This week's Person in the City special is crooner Ondina Linda Thompson.
An early marriage did not give the time to get there!
Where you live in Delhi
Sangbheem Apartments, Savitri Nagar
Live and let live
Music you enjoy
Sneakers or Sandals
Beer or Wine
Which is your favourite musical instrument
Who Inspires You
Your Last Regret Purchase
An overtly expensive home appliance
Best Thing You’ve Ever Been gifted
Delhi Summer or Delhi Winter
One Bollywood song you don’t mind humming
Ajeeb dastaan hain yeh
Favourite spot in Delhi
One memorable moment of your life
Craziest thing you’ve ever done
When I first came to Delhi and found a guy misbehaving, I caught the guy by his collar and gave him a tight slap
Would love to have dinner with Bruce Willis
Money in your wallet at the moment
I just carry cards, and barely any money, say Rs 500 bucks
Your opinion about reality shows
It’s all fun
The things you can’t live without
Handbags, good clothes and my husband’s love
Your music icon
Listening to music or playing music
Listening to music
Contemporary rock or classical rock
Dieting or work out
Where all have you performed
Uppals Orchid, Tezeers and Hilton Garden Inn in New Delhi, The Bristol Hotel, The Fox, Tangerine, Thai Restaurant, 32nd Milestone, DT Mega Mall, City Club, Sound of Music JMD Tower in Gurgaon. Also, performed at Hyderabad and Kolkata
The highest appreciation reward that you have ever received
The other day, a guest complimented and said that I should consider getting into American Idol
Do you have some regular listeners?
Mostly in house guests
What sort of songs do you prefer to sing?
Mostly retro numbers
As told to Vaishali Bhambri
A crooner by profession and a music lover at heart, Ondina’s passion for music brought her to this profession. She says, she gets the biggest high when the audience applauds for her. Ondina performs from Wednesday to Sunday at the Atrium Longe (The Suryaa).
She mostly sings pop songs and reggae and jazz tracks too. “I start with slow numbers and then catch on with the pace. The song mostly depends on the crowd and the requests they make. I love singing live, as generally, the guests you get in a big hotel are much better and they make one feel comfortable,” says the singer. She has also performed in Sahara chief Subrata Roy’s son’s wedding in Lucknow. In Dehradun, she performed for the governor for the New Golf Estate.