The Malta Independent 5 December 2023, Tuesday
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Getting to know Charlene Buttigieg Farrugia

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 5 March 2023, 11:00 Last update: about 10 months ago

Charlene Buttigieg Farrugia was born on June 8, 1972 in Pieta`.

She was brought up in Birzebbugia and resides in Sliema. She is a News Anchor and Journalist.

She is a one of the producers on Net Live TV Program and also co-hosts and produces a TV Program called FUQ 3, on NET TV.  

Charlene Buttigieg Farrugia is also one of the Co-Founders of one of Malta’s local pharmacies. 



What was the last book you read?

Girl on Fire by Cara Alwill Leyba

Who is your favourite author?

John Irving

What was the last film you watched?

The Founder

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

The Holiday

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Scarlett Johansson

What is your favourite TV series?


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


Which team do you support?

Man United

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

Terrible voice and way too shy….however if I absolutely must….i would choose It’s all coming back to me by Celine Dion

Who is your favourite singer/band?

Swedish House Mafia

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

Musical - Phantom of the Opera

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

Easy… mobile phone, mirror and water

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

Smell, I guess…

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

Conkies – it’s a sweet cornmeal , pumpkin,coconut etc…mixture cooked in banana leaves

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


Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Elizabeth Bennet – Pride and Prejudice

Do you check your horoscope?


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


What invention would you erase from history?

Nuclear reactors

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

Nope….when it comes…it comes …end of….


What's your favourite animal?


What's your favourite type of foreign food? 


What is your favourite hobby?

Haven’t got much time for hobbies…but I always wished I had the time to learn tennis

What's your favourite season?

All seasons have their own beauty….but I guess I would choose winter

What's your favourite ice cream topping?


What's your favourite board game?

At the moment I am obsessed with Rummikub

What is your favourite pizza?

Napoli….love it! Especially if it has fior di zucca!

What is your favourite colour?

Black….but if I can choose another, I equally love white/ cream!

What is your favourite pasta dish?

Marinara…nothing beats it

What is your favourite cartoon show?

Dug Days


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

Going swimming every single day!

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


What is your best childhood memory?

Going to my grandparents after Sunday mass, Christmas days etc

Did you learn how to ride a bike?

Nope….still don’t know how! lol

Who was your super hero?

My dad….still is

Which toy do you wish to have kept?

No idea…..

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?

Feast of St Peter’s…all our family used to come over for drinks at our house, and Christmas Day of course.

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

My parents thought us to appreciate the simple things in life, to be kind and honest always.


What would you change about yourself if you could?

Where to begin?….physically …my nose for sure…we start from that anyways….

What really makes you angry?

When I know people are literally lying in my face!

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full

Are you a sore loser?


What is your biggest regret?

That I didn’t have a child with my second husband

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


What is your greatest fear?

Absolutely nothing

What is your life motto?

Be kind….work hard….live life to the full

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

lol…..emmm….i always tell me colleagues…do I have a label saying…pick on her???? I guess it’s that…..

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

Kiss from hubby


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

A massive house to convert it into a stray animal home

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

Hubby, son, sister and my niece

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

My beloved aunty Miriam, she was my second mum…I still speak to her every single day.

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

Don’t think this is possible ey, so no use wondering where I would go …

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

My wedding day

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

UK to be closer to my son

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?

Not really curious

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

Gluttony for sure!

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

To become invisible when I please 😊


Coffee or tea?

Definitely tea

Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?


Black or white?

Ufff I like both…but If I can only pick one I choose black

Film or TV series?

TV Serie
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