Hooray, we have yet another new face here at Arilyn! Zakke started as a Pre-Sales Manager at the beginning of March. Let's welcome him with our batch of random questions!
Hi Zakke! We're so excited to have you here! Tell us a little about yourself.
As a Pre-Sales Manager, my tasks include new customer acquisition and various sales activities. I'm also a football coach at PPJ.
So you're familiar with hitting goals on a few kinds of fields! What are you most grateful for at the moment?
Family & friends. 👏
Family and friends are gold. Do you like rain?
Not at all.
Too bad you live in a country of eternal November. In the movie of your life, who would play you?
Will Smith or Denzel Washington. Will Smith because of his sense of humor, and Denzel Washington because he simply is the best actor.
I see; only the best of the best are worthy. What is your greatest career fail?
Can't think of any. I'll come back to that sometime later... Or never. 😀
I will ask again the next time we have an office party. Best ever career advice?
Be yourself and consider yourself as a learner for life. Life is a journey!
Indeed! What is your favorite season?
You mean that one week sometime between May and August when it's not raining. Who's your hero?
Dads are amazing! If you didn't do what you do now, what would you be doing?
Actor because my life is a movie!
It must be hard to fight evil and rescue the love of your life on a daily basis. Chocolate or strawberry?
Both, but if I had to choose one, then chocolate.
You don't have to choose. This isn't a life-or-death situation like the rest of your life. What did you have for breakfast?
I had an omelet, a piece of bread with turkey and cucumber, orange juice, and coffee.
Ooh, yummy! What would you rather have?
I always eat the same - some variations at times.
Why change something you've found to be working. Favorite drink?
What is your greatest frustration?
This is a hard one. One of many is when I leave home, and I forget something and have to go back. Another one is waiting. I hate waiting.
You better not ask me anything then; it takes a week for me to make a sentence. It's a Häme thing. Dogs or cats?
WRONG! It's cats. What job would you be terrible at?
A cook. I would probably become hungry from all the delicious food. Haha.
No time for cooking, only eating! What do you wish you knew more about?
Psycolochy is interesting. Especially the human mind.
It is! Unusual hobbies or interests?
I like to watch anime. I also introduced myself to pair dancing, such as kizomba and bachata. But, because of COVID, I can't do that at the moment. Maybe again sometime in the future when the situation is better!
Doesn't a global pandemic just ruin everything? Favorite band?
I don't have one. Periodically I listen to some genres more than others. I listen to rap, R&B, afro, soul, jazz, and funk. Nowadays, I've been into French hip hop, even when I don't understand anything. 😀
What a delicious combo! Tell us a short story from your childhood.
This is a funny story; I'll remember this always. I was about six or seven and playing outside with my friend. A spider bit my finger, it hurt a lot, and I started crying and went home. When I got back, my friend asked me where I went, and I told them that my mom cleaned the finger and put a bandaid on it. My friend was shocked and shouted: "Nooo, what have you done! You lost your Spiderman-powers!" And then I also shouted: "Nooo, what have I done!"
That's hilarious! Thank you for answering these weird questions! This was a lot of fun! I wish you happy days here at Arilyn, and I hope we can soon have that office party so you can tell us all about your fails!