Reader of the week: David Borger

David Borger, the Western Sydney Director of the Business Chamber, is our Reader of the Week. 

Three people I would love to invite to dinner: Bob Katter, Billy Bragg and Baldrick from Blackadder. What a hoot.

The best advice I ever received was: “Get rid of that goattie beard if you want to run for Parliament son” (Directive from Barry Unsworth).

The most amazing thing I’ve ever done is: Be a Dad to my daughters Grace and Zoe.

 If I was down to my last $10 I would  spent it on: A jar of Tahini and Lebanese bread. (its great with lemon juice and olive)

My greatest fear is: not seeing our girls grow up.

My fantasy job is: Infrastructure Minister for Western Sydney.

If I could have a super power it would be: To fly – what a cool way to get around.

My favorite phrase is...”Hanging in there” Picked up from my year 12 Economics teacher

My hidden talent is: making funny movies with our children

If I could travel back in time, I would love to see/meet: John Bradfield the engineer who designed the Harbour Bridge and grand railway schemes for Sydney. Love to see what he would recommend for Western Sydney.

The one thing I will never throw out: A religious statue my mum purchased from Pelegrines in Parramatta.

True love is: when someone finds your annoying habits cute.

My last meal would be: Prawn Laksa from Temasek in Parramatta.

My first car was:  1974 Corolla. I took the back seats out and delivered magazines for a job while I was at Uni.

I’m always being asked: Are you running for politics again.

My most embarrassing moment was : My first meeting at Parramatta Council. I loudly objected to a motion. I thought it was concerning homes for people with disabilities: it was actually about brothels!

What people may not know about  me is:  I went to 10 schools.

Wierdest thing in my glovebox: Not sure I haven’t gone there for a while.

My biggest fashion faux pas was: Wearing a Texan necktie to a school dance. Bad move.

I wish I hadn’t: Moved straight from Uni to work: go the gap year.

My earliest memory  is: Laying carpet tiles with my dad at Chester Hill.

On my bedside table is:  Mostly unread books.

People say I look like: I'm busy.

A movie I think everyone should  see: Dead Poets Society. Carpe Diem: Seize the day!

In the future: Western Sydney will receive its fair share of arts funding. We currently get less than 1% yet we are a third of the state. What a disgrace!

The story Reader of the week: David Borger first appeared on Hills News.

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