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An Interview with Soy G
Welcome to The Tonight Show I'm your host Chung Lao.

Welcome back.  I'm pleased to have with me in the studio, Soy G.  Soy is a cousin of mine that lives in PA.  You'll learn more about her in the interview, so I won't go into details here.  She is a pretty good friend, who has a lot a useful knowledge to give, free of charge.      

Posted on June 10, 2003

Chung Lao:  Hey Soy.  How are you?

Soy:  Whatís up Chris. Iím doing great.

Chung Lao:  How is Miami?

Soy:  I think itís rainy season here. I was nearly blown away walking to class. Itís nice but way too much go with flow going on here.

Chung Lao:  Where did you learn Spanish, and how long did it take you to learn it? 

Soy:  I took Spanish in high school and college but it was very basic stuff. I went to Mexico and had to start all over again. Medical school is hard enough but when itís in Mexico, Spanish is essential. It didnít take too long, we had some classes that were in Spanish. The bills had to be paid, we had to talk to patients at the clinics. It didnít wear me down though. I just thought my parents had to do this. I can deal with this for four years, no big deal.

Chung Lao:  What do you think of

Soy:  I think that itís great. It gave me an opportunity to meet the family I didnít grow up with. 

Chung Lao:  What about its founder, Chung Lao?

Soy:  Well aside from all the mafia associating, heís cool. Heís become a very good friend to me.

Chung Lao:  First, give us your thoughts on post-war Iraq, and itís effect on the world.

Soy:  I think that in order to maintain peace, tough decisions have to be made. I am sad that lives were lost but I think that in order to prevent further disaster like September 11th, we have to start where most people are afraid to go. I think that the world wonít appreciate what took place just yet, but I can say that there will be repercussions for dangerous acts. The one thing I donít like about all this is how unorganized everything was after the fall of Baghdad. It was like we were expecting a huge resistance and were going to plan according to that. It was just chaos going on.

Chung Lao: 
What kind of music do you listen to?

Soy:  Iím into all kinds. You can find Hindi, old Malayalam hymns, Spanish, Alternative, R&B and Top 40 in my CD case.

Chung Lao:  Hrithik Roshan or Mohanlal?

Soy:  Neither. 

Chung Lao:  Name a country you would like to visit/re-visit.

Soy:  India to visit Rajasthan and revist Kerala. Australia just so I can say I went there and maybe England.

Chung Lao: 
What is your favorite Bible Verse?

Soy:  I like Psalm 32:8

Chung Lao: 
So Soy, when do you want to get married?

Soy:  (As soon, as you ask me) Just kidding. When the time is right, everything will fall into placeÖ

Chung Lao:  And you wanted 15 kids, right?

Soy:  I want whatever I get and enough energy to raise them properly. I think 4 sounds good, but then again so does 5.

Chung Lao:  Iím ticked off at the French. What about you?

Soy:  The French are not too high on a lot of peopleís lists. I donít feel anything toward them. If they didnít want to go to war then they didnít. I think that their govt. was just swaying with public opinion. I mean in all reality, would people support a war willingly if they didnít have to go to war. They arenít immune to terrorism. Remember that nerve agent found in the metros of the French Rail system. 

Europe ignored Hitler and waited too long to make a decision.  Now that the fall of Baghdad has taken place, the French are willing to come and offer their services. So let them. Everyone saw that the Americans, British and Australians did the hardest thing, stand on their own. You have seen the outcome, everyone is happy a dictator was ousted. That was the goal. You donít do these things because you want people to admire you. You just do them cause you have to. 

Chung Lao:  What is something you canít stand in a person?

Soy:  Lying and general shadiness.

Chung Lao:  Recommend any good books?

Soy:  Light a penny candle, The Eyre Affair, Secret Life of bees. I wanna read the Charles Barkley book, heard it was funny.

Chung Lao:  Define respect.

Soy:  Something that every single living thing deserves. I think karma is an important thing to remember. 

Chung Lao:  What would it take for you to live in India?

Soy:  Screens on the windows, fans at night a whole lot of patience and some family or friends to spend time with.

Chung Lao:  What would it take for you to live in West Virginia?

Soy:  Same things and a big dog.

Chung Lao:  What is your favorite movie?

Soy:  Shawshank Redemption

Chung Lao:  What is your favorite restaurant, and why?

Soy:  I really donít have anything. I like to go to busy places, because I know the food will be good.

Chung Lao:  Name someone you admire and why.

Soy:  My mom and dad are high on that list. They both left home so young, and got married (with permission J) in the states without their family.

Chung Lao:  Are we living in the End Times?

Soy:  I donít think so. I think itís just a crazy time for the world, but then again I think every generation goes their times of craziness.

Chung Lao:  Free for all, you vs sona vs sinu vs sam (siblings). Who comes 
out on top?

Soy:  S
ona she weighs the least.

Chung Lao:  What do you see yourself doing in 3 years?

Soy:  Well honestly I donít know, but hopefully a partner in a business that we're developing, helping mom with hers and being a Family practice doctor.

Chung Lao:  You go to sleep one night, and wake up the next morning in a room 
with no windows or doors. As you get up and look around, you see the grim reaper coming through one of the walls. What do you do?

Soy:  Tell him people would be more willing to join him if he wasnít so dramaticÖ

Chung Lao:  Lastly, leave us with some advice.

Soy:  I think itís important to surround yourself with love. My father died a few years ago and since then some very close people have walked in and out of my life and passed on. No one knows what tomorrow brings. But I donít want to regret times that I share with those people I love. I donít have to have regrets, those people should know and feel that I love them. If you think that your life isnít worth anything, it is because you have given love to someone someway sometime.

Chung Lao:  Appreciate your time Soy.  Next up on The Tonight Show
is Gifty J.  Stay Tuned.


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