Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Geek Peek: Michael Owen

Footballer Michael Owen was in town last month for the 6th Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup as their brand ambassador in Asia Pacific. In between celebrating Kent & Curwen’s British heritage and sporting tradition during the races, Michael took some time to tell us which songs he’s been inadvertently singing in the shower, his worst nightmare and his secret ambition.

Hong Kong Fashion Geek: What’s on your lust list?
Michael Owen: A Bentley, a private island and a private jet

HKFG: What’s the thing you could live without... but still can’t bear to part with?
MO: My mobile phone…I like to keep on top of my emails so I am constantly looking at my phone but by the time I have replied to one there is normally another ten to reply to. I have a number of contacts in different time zones as well so it can make it difficult to switch off but I love the fact it means I can keep in touch with my family wherever I am.

HKFG: What’s your favourite thing about Hong Kong?
MO: Hong Kong is a great, vibrant, multi-cultural city. The food is good, the people are friendly and landscape is breath-taking. I always look forward to coming here.

HKFG: Tell us your secret ambition.
MO: Whilst I was playing football, I wasn’t allowed to ride so now I have finished, I would definitely like to learn and take part in a charity horse race. Being involved in the sport has given me a real admiration for the work that goes on behind the scenes and how hard the jockeys work.

HKFG: What’s the song that you sing in the shower?
MO: I’m not very good at singing but I am listening to Sam Smith at the moment so I’ve probably been attempting a few of his without thinking.

HKFG: What is your ultimate indulgence food or go-to food when you’re stressing out?
MO: I like a take-away at home with the family but my go-to food would be Nacho crisps and dips

HKFG: Who is the celebrity you would most like to be/trade places with is…? Why?
MO: Frankie Detorri because of the success he has achieved in his sporting field

HKFG: What was your first big investment purchase?
MO: My house which I still live in now

HKFG: What you would wish for if a genie came out of a lamp to grant you three wishes?
MO: Health for friends and family, more time with the children while they are still young, best race-horse in the world

HKFG: What’s your worst nightmare?
MO: Being bored, waking up with nothing to do

HKFG: Last thing you think about before going to sleep?
MO: I normally look at my diary to see what I have to do the next day so am thinking about that before I go to sleep

HKFG: What’s your favourite phone app?
MO: SportLobster

HKFG: What were your last five Google searches?
MO: Hotels in Dubai, Restaurants in HK, Football Results, Manor House Stables and SPEY Whisky

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