A recent chapter of my life has now ended – Mix has been sold.
- I’m no longer part-owner of a restaurant.
- Mom can now finally put up her legs and retire(???) after working for 9 years straight in the F&B business.
- My brother Marvin who has been running it after I returned to IT, has to start looking for another job.
A quick recap: this is the restaurant that I started with my mom’s encouragement after I had been retrenched and had been moping around unemployed for 10 months.
It was a blast and a life changing experience. I can actually say that I know what it feel likes to be a business owner: constantly worrying about cash flow and improving the business 24 x 7, managing staff and suppliers, managing customers, and all the other intricacies of running a business. What intricacies you ask? Council rates, random checks by the health department, water and electricity bills, repairs and renovations, insurance, taxes and wages etc. If I didn’t have my mother’s help, I don’t think I would have coped. It was amazing that I still managed to have a social life.
When I was in the shop day to day, I met a wide range of ppl. Most of them being students which really helped me stay young at heart and in mind. The “view” was great too. Woohoo!
The person who bought the shop will take over in 2 weeks’ time. She is not continuing with the cuisine which we’ve done for the past 3.5 years, ie. mixed Asian. I can only imagine the look on the customers’ face when they walked in and what they have been accustomed is no longer available. I wish the new owner the best of luck with the business.
Mix : December 2002 – May 2006.