20 Things You Didn't Know About Rowena Cortes

    1. What did you do this summer...

    Packed all our stuff and moved back to Hong Kong. Lived in Macau for 1 year after we got married. Spent the rest of the summer in the studio recording our CD. This time I put on a "producer's hat" as well. Much more work but so gratifying!


    2. Favorite Things...

    SHOES. SHOES. SHOES. Anything Pink! My comfy bed. My nails. A good book (I am super choosy) but anything written by my hubby Perry Martin, I will read. (he really is THAT good!) 


    3. Phobias...

    Snakes. Lizards. Cramped spaces. (I need a lot of space.) Fear of a panic attack because I used to have them.


    4. Things I like to do...

    Look at cloud formations. (never get tired of it.) Listen to awesome music. (again, I am super choosy!) Cook for my husband. Watch a good movie. (love Korean dramas.) Go for walks with my hubby. Recording my own harmonies.


    5. Favorite food / drink...

    Sushi. Sashimi. Dark chocolate. A nice Club Sandwich. Red wine. Coffee.


    6. I miss...

    My Dad. My sister in-law. My dogs.


    7. Annoying moments...

    When people bump into you in the street because they had their heads "buried" in their phones!  People who have no concept of "personal space". Loud unpleasant voices (really bugs me.)


    8. I am...

    A very good listener. If I were not a singer, I would probably have been a therapist. I love to help people.


    9. Things I am worst at...

    Mathematics. (that Math gene was somehow deleted from my genetic make up!) I am HOPELESS with numbers. And I have NO sense of direction. Period. I can get lost in a restaurant and can't find my table after going to the ladies!


    10. Things (I think) I am good at...

    Singing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Singing. My mom said I started singing BEFORE I could even walk properly! I love to do recordings as much as I love to sing "live" onstage.



    11. I bet you didn't know...

    I am actually a painfully "shy" person. That is why I love to perform. That's the only time I can "express" myself fully. I always get "butterflies" in my stomach before each and every performance...even to this day! I used to play the piano. I took ballet lessons as a child.


    12. I dislike...

    Drugs. And what it does to people. Period. I won't even take a sleeping pill. Travelling, because I have terrible motion sickness. (sometimes even meds can't help much.) STAIRS. I have a fear of going down the stairs because of a few pretty serious accidents in my younger days.


    13. I love...

    ANIMALS. Big or small. Can't stand people hurting animals. (especially when they do it for sport.)


    14. Favorite season...

    Autumn.


    15. Favorite saying...

    If you can't love yourself, you can't love anyone else.


    16. My inspiration...

    Olivia Newton-John. Not only is she a very talented artist, she is a very spiritual person who has helped so many people in her various charities. She has overcome insurmountable adversities in her life and to this day remains strong, vibrant and beautiful.


    17. Quirky stuff...

    I love to play with the corners of my pillow until I fall asleep.



    18. Least favorite fruits...

    Papaya. Durian.


    19. Can't do without...

    My skincare products. My make-up case. My favorite pair of torn jeans. My phone. My wedding band.


    20. Grateful for...

    My Family. My Friends. My Fans. My One True Soulmate and Husband, Perry Martin.