December 2010

Things could get better tomorrow.

When my dad grew up in Canton, China, his family could not afford shoes. But he sold his labor to buy a pair of shoes so he wouldn’t be teased at school. Times were very tough back then. My dad’s father was missing in WWII, never to be seen again. And there were no jobs to be had in the new communist government, and there was no money.

Posted on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

Do What You Love. Love What You Do.

I love the baking and fortune cookie business. Luckily, this is my work every day.

Doing what you love has many benefits. For one, you’ll work harder if you enjoy what you do. If your work is fun you will also gain confidence to adapt to change.

And you will have to change! Life is all about change. I’ve been a shoemaker, cook, waiter, bartender, baker and auto mechanic. Each of these jobs prepared me for my work today.

Posted on Saturday, December 4, 2010.