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.
I’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