vine or Snapchat?

Snapchat. I'm not charismatic enough for Vine.

Who should EVERYONE be following right now?

FiveThirtyEight, because math makes news better.

What’s the coolest thing in this room?

The dimmers on the lights.

What’s your favorite downtown restaurant?

Vino Veritas. Good food, good wine, late hours.

What’s your favorite food?

Braised fish with Coke, like my Mom used to make.

Least favorite food?


What do you love on your pizza?

Artichokes and green olives.

Favorite drink?

Matcha latte

Favorite dessert?

Mango with sticky rice.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Dark chocolate

Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Objectively: balut. Subjectively: chicken fries.

Best pick up line ever used on you?

Lần đầu tiên tôi để ý đến đôi mắt của bạn.

What’s your favorite band?

Turtle Island String Quartet

Favorite solo artist?


Favorite lyrics?

“If I came back as a dolphin, would you listen to me then? Would you let me be your friend?”

If your life were a song, what would the title be?

*laughs* "Brains 4 Tits."

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Emma Stone

If you could master one instrument, what would it be?


If you had a tattoo, where would it be?

The inside of my wrist.

To be or not to be?

To be

Favorite clothing item you own?

My "This Girl Loves Math" t-hirt.

What number question is this?

Thirty-seven. Yes, I am counting.

Dogs or cats?

I would never own either one, but cats.

Kittens or puppies?


Dolphins or koalas?

Dolphins, because I intend to come back as one and be your friend.

Bird-watching or whale-watching?


What animal best describes you?

A crow. It is a lot smarter than you would expect it would be.

Best gift you’ve ever received?

A Tempur-Pedic mattress

Last gift you gave a friend?

A Snuggie

A living person you want to have coffee with?

Natalie Portman

A historical figure you’d love to have coffee with?

William Howard Taft

How do you like your coffee?

I do not like coffee.

Who has the best boobs you've ever seen?

Hitomi Tanaka

What’s your favorite curse word?


What’s your favorite board game?


What’s your favorite country to visit?


What’s the last country you visited?


What country do you wish to visit?

New Zealand

What do you see in this image right here?

Pac Man

Favorite word that starts and ends with the same vowel?


What’s your favorite color?

Forest green

Least favorite color?


What color dress did you wear to your prom?


Diamonds or pearls?

Neither. Just your love will do fine.

Cheap shampoo or expensive?


Blow-dry or air-dry?

Air dry

Heels or flats?


Can you give an impersonation of someone?

My mother. <speaks aggressive and emphatic Vietnamese>.

Can you do the same impersonation with a British accent?

It would not translate very well, unless you want me to do it in Vietnamese with a British accent, then <speaks cordial and deliberate Vietnamese>

What's your favorite sport?


Have you played?

I took tennis lessons until around age twelve when my development made it impractical.

Pilates or yoga?

Walking and portion control.

Jogging or swimming?

Swimming. Really? Jogging?

Best way to decompress?

Tea, or wine if you need decompress up a notch.

If you had one superpower, what would it be?


Can you describe an experience you felt most nervous?

My first cello recital.

What’s the weirdest word in the English language?


Last question: Is this the strangest interview you’ve ever had?

I am an internet pinup model. You cannot possibly be serious.