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Ethel Fong And Tanis Chalopin Reveal Another Side To Reclusive Billionaire Calvin Lo

The glamorous mother-daughter duo asks the important questions about the man who prefers to stay in the shadows.

Ethel Fong And Tanis Chalopin Reveal Another Side To Reclusive Billionaire Calvin Lo
Ethel Fong and Tanis Chalopin quiz Calvin Lo.

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.

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