#GYHAFY | Tala

Your chosen gender: Female
Century of birth: 21st century
Country of birth: Canada. Well, my mom is Asian and my dad is European, and they were travelling a lot. So I was born in Canada, but I grew up in Scandinavia.

Best friend: his name is Emma. He’s my kindred spirit. I’ve met him in one of my trips years back and if I can remember correctly, we’ve only seen each other few times – all fleeting moments! But we constantly talk and write letters. Snail mail is the best!

sketch by Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis

@Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis


What did your parents want you to become: to be a musician
What are you really doing now: making a lot of money.

What is your day job: my job is to tell you what you want to hear. You can call it as Advisor (but I prefer naming it as  “B*llsh*tter”).  It’s getting better and better, though. My clients used to be just from U.S. and Europe, but now I’m expanding in Asia.

What is your night job: to assist my dad in his social experiments or to give my mom some ideas for her next composition- basically to be a daughter. I have a great relationship with my parents. I can be myself; talk to them about anything; and even complain why people are stupid. Haha, you have no idea how this topic could go way deeper once I start the discussion with my dad!

I spend the rest of the night sketching some ideas or images.

Sketch drawn by Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis

Where do you live: I have a big flat at the city center.
Where would you rather live: closer to my parents house – near a pond where I could build my own boat house.

If you were a plant lover/ gardener/ botanist – what would your garden/parl/meadow/field/balcony/window shelf… look like? I love flowers! My window shelf is full of orchids.

What’s the weirdest story of your life: I have a twin! I only learned about it when I turned 20. Seriously, that long! My dad wanted to conduct his experiment and have me and Bituin as his guinea pigs. He published his book about the study last year.

Another thing is that I make weird drawings. I have so much love in my heart, but my drawings say something else. Can anyone read me, please?

What annoys you: My clients. A lot of them are dumb. If they use their common sense, they don’t have to pay a lot of money for my advice.

Best encounter ever: When I was 12, my mom brought me to her concert. They performed a piece of her that is 10 years older than me! It was like being in a different world.


Favourite text/ statement: “Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” – Gertrude Stein

Chosen name: Tala

Portrait drawn by Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis

Portrait of Tala

All images, text and music © Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis
Click here to visit the personal website of Feliz Anne Reyes Macahis.

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