It is sad that I left UBC for two years- it felt like a long journey finding things that I like to do - tried a couple of positions in areas related to food. It is hard to imagine in my way to seek what I want and like, I have travelled through different industries that seems related but it is not, to an extent that a recruiter would questioned where I belong to. I just belong to the world of food.
I walked through a not-so typical path, only to realize what matters to me and the support given to me is enormous. I am fortunate that my parents didn't restrict what I am doing although they do have objection over what food industry offer. These different path brought me up as a writer, social media marketer with numerous opportunities creating marketing materials and customer engagement. It is a exciting moment to learn the difference between courses and the real experience dealing with sales data, sales forecasting and sourcing especially for food ingredients. It is simply what the older generations regards as experience.
What is in store for life? Like what my friend said, staring at foods. Sometimes, I get a question of why and how you can look at a food product for a long time. I guess it is called curiosity and the diversity nature of how our food are made available in the marketplace. Love and passion is an irrational things that only the alike would know how exactly it felt. I know many of my friends are passionate about food too but yet, are finding their ways through this maze and I can tell you that no matter how you walk through the maze, you earn valuable experience that it is copyrighted to yourself and it depends on yourself how you like to use them.
Live journey is long and one challenge comes after another. I thought school was tough and never realize it kept getting tougher and tougher. Tough time is not what everyone like to have. There were many occasion where I thought to gave up and questioned myself before anyone else did. It is very easy to give up but to remain, it is even harder. There is always that question of how come I am not aware or why I can't solve it?
Most of thoughts, thought process and approaches, the way I talk etc were different. The only difference is the strong passion that I can felt it gets so much stronger.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users.
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Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.