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Getting to know Vinny Vella

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 2 October 2022, 11:00 Last update: about 3 months ago

Anyone who knows musician Vinny Vella knows that he is a Valletta FC and Liverpool supporter.

But what else does he like to do? What is his favourite pizza topping and which mjusic event would he have liked to attend?

 

What was the last book you read?

I don’t read much

Who is your favourite author?

Charles Dickens

What was the last film you watched?

Man vs Bee

Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest / Godfather / Pulp fiction

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Al Pacino

What is your favourite TV series?

Only Fools & Horses

What is you favourite game or sports to watch and play?

Football

Which team do you support?

Valletta City / Liverpool

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

My Way

Who is your favourite singer/band?

The Beatles / Stevie Wonder / Keith Jarrett

 

Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended?   ,

“It’s impossible”, but a Beatles reunion concert. I am delighted that I have attended  two Stevie Wonder concerts in London and also saw Keith Jarrett in Umbria Jazz Festival.

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Water, a good friend and another friend with survival skills who can cook.

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?

Smell

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

Crocodile

What is that one thing you could not go a day without?

Oxygen

Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Del Boy

Do you check your horoscope?

No

What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?

42

What invention would you erase from history?

Weapons

Would you like to know the day when you will die?

Hopefully it will not be on a Champions League day final involving Liverpool

 

What's your favourite animal?

Dog

What's your favourite type of foreign food? 

Thai / Indian

What is your favourite hobby?

Travelling

What's your favourite season?

Summer

What's your favourite ice cream topping?

Crushed nuts

What's your favourite board game?

None

What is your favourite pizza?

Pepperoni

What is your favourite colour?

Blue

What is your favourite pasta dish?

Bolognese

What is your favourite cartoon show?

Sylvester the cat

 

What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?

Swimming

What career did you see yourself in when you were young?

Baker

What is your best childhood memory?

I was in a boarding school so definitely it has to be the last day of the scholastic year for summer holidays

Did you learn how to ride a bike?

Yes

Who was your super hero?

Batman

Which toy do you wish to have kept?

Actually I kept them my favourite toys (my Subbuteo teams, pitch and goal posts)

What subject did you excel in at school?

English

What subject did you dislike the most in school?

Maths

Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

No

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

Honesty

 

What would you change about yourself if you could?

Maybe slightly taller.

What really makes you angry?

Anything can spark me off! But my hates are bigotry, hypocrisy and arrogance

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half empty.

Are you a sore loser?

Yes

What is your biggest regret?

Wish I had the patience to study more.

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?

Honesty and loyalty

What is your greatest fear?

Plane crash

What is your life motto?

Life is now!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Do not underestimate the fire in me.

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?

Smile

 

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

Purchase a house by the sea in Thailand

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

John Lennon, Milles Davis, Charlie Chaplin and Stevie Wonder

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

Mum

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

60s

If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

The birth of my son Jamie.

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?

Thailand

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chicken

If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

Beginning of mankind

If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be?

Greed

If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

Life

Coffee or tea?

Both

Walk or swim?

Swim

Summer or winter?

Summer

Italy or England?

England

Restaurant or delivery?

Restaurant

Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

Fish or meat?

Meat

Mobile phone or TV?

TV

Black or white?

Grey

Film or TV series?

Film

 

 

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