One was into coffee brewing. Another studied pastry art. Trained two to help out. Found a space for rent. Hired a staff, then some interns, and part-timers. Met hundreds of friends, customers–turned friends, and passersby… Not enough.
Sylvette wanted to serve good coffee. To source out beans, and bring out its flavors through proper brewing. Then, she was exploring spirituality. But now, it is coffee.
Jessica found fulfillment on satisfied customers. If they are not, it drives her to make–used to be nice dresses, but these days–good recipes to bake.
Brewed, baked, and sold online. At bazaars, met people, artists, friends… Good friends, became customers. Then more baked goods, thus more hands.
Lita values tradition, while Mary admires innovation. Their dynamics in cooking is unparalleled. Now, they are also skilled bakers.
A space along Mother Ignacia. Number 72 looked promising. Gathered enough resources, and courage… Leased it, renovated.
Diana just passed her board exam as interior designer. Her first project and clients, her two sisters. With great patience, she pulled through and did well.
Marlon was working as a construction helper. Hired him as maintenance guy, server, and an all around “handyman.” Best of all, he is resourceful.
Soft opening, everybody came. Soon, road construction…obstruction. Almost nobody came, for a long time. Learning, and still learning. Not ready to leave. Held on too long.
Mj and Pat came first, they were determined. Clinton, Kerwin, and Lennard did not need the job, but always reliable. Dre is highly efficient. Julius was attentive. Christian, Kurt, and Ryan were enthusiastic.
Fleeting. Now, heading to a better space… Finally a respite.
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