Joe Maalouf: 'I Am Who I Am and I Like Whom I’ve Become'
Posted on August 08, 2019

In this light-hearted questionnaire, we pick the brain of some of the region's most renowned creatives to know what their creative and personal life is made of, and few additional things we are simply curious to learn about.This month, ArabAd gets up close and personal with Joe Maalouf, for a sneak peek into the world of AGA/ADK's regional creative director, who says being inspired by positive people, hating idiots and wondering what's next.

What gets you up in the morning?

My dog. I have to walk him.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

My salary at the end of the month.

 

What’s your motto in life?

Live & let Live.

 

What would be your worst nightmare?

Being surrounded by people talking politics.

 

What inspires you most?

Positive People.

 

What music have you been listening to lately?

Depends on my mood and that changes by the hour.

 

What is the gadget you cannot live without?

My Nespresso Machine.

 

What quality do you most look up to in a friend?

Easy going.

 

Who would you like to sit next to on a seven-hour flight?

Anyone who would let me sleep.

 

If you could live for one day the life of another person, who would it be?

Donald Trump.

 

If you were to change profession, what would you choose to do?

Architect.

 

What business tip would you give the newbies?

Stop expecting things to happen on the spot.

 

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Just let me win and I’ll show you.

 

What is the one word you catch yourself saying too often?

It would be impolite to mention it here.


 

I AM

I am... who I am.

I like… whom I’ve become.

I want... what’s fair and what’s mine.

I have... what I need.


I wish... always for more.

I hate... idiots.

I fear... loosing special people.

I Google... many things.

I wonder... what’s next.

I regret... many things & nothing.


I love... my kid the most.

I need... my space. Always.

If I ruled the world... I wish…

I dream… that would need an extra page.

 

My Favourite…

Dream Destination: Anywhere on a clean beach.

Restaurant: Canoe. Great food & close to my house.

Hotel: It’s more about the location then the hotel itself.

Meal: Hamburger.

Quote: Wish it. Dream it. Believe it. (tattooed on my son).

Book: What?

Movie: Many.

Flower: Birds of paradise.

Animal: Dog.

Poet: who?

Music/band: Sting.

Painter: Anything bold, bright & expressive.