My main reason to changed careers from an engineer to a chocolatier
is a personal reason and was planted when I was 8 yrs old by a little girl named
When I first moved here, I fought hard to fit into a new school, new culture,
and new country. Ashley, an American girl, stood up for me when our classmates
would tease me for being different. She continued to do this for the
rest of the year.
I'm not sure what compelled her to stand up for me, but she did. She taught
me to be comfortable in my own skin, even if I am different. More importantly,
she taught me that regardless how different our story is, we're
the same silly and dorky 4th grade girls.
So I started this chocolate shop as a way for me to continue what Ashley did
for me. To show others that regardless of how different our story is, we
share more in common than differences. And we should celebrate our