Describe your ideal weekend:
A road trip to detach from everyday life. It helps to stretch out my muscles, clear my mind, and put me in a better mood.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Traditional Cantonese soups. I am obsessed with hot soups—whether I’m hungover, having a bad day, or under the weather, I find that soup helps to purify and revive my soul.
What’s something that isn’t taught in schools, but that you believe everyone should learn?
The psychology of expectations. Whether it’s in life or at work, we should presumably be able to plan for something before it happens, but it’s part of human nature to always think that certain situations just happen and that things are beyond our control. I’ve lived most of my adult life reactively, and perhaps expectations are actually premeditated resentments, but now I’m learning how to shape my expectations so that I can become stronger and be not blown away by others’ attitudes and negativity.
What are some things you hope to be able to pass on to your son?
To give more and expect less, in order to maximise our happiness and cultivate more inner peace.
If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be, and what would you have done differently?
I’d still be me. We’re all shaped by the things we’ve experienced in our lives, and these experiences have permanently altered our outlooks on life and the future.