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You Have Come A Long Way

“You have come a long way.”

On the morning of Queenbels’ 4th birthday, a Facebook friend and also a customer left this comment on our Facebook page. This comment had me took in a deep breath and breathe out.

She is one of the long-time people who saw me on my wordpress days to an e-commerce webstore and to now a brick and mortar shop. Thank you to all who left birthday wishes for Queenbels on our facebook page. I read every single comment.

Prosperous Ever After

Four years is not a relative long time for a business. I have to discount the first two years of juggling it with a full-time job. To be very honest, I wasn’t very on the ball with the operation. I had a full-time profession and I am sure no employer wants a half-hearted employee. I was paid to do a service for the company and I had to keep up with the high standards at all times.

Doing what I am doing now isn’t some great 5-years plan I set up. I have never thought of running my own business before this. I thought I would marry a man I love, set up a family, have kids and become a homemaker. I am not saying that going down this path is something less achieving or anything less, so please don’t get me wrong. Somehow things just happen, unexpected.

My husband will know this very well. In fact he said he never knew I could sell something. I am not a fantastic talker by the way. Sometimes he will tease me: “Oh got people buy things from you ah.” Oh well.

It took a certain level of courage to cut away a stable good paying job. I didn’t want to think too hard too much. Now, if you want to run a business properly and see results, you have to be in the game, playing it. You cannot just stand one side and watch the game happen. The same goes if I work for others. Putting in effort to learn the ropes may not warrant a promotion but at least I was building up my skills steadily. At least technically I was sound. With a sound background, I will be able to set sail should opportunities come knocking.

So, if you are not doing something that you like very much now or have huge dreams for the future, don’t belittle whatever you are doing now to put food on the table. Trust me, you will bring that piece of life experience with you to your next venture and it will help you greatly.


Getting to Queenbels Mini Bazaar at MICA Building

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As we are getting nearer to the mini bazaar that is happening in just 3 days’ time, I think a ‘How to Get to the Mini Bazaar by Public Transport’ guide will be very useful. It is easily accessible by public transport and I highly recommend to use the public transport. I hope you will find this guide handy, especially for the people who are going there for the first time.

Queenbels Mini Bazaar at MICA Building
140 Hill Street, Ground Floor, Singapore 179369
18 & 19 August 2012
1pm to 7pm

If you are coming via MRT, the nearest MRT station to alight is Clarke Quay Station.

Exit Clarke Quay MRT Station via Exit E

You will see Burger King outside Clarke Quay MRT Station Exit E

You will see a bus stop outside Clarke Quay MRT Station Exit E on your left.

Buses that reach MICA Building. Just 1 bus stop away from Clarke Quay MRT Station!

If you prefer to walk, turn left upon Exit E, MICA Building is just 3 mins walk away!

If you are coming via Bus, these buses will bring you right to the doorstep of MICA Building.

Buses that bring you right to the doorstep of MICA Building

If you are driving, the nearest carparks are at Hill Street, Funan and Clarke Quay.


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