There is always a light that shines us along of our lives. I know many many people have been at a point of my life that shines that path out. We might knew what good people did to us but might not know how "negative people affects us in life.
It that shines of light that we yearned for and continuous to live for. Appreciate people around you for they are a gift. I earned favors and do favors to others because I believe in the importance of that. I will keep on giving out favors as I am keeping on receiving them.
Don't you agree this tradition of giving need to be continue?
The day started bright with my intention to resign after preparing some follow-up documents. My boss told me about how she made progress in her trial and error gummy production. I am truly happy for them and suggested them to make improvement on gummy formulation rather than matching the existing one. She asked again about the name card title and I avoided that questions. It is a meaningless question because they waited that long to make a progress in it.
I hand in my resignation in the noon, with 1 week notice period and it turns out- I am done with the work that day itself. That was amazingly quick turnover and things change from being really positive to the end.
It is not the end of the world for me as I have a better idea of what I want to be and how silly I am in the past/
Since I started smiling back, my hope seems to come closer. I place my love for something I really passionate about. Obstruction always exist and will always be there. The question is how do I deviate from that?
My life is filled with laughter because I want to make laughter a companion for my life.
Brand is an image or perception that others see behind a product or a service. Felicia Loo might give you a perception of a young girl with multiple skills and interests from food science, marketing to product management.
My love for food businesses have never decrease a tiny little bit. Food science is a field that I choose and I am very proud to say that I never regret it. I grew with small food and natural products businesses, understanding the business aspect of the businesses but at the same time, I hold on my food science principle tightly.
There are times that I struggle to choose between food science and marketing. It was the time that I realize that I need to re-brand this love. I cannot be everything for everyone. I love marketing and see the product value, rising trends but I am more of the food science person.
So, I did a major re-branding last weekend and throughout this week. I think I am satisfy with my re-branding effort as I refocus my belief. There is nothing that can defeat your love and passions. That is why there are so many passionate artists, singers and writers that live an unknown life until they made it.
And when they made it, the bitter smile on their face is worthless. I felt that bitter smile when my food science efforts are appreciated and recognized. It is the only moment that bitter sweet feeling came alive; not for marketing effort. So, I learned what my love are for.
At my most despair moment, I realize what I wanted to protect the most: my best 2 years of education at UBC. I always thought I sided towards the business aspect; I am but when I have the chance to do both, I learned about focus. Focus on Food science - a foundation educations that built into my experience as a food scientist.
I knew what is important for me. I worked hard to established what I have. It is not a miracle, that are delivered right to my front. I learned every single things of the so called experiences. I am longing for guidance as there are minimal guidance. I am expected to know. I am, however, lucky to have friends and mentors around me that are kind and sincere to provide such guidance.
I dealt with challenges that I never imagine I encountered- that is probably why they called it challenges. Confrontation over what is right to be done and adequateness of implementation and SOPs. The changes I want to bring are all a matter of management decision and it is always revocable - Welcome to a life of a "manager". It wasn't food science consideration; it is about some other similar industry practices.
It teach me more than where I am but also, to learn how I can make the best out of it. I need to know and I will keep knowing...
Just want to share a season of blessing where cherry blossoms bloom. It is another spring taking over and myself is still very busy but this time, I learned to take things off a little bit and enjoy what the season brings.
I am on a pair of sandals walking around, taking photo, memorizing the beauty of the cherry blossoms.
Cherry blossoms are flowers that blooms for a couple of weeks; after of which they fade off. They live to bloom once a year during spring. To me, they signify a little gift that doesn't last. Everything that we have in life doesn't last but appreciate them when they are here.
My life looks similar to this cherry blossom tree, I will bloom but I can also fade off from life. It is a privilege to have spring but not a right to keep having them. As long as I bloom, I make the best out of the season.
April 1, 2014 - I realize I am a fool. Early adulthood, I am pretty much left on my own. God had blessed me with multiple skills but only, to give people around me the rights to demand highly things that I never knew how to do. Figure it-out is perhaps the best skills I have.
Many times, I felt this vicious cycle should stop. I should stop hitting the wall. Instead, get a wall that I can lean on and build my foundation from the ground. I don't know how but somehow, I always trip from the high roof. The roof of each building I climb on got higher and higher. It is a painful experience again and again but I don't seems afraid of the height.
Is it in my nature? Or perhaps, being afraid could help change my future. Being a fool and learned many different things that others would not recognize of a food scientist. I am the fool that took everything up; realizing how much I hit the wall and all I need is somewhere I can lean and count on.
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.