My Weekend


Thiago Saltori, 31, a Brazilian freestyle footballer, is performing at the Allianz Global Investors' Art In Your Life Exhibition at Suntec City's West Wing Atrium tomorrow and on Sunday.

The free exhibition is open from 11am to 10pm on both days.

Saltori, a bachelor, has been doing freestyle football since 2005 and will represent Brazil in the Super Ball world championship for the third time this year.

Do you have a regular weekend?

I normally have training and shows on the weekend, and after everything is done, I'll spend some time writing.

I write fiction and romance and I have some books that I'm close to finishing.

What do you do to relax?

I'll watch movies or sports-related shows. I watch football and some volleyball, as well as old Olympic clips.

Describe your perfect weekend. I would wake up early, have a breakfast of fruit and juice and do some yoga and pilates. I would then do some freestyle football training, then cycle to the beach to chill and maybe write.

I would spend time in the evening watching television series such as Game Of Thrones, Dexter, House Of Cards and Two And A Half Men.

If you could hang out with anybody for a weekend, who would it be?

Pope Francis. I would perform freestyle football for him and then talk to him about my dreams and projects.

I would also want to ask him how to make the world a better place.

If you could go somewhere for the weekend, where would it be?

I travel frequently, so I don't have a place I am craving to go to, but I'm excited to be in Singapore soon.

I want to hang out at Sentosa beach, meet lots of people and exchange opinions and ideas. I would love to try all the different kinds of food, especially seafood.

Maybe I will travel to Malaysia as well, since it's near.

Brina Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2016, with the headline 'My Weekend'. Print Edition | Subscribe