The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

Getting to know Naomi Cachia

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 22 May 2022, 11:00 Last update: about 2 months ago

Naomi Cachia was one of the Labour Party candidates who made it to Parliament via the gender-corrective mechanism employed to have more women elected.

She tells us that she loves reading, follows Manchester United, and has fond memories of her childhood days at Armier.



What was the last book you read?

Currently reading Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Who is your favourite author?

Margaret Atwood

What was the last film you watched?

I Care A Lot

Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

Inside Out

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Natalie Portman

What is your favourite TV series?

It’s a long list, but ‘Fleabag’ and ‘The Good Place’ stand out

What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?

Football – just to watch though!

Which team do you support?

Manchester United

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?  

Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Who is your favourite singer/band?

John Mayer


Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended?   

The Met Gala

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

A phone, a hammock and a knife

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?


What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

Probably haggis in Scotland

What is that one thing you could not go a day without?

The internet

Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Leslie Knope from ‘Parks and Recreation’

Do you check your horoscope?


What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?


What invention would you erase from history?

Chemical and biological warfare

Would you like to know the day when you will die?



What's your favourite animal?


What's your favourite type of foreign food?


What is your favourite hobby?


What's your favourite season?


What's your favourite ice cream topping?


What's your favourite board game?

Guess who

What is your favourite pizza?


What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite pasta dish?


What is your favourite cartoon show?

Sailor Moon



What did you like to do most during the summer holidays? 

Spent many summers in Armier with my cousins

What career did you see yourself in when you were young?


What is your best childhood memory?

Carrying my Enid Blyton books around wherever I go

Did you learn how to ride a bike?


Who was your super hero?

My teachers

Which toy do you wish to have kept?

No particular one

What subject did you excel in at school?


What subject did you dislike the most in school?


Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

Sundays at Nanna’s

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

Kindness and integrity


What would you change about yourself if you could?

My lack of self-confidence at times

What really makes you angry?

Hypocrisy and armchair critics

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full most of the time

Are you a sore loser?

I can be sometimes, but only as a matter of principle when I know I should have won

What is your biggest regret?

Not speaking up for myself when I should have

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?

A great sense of humour

What is your greatest fear?

Losing people I love

What is your life motto?

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Do not approach before her first coffee in the morning!

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?  

A good cup of tea


If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

Invest in property

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

Lady Diana, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

My grandparents

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

London in the Industrial Revolution

If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

Swimming in an empty Talisker Bay on the Isle of Skye

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?

The Scottish highlands

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

The story behind missing aircraft

If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be?


If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

Slowing time


Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl... definitely!

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?


Black or white?


Film or TV series?

TV series



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