我們的相識有點久遠，用力的回想，當初是相約見面是平日早上，這位女生單人匹馬拿著 floor plan 前來，一起坐下來東聊西聊，規劃一下空間及尺寸，最後她一口氣訂購了電視櫃、兩張餐椅、一張長凳，還有三張同款的 Parti Table，最後還要我們制止她。當下覺得她有點瘋狂，回頭想想也不完全，因為喜歡我們的人，骨子裡都帶點瘋狂。
那次見面後，各自在 Instagram 上像癡漢的關注著大家，這位女生，我很喜歡她，因為她一定是個善良的人，我們都在這座城市裡做著自己想做的事，在自己的範疇中，用力做好，不是跟誰比較，不隨波逐流，只想成為更好的自己。
之後一起經歷過混亂，自己工廠的事，她那邊裝修的事。直到新年前，終於排除萬難，幸運的圍繞在我們製作的餐桌，認識了爆餅哥哥，跟天使女兒 Haylie 猜過十五二十。跟原來的客人，現在的朋友喝著酒，這一頓飯，我們從來沒想過會發生。
photo courtesy: 爆餅哥 💛
We have met each other ages ago and it requires me some of my brain power to think about how we met. It was a weekday morning, we scheduled a meeting via email or Facebook, and this girl came here well prepared with her floor plan of the new house. We just sit down and talked and talked from furniture at the very first beginning to all sort of random life things. It's like talking to an old friend but in fact was someone new. Ended up she ordered a tv cabinet, 2 dining chairs and a bench, and then 3 same styles and sizes PARTI table from us. I thought she was crazy but in fact, people who love us or understand our brand, they all have some sort of wildness and craziness (lol). After that goodbye, we stalked each other on Instagram, and I know she's going to be my new friend. She is a kind person, working so hard on something that she loves and passionate about. We work hard not to compete or prove to someone that we are capable, but for the sake of ourselves.
We both went through some chaos after that meet-up, ours was of moving our factory, and hers was new home furnishing. Until last CNY, we finally got everything settled down, and we could gather at her new place for a housewarming, had dinner at our tables. We met Mr Cheung, and her angle liked daughter Haylie. It felt so weird but unusual that we became friends naturally.
After CNY, Mr Cheung came to pick up wood wax oil for maintenance, and that was a long chat. Before he left, he said 'You guys had too much to take on and put too much on your plates. Relax, and things for sure will get better.' I was so much wanted to cry not because this entire entrepreneurship is so hard, but I felt so moved because of my friend profound love and care.
I am never a business person or have a business mindset, but i always believe we have to be kind no matter how cruel the situation is. And because of my blind kindness, the universe always brings me, good people, every time i have difficulties.
Like German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche said: “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” It turns out that he was right, so right.
Every time when my customers become my friends, and I can proudly say thank you publicly, I kind of question this is too much or over. But after these years, I continuously get messages or emails from my old clients, seeing they are in better places of their lives, I am so so so happy for them. Then I don't really care, and I cannot care enough what other people think, I just want to keep proving that we have treated our life seriously and live intentionally and gratefully, and you will attract similar people to like you because you love yourself. Haha Does it even make sense?
Ticky, Mr Cheung and Haylie, thank you for being someone who loves me, and I love you.