Hi, my name is Pinky, a nostalgia-prone inhabitant in a fast-changing world. Here is my past, present, and future, in pigeon terms:
I PECK: An adventurous foodie, I will eat anything, just to try it. Except maybe for live, wriggling creatures. When I’m not eating food, I’m thinking about food.
I ROOST: I enjoy myself when I am not travelling or eating by catching up on the news, surfing the web, and blogging about my thoughts and discoveries.
I was born in HK but grew up largely in the UK, and one of my first memories of England was feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square.
My favourite food as a child in HK was squab, and I miss it immensely. I believe that when eating out, food should either be fun, authentic, meaningful, pretty, or fabulously delicious, otherwise there’s always the home kitchen to rely on. A picky eater when a child in Hong Kong, I’m now making up for lost tastings!
I wish I had a pigeon’s best qualities. Alas, I am small and jittery and my sight is far from keen.
I would like to, one day…
- meet the rare pink pigeon, in a zoo or in its native Africa.
- migrate back ‘home’ to HK.
- say, in the spirit of Winston Churchill,
We are all pigeons. But I believe that I am a pink pigeon.