Passion for Perfection – VIDEO with Thomas Haas

Discovering the secret behind the chocolate from the successful man who crafts them.

Passion for Perfection

In the pastry room with Thomas Haas…


This is just a glimpse of what’s to come. A Follow Me Foodie dream come true.

The talented editor and videographer of Follow Me Foodie webisodes, Steve Tan, sent me an e-mail at 11:19pm Sunday night. Both of us being devoted to our passion, along with photographer Justin, were all up to receive it. I’m pretty sure we were all still up even hours after receiving it though. I for one was up for an extra six. I think it’s fair to say that we choose our work over sleep and that we’ve stopped counting the endless nights that we’ve dedicated to the crafts we love. I’m honoured to work with such creative geniuses and perfectionists who inspire me to do better.

Along the way of my Follow Me Foodie adventures, I’ve been lucky to work and meet others who also inspire me, such as Thomas Haas.

I rarely write personal blog entries, but this one I’m very happy to be sharing with you.

It all started with Steve, who sent my an e-mail that said “Hey Mijune, I’m working on the Thomas Haas video at the moment. I came across a candid conversation piece that I thought could be a great piece to share separately from the webisode.” This was followed by a link to the 58 second video that you hopefully watched.

It’s 58 seconds of some of the best advice from a world renowned chef that I have nothing but love and respect for.

The idea of aiming for perfection is something that challenges me in the world of Follow Me Foodie and food blogging. It’s funny how the same goal that frustrates me is the same one that drives me. It’s essentially working towards something unattainable as there is always room for improvement.

I’m perhaps lighthearted in spirit and the way I approach my blog, but I do take it very seriously. Although ultimately it is just a little food diary I decided to make public.

Iā€™m not a professional critic, chef, or journalist by trade, so already there is so much more for me to learn. I’ve made lots of mistakes, grammatical and spelling errors galore, and I’ll make more mistakes as I continue. However I hope through experience and growth I can only expand my knowledge, improve, do better and most importantly still have fun.

It’s a lot of hard work and effort that I pour my heart and soul into, so I thank you for being patient and coming along this journey with me.

xo Mijune of Follow Me Foodie


  • Gahz says:

    Love love love love love. Words cannot express how much I love this blog post. Thanks for sharing this moment with us. You make grammatical and spelling errors lovable. Yes, I just said that.

    Every bit of progress is a win. You’ve made your passion your career — something most people spend their lives dreaming of doing. Thanks for allowing us into your world.

  • laura says:

    Very well said! One on one time with Mr Haas! I’m soooo jealous. I’m so happy that your blog is taking off. You work so hard at it to our benefit. Thank you!

  • Mijune says:

    @Gahz – aww thank you so much!! yes this is a post I will hold close as well. Wow! I’m so happy to make you proud sister!! I’ll continue to try and do my best for you! Love YOU!

    @laura – lol I admit.. i’m pretty jealous of myself… it was incredibly being in the kitchen with him and just hearing him say stuff like this. I mean coming from Vancouver’s legendary baker… and just hearing that he’s always trying to be better… wow it meant a lot. Thank you SO much Laura for sticking by me on this journey! Really appreciate your readership šŸ™‚

  • Mijune says:

    @kevin – aw thanks kevin! šŸ™‚

  • Dilara says:

    Love it!! I’m so jealous you got up close and personal with the legendary Thomas Haas! I absolutely love the candid moment =)

  • Linda says:

    :*) i teared up a little reading your entry after having a lump in my throat watching thomas in the video give such great advice.. i hope you know how much i look forward to reading your posts everyday – i feel like i know you šŸ™‚ thomas is a great guy! my friend is actually staging at his bakery right now and strangely enough, my other friend’s coworker is his brother in law lol

  • Joy says:

    I love, love watching people talk about their passion and love for their craft. It’s absolutely inspiring! You and Thomas both inspire others with the work you do. So thank you.

  • Gary says:

    These videos are awesome. You, along with Steve and Justin make magic happen on camera. šŸ˜‰

  • Mijune says:

    @Dilara – I know!! I have to pinch myself too!!! I’m so happy to have it forever!!

    @Linda – awww and now you’re making ME tear up!! :*) Your comment touched my heart and I feel like I know you as well! You have no idea how much appreciate every comment you leave. Thank you!! And wow… I’m jealous of all your connections!! Make sure you stay good friends with both those people šŸ˜‰ xo

    @Joy – Wow!! Coming from you, Joy… that almost leaves me speechless. You inspire me!

    @Gary – Aw thanks so much Gary! Yeah I couldn’t do it without them… they make the magic happen and I’m just so happy to be able to celebrate their passion through this blog. Thank you for your sweet comment!

  • Bon Gateau says:

    you already know what i think about this post…..can’t wait to watch the rest of it! jealous!!

  • Mijune says:

    @Bon Gateau –<3 u! thank you!! Moment to remember for sure!

  • Joanne says:

    What an inspiring candid clip!
    I have to say you’re natural in front of the camera. Great job!!

  • Mijune says:

    @joanne – aww thanks so much Joanne! He was so easy to talk to as start struck as I was lol

  • OliviaNewt says:

    Mijune, your prose is refreshing, honest and totally believable. You are an original and as such, should not measure yourself against pedants and critics, whose job it is to enhance their opinions of themselves by finding flaws in others. Just keep doing what you love. Hugs.

  • Mijune says:

    @OliviaNewt – awww Olivia… thank you so much for your supportive comment. Wow… you read right through my post… your comment means a lot to me and I feel really lucky to have a reader like yourself. Big hug back šŸ™‚

  • Ariella says:

    Oh that little red shelf of hidden chocolates! Who would have thought to press on it?
    Looking forward to your video…attempting macarons this week actually, hoping for a non failure šŸ™‚

  • Mijune says:

    lol aw thank you!!! Macarons take so long to makes I’m too impatient, kudos to you!!

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