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The Life is Savage interview: meet Chad Meihuizen
Posted by on May 15th, 2013

Yesterday i told you about the iStore challenge where i will give away two R5000 travel vouchers HERE (go vote for us) and part of it was to use an iPad Mini in a way that created some new possibilities for me. Well i’ve been looking for a way to introduce interviews onto Life is Savage and the iStore challenge was just the right motivation to do so. I’ve met so many awesome people in the past and i thought it would be an awesome idea to share them with you. So I came up with 10 questions that i’ll be asking everyone and hopefully you get to know them as well as I do. One of things i thought would be cool during the interview was to ask them to hold up my iPad Mini displaying their favourite photograph and explain why it means so much to them.

So first up i’m proud to introduce you to one of my oldest friends and ambassador for Alzheimer’s South Africa.

Say hi to Chad Meihuizen.

And here are the questions i asked Chad along with his answers in red.

1: If i came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for me?

“That depends, will you be bringing flowers?”

2: What do you think about when you are alone in your car?”

“That Justin Bieber and I would make a killer duet.”

3: Do you fold or crumple your toilet paper?

“You have to be pretty anal to fold. See what I did there?”

4: If you could have written any song in history which one would it have been?

“Black” by Pearl Jam or that Barney the dinosaur theme song… I would have made a killing.

5: Pick two SA celebrities to be your parents?

“I’m pretty traditional, so maybe Marc Lottering and Casper de Vries.”

6: What one talent or skill do you have that not many people know about?

“I play the saxophone.”

7: Do you like thick or thin boerewors?

“Finally, a loaded question! Thick…more meat.”

8: Give me some wise advice…

“Never miss a good chance to shut up. *hint*”

9: Your favorite place to eat in Cape Town?

“I want to say your mama’s house, but that would be a lie…we usually eat out. Seriously though, it doesn’t matter where I go to eat as long as the company I’m with makes me happy.”

 10: Number one thing on your bucket list?

“Become a father.”

And now some serious questions:

Tell us what you do?

“I’m an ambassador for Alzheimer’s South Africa.”

 What can we expect from you in the near future?

“I’ve created a challenge called the Alzheimer’s Memorial Challenge. A non-stop run from Pretoria to Cape Town in tribute to Ivan Meihuizen. Details of the challenge will be made public soon.”

Can you tell us why you chose the particular picture in the iPad Mini and what it means to you?

“It’s a photograph of my dad and I. He passed away from Alzheimer’s 2 years and 15 days ago. To me, my dad was a superhero. Whatever your dad could do, mine could do it a little better. Years later I’ve realize my dad’s super power was his strength of character and gentle nature. My dad led by example. I wish I could have told him how proud I was to be his son. Everything I do now is motivated by the desire to honour my father.”

How can folks learn more about your awesomeness and get hold of you:

Twitter handle@ChadMeihuizen

Hey…told you you would like him!

Now show him some love and go checkout his website and follow him on Twitter. If you wanna get involved with Alzheimer’s SA or with the planned run from Pretoria to Cape Town then you know who to talk to.

And don’t forget to vote for me in the iStore Challenge HERE…you could one of two R5000 travel vouchers.

Mr Happy says:
May 05, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Happy interview!

Dentonio says:
May 05, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I want to take him home to mum

bobby says:
May 05, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Love this!! I relate cos my old man has Alzheimers. I’m actually helping him document his journey using a facebook page for updates (/alzheimersjourney23). By the sounds of things, I’ve no doubt chads old man would have been kak proud of him! Big ups guys!

May 05, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Nice interview Dylan.

Hopefully one day when my hair on my head grows to more than that a staple – we can meet and you can ask similar or other questions…


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