With fingers in many pies – figuratively and sometimes literally – he’s juggling a number of plates. “I’m working on a few things: Royal Catering, finance and insurance, and also planning new F&B projects in China, which is not an easy market to enter.”
Then there’s his constant companion, Buddy. “Buddy! She’s my baby, my daughter, my love and my best friend. I still remember picking her up on a Cheung Chau street in 2001, when she was a three-month-old puppy – smaller than a bottle of gin!” he says with his unique frame of reference. “We’ve been together for 15 years. No matter how late or tired I am, I always make time to take her for a walk.”
The reluctant star of a few speculative tabloid stories, having worked as this magazine’s society editor for years he understands the media all too well. “What I learned from the local papers about me is that it doesn’t have to be true as long as it’s interesting.”
He’s been attending events for years now; does he still enjoy it?
“It’s a love-hate relationship. I used to love it a lot, but after seven years of events, now I don’t love it as much any more. However, networking is extremely important to me. I got most of my connections through my first job [at Prestige Hong Kong] and that’s truly how I got clients for my business. Love what you do, do what you love right?”