Hong Kong is where I was born, and where I started as an artist. It is home to me. The beauty of Hong Kong is that it is not only a place that I call home, but a place that people from all around the world call home. People call America a melting pot, but Hong Kong is my own melting pot. It fostered my love of mixed cultures... and of food from around the world. Which I will share with you throughevery city I have sketched along the way.
This is where my love of food began!
From Hairy Crab to Egg Tarts, I started to pick up on food everywhere I went from a young age. You will see other food throughout the rest, but this is where it started.
At Tin Hau Temple
Although I would love to go on about the food and life stories of Chicago, let us be honest. Chicago is a place where everyone becomes enveloped by the architecture. There are architectural tours around the city for a reason! I can honestly say.
Chicago.. is a beautiful place.
I must mention the food, though...
Among all of the pastas of the world, this is
where I discovered that my true love lies.
Mushrooms, especially portobello
...were made for pasta.
Among all of the intersections in Europe, this is the busiest on the list. There have been studies done on the impossibility of this intersection and how there are limited accidents here. And yet, I drew it without cars or people. Because, for me,
Rather, a place of calm, quiet, and food.
Ratatouille. It is simple, and easy... yet, time-consuming. It is the zen heart of Parisian food. At its essence rests three ideas: history, love, and family.
-Memoirs of a Geisha
The simplicity of Japanese food fascinates me. And yet, there is a certain sense of traditionalism which joins minimalism with the true culture of Japan.
This encourages a unique community
...that I quickly felt I became a part of.
As I stated in the beginning, Hong Kong is my own melting pot. As New York is America’s melting pot. So, for me, New York will be my new home here.