We were looking to kill some time before the blog meet so we decided to take a short walk and perhaps get a drink.
But before we got to our drinks, I spotted a newly opened Beard Papa store in the distance so I quickly asked Ming
"Have you tried Beard Papa's cream puff? It's expensive... but damn good!!!".Ming said NO, so I brought him there, ordered a few puffs and quickly ran off to the toilet.
While I was away, Ming was talking to the other friend who was with us and saying
"Wahlau! These cream puffs are really quite expensive wei!".
A man behind the counter overheard him and came up to explain that the cream puffs were expensive because almost all (or all) the ingredients were actually imported directly from Japan
The man went on and on about the cream puffs and Ming went with his hunch saying
"Hey... are you the Boss?"
And the Boss he was!
Meet Mr Goh H C, Beard Papa's franchisee for Malaysia!After I came back from the toilet, Ming introduced me to Mr Goh and we all sat down together on a table for a chat.
Mr Goh shared with us the many business experiences he has had even before Beard Papa came along.
Much of his business dealings in the past have been with Japan so Mr Goh here speaks fluent Japanese.
Yes by fluent I mean able to speak the language.
And NO, just in case you were wondering, knowing how to say words like "Yamateh" or "Kimochi" does not count as being fluent in Japanese (Sorry to disappoint you Chapree).
Overall, it was truly inspiring meeting another fellow entrepreneur... and all by accident.
So the next time you go to Beard Papa and if you'd like to meet the Boss, just say out loud
"YAU MOU?!?!?! WHY SO DAMN EXPENSIVE WAN THESE CREAM PUFFS?!?! MY BOLA ALSO DROP!!!"