Name: Hakeem Hameed Affandy

You can call him: Hakeem

Birthday: June 23, 1992

Host of: Indotracks

What job would you be terrible at?

Teacher. I don’t have the patience to explain things from scratch or to repeat myself all the time to make people understand what I’m trying to convey. Plus, I don’t want to be blamed for bad grades especially if it’s not entirely my fault! When I was younger, I disliked going to school so working in a school as a teacher sounds like a nightmare to me. It’s a tough job for sure and definitely not a career that I’d consider.

What skill would you like to master? 

Play musical instruments. I regret not investing time learning how to play piano or guitar when I was younger.  Sometimes it feels weird talking about technical aspects of songs on my radio show simply because I don’t have a solid understanding of musical instruments.

What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get the point 

of? 

Pizza. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate pizza. It’s nice to have pizza once in a while when it’s made properly but some people are way too obsessed with pizza! I’m sure I’m not the only one, right? Or maybe it’s because I prefer asian food.

What do you take for granted? 

Good health. It’s so easy to be bad to myself without realising the consequences. I try my best to eat right and take care of my physical health to ensure nothing gets in the way of my daily routine and commitments. It’s not just physical; I spend roughly an hour each day to clear my mind and remind myself not to stress over matters or overthinking things, especially if its’ beyond my control.

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life? 

“Decisions, decisions, decisions”. My biggest fear is being complacent. I always want to move forward, take risks and not be scared of failure. Comfort zone is nice, but it gets tiring. At this stage, I am still deciding what I really want in my life. I guess it’s going to be a never-ending process!

What’s the most surprising self-realization you’ve had? 

I am more of an introvert than an extrovert. Although I have no problem starting a conversation with almost anyone in public or to mingle around in a social event, that still requires a lot effort and can be overwhelming to me. I am simply adaptive to my surroundings. Most of the time, I prefer to be on my own or just with a close friend or my family.