Hi, I’m Johnny.
A 39 year-old husband and father of three girls. Originally from Napa Valley, California, I now live in Geneva, Switzerland. In my spare time, when not working, or busy raising future Wonder Women, you’ll find me doing something creative like making videos, taking photos, dabbling in music or writing. I also enjoy riding my bicycle, basketball, squash, reading and watching movies.
I’m a happy, friendly, active guy with tons of ideas (some crazy, some not). I’m not the type to sit along the sidelines waiting for things to happen. I prefer to get things done. And it’s usually pretty rare to see me frown, so if you do, you know something’s up.
But there are probably some things you don’t know about me, even if you’ve known me for 20+ years.
20 fun facts about me
01 My current playlist:
Pentatonix, Postmodern Jukebox, Anthony Strong, Alicia Keys, Italian rap, Hip Hop, Stromae, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Solange, Zak Brown, Deborah Bough and Gospel.
02 Foods I can’t live without:
Chinese / Filipino, American, Mexican, Italian and African. Oh, and Japanese, Thai, Lebanese, Spanish…
03 Two things I regret:
Not being able to play piano.
Not being able to speak Tagalog.
04 Songs I can no longer listen to and why:
“Photograph” by Ed Sheeran. We used that song for a slideshow tribute when my dad passed away. It makes me think of how much I love and miss him.
Anything by Amy Grant. Makes me think of my sister and how much I love and miss her.
05 Movies I can watch over and over again:
Back to the Future
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
North by Northwest
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Dumb and Dumber
The Dark Knight
06 Favorite books
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: the whole series.
Did you know I’m Arthur Dent’s neighbor? (Read chapter 5 of “So long and thanks for all the fish”)
07 Favorite comic strips
Calvin & Hobbes
The Far Side
08 One time I got a spanking:
When I was eight year’s old for throwing rocks at an aquarium and breaking it. Totally worth it though.
09 Language I’d like to learn
10 Three countries I’d like to visit some day
11 Things I’ve had stolen:
New bicycle on my 12th birthday (just 2 hours after I got it).
Wallet in Barcelona.
Rims off of my Acura Integra.
My Acura Integra (later found in a field…burned to a crisp).
12 First pet I ever had
An Alaskan Malamute named Natasha that understood commands in Japanese. Found her in the street one day after she ran away. Her previous owner was moving and said we could keep her.
13 Things I miss from childhood:
G.I. Joes, Transformers, Big Wheels, Punky Brewster, Reading Rainbow and going to Swensen’s for ice cream.
14 Trends I’ve followed:
Gecko t-shirts, trolls, slap bracelets, neon everything (including shoe laces), Pokémon GO.
15 First movie I ever saw in theaters:
A Far Off Place.
16 Mac or PC?
At first glance you would say that I’m an Apple Fanboy. But I also really like Windows 10.
17 Three things I really don’t like:
Not enough hours in a day.
18 Superpower I wish I had:
Teleportation. Like in the movie “Jumper”, not “The Fly”.
I’d enjoy traveling the whole world.
19 Toilet paper rolled over the top? Or from down under?
Top. It’s the only way (unless you’re uncivilized). =P
20 Things I wish someone would have told me when I was 18:
Time speeds up exponentially as you get older.
Enjoy every single minute of your life so that you can look back later with no regrets.
Invest in Google. (missed that train) =P