The Malta Independent 13 August 2022, Saturday

Getting to know… Kevin Schembri Orland

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 26 June 2022, 10:00 Last update: about 3 months ago

Our own deputy editor, Kevin Schembri Orland, today will tie the knot with his beloved Rose.

Regular readers will have seen his name regularly on our newspapers and portal, and so today is the best time for us to get to know him better through his answers to our questions.

And we take the opportunity to wish him and Rose a bright future full of love, good times and all they hope for.


What was the last book you read?

Duty by Robert M. Gates

Who is your favourite author?

George R.R. Martin

What was the last film you watched?

Bohemian Rhapsody

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

Star Wars – the original trilogy

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Don’t have a favourite

What is your favourite TV series?

Band of Brothers

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

I really enjoy watching Formula 1

Which team do you support?

There’s more than one actually: McLaren, Redbull

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

I wouldn’t, but if I had to - It’s my life

Who is your favourite singer/band?

Linkin Park, but I tend to like different bands and genres


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

Cirque du soleil

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

Knife, sleeping bag, axe

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


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


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

I hate to say it, but my phone

Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Robin Hood

Do you check your horoscope?


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


What invention would you erase from history?

The gun

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?

Travelling and playing tourist in Malta.

What's your favourite season?


What's your favourite ice cream topping?

Chocolate sauce

What's your favourite board game?


What is your favourite pizza?

This one’s going to be highly controversial…. Hawaiian

What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite pasta dish?


What is your favourite cartoon show?

When I was young - Rugrats


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


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


What is your best childhood memory?

My grandparents’ telling me stories from the good old days

Did you learn how to ride a bike?


Who was your superhero?


Which toy do you wish to have kept?


What subject did you excel in at school?

History, English

What subject did you dislike the most in school?


Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

That was never missed no, but we try to have family lunch on Sundays when it’s possible

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

Honesty, being upright, kindness

What would you change about yourself if you could?

I’d like to be more physically active

What really makes you angry?

When someone tries to defend something wrong

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full

Are you a sore loser?


What is your biggest regret?

Not spending more time with my grandmother before she passed

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


What is your greatest fear?


What is your life motto?

Treasure the special moments

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

Don’t lie to me

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

Seeing my bride to be (or bride depending on what time this is being read) smile


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

Buy a hotel

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

Leonardo Da Vinci, Napoleon, J. R. R. Tolkien and Steven Spielberg

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

My grandmother

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

The battle of Waterloo

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

Too many to choose from, I wouldn’t change anything. 

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

New York

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

Different types of pasta

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


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?



Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Fish or meat?

Depends on the time of year

Mobile phone or TV?


Black or white?


Film or TV series?

TV Series



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