Peter Linka, MC, Ring Announcer, Actor, Coach, Team Builder

  • 11 Apr 2024 5:23 PM
Peter Linka, MC, Ring Announcer, Actor, Coach, Team Builder
Peter has been described as a bit of a ‘renaissance man’ because of the many things he does. He says that whatever he’s doing, he’s always doing it with passion.

1. When did you arrive in Hungary and what brought you here?

I arrived in September 1988 to study drama at the Budapest Academy of Drama and Film.

2. What surprised you most about Hungary?

Having grown up in a Hungarian family in Australia, I was always praised about how well I spoke Hungarian. When I arrived I here, I was quite surprised to find that I didn’t.

3. What do you miss most from home?

The beach, the bush, home made meat pies, and my family.

4. What is the best thing about living in Hungary?

Ease of travel to so many wonderful and exciting destinations.

5. What is your favourite Hungarian food?

Csirkepaprikás with nokedli.

6. What is never missing from your refrigerator?

The light. It seems to always be on when I’m there.

7. Friends are in Budapest for the weekend - what must they absolutely see and do? 

Go up to the Citadel at night and see the city ‘lit up from above’: the castle, the parliament, the river, the bridges. It’s stunning. Everyone I’ve ever taken up there has been mesmerised.

8. What's a job you would definitely never want?

I’m a freelancer. I haven’t had a ‘job’ in decades. I can’t think in terms of a job, because that involves realising someone else’s dream. I prefer to realise my own. That’s why I’m always thinking in terms of projects, opportunities and collaborations.

9. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?

That of a millionaire.

10. Where did you spend your last vacation?

Australia, visiting family and friends.

11. Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?

Cyprus looks like a pretty sure bet for this summer.

12. Apart from temptation what can't you resist?

A nice smile.

13. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?

Following the dreadful ‘Saturday Night Fever’ style disco era of my early teenage years, ‘New Wave’ came as a true blessing, and ultimate salvation arrived in the form of the SEX PISTOLS! I adored their brazen rebellionism. Later, as an adult, I had the fortune of seeing them live at 2008 Sziget Festival. I was so overwhelmed, I cried tears of joy.

14. Red or white?

Dry red, sweet white. And, as we’re living in Hungary, I thought I’d also mention my absolute favourite dessert wine, Tokaji Aszú.

15. Books or films?

Both, but for different reasons. I read books to learn about things like self development, coaching, training, business, etc. from people far wiser than myself. I watch films to be moved, entertained, and mesmerised by the creative collaboration of a multitude of talented professionals.

16. Morning person or night person?

Night. I do my best creative at work at night when I can freely and totally immerse my consciousness into a single project that I’m working on.

17. What does true freedom mean to you?

True freedom means being able to do what I want, and not having to do what I don’t want. That might not always be the case, but I’m continuously working on it.

18. What about you has changed during your time in Hungary?

Today, I feel more European than Australian, a true ‘Citizen of Europe’, in the most classical sense.

19. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?

WOKE. It’s absurd!

20. What is your personal motto?

“Always with passion”. It’s on my website and my business card.

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