“Be assertive, and don’t let anyone change your mind about what you want.”
"With each day, I try to make macarons better. Learning what I wasn't happy with the day before helps me do better the next. Perfection can never be reached, but if you work very hard you can come close to it.”
What moments on the job do you find most rewarding?
“Seeing how happy customers can be after eating macarons. Once, an older gentleman came into the store, hesitant to try the macarons. He bought a box of six and — within five minutes of leaving — came back with an empty box and bought 24 more.”
“My mother: She came to America as a nurse and then opened her own Thai restaurant. 17 years later, she still goes to work every day with a smile.”
Photographed by Sunny Shokrae