What are some of the things you are passionate about?
Sport, all kind of sport. When I was young, I was not so good at sport. After I graduated, I got hooked into it and always felt that there was not enough time to master the sports I play. Sport is part of my daily lifestyle, be it badminton, running, gym or any other sporting activity. Some people live to eat, for me, I live to sport.
What drives you to achieve the things that are important to you?
The desire to be better, and the stubbornness to never give up, drive me from hell to heaven, just to achieve what really matters to me. My 100km ultra marathon in Titi, and the adventure to Annapurna and Everest Base Camp, are some of the good examples. They were very tough for me but I was just too stubborn to give up.
What is your philosophy in life?
Kaizen—continuous improvement. Continuously improving myself in every aspect. Strive to be a better person compared to the previous day. Be it being better in fitness, knowledge, skills, attitude—“A Better Me”—each day.
How do you define success?
In every phase or stage in life, you will have different goals to achieve or priorities to fulfil. I define success as whenever you look back at yourself in all these stages; you have achieved it with no regret in your life at that point in time. Hence, success is not only measured at one point in your life. But also doing all you can consistently in every milestone you set for yourself.
August Man Malaysia is a magazine for the discerning gentleman, what makes a gentleman in this era?
A person with a positive force or energy, a person who not only carries the positive force himself but inspires others to be positive too.
Describe your sense of style.
A healthy sense of self-awareness about my own body, and to wear clothes that look good on me. I don’t really dress according to trends but rather wear what makes me feel good and others feel comfortable as well.
The A-Listers is about experiences. Describe your ultimate experience.
My recent Northern Lights-chasing journey in Scandinavia. It was like an Amazing Race-style backpacking adventure—all sorts of transport modes were used throughout the journey, 13 cities, eight countries, two continents, 21 days, Northern Lights, glass igloo, Ice Hotel and Santa Claus Village. With A-Listers, I can hardly wait for more ultimate experiences, to help unlock more items on my bucket list and hopefully I can inspire others to live their lives fully too. As my tagline says—life is short, live it wide!