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Fear of God



Random useless talent:
I went to juggling school, but I’ve never been able to use it since. I spent five weeks learning how to do it, but it’s useless apart from when I’m at parties—it’s the worst talent!

You mentioned that you lived in Hong Kong before moving to Singapore, and Melbourne before that—what made you decide on the change?
I’d been working in hospitality for about five years as a bartender in Melbourne and I was getting tired of it, and when an opportunity opened up in Hong Kong I decided to take it. I only meant to be there for three months, but it turned into nine years.

Do you miss Hong Kong?
I do, but deciding to move to Singapore has been extraordinary for me. People told me that Singapore would be slow and boring, and not as fun as Hong Kong, but it’s been the complete opposite for me. Singapore is what you make of it, and I’ve found it to be a really fun city.

What would you recommend people do or see when they visit Melbourne?
To be honest, I ask for recommendations when I go back—I’ve been away for so long, I feel like a tourist in my own city now! My favourite thing to do is just get lost in the city; there are so many amazing bars and cafés hidden in alleyways waiting to be discovered.

What’s an alcoholic drink that best describes you?
Something strong and neat, like a Negroni or a rum Old Fashioned. Dark rum is my favourite alcohol. If I’m trying to lighten things up, I’d go for an espresso martini or gin martini.

What’s one drink you think everyone can enjoy?
Campari soda—it’s refreshing, not very alcoholic, and it’s great for relaxing with friends.

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