G'Day! How should I communicate with you, Peter?
A: Be brief, be bright and be gone.
How does Spain, particularly Barcelona and Sitges, compare to Australia?
A: Australia seems stillborn by comparison.
Let's move on to lifestyle...
Q: Dogs or cats? A: Dogs. Q: Ever wanted to be a General? A: Motors or Electric?
Q: What's your nickname? A: Pedro, PSel, Mr. Reliable.
Q: Who would you like to meet and why? A: Marc Márquez. Exemplary conduct.
Q: Grocery list includes? A: OJ. Q: Last night's dinner was? A: Pork.
Q: You can't live without? A: Medication - Type 2 Diabetes. Q: Saturday nights you drink? A: Anything.
Q: Your favourite cut of meat? A: Eye fillet.
Q: What are you proud of? A: Family / mates.
Q: Biggest advice given is? A: Make the decision. Q: Your dream car is? A: BMW.
Q: On weekends you like to? A: Attend sport. Q: First thing you do when you wake up? A: Check time.
Q: What peeves you off the most? A: Small talk.
Q: First job? A: Petrol pump attendant.
Q: People always hassle you about? A: Too stubborn; Too serious; Having younger friends.
What about drink and drugs?
Q: Do you drink too much? A: "I drink to make other people more interesting."
(Ernest Hemingway, 1889 – 1961). "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up
in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
(Francis Albert Sinatra, 1915 – 1998).
Q: Do you load up on drugs that are on the WADA banned list? A: Of course.
Especially if it is banned both in and out of competition. This means I cannot legally attend a sporting event.
I have self injected EPO, prescribed by The Blood Unit at Cabrini Hospital, to fix anemia.
Q: Do you always think that you are right?
A: I'm neither right nor wrong because people agree with me.
What about dinner invitations, who impresses and who does not?
Q: People you would invite to dinner? A: Two of my best friends, Eddie McGuire,
Barack Obama, Marc Márquez, Sam Kekovich, Neil Diamond, Clint Eastwood, Richard deCrespigny.
Q: 8 people from whom you would decline an invite to dinner? A: Lleyton Hewitt, Brendan Fevola, Peter Garrett,
Robert Allenby, Julia Gillard, Lady Gaga, Bob Brown, Germaine Greer.
Q: Most impressive Australians A: Dick Smith, Des Renford, Betty Cuthbert.
Q: Most unimpressive Australians A: How much time do you have? George Pell, Alan Bond, Paul Hogan, Derryn Hinch, Rolf Harris, Margaret Court.
Losses, outlook, reputation etc.
Q: Your most recent loss? A: 10 kg. Jan - May 2016; Marriage - January 2017.
Q: Your greatest fear? A: Another stroke plus what's on my Disc profile.
Q: Your outlook on life? A: Do what I enjoy.
Q: You would never eat? A: Baked beans. Tripe. Haggis.
Q: You have a reputation as a great planner don't you? A:
Yes. I am renowned for spontaneous planning to attend known future events.
Q: Your most treasured possession? A: Home.
You love hypocrites and non-thinkers don't you?
Q: Please define hypocrite. A: A greenie who lives in a wooden house. They are also the 'Left Wing Syndrome' who
treat you as a vandal if you do not subscribe to their views gained by spending too much time at university. Here is how they operate:
Climate change disciples having fun at the Glastonbury Music Festival while caring for the environment
Q: What's the best food label you have seen? A: "Your daily intake may be higher or lower depending on
your energy needs." Bulltish: the intake is what you eat, surely.
Where do you get all your knowledge?
What about hobbies and so forth?
Q: Any hobbies? A: Sport, computers. Q: First thing you'd buy with $1M? A: Beach house.
Q: Life's most anxious moment? A: Stroke in 1999.
Q: Greatest love? A: Family, but one is leaving.
Q: You would like more? A: Time. Q: Some things you would not do? A: Sing, Surf, Scubadive, Skateboard, Ski, Dance.
Q: To keep fit you? A: 196,000+ laps swum since 2001. 3,000,000 steps per annum. Q: First car? A: Austin 1800.
Q: Current Car? A: Kia Cerato.
Q: You'd most like a drink with? A: My true friends.
Q: Secret recipe? A: It's a secret! Q: Food discovery? A: Swiss food.
Q: Traveller? A: Not at Flight Centre levels but it's at 27 countries visited.
Any favourite people?
Q: Celebrity chef? A: Colonel Harland D. Sanders. Q: Actor? A: Peter Falk. Q: Musician? A: Neil Diamond - 50+ year genius.
Q: Sports star? A: Jack Brabham (F1). Q: Leader? A: Richard de Crespigny (QF32). Q: Achievement? A: Alan Turing (Enigma code).
Churchill said he made the biggest contribution to the Allies victory in WWII.
Q: Man created God? A: Did God create Darwin?
What's your investment philosophy?
Q: Time horizon? A: Forever less one day.
Q: Any Warren Buffett quotes? A: "The most
important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect" and
"Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful"
Biggest changes in your lifetime?
A1: The abandonment of loyalty and trust. This is supported by ongoing research at edelman.com.
A2: The lack of a need to higher education for all. Research, by Global Demographics, highlights that Switzerland, Norway and Australia are over educated,
implying that more capital spent on education in these countries will have minimal contribution to increasing
productivity per worker to grow Gross Domestic Product.
For example, it's a disgrace that Melbourne University costs $2.1B p.a. to run for NEXT TO NOTHING. 2,838 new Arts students; see what
A3: People simply cannot think through things anymore. e.g. Made in Australia from Australian and imported ingredients.
Please tell me where else the ingredients are coming from.
Can you describe yourself?
Q: In a paragraph? A: I loathe restrictive and senseless rules, limitations and traditions. (e.g. Mother prohibits
an event "Because I said so"). I am always questioning 'why' and I propose all rules and processes be revisited as to relevance.
If I see a gap, I'll go for it. It will probably be unorthodox, superior and totally insensitive. I am also totally clueless
when it comes to romance.
Q: In three words? A: Active but odd.
Q: Two words? A: Mr. Reliable.
Q: One word? A: Boulevardier.
Can you tell me about your education?
Q: Where were you educated? A: I am totally self educated. I attended Melbourne Grammar School, The University of Melbourne and
the University of Tulsa.
Q: How did your parents educate you? A: They did nothing. I taught myself by immersing myself in books all
weekend. Their answer was always: "The answer is no, now what was your question?". So I had plenty of time to self educate.
Are you ethical?
Yes indeed. Sometimes excessively so.