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What is one thing that sur­prises peo­ple about you?

That I started work­ing in Sin­ga­pore in 1994 and am still here.

How did you earn your first dol­lar?

Do­ing a news­pa­per round for my par­ents’ news shop when I was 10.

What did that teach you about money? That it’s hard to earn and harder to keep.

What was your first love?

A model steam tug­boat my par­ents gave me when I was 9. It was my first fas­ci­na­tion with ma­chin­ery and fired my imag­i­na­tion.

Name some­one you ad­mire as a hero.

Franklin Story Mus­grave, trac­tor me­chanic, astro­naut and brain sur­geon ex­traor­di­naire who com­pleted the most chal­leng­ing and re­mote AOG mis­sion ever by fix­ing the Hub­ble Space Te­le­scope.

What is your pet peeve about fly­ing?

Co-pas­sen­gers who are obliv­i­ous to safety brief­ings and don’t wear durable shoes for take-off and land­ing. You might just need them to help evac­u­ate a plane one day!

What do you love most about fly­ing?

I mar­vel at the amaz­ing tech­no­log­i­cal and de­sign achieve­ments that just keep com­ing.

What do you do for re­lax­ation?

Long walks, fam­ily time and play­ing a game of squash with friends who let me win ev­ery now and then. I also scheme and dream about my fu­ture restora­tion projects.

What have you learned to value most in life?

Make the most of the op­por­tu­ni­ties you pur­sue, trust your in­stincts and ap­pre­ci­ate the im­por­tant peo­ple that sup­port and guide you. Fam­ily, friends, lead­ers and col­leagues — in that or­der.

Words to live by?

When you wake up, don’t stop dream­ing — and start again ev­ery day.

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