Interview with JOHN BUNDY
by RAMONA PORTELLI
RAMONA PORTELLI from okmalta.com interviewed broadcaster John Bundy. 50 years old, married and a father of his only child – Samyra, living in Fgura.
His job as a broadcaster is his main hobby. Besides, he loves music and plays the guitar, drums, saxophone and piano. He likes to read and enjoys a ride on his own bike.
Describe yourself in your own words
90% humaristic and 10% the opposite. I am very realistic and honest. I love simple things and I am a very loyal person.
What do you do and how did you get into it?
I am a full-time broadcaster. I showed interest in media long time ago when I was only nine years old. Way back in 1989, I decided to work as a professional broadcaster, therefore had to drop what I was doing at that time.
How long have you been married?
Since 1988!! That means nearly twenty three years of marriage !
Mention some of your latest work
My TV breakfast show on ONE TV, which reaching a high audience of 77.8% in Malta and Gozo.
Do you worry about getting so older?
Not really. I only worry that I can become ill. I believe that keeping oneself fit and young at heart makes you feel good and young forever.
Is there a down side to your fame?
Nothing at all, as long as people do not take advantage of my gentleness.
Did you ever have to make any big changes in your lifestyle?
I don’t say big but natural changes which I do not regret. As a father, I had to naturally decrease the outings with my wife and it brought along fatherhood responsibilities. Eighteen years have passed since then and I am proud to say that my daughter and myself are best buddies.
What are the qualities you most admire in a woman?
Being realistic and creative rather than having physical beauty only. I like participative women in society and easy going women rather than fussy ones about comfort and luxury. Well, I like sexy women!!
What are your weaknesses?
Organisation!! This is because I am very organized. I really hate disorganisation and I look for excellence/perfection in everything. I am very fond of the environment and I get very upset and frustrated when it is not taken care of properly or when vandalized. Also, I hate it when I know people are lying.
Have you ever kissed someone of your same sex?
Many times !!! I often kiss my two male close friends – Ray and Silvio. Every time something goes well/as planned, I kiss my buddies to share my joy. Probably your readers will interpret this as they wish!!!
What is your opinion about same-sex marriages?
I don’t mind at all as long as they love and share each other’s love. However, I object gay people who adopt children. In my opinion they can never become parents.
What is your sense of style and what do you wear on a daily basis?
I wear suits because of my work because of my work. My sense of style is very Italian.
What does your ideal day consist of?
Conducting my TV show, then off to Valletta for a coffee break followed by going home for lunch, do some reading, enjoying my radio show and finally going back home with my two ladies (wife & daughter) pampering, kissing and loving !!!
What are your hopes, dreams and fears for the future?
My hope is that people understand that we will all end up in ashes, no matter how much some people try to be powerful over others. We are all equal at the end of the day.
My dream is to be granted the most precious thing, which is life, and to see my princess become successful.
My fear is that the world will be destroyed.