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Snapshot - The lawyer

We asked Petra Heinicke to answer a few questions about her favorite food, pastimes and routines.

Petra Heinicke

Name: Petra Heinicke

Age: 50

Place of Birth: Feuchtwangen

Family Status: Divorced

Children? No

Job: Lawyer

Education: High school diploma/ university degree/law school

How do I start my day?
With a big pot of black tea and a newspaper

What's a typical German trait?
Negative thinking, expecting the worst from others instead of being nice and friendly

Do I have any typical character traits?
I'm quite spontaneous and spirited

My biggest strength is:
Commitment to the job at hand and a sense of humor

My biggest weakness is:
Impatience, always knowing better, and the typical German qualities I already mentioned

What do I do in my spare time?
I read, go the cinema, meet friends, browse flea markets

My favorite food:
I like a lot of things. But if I could magic any dish out of thin air, then it would be my grandma's chitterlings

What music do I listen to?
A lot of classical music but also jazz

What would I like more time for?
I make the most of the time I have – if I had more time, I'd spend it the same way but relax a bit more too

How do I feel about the future?
Optimistic and excited

My philosophy is...
take nothing for granted and enjoy the small things in life

Author:Mirra Banchon-Ramirez (jp)
Editor: Rina Goldenberg