Loughlin, 23, from Finaghy, is a trainee journalist. When
not contemplating theories of culture or tribal rituals in
Zambia, he likes to relax by listening to his favourite
albums or watching documentaries.
What do you like doing on your day off?
On my day off I always try and re-organise myself for
the future by completing tasks which I didn't get to do the
If you were to choose your favourite meal what would
it be, where and why?
Definitely a spicy sausage, burgers and jalapeno pepper
barbecue - inside a dormant volcano, just north of Valle de
Santiago town in central Mexico.
What has been your proudest moment?
My proudest moment in life was probably when I was
leaving Katete Village in Zambia. The locals expressed how
much mine and my team's visit to them had meant.
What was the most frightening moment of your life?
When I had a nightmare in Mexico. I awoke from a terrible
experience which involved ghosts to find myself paralysed,
unable to move, almost unable to breathe with my heart rate
at such a low level that it felt as if I was going to die.
What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Plan a return trip immediately to both Zambia and
Mexico. In Zambia I would build a new school. In Mexico I
would throw a huge party for my friends, while I would also
invest a lot of the money into their local area and perhaps
build a new sports ground.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
When I was on a first date with a girl who bought me
several shots. After a short time I threw up, not on the
girl fortunately, but on the way to the toilet. However, I
was in a rush to get to the toilet and entered the female's
by accident. I was thrown out by the bouncers for this
oversight, and left the premises with the girl (after
explaining the situation) and a big red face.
What music do you like?
I do have an ear for Hip Hop music.
Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream
South of France, mid summer, Pyrenees Mountains view
from the balcony at the far end of the villa, with the
Mediterranean Sea view at the front of the villa.
Mid-evening, humid. wonderful cuisine, a bottle (or two) of
Rose wine, and, of course. the lucky lady herself.
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To return to Zambia to fulfil two promises that I made
to two very close friends who I fear, due to low life
expectancies in the country, may have passed on before I get
to fulfil these promises.
If you were stranded on a desert island what three things
would you want with you?
Bible, bush-knife and fishing wire.
||Liquid Swords by
Laws of Power