Whatâ€™s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
To act smart, and people will respect you.
Whatâ€™s most important?
Love â€“ itâ€™s the basis of peace and harmony.
What are the elements of happiness?
Children. Iâ€™ve never been able to have any and I can only imagine what it would be like. I wouldnâ€™t be so lonely if I had children to take care of me now.
What were your dreams as a child?
To fall in love with a foreign man â€“ a Dutchman I saw here once – when I was young, and get married. That never happened, though, as I married a local man.
What advice would you give the younger generation?
Respect the environment around you and donâ€™t destroy it.
Are you worried about dying?
Not really. Iâ€™m ready for God when he chooses to take me.
What do you think will happen to you after you die?
I believe Iâ€™ll walk along a long road, and at the end of it Iâ€™ll meet my husband.
When was the happiest time on your life?
When a Dutch family left this area and gave their house to us. I still have that house and keep it just as it was.
And the worst?
The day I lost my husband, dozens of years ago now. Since then Iâ€™ve been all alone.
Whatâ€™s humanity all about?
Itâ€™s about our relationships with each other, and how we should maintain them.
Why are there so many conflicts in the world?
Well, itâ€™s just like when the Dutch colonials were here and tried to take over everything. Itâ€™s because people want more than they have.
Is a peaceful world an impossible dream?
Itâ€™s wouldnâ€™t be impossible if people lived in harmony with each other and nature. (BT/IP)
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