Peak Support Q&A: Dianne Guansing
Dianne, who I fondly call D, officially became a member of the Peak Support family in January 2017. Motherhood has allowed her to better appreciate the sacrifices moms make for their children, as well as see things from a different perspective and celebrate life more. Some of D’s favorite movies are National Treasure 1&2, The Shack, Miracles From Heaven, A Walk to Remember, and the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movies – from Ironman to Avengers Endgame. She also enjoys watching The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as she finds the hosts down to earth and authentic. What animal is D afraid of? Anacondas! If you didn’t know, she loves listening to different genres of music – from classical to RnB, to K-Pop and alternative rock, and even heavy metal. She’s also a fan of anime and reading manga. Get to know D better by reading March’s Q&A blog.
What’s something that you’d like to do before you turn 50?
I’d really like to travel overseas with my family before I reach my golden years.
Who comforted you the last time you didn’t feel okay?
My husband. He’s also my best friend, it was a difficult and emotionally challenging situation but he stayed with me all through out.
Which cartoon show are you just not a fan of?
Oggy and the Cockroaches. I really don’t like roaches no matter how colorful and animated they make them.
When was the last time you won something?
During the 2019 Project Bouquet Christmas Party. I won a Bluetooth speaker. I really suck at raffles.
What’s the longest you’ve ever had to wait in line for something?
COVID-19 Vaccination (1st dose). I had to wait in line for six hours.
Are you more of a leader or a follower?
I’d say a combination of both. In order for you to be an effective leader, you must also be a good follower that sets an example.
I get cranky whenever _____.
I’m in severe pain. My sense of hearing becomes extremely sensitive when that happens.
In school, were you better at math or science?
Science. I have always loved learning the process (structure and behavior) and putting it to practice with the goal of enhancing our daily activities (both long and short term).
Your top 5 tips on how to better care for Mother Earth.
- Plant trees
- Promote using reusable straws
- Observe proper garbage disposal at home
- Participate in clean up drives
Name a song that helps you sleep.
My daughter and I can fall asleep to “Lavender’s Blue”.
What’s something that you will never do again?
Nothing. I’m a firm believer that “Everything happens for a reason.”
If money wasn’t an issue, what would you buy for yourself?
It would have to be a resort with white sand beach and an amazing view, or travel the world with my husband and daughter.
Is there’s a professional skill that you’re trying to improve on right now?
Succession planning and learning Microsoft Excel.
What activity do you wish you did more often?
Boxing and biking.
Would you ever trade your peaceful life for a position in public service?
I’m not cut out for public service. I can serve and help people while still maintaining a peaceful life.
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