My journey to entrepreneurship started when I was small. I studied in a Filipino-Chinese school and most of my peers were gifted with a lot of money. During that time, my parents were just starting to repay the debts they incurred when they put up their business, thus I felt deprived of money compared to my classmates. My situation led me to find ways and means to acquire money outside my parents help. My first venture was selling street fighter stickers, which sold like hotcakes. I moved on to TOMI corn chips, to various items that were “in.” Whenever I tried to sell anything, I was quite successful at it, but I did not do it consecutively, just during periods where there can be a “hot” item. This continued until I graduated from college in 2004, where I joined a networking company called Nuskin. Things were good at that time, but after two years I eventually left the business behind and focused on our family business. After a while, I found an opportunity that intrigued me in advertising last 2006. We sold advertisements on paper placemats, which we would in turn, give to restaurants for free. When 2008 came, I joined a company called JAP-OK! and became their VP for Marketing and Franchising. We now have 6 stores and have continually expanded. Through all these experiences, I have had a lot of ups and downs, it’s not always glamorous. In the end, it is still worth it because of the experience, knowledge and growth that you gain.