John was born and bred in Kuala Lumpur City in the 1950's and studied at La Salle Sentul and St. John's Institution. He completed his HSC in English Medium, which is equivalent to A level, in 1978. That was the norm for the era, and at that time there were no colleges or private institutions in the country - unlike now!
John pursued a course in Electronics at the Nanyang Institute of Electronics, which he completed in early 1980. He is also qualified to advise on Lab Safety and classification of Chemicals and their hazardous nature and impact on health. Recently in KL, he attended three courses which were conducted by experts in the fields from US and China.
He has been working in this field for the past 35 years, at a local school and three different International schools. His passion is staying fit and likes playing soccer, short distant marathon runs and working out in the gym. Staying healthy is his primary goal, as is helping others.