Interview with an Interviewer!

Her face is familiar to almost every household here in Mizoram. She’s not a gospel singer, a youth icon, a rap artist, a politician, a boxer or an IAS officer. Yet she has appeared on TV with such Mizos of all walks of life. Yup, ladies and gentlemen, it gives me immense pleasure to give you Zonunsangi, ZONET’s very own interview specialist.

>Yesterday, dad called me while I was in my secret hideaway upstairs because we had guests. He usually calls me downstairs to the living room to meet the guests when one of the guests is an attractive nula that he fancies as a potential daughter-in-law. She was with ZONET. They came to interview my sister for the TV channel.

Upon meeting me, her first reaction was, “misual.com ti tupa kha i ni em?” I was taken back for a second. And then I replied, “Ni lo e. Ka thianpa Bena siam a nih kha. Mahse aw, misual.com a in ti thu pawl chu ka ni ve e (grin)”. “i nih ka ring deuh renga i thlalak atang khan. Jenny i interview kha a tha ka ti lutuk a. Office ah pawh kan nui nasa hlawm lutuk”. “hehehe.. (a part of me was going “wow“)

So I took that golden opportunity to do something radical, that nobody would have thought of doing before. Most people would want to be interviewed by her, but I decided to interview her instead. Opportunity knocks only once my friend. Grab it, and never let go of it.

At first she was reluctant to do the interview fully aware of the way I interviewed Jenny, but then, she’s in my house, under my roof, with no place to hide, and my sister hasn’t reached home yet. So here’s the interview 🙂 (Thanx to J for the proof-reading)

Tunge interview nuam i la tih ber?
Lalruotmawii. Mi in min hlut pui ka rin phak ai in.

Eng kawr nge hak nuam i tih ber mi interview lai in?
(laughs) Tuna ka hak mek hi (Black striped formal pants, black high heeled boots smartly polished, brown netted scarf, black overcoat, yellow inner top, and the rest, as she puts it “Ka hmuh phal loh”)

Interview lai hian mi bawl nuam i ti em?
Ti lo. Ka bawl ngai lo.

(Receives a phone call at this point. She tells the caller that she will be free later in the evening… ahemzzz)

i chet chhiat lai ber interview lai in?
(thinking) ih… (laughs) an tam ve tawh lutuk a. Cici-a ka interview lai khan ka nui zel a, interview pawh ka ti bum tep a ni. Chuan Jenny ka interview lai khan ka hnunga mipui ho in min nek per vek a, zawhna 2 chauh ka zawt hman (laughs out loudly). Mipui in min nek lai khan ka thi dawn emaw ka ti tawh a, ka bula mi Minister pakhat ka va tham dawrh a (laughs out loudly again) (At this point, one can easily come to a conclusion that she loves to laugh a lot. Interested suitors, please note this down!)

i interview tawhah tunge hmeltha i la tih ber?
hmmm… Hmeichhia ah chuan, C.Luri. Chuan mipa ah chuan, Steve em ni awwww army officer kha? Naupangte ni mah sela, hmeltha ka ti bawn tawp.

i interview tawh ho ah tunge i star ber?
Star ka nei lo. Interview lai in star ka ngaihtuah hmanlo (smiles). Rilru in star a thleng pha lo.

i lai ve tawh em mi i interview lai in?
Interview tan tirh te kha chuan lai ve bawk thin e. Chuanin, NgTv ka interview phei kha chuan ka lai bawn tawps (laughs again).

i mumangah te mi i interview tawh em?
Aih. In ka thlen tawh chuan ka hna lampang chu ka ngaihtuah tawh ngai lo.

Favourite opening line?
ih… “pianna leh murna” a niang. Mahse mi ho hian murna tih hi an hrethiam vak lova. Hmana hmeichhe pakhat kha chuan (name withheld) “ka pianna chu Chanmari a nia, chuan Zarkawtah ka va mur ve zeuh zeuh thin a a tia, ka nui hlum lo chauh” (laughs).

Ha sen chung hian mi interview i la hrat em?
Aih hrat lo (I see a punch coming up soon). Office kal lai chuan kuhva ka ei ngai lo.

Interview dawn hian i prepare lawk thin nge, spontaneous in i zawt?
Prepare ngai vak lo. Thawhthut hi a tam zawk.

i luck phah viau em mi i interview vang hian?
Sawichi a nilo chu chu. Sawichi loh reng reng. Insawithei mi in min ti palh ang (laughs out again).

Phone call engzah nge i dawn thin minute khatah hian?
(laughs) eeeeeee… a minute zawng chuan ka dawng ngai lo… Phone call ka dawng ngai vak lo.

Buhfai em put pah te hian mi i interview thiam em?
Ka la try chhin miah lo, mahse ka thei leh tho ang (laughs again)

Eng style nge i hrat ber a, chuan eng style thar in nge i tih chak ber?

Aih! Style ka tih hian interview style a nia ka tih, lo la kawi lo la khawngaih takin… 😀
Interview style a ka hrat ber chu, thu chung hi a nia. Chuan style thar ka tih chak em em chu… NDTV a “Walk the Talk” ang style deuh hian.

Eng hmun nge mi i interview tawhna ah la hlauhawm ber?
Biahte. Sawrkar leh mipui in ep lai a nia, boruak a sang sia, fimkhur deuha interview a ngai. Chuan chaw ei ah te khan leh lam ve ve in min sawm sia, kal loh na zawk kha chu an thinrim dawn tih a chiang sia… a nuamlo duh khawp mai…

i la nula reng a tiraw?
Aw (smiles)

Kum engzah nge i nih tawh?
(smiles again) hmmm… 25 plus. A bak chu ka sawi duhlo.

i naupan lai hian mi interview chakna te hi i nei tawh thin em?
Neilo. Ka dream a ni ngailo hrim hrim tiang lampang tih hi.

Mutpui a tan teddy bear ang te hi i nei em? Han kuah mai mai turah.
Nei lo (@ Ben: Buy her a teddy bear on her birthday). Lukham pawh kuah chu sawi loh, ka kham ngai lo. Ka mu tawp mai a ni (laughs).

Sikul i kal lai ten, i thianten an ning fu lo che maw? Han interview sek i tum zel awm sia…
(laughs out again) Ti ngai lo e. Sikul luh lai te kha chuan ka zakzum tawp.

Zu rui i interview dawn hian, i rui der ve thin em?
hahaha. Rui der lo e. Rangva Mualah khan zu rui pakhat chu kan interview tawh alawm. A nuihzathlak tawps.

Interview hma hian darthlalang hmaah i practice thin em?
In en na hman ka neilo.

Nih leh kawngsir a motor in park darthlalang talah hian interview i practice thin em?
(laughs). Practice lo. Mahse aw ka in en ve ziah motor darthlalangah hi chuan (smiles).

Tunge khawvelah hian i interview chak ber?
Sonia Gandhi. A rilru a awm hi ka hre chak. Chuan, la dam se chu, Saddam Hussein-a pawh hi ka interview chak.

Pasal i neih dawn in, i interview phawt dawn em ni?
Interview deuh hlek loh chuan… (laughs)

Engzah nge interviewah chuan tling tawh lo?
Ka chhiar chiah lo va (laughs again)

chu, misual.com ah i regular viau a maw?
Regular e. Nitin chu ka check ngei ngei.

Ngatinge i comment ve ngai loh?
(smiles) Ka comment loh na chhan chu maw… (tells me the reason in private, which cannot be printed here. However, you can reach me in person if you really want to know 🙂 ).

Enge tunlaiah i tih chak ber?
Nangmah anga mi interview thiam ve ka chak (My turn to blush 😛 ). Jenny i interview kha ngaihnawm ka ti ber tun hnaiah chuan.

Mi i interview zei bawk sia, sawi tur te hi i hre reng sia, mipa rawn rim tu te tan hian a buaithlak viau lo maw?
(laughs) Rimtu ka nei khat khawp mai.

A challenging an ti em nangmah biak hi?
Kha kha chu min be tu a zir a ni mai a, ka sawi ve theih a awm lo (winks).

Sas nen a han thut dun tawh hian, zan te a’n rei deuha, thisen te a lum tan a, a changtupa in rawn chet a tum chiaha han tawng leh char char te hi i ching em?
Chutiang tur chuan hun kan nei hlei nem a changtupa nen.

Pasal hi engtikah nge neih i tum?
Mister Right a rawn lan hun hunah a ni mai.

Chuan a tawp ber a tan, zawhna serious deuh. Pathian hi lo interview dawn ta la, eng zawhna panga nge i zawh hmasak ber ang?
Hmmm… (thinking)… A hmasa berin, eng vangin nge mihringte hi a siam tih a nia nga, chuan, mitthi tawh te awm dan, chuan, engtikah nge a rawn kal leh ang (smiles). Chumi zawh chuan, ih.. Chatuan hi eng anga rei nge. A tawp nan, Mi zawng zawng hi Vanramah min kai tir la? (smiles again)

Ok. Ka lawm khawp mai, misual.com tan interview hun te min lo hmanpui te hi. Chuan i rawn tlawh reng kan beisei misual.com.
Aw keipawh le. Teh reng mai, ka rawn tlawh ziah ang. Misual.com chu a nuam e lawm, article a that mai bakah, rawn comment tu ten an ziak thiam sia.

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1 comment

Alejendro March 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM

(Y) hihi

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