Ethel and Tanis (E & T): Your love for cars, champagne and nice suits are typical of most successful men. What is something else you enjoy that is less typical?
Calvin Lo (CL): While photography and golf are two things I enjoy very much, I also love attending symphonies. When at a performance, the music is the entire focus. I immerse myself completely in the atmosphere. Classical music is about complex interactions between the musicians, tossing melodies back and forth to form a thing of beauty. Watching them perform draws me into the music so much more.
E & T: What is the silliest problem you have in your life at the moment?
CL: One of the silliest problems I am facing at the moment is whether I should start another crocheting project with my daughter. She introduced crocheting to me and we have done quite a few projects already. I am not good at it, and my daughter keeps fi xing all the mistakes I make, which I am sure is frustrating for her. The problem is, once I start, I have to complete it. I fi nd crocheting to be therapeutic, kind of like an alternative to meditation. It helps me with stress and organising my thoughts.
E & T: If someone came up to you and said, “Hey, do that thing you do!”, what would be the first thing to pop into your head?
CL: Finger hearts, which is a symbol of showing love and friendship. My daughter and I do it with one another, which completely melts my heart.
E & T: If you were a wrestler, what would be your entrance theme song?
CL: It would be the Formula 1 theme song by Brian Tyler. The music is so dramatic and compelling. It is not about speed and energy, but about strategy.
E & T: If you had to give 90 percent of your money to a cause, what would it be?
CL: It will be towards education for the young. When equipped with literacy and essential life skills, children can grow into adults who earn higher wages, educate their own children and have a voice in their community. The hope is to help kids break the cycle of poverty by providing them with resources.