Aldana, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aldana, 36, from Catamarca in Argentina lives in Buenos Aires where she works in events management and marketing. Victoria lived with her for five weeks in the city, learning the intricacies of mate drinking and the Argentinian zest for life.
If you could travel in time, where would you go?
To New York in the twenties when women were women and men were men. The fashion was beautiful and the men very respectful. The people had fun without technology and nowadays we can’t do that.
What is your greatest love?
My father. He died when I was very young. Thirty years later and I still think of him every day. I still need him.
When were you happiest?
At secondary school with all my best friends. I woke up happy to be going to school. I still have those friends today.
What characteristic do you most admire in yourself and in other people?
I’m very sociable and creative. In others, I like loyalty, humour and a lust for life.
What characteristic do you most dislike in yourself and others?
I am a perfectionist, which is good in some ways but can become obsessive. I want everything just so. In others, I don’t like people who are false, liars or have a lack of respect.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Describe your perfect day.
I’d wake up in a white room with a big balcony in front of a beach where I’d go and spend the whole day, learning about the culture with the local people. They’d have Latin American spirit and joy, playing music and singing. In the evening I’d go to see some shows. I love to meet local, happy people.
What’s your greatest achievement?
What’s the best lesson life has taught you?
Always appreciate those dearest to you. Later is too late, because when they’re gone, they’re gone.