Q&A with Reynaldo Aquino

Date: 10 September 2019

Reynaldo Aquino Rey Registered Migration Agent Immigration Lawyer Brisbane Sunshine Coast

Below you will find an introduction into the life of Reynaldo Aquino who recently joined our team at FC Lawyers. You can see Reynaldo’s full profile page here.

 

What is your name?

Reynaldo Aquino

 

Do you have any nicknames?

Rey, I was called ‘Rey-Rey’ in the Australian Army, I was also called ‘Jun-jun’ when I was growing up.

 

What is your position at FC Lawyers?

Migration Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent

 

What did you do previously before working at FC Lawyers?

Tax accountant, migration agent and law student

 

What was your first job?

Customer Service Representative at AVIS Car Rental

 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

Lacoste Clothing Store or Nike Factory Outlet

 

What is your favourite music genre and top 3 artists/bands of all time?

Rock or Rap. Nirvana, Bob Marley and Tupac Shakur

 

What was the best concert you have attended?

Linkin Park around 2008 (Hybrid Theory/Meteora days)

 

What is your favourite food and drink?

Pizza and Lemon Iced-Tea

 

Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?

Many times when I was in the Australian Army.

 

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Jesus Christ

 

Do you have a favourite charity you wish more people knew about?

Yes. My wife and I have a charity in the Philippines where we help juvenile children and victims of child abuse.

 

Do you have any favourite quotes?

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.” – Bob Marley

 

What was your favourite tv show when growing up?

The Simpsons

 

Choose a movie title for the story of your life (and explain why)

Big Daddy (Adam Sandler’s movie). Reminds me that I was slacker once.

 

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

TV

 

Do you have any phobias?

Needles and snakes

 

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Win the lottery, own a McDonalds and get a tattoo

 

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Telepathy

 

What are some of your pet peeves?

People who talk too loud.

 

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?

Kurt Cobain, Michael Jordan, David Chapelle and Margot Robbie.

 

What is your favourite family tradition?

Going to church every Sunday then eat lunch together.

 

Who is your least favourite superhero?

Batman’s sidekick, Robin.

 

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?

Social media.

 

How would you spend one million dollars?

Give 10% to charities and buy real estate properties with the rest.

 

If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? 

Japan.

 

If you had a time machine, what point in the past or future would you visit? 

World War 3. I want to know who will start it.

 

Describe yourself in 3 words. 

Ask my wife.

 

If you could only take one physical item with you on a deserted island, what it would be? 

My laptop.

 

What kind of pet do you have, and how did you choose its name?

Brown Staffy dog named Blue. Friend in the Australian Army gave that name. She said red-neck Aussies call a person with blonde hair as Blue.

 

If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Redemption Song by Bob Marley.

 

What’s your favourite sports team?

Philadelphia 76ers right now.

 

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

Pizza

 

What TV show or movie do you absolutely refuse to watch? Why?

Any Brad Pitt movie except ‘Fight Club’. He is a terrible actor.

 

How do you wind down after work?

Watch NBA games in my NBA League Pass.

 

What job would you be terrible at?

Car mechanic.

 

Have you ever had to “unlearn” something in your professional life? What was it?

I had to unlearn using Australian Army words like IRT (in regards to), COB (close of business), IAW (in accordance with), convo (conversation) etc…when writing emails.

 

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

Being a lawyer is not how good you are with legislation or litigation but how good you are when dealing with difficult people. – From my father.

 

We hope that this gave you a little insight into the life of Reynaldo and if you need any assistance with any migration matters, please contact him here. Reynaldo would be more than happy to assist you with any legal issues you may have.

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