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

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

Countries Visited

Map View

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

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Church planting
Education
Poverty alleviation


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
Snowboarding
Cooking
BBQ
Travelling
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Reading
Exploring Music

Food & Drinks

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

Games

Big 2
Minecraft
Megawars III

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Rock
70s
80s
Jazz
Funk
Bossanova

U2
Fleetwood Mac
Van Halen
Doobie Brothers
Beach Boys
Rolling Stones
Starship
Tom Misch
Phoenix
James Brown
Nulbarich
Queen
David Bowie
YMO
BeeGees
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

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Rugby
BJJ
Snowboarding
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu White belt

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

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

SCTV
Elementary
Schitts Creek

Harrison Ford
Anthony Hopkins
Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep

Brands

Apple
Uniqlo
Hermes
Adidas
Herman Miller
Eames