Jonathan Cheng

Jonathan Cheng

Hong Kong


Last updated February 27, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

The Heart is the heart of the matter.

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Born and educated in Hong Kong and Canada, worked in New York and Hong Kong, and living in Hong Kong. My biggest prizes are God and my family...my amazing talented wife and our 3 children, all growing up too fast. The most exciting thing is to see personal growth, and as a result have a deep interest in education. I'm very interested in real estate, design, and architecture, which somehow for me flows along the same spectrum that also touches on music and art...all of these, when done well, directly elevate the human experience.

Interesting Factoid

I met my wife when crashing her dinner at a Japanese restaurant when we were in high school. Nabeyaki udon remains one of my favorite dishes of all time.


Languages

Putonghua (so so)
French (taxi/restaurant level)
English
Cantonese

Countries Visited

Map View

Maldives
Israel
Qatar
Philippines
China
Austria
France
Spain
Norway
Japan
South Korea
Switzerland
Singapore
Malaysia
Indonesia
New Zealand
Denmark
Italy
Australia
United Kingdom
Turkey
Nepal
India
Vietnam
Sweden
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Germany
Thailand
Finland
Netherlands
Canada
England

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Church planting
Poverty alleviation
Education


Volunteer Experience

Sep 2019 - Present
Organised multiple visits to sanitation workers across Hong Kong to distribute PPE and token gifts of encouragement.
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

May 2008 - Dec 2010
Two trips to help rebuild slums and visit schools for the slum dwellers, made with my son.

Favorites  

Hobbies

Bible study
Cooking
BBQ
Travelling
Boating
Hiking
Reading
Exploring Music
Fishing
Snowboarding

Food & Drinks

Izakaya
New World Wines
Charsiu Rice with Fried Egg
Uni
Fred's Tri-tip
Steamed Grouper
Katsudon
Katsu Sando
Guacamole
Gelato
La Maison Du Chocolat
Espresso
Yakitori
vermut
tapas
Ice Cream
Tsukemen
Pasta
Sushi
Tacos
Coffee

Games

Big 2
Minecraft
Megawars III

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

70s
80s
Jazz
Bossanova
Rock
Funk

U2
Fleetwood Mac
Van Halen
Doobie Brothers
Rolling Stones
Starship
Tom Misch
Phoenix
James Brown
Nulbarich
David Bowie
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Sonny Rollins
Chicago
Ronny Jordan
Honne
The Style Council
The Clash
Simply Red
The Go-go's
張學友
譚詠倫
Stan Getz
João Gilberto
Sérgio Mendes
Level 42
Prefab Sprout
Aztec Camera
Joe Jackson
Queen
Bee Gees
The Beach Boys

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Rugby
BJJ
Snowboarding
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu White belt

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Contact
Princess Bride
Lord of the Rings
Alien
Forrest Gump
The Pink Panther
Star Wars
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

SCTV
Elementary
Schitt's Creek

Harrison Ford
Anthony Hopkins
Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep

Brands

UNIQLO
Hermes
Herman Miller
Eames
Adidas
Apple