Meet John Pera

What is the most significant event that you have witnessed in your lifetime?
The most significant in my life was when I got married.

Can you tell me about a particularly memorable experience from your youth?
My memorable experience is getting out of Iraq.

What are some of the biggest changes you have seen in your lifetime?
To stop smoking and drinking.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
My family.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in life?
What ever you want to do, do it.

Tell us about a tradition or custom from your youth that you still practice today / or practiced for many years?
We always celebrate just like other people like Christmas, wedding and death anniversary, birthday, new year etc

What is a place you have travelled to that you found particularly interesting or beautiful? Why?
I travelled to the Holy Land Jerusalem and Iran. It was a beautiful place to travel.

What is something you have learned in your long life that you would like to share with others?
Just be a good listener.

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