It’s Easter Weekend. A time where many would normally have gathered together over the long weekend, but with “Stay Home” becoming our new norm, we’re super curious as to what everyone else is getting up to.
We love following South African comedian, Nina Hastie, on Instagram. Her live feeds have us cracking up. But what is she really getting up to and thinking about during this period?
We decided to reach out and chat to her.
Moziak Magazine: How are you social distancing during this period?
Nina Hastie: Well, I’m all locked up in my house staying away from the scary germs! I am terrified – tomorrow I need to go and get – you guessed it: toilet paper, because I didn’t stockpile. I will be sure to keep a distance from people. Luckily, I have my own car and the shops are open for essentials.
MM: Where do you wish you were right now?
NH: On a tropical island, in the arms of a very strong man.
MM: Name 3 positive things about the world almost coming to a standstill
NH: Air. The earth is breathing. Pollution is at a low.
People are reprioritizing. It’s important. Figuring out that deep and meaningful connections are worth far more than just comments on Instagram.
People are reading – actually reading, to gain knowledge. I find that this new generation doesn’t read or learn about anything outside of music and fashion and capitalism. Maybe I’m just getting old.
MM: Name 5 things you plan to achieve whilst in “quarantine”
Painting my flat.
Writing a bunch of proposals.
Figuring out a new business strategy.
Detox from sugar.
Learn how to manage my anxiety.
MM: What surprising item made your shopping list?
NH: Refuse bags. It’s amazing how much stuff I’m disposing of – even though nothing is coming into the house. Incredible!
MM: Did you stock up on additional toilet paper?
NH: Refer to question one haha. No, but I wish I had a chocolate now.
MM: Have any important plans or activities of yours been cancelled/postponed because of the coronavirus?
NH: Sure, a major drama series that I’m shooting (my first leading role as a serious actress) I’m so sad that it’s been put on hold/postponed, hopefully we can still carry on after lockdown.
MM: In a year’s time when you look back, what do you think you will be saying about this period?
NH: You learned how to stop wasting money NINA!
MM: What advice do you have for people who are struggling with the idea of social distancing?
NH: Learn how to be comfortable inside your own skin. Figure out what you like doing with your time, when is your creative time, when do you need rest – figure out your rhythm. It’s important.
MM: What are you looking forward to the most when the coronavirus pandemic is over?
NH: Hugs! Hugs and kisses and chocolate! (I’m trying to stay sugar free in this time).