Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Taking a bow

I'm touched by the generous gestures of some friends and bloggers that I feel compelled to blog about it.

Firstly, I don't know Petunia Lee in person but I read her blog daily. She's an avid gardener like me who grows herbs and plants in her rooftop garden. I like reading about her gardening adventures and when I feel moved and inspired, I would drop a comment or two. When she found me gushing over her chamomile seedlings, she offered to give me some. What a pleasant surprise!

Then there's Amy whom I admire very much. After meeting her at a talk on her experience as an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker, we became fast friends. When she heard about my new business, she immediately placed an order. That makes her our first customer and our products are not even ready yet!

Water Learner, who has also become friends through blogging, kindly offered to give us an advertising space on her popular blog. If you notice, she is not the type who clutters up her blog with stuff, yet she has generously given me a space for free.

My friend EE is treating me to dinner to celebrate the new business. Not only that, my readers have been sending good wishes, tossing confetti, doing the lion dance and inviting VIPS to the ribbon cutting ceremony (the virtual one that is) and so forth.

Thank you everyone. I'm touched and inspired by you all. Stay healthy and green, like me and my vegetables!

11 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

if u dun mind my mediocre cooking, me + k@ye_ will invite u to our cook-out! hehehe.....

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

as a celebration to your new venture, me mean =)))

Blur Ting said...

Your cooking looks fantastic! Sure, I am most happy to gate crash :-)

The World According To Me said...

Aren't bloggers great.

And credit where credit is due. Long live your vegetables and your blog!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

hi there, TWATM! i'd like to think bloggers are only great with sane ones. and anyone in Blur's blog is! hehehe.....

WaterLearner said...

Ting,

It's my pleasure to help. I like your ideas and hope the business will florish.

It's great working with best friends, but I have the same worries as you do. A few friends had also approached me with business ideas but I had turned down. Partly due to the same worry that you have and also mainly because my husband's new business is still in its initial stage and I feel that I should put any of my new business ideas on hold a little.

Anyhow, I am glad many fellow bloggers are also celebrating and rejoicing in your new business like I do. You should start a forum or something in your new site. We will definitely support. Oh yah, you can put up adds on facebook also. People do click on those you know. But make sure you phrase in a very catchy and "in" manner.

Oh my... seems like I am getting all excited for you too! :-)

Blur Ting said...

Oh World, you're such a great cheerleader!

Blur Ting said...

Fry - birds of a feather flock together?

Blur Ting said...

Water - You're always so considerate of others. You have some good suggestions there :-)

I would advise that you go with your gut feel when choosing your partners. By now, you would be able to tell if some friends will ride through the good and bad times with you or are not nitpickers. See how they handle other people or what their relationship is like with their family members or friends.

I hope you'll fulfill your dreams one day too :-)

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

birds of the sane feathers wouldn't dare to leave the flock! hahahahahahaha......

petunialee said...

What kind of business did you start?