I am touched by people with passion and ended up writing one about myself, publishing it on LinkedIn.
Everyone demands a great pay cheques but are you getting it?
Make passion a part of your daily pay cheques. Do what you felt like doing everyday. Even the tiniest little thing counts.
What is passion? I think passion is a strong feeling, intuition that make you work (with or without pay) towards that direction. It needs not necessary pay back monetary but when you get recognition over what you are doing, it is the best pay cheques. Think of musicians and artists as an example. How many of these people are well paid? They still do what they like or enjoy, full time or part time.
Passion is not something that fade easily over time. Passion, when forgotten knows how to revisit your mind with that burning flame that pushes you towards your dream or your goal.
I love food for their nourishment (nutrients), providing satiety and connecting people. Eating is a pleasure that everyone deserve. I work towards food science and food marketing to spread love for foods and creating value for food products. I faced endless challenges but looking back, I am gaining experience and exposure to the industry; and that is most valuable.
I still remembered my first internship that brought together most of the puzzle pieces that I learned from school. It was shocking but that busy term of my last year, I felt like I am inspired and that I go to school for something.
Find your passion and let your pay cheques came in the form of emotional comfort, even the little things that make you felt to wake up everyday to experience the world.
Food is a part of my pay cheques for living each day and I am so blessed.
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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I see a feeling of gloom, sorrow and helpless from people I knew was tough. The helplessness break into each one of our hearts- lacking of resources and use of resources are being questioned when resources are the main key for production. I can only watch and feel.
Challenges grew as order comes in. And we are left with is a chance to make it work. Deadline was so tight that any single mishap can be so crucially damaging. This is life where things like to come together.
I pray that this helplessness would go away and let them be worry-free and get their happy self back.
As an Asian, I was told to work hard and indeed, I could work long hours without that extra income. It doesn't matter to me as long as I am happy, I felt great about what I am doing. It will pay emotionally. There were lots of people who see money in their mind, being calculative even with 5 minutes extra works. You hear endless complaints and grudges. And that is life. There is a physical material called money that everyone chase for.
I chase an emotional need rather than the material needs. I don't go around company, shopping for salary increment. This is something I never did in my entire career life because I know they bring me less of what I wanted.
There were the eagerness to learn, to contribute to the communities and to develop value for what I am doing. And these were all I am trying to gain and protect- my belief, trust and dedication towards all my work, whether it is a marketing or quality assurance job. I gained lots and they changed my perspective a 180 degree. Not 360 degree yet, because I am still learning.
I see the dynamics and trying is all I am doing. No one told me how to live a life because they weren't in my shoes. Even my dearest father asked me to earn monetary values and not supporting my career in the food industry. He is those who cannot see me at home during weekdays even if I took my deserved day off. He asked me to work and work and I am like "????". Yes, those were the older generations.
I didn't meant to say anything bad about working hard but I think I am ready to try to keep a work-life balance. My life has been like a mess right now. I couldn't balance my life properly; not to say achieve any personal objective I set at the beginning of the year. Yes, I am the under-achiever right now. Completely a failure when it comes to this part. The modern world taught me so much about the needs to achieve and I was drained out by them. This is what you get once you believe into a concept.
I hope by working out a work life balance, I get a totally new life to work on my personal goals for a little while before we hit 2015 and to be more efficient at work. Let's see how this last and work out.
The bond between a puppy and its owner cannot be challenged by time. I owned a dog too. She left me 3 years ago while I was studying. It is a hard breaking moment. I lost my hairy friends, who will accompany after schools, wake me up and lean at my door while I am sleeping.
I made her a comfy bed, provide her places to sleep, walk her and play with her. It is a bond that I had with Vicky.
Today, I visited my friend's doggy that she had to give up because of family reason. And the bond is still there, even after few months or even few years, it would still be there. You don't imagine your friends or your family would remember you but with dog, they remember you eternally. That is the promise of having a pet.
I love dogs and cats since I was a young girl. And my mom never agreed for me to have a dog until I was 12 years old.
You think you are living a great life. Life will turn upside down when you are not looking. This is very normal.
My mother asked me a question. It sounded like this "Who do you learned it from?" And I couldn't recall where or when, I just know that it is in me. That is called knowledge and call, and they grew over time.
One of the biggest challenge I face now is knowing how to get things done. It is a stupid question, considering I wrote quite a number of Standard Operating Procedure but didn't have a life manual for us to live on. There will never be anyone that can clearly tell you how to go ahead. And every time you look back, it is a traces of stupid things that you and I have done in the past. The funny thing is you knew someone else might fall into that trail because no one told them.
It is funny how experiencing made things felt different. I wouldn't study as hard as I did if I knew what I am doing now. I am just glad that my passion has always be with me although they tend to be very colourful, reaching out from sales and marketing to the real science part. They torn me apart and pulled me together. That is life. It is what I seek for and I hope the seed would bear some fruit.
Being passionate is a tough task that ones can award themselves. Passion is about the shine that you do not need to shout; it is there to touch other's heart. It doesn't matter how much a passion pay off in monetary value. It is never about money. It is about love, passion and what you care. Sharing is caring.
I am still single and unfortunately, also called lonely. Yes, I am lonely but that doesn't tell you that I party all the time to get rid of boredom. In fact, I write a blog, meet new people and enjoy what nature gave me; it seems like a working strategy. And sometimes, I learn more about food science, marketing and sales. It is called continuing passion.
Occasionally, I meet up with friends but they seems a little busy and couldn't come up. It seems that I am just bugging them but I care about them. It is alright; chances are given and it is up to you if you like to take it.It is in my nature to care about others but too caring cause scars in my heart when it is taken otherwise. It is alright because what I think is not what you think. I meant good things and it stays in my heart. See deeper into my heart and learn the kindness. My heart is not for you to break because I simply want to enjoy my life.
Life goes up and down. And now it is at the down edge; my broken heart is healing and may love and passion heal it fast, guiding me to the right direction. May nature opens up my broken heart, give it a refreshing breeze of oxygen to breath in the a demand
Day by day, I am loving nature more and more. With the hiking and strolling by the seawall, beaches and mountain. And now, towards birds. This beautiful one is showering in a small little lake and it is amazing to see how they shower. They move their wings back and forth repetitively to wet themselves.
Believe it or not, these birds are extremely passionate with water and lake. They stroll back and forth without getting bored, just as guys did with video games. Guess, that is how passionate they are with water and nature. I am certainly ashamed that I wasn't as passionate as they were, Birds enjoy nature too :) Or just the water, I am not sure.
This piece of reflection is stunning.
My moon cake ended up with 1 minutes staring at the round bright moon with lots of clouds at the end of work. More over time. And no, I am absolutely not a slacker. Just too much to do and the deadline is too short.
Welcome to an extreme workaholics team. Goodness waking up tonight at 3am again for a live conference.
Talking about productivity :) Have a great night everyone.
Two days of self-trip to a beautiful lake and mountains all around places refreshed my non-stop mind. I have something that my parent called as "courage to walk alone throughout challenges" and so goes, my solo trip. I walked this far of my life, seeking thing that calm my soul and the meaning of life.
The beauty that nature awaits for us. Always there but we were too occupied to realized. Understanding what it is called to preserve nature, be active and enjoying outdoor activities while it last.
There were question of why? There is the answer: determination arise from desire. I went to more places than what I planned for my trip. Those spontaneous trips are a rewarding one. I am all tired when I got back and the next moment, I need to complete my work and it continue for few more days of hard work. The hard work that overwhelmed me to a point where I am asked to called it off. It is a part of life.
I am not in the loop of what I am dealing with nor I am experienced with what I dealt with. Experience tells me, my journey is far and I can do better because I need to and want to. That is life. Getting challenges at the time where you are most not prepared for it. Get the shock and somehow need to digest the shock. That is the past week.
Saturday- Time to recharge myself with beautiful hike and scenery. We went rock climbing and hiking. Such an amazing view that one should not missed with reflection at the lake. It is fun as I meet new people that joined the hike. Had so much fun that work items was just out of the mind for a little while. The wind that blows by, the chillness of lake water, the greenery autumn like trees- these are all gifts of nature that I hope to continue to received. It is a blessing.
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.