About

Hi, my name is Pinky, and here are my pastimes:

The Pink Pigeon flys!

I FLY: I love to travel and, when restricted by time and money, to be transported to foreign lands through art, novels, music, plays, TV shows and films.

The Pink Pigeon pecks!

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.

The Pink Pigeon roosts!

I ROOST: I enjoy myself when I am not travelling or eating by visiting heritage sites closer to home, surfing the web, and blogging about my thoughts and discoveries.

I was born in HK but grew up largely in the UK, going to school in Eastbourne then university in Oxford, and now working in Brighton. One of my first memories of England was feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square (now banned).

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, innovative, photogenic, or mouthwatering, 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. Although I don’t want to date a pigeon, I would like to, one day…

  • meet the rare pink pigeon, in a zoo or in its native Africa
  • migrate back ‘home’ to HK
  • be loved like the pigeon that was loved by Nikola Tesla, who said “as long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life
  • attain a role of importance, like the pigeon who served as Prime Minister to the Emperor Shaohao (one of China’s semi-legendary Five Emperors)
  • say, in the spirit of Winston Churchill: “We are all pigeons. But I believe that I am a pink pigeon.”

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Denmark

Estonia

France

Germany

Greece

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

San Marino

Slovakia

Spain

Switzerland

Turkey

United Kingdom

Vatican City

North America

Canada

United States

Africa

Morocco

Asia

China

Hong Kong

Taiwan

Oceania

New Zealand

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