Central Carolina People@Work: Precious-Pearl T. Sie-Duke
NAME: Precious-Pearl T. Sie-Duke, MS, CRC, LPC-A
FAMILY: Daughter, 9
POSITION: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at N.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Sanford
HOMETOWN: Jamaica Queens, N.Y.
What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? “Break Every Chain,” “Sunday Morning,” “Love Song,” “5 Seconds,” “Real Love”
What is your favorite movie? “Coming to America”
What is your favorite book? Poems from “Light in the Attic” by Shel Silverstein — favorite read since I was a little girl
Is there a hobby you can’t live without? Reality TV, I love the drama that is so so scripted.
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? A teddy bear given to me by my little sister many years ago
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? Curled up on the couch with my laptop, daughter and dogs
What was your dream job when you were a child? To be a lawyer
What are some of your favorite things? Spending time with my daughter, friends, play fighting with my dogs and swimming or trying to swim
What would be your last meal? Perfectly grilled T-bone steak, grilled baked potato and corn on the cob with sour cream, shredded cheese and chives
Who would be your ideal dinner guests? (Name three, living or dead): My grandmother, my grandfather and my father
What is something interesting most people don’t know about you? I have six names.
Ideal vacation spot: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Favorite professional sports team: N.Y. Giants
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization, which would you pick? American Cancer Society
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? Sprained ankle
Ever had a brush with celebrity? LL Cool J
What would you like to know about the future? Nothing — when it’s time, I will see it.
What’s your favorite website? Craigslist
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Sky dive
Do you have a tattoo? Yes
Any fears or phobias? Spiders and any bugs near me anywhere
Ever been outside the United States? Yes
Did you have a childhood nickname? Sweet Pea
Favorite kind of cookie? Soft and chewy chocolate chip
Favorite season? Fall
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to tell someone? Goodbye
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? Umm, I’m thinking yes.
What’s the most embarrassing experience you’ve ever had at work? Missing the chair and hitting the floor in my office
Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Queen Latifah
Biggest pet peeve? Bad manners
What’s your usual wake-up time in the morning? 5:45 a.m.
What talent do you wish you had? Dancing with rhythm.
Ever seen a ghost? No.
What superhero power would you most like to have? Healing like the wolverine
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? “Gem and the Misfits”
Favorite band or musical artist? Mary Mary
To keep the stars on the flag nice and even, which state should be traded for Puerto Rico? None, they all have a special place.
What’s your cell phone ringtone? Marimba
Favorite dessert? Warm peach cobbler with fresh vanilla bean ice cream
Who’s your best friend and why? My sister-in-law Dena Cumberbatch because of a strong bond of sisterhood, love and support, she is a wonderful role model, mother and teacher.
You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time, you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog, hope my boss understands, and if he doesn’t, then that was the door God was shutting to redirect me to another.
If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
What’s your favorite condiment? Hot sauce (Texas Pete)
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? No
If you could never hear the music of one musical artist ever again, which would it be? Two Chains
If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Good will toward all
How do you define success? Through my good works and happiness felt by those works for others and myself
Ever wondered why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? No
Hamburger or pizza? Pizza
Describe your life philosophy in six words or less: Get clear! Get focused! Get moving!