Meet Dragon Mart's official 'toy detective'

Meet Dragon Marts official toy detective

Ines Akari on being grounded, while exploring her unusual new role

Published: Fri 11 May 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 11 May 2018, 2:00 AM

What's your best childhood memory?
I lost my mom four years ago and I really miss her so much. For me, any moment that was spent with her would be considered among the best memories of my life.
If you could move anywhere in the world, what place would that be?
I love Dubai and I am so thankful to live in a place where more than 200 nationalities live together - but I would love to move to Tokyo. I've been there three times and I've been in love with the city from my very first visit.
What is the most challenging part of your new role as toy detective for Dragon Mart 2?
Dragon Mart 2 has such a huge variety of toys to choose from for children of different age groups, including early learning toys, musical instruments, costumes, toys for toddlers etc. I have to go through the wide selection of toys and pick out what I think are the trendiest, safest and most educational toys for children to match their age group. This is a very challenging task but, fortunately, my experience as a mother so far has proven quite handy in preparing me for this role.
What is the one skill you'd love to learn and why?
I would love to fly. Sometimes, you just need to go far away from everything and have some time alone.
What advice would you give your younger self, if you could?
Enjoy every moment of your childhood (because when we were younger, we all wished to grow faster).
If you could go back to any era in time or witness any major event in history, which one would it be, and why?
If I could go back in time, I would like to go back to the Victorian era. I love the extravagant and glamorous clothing options for women in those days!
Your biggest fear.
To lose my son.
If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day, who would it be and why?
To tell you the truth - no one. I don't want to waste time wishing for unrealistic situations for a day. I'd rather spend my time accomplishing stuff for a lifetime.
Favourite literary character of all time - and why.
Juliet. I'd love to live her eternal love story, because it's very rare to find that kind of immense love these days.
If you were head of your country, what is the first thing you'd do?
Be the voice of my people, provide them with a better life - including access to good education and health insurance - and make every effort to stop the many wars around the world.
- Staff Reporter

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