Your work is often stressful. How do you face it?
To strengthen my character, I frequently meditate on a mattress made of fresh nettle.
Do you ever Google yourself?
Not so often anymore. Say every two hours. But lately Google often asks "Did you mean Helen Shypiro", who happens to be a retired rheumatologist from Tucson. That's quite distressing, but not as much worrisome as discovering that according to Bing my name is similar to a horrible blasphemy in Mongolian.
What’s the best sound in the world?
It is the relaxing jangle of two pieces of gold caressing each other. But please, write instead something more crowd-pleasing, like "the breath of your sleeping kid" or "the soothing purr of a pleased kitten".
If you could choose an animal to reincarnate in, which one would it be?
It's a no-brainer: a monkey.
Helen, which is your favorite fruit?
I call it "Helen's surprise". During one of my wanderings in the Atacama desert, I uncovered an unremarkable plant unknown to botanists, now named Halichorda inconspicua, which every 4 years blooms and produces fruits whose taste reminds of coconuts and Thousand Island dressing. It may seem uninviting, but it may cause addiction.
What's your favorite vice?
Surfing on the Internet instead of doing work. I expect that you are going to chastise me for that. Luckily another vice of mine is I don't give a shit.
You seem to be always so sunny and effervescent. Do you also have a dark side?
I do. I do believe that each one has a dark side. At times, when I bump into another singer, my sight blurs and I shudder with hatred. And then, without warning, I sense the urge to close those gazing eyes for good. And then there is my dark side... You do not want to hear about that side.
Helen, do you like hamsters?
Nix on that!
For which reason you do not like hamsters?
First of all, they stink! And one hamster bite my cousin's private parts. That was one of the reasons I become a singer, so I should reconsider my relation with hamsters.
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