He works hard for NO money

People congratulate me and say that I’m lucky. Yes, I’m thanking my lucky stars for bringing me where I am but I must say that success doesn’t come easy. It is now up to me to make the Studio work. Darling has done his part in setting it up and now the pressure’s on me. 
I love the way Irene and Kelwin put it – All of Darling’s positive becomes negative as he is financing my Studio and that Studio is not making money! :P
Don’t worry Darling, I won’t disappoint you. I’ll make it work. I’ll make it a success. You’ll see. :D
But how? Let’s see. I printed out flyers and today, Ethan and I went around the neighborhood to distribute them. I am so proud of Ethan. He went from one house to the next, from one letter box to the other without a single complain and he did it so cheerfully!
I know we can just hire people to distribute the flyers but why? I want Ethan to know that nothing comes easy in life and this is part and parcel of marketing. I explained to him the reason for distributing the flyers and after he understood every single details we made our rounds.. at 5pm.
 My little helper hard at work. See him holding on to the flyers? :D
 He gets thirsty after a while so had to stop for a drink
 After almost an hour he can still smile :)
 Getting acquainted with the neighborhood’s cat… meow….
 After walking for almost an hour, we went home for a break. See him looking all flushed? Such a pity.. but he is still smiling :)
 Gave him a treat of orange juice to cool him down
 By then it was already 6pm so we headed to the playground..
At the end of the day, he is happy, job is done and that is all that matters. Ethan is very much part of the Studio. He was involved in the setting up process from Day 1. I include him in everything from the registration to the marketing. 
He needs to know that opportunity doesn’t come rolling and knocking at your door. It is up to US to make it happen. Gambateh!

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    Gambateh, Merryn and Ethan! You will make it WORK!

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    true, nothing comes easy. Anyway, all the best.

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    He works hard for the money…so you better treat him right…like that song..haha.In life, nothing is free and nothing comes easy.

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    so cute cute Ethan.. so hardworking.. eh..not child violation hor? hahha.. youngest worker in Malaysia… he really has a smiling face.. so lovable!

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    auwww! very hardworking Ethan! U n Darling teach him well. :D All the best for the Studio okie! we're all here support u! yay!

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    Set your goals and work hard to achieve them. Mums are capable of almost anything. All the best!

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    With support from your loved ones and from your friends, nothing is impossible…true? Yes.You have the right attitude and the right energy to make it work, so it will eventually work.Cheers :)

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    Yes, I am sure you can make it profitable. :D

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    Good luck in your endeavour! Knock and the door will open…

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    Ethan looks more like u..Merryn.Btw, you can also consider allowing parents to have birthday parties at ur centre. They get to eat, do some craft and have a birthday session.

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    Ethan is doing a Great Job,Merryn!!And he looks like you too…Good luck for your craft studio!!

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    I'm so proud of Ethan! Way to go!! Wish you the best of luck in your new venture!! :)

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    Ethan is such a good boy. Good that you think positive. All the best to you, Merryn.

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    Don't worry,you'll make it but it will take a little time,ya, keep your head up high ya.hey forgot to tell you this, the more i look at Ethan's photos,now i reckon that he looks 80% you

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    Ethan is such a good boy.. going through hard labour to help his mummy :) I think a lot of biz are like that… slow in the beginning but once it picks up, you'll be so busy, you won't have the time to lepak in your 2nd and 3rd home anymore hehe. All the best to your studio!

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    He's such a sweetie! So helpful n happy!

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    YES gambateh! u gonna make it! the more i see ethan's pic, the more i realized he looks so big, mature edi! hehehe!

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