Hi there and welcome to The Pineapple Chicken Blog!
I am 30 years old, born and raised in London. Currently, I am working in the Renewable Energy team of an investment manager in the City. Photographer in my spare time, an environmentalist with a passion for nature, art and basically everything else! I am like a sponge, who likes to soak up random facts!
Why Pineapple Chicken?
I know…it is a bit random right? Like really random….
Pineapple Chicken (菠蘿雞) is a colloquial term in Hong Kong, which means leveraging off others. My parents always used it on me as a term of endearment whenever I wanted a “family holiday”. I also thought it was really sweet when literally translated back to English. In my mind, it conjured up a rather cute little chicken in a pineapple suit.
So I thought why not use it as a blog name!? For a more tangible explanation, 2017 is the Year of the Chicken and I love all things tropical, so Pineapple Chicken it is!
Purpose of the blog
My job takes up pretty much most of my time and, at times, it does not rock my world. I set a mission for myself to make the most of my weekends, where I can spend the time to expand my knowledge, deepen my passions and, have new experiences – all the while sharing it with others. There will be random postings along the way – books, articles, and topics to fill the quieter (and probably rainy) days.
Starting out in my hometown, I hope to visit and do all the wonderful things that London has to offer – exhibitions, events, and good food! Undoubtedly, I will also travel to other parts of the world along the way.
If there is anything you would like me to go to in London (happy to be a guinea pig!), do let me know. Send a message to pineapplechickenuk [at] gmail.com.
With Sweet & Sour Love,