was browsing through some photos and I saw a picture that felt like last week. It was our first ever packaging picture and our little CEO being very curious about it. It was a simple brown kraft paper packaging with a cloth string tied over it. I wanted a wax seal since day 1 so the little red seal was there. Though it didn’t serve any purpose back then. It didn’t seal anything.
At that time, I was working for a company and the Okimochi Box idea just came by one day. Its like I been waiting for this for years. Back in 2006 when I was sitting inside the NUS lecture hall with my friend listening to a sociology lecture. We were in our final year and friends have started to send resumes and securing jobs. My friend ask me what I wanted to do. I said I wanted to create things. I want to do something that creates. But i didnt know what job is that. Then 10 years pass by and i didnt create anything. I worked for a few companies for the sake of money and never enjoyed them.
So 2016 this idea came and i felt very strongly about it. Its like I been waiting for Okimochi Box. I have learnt that it didnt happen earlier in my life because I wasn’t ready, good things take time and if you really want something, you wait and you will make it work.
We operated from our home and the whole house was piled with boxes and goods. We were making straight losses for the 1st year and I dont have any income. Our first Christmas eve with Okimochi Box was spent wrapping boxes till 6am and while everyone is celebrating CHristmas, I wish for a bed.
Soon, we started to see results as happy customers referred their friends to us. At this moment of typing this. I am filled with nothing but gratitude. A couple of days ago, I just finished a delivery and was walking back to our company van. Saw the logo on the van from afar and I felt really really touched. 5 years ago i will never have imagined we will buy our own company van.
At least for now, I am really passionate in what I am doing and I am very happy that our service help make people smile. I am very happy now. Thank you universe for giving me what I asked for.