Today's parcel madness. Forever trying to meet the 5pm mark. HAHAHAH. 😂
And yes, that's a laundry basket…used to hold the 100+ parcels we packed today! 💪🏻💪🏻
ANW for your girls who want to learn how to alter your bralettes for them to fit better, check out @angieishikawa 's Dayre for a tutorial!!! 🎉🎉🎉
This is my absolute favourite quote in the entire world.
It really sums up my relationship with life and how I began to realise that there is a greater power out there that knows better than you.
I'm not super religious or anything. But I do quite believe in how the universe knows what's best for you. ☺️ I think it makes life easier to get through when you remind yourself that maybe that thing you really wanted isn't meant to be.
I've been very very entrepreneurial since young. I think my very very first attempt was in primary school selling some sort of small items.
In Secondary school, I sold Ferrero Rocher bouquets during Valentine's Day. In Uni, I did freelance work (which is sort of running your own business) and I actually tried starting a magazine (we actually printed 2 issues and had a circulation of about 3000!).
My most recent attempt was at building a mobile app with @boshifang and @thenniel
The most recent attempt (at app building) didn't go very well. In fact most of my business ventures don't always end up well. I used to spend more on rewarding myself with McDonald's than the money I actually earned by selling Valentine's bouquets. 😂😂😂
The magazine wasn't lucrative enough because nobody actually wants to place ads with a new and tiny magazine without a proper business plan. I basically squandered the $6k @chowchowsheep and my mum gave me to support the business.
Check out the Instagram Page of the magazine I started off with another friend!
We used to be very close when we first started the business. But I guess when the business ended, our friendship kind of did too.
It really was a good learning experience because I guess you learn that in a partnership, you can't just give up when you feel like the going is tough.
The other person might have put their hopes and dreams into the business. And when you give up, you crush those aspirations too.
I'm not sure why I always end up doing something business related even tho I have failed so many times. 😂
I don't even start out thinking about wanting to start something, but somehow I always end up there.
@boshifang @thenniel and I put almost all of our savings into an app we thought would revolutionise the tuition industry in Singapore. We spent COUNTLESS hours sitting in each other's home trying to perfect the business plan. But somehow, it just didn't work out in the end.
Maybe because we didn't have enough technical expertise or maybe because we just didn't know what we were doing, but I still vividly remember lying on my bed one night and sobbing because we still had 2 more instalments to pay for the app development and I was broke.
I also remember @thenniel telling me that it's okay, that we could just pull out. But I remember the overwhelming sense of guilt and sadness I had for giving up on something we had once thought was our ultimate dream.
But that's when I realized that you can want something super super badly and think that it's going to be the best for you, yet you might still be wrong. And that the universe isn't doing this to fuck around with you. They're doing it because you're meant for better things.
Which is why I'm really really thankful for the chance to get back on the entrepreneurial track and somehow letting me start #ourbraletteclub
I think most of my previous attempts at starting a business was to make big bucks 😂😂😂 but with #obc it's completely different.
I still remember the day it happened! @braintango:181216 when I posted like a super lousy photo of the bralettes I bought and @kalkitkat @soullight commented 😂😂 And then on @braintango:201216 everything exploded.
It's so funny because when you try your damnest to start something, it doesn't work out. But when you're doing it out of goodwill, you end up building a community of people that are more than customers and you end up finding something you really love doing too???
I think it isn't really just about my love for bralettes anymore. I really like the relationship I have with you each and every one of you girls and how we have conversations that are somewhere in between that of customer and friend.
I think we're not only revolutionising the lingerie industry by telling women that they don't have to wear uncomfortable bras to look good, we are at the same time helping each other realise how beautiful we really are.
Beyond that, I feel that we are showing all businesses out there that the relationship between customer and business owner doesn't always have to be a formal, rigid and filled with bad experiences.
I really like and am appreciative of how respectful, kind and patient you girls are towards me. And in return, I am more motivated to bring you girls faster, better and even sweeter 😍😘 service.
This is the way customer service is supposed to be!
We don't have to yell at each other for things to get done. And every time you girls try to comfort me and tell me to rest well, I am even more motivated to pack the parcels ASAP.
Every time someone tells me to ship their orders out later and give stock to others who need it more urgently, I melt.
Every time someone tells me "THANKS FOR DOING THIS" I melt
Every time someone tells me "Rmb to sleep! And eat!" I also melt.
And every time one of you girls post a review on both Shopee or Dayre (#ourbraletteclub) or even just get your friends to buy from me, I am seriously the happiest person in the world.
So thanks again for the millionth time for being part of our awesome team and for making every day more bearable. 🎉🎉🎉
Everyday I wake up without enough sleep, I don't even feel half as grumpy as I was when waking up for any other reason.
I also used to hate sleeping late cos I really love sleeping. I used to sleep at 10pm if I had work the next day 😂😂😂 but now I sleep at 2am and the only thing I say is "WAH not enough time"
Check out our second batch of parcels today! It's about 180 parcels here so we mailed out about 300 parcels today! @boshifang @chenshiqi
These are all accumulated from the CNY holidays so no la our business not so big yet. 😂😂
If you receive a wrongly mailed or wrongly packed parcel with defective goods, we're really really sorry and we will definitely make it right for you girls again.
Also, if I still owe you money via transfer, I will do it soon! Been doing it in batches cos so so busy.
I just ranted 😂😂😂😂😂
Anyway what I wanted to say is. Everything will be ok in the end. Even if you feel lost now, you will find a way. ⭐️️🙌🏻
PSST we ended off the night with a 烧烤 and ta-q-bin delivery run. Don't let @boshifang and @chenshiqi fool you into thinking I'm a mean friend HAHAHAHA.
I GOT WELFARE OK. 💪🏻💪🏻
A lot a lot a lot of welfare. I feel my arteries being clogged already 😂😂😂 #dayrefatties
Adding on to this post cos I found these postcards I used to design and sell back in Secondary and JC
So nostalgic HAHAHAHA. To my ex school mates who used to be ripped off by me, thanks for making me who I am today.
Btw Husband Ng used to buy these from me even tho his one day pocket money was the cost of one post card.
Must be true love 😂
Aiyooooo, I feel so happy just looking at these 😂