t has been a week since my last day of employment with my previous job as an Area Manager for a German Lubricant company. And I guess it is time to get back on track with our postings and also daily work and responsibilities as business owners. In fact we have been hibernating for the past few weeks to recollect our thoughts and re-chart our future plans and directions for our business, which involves Business Marketing Management, Restaurant Marketing, Web Applications and Business Outsourcing, and our food reviewing methods, blogging styles and also photography skills.

We actually started our food blog way back on the 18th of August 2006, but due to our work load and commitments it was rather  irregular, not until May last year(2008) that we begin to put in more time and effort on our blog. In our ‘about us’ page, we have introduced ourselves, our blog and our expectations in our food blog. In fact, we find that we are more of a food critic than just a food promoting blogger. From past postings, we try our very best to provide critical, actual and factual observations and experiences and anything related to food.  When we first venture into food blogging it was more of a hobby for me and my wife, but then we found that there are still a lot of space for growth in our local food scene. Thus, our direction changed and we hope that our blog could bring up the standards of the culinary quality in Penang and if possible Malaysia by sharing good and bad experiences that we have encountered.

Many or some may wonder why did we chose the blog url with a ‘.com.my’. Well  we have two(2) registered business licences since March 2006, and one of them is Gourmet Garden which we initially wanted to use to set up our own restaurant, but luck has it money was the problem. Any person who is into blogging or net surfing would know that to get a ‘.com.my’ domain and it would need to have a registered business licence in Malaysia. Our plans have not changed but just merely delayed.

 

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Occasionally, people do ask us whether we are blogging for money or blogging for fun. My answer is neither! Our blog is more of a tool for us to gain exposure and also an ice breaker of sort. By saying this, there will be doubts that what we blog about aren’t factual or non-bias, we would let our past and future reviews speak for themselves. At least we can say that we do not sugar coat or give fictional accounts just to promote and publicise any restaurateurs for a quick buck. Or to induce higher traffic flow to our blog the get more money. But then our profession or business scope is to assist the below average restaurateurs to create more revenue and brand name through our services that are catered to make-over and improve the food quality and service standards that will give the businesses profitability in the long-run. In fact it would be a conflict of interest to be a food critic and marketer, but the objective of our food blog and business shares a same mission that is to improve and upgrade the food quality and service standards. Thus, we still will be neutral in our reviews so the community will get quality information on good food finds and suggestions from our preference and thoughts. 

We would like to emphasise that there will be no hidden agendas or motives in our reviews or entries, all reviews will be professionally done without any biasness. We pray that GOD is watching on us and will help us in our every day life, we also pray that every meal that we have is as enjoyable and savoury like home cooked meals prepared with passion and flavours. We also hope that we will be able to taste and experience delicacies that the world has to offer, and to continue blogging without prejudice and politicking.

 

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2 comments

  1. Little Inbox // April 7, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

    Hubby & I have been through the similar process. We started, get response, then due to some circumstances, we slow down, .......restart, got feed backs, but then time is limited through out the employment working life. Then hubby resigned from his manager post, .......well, of course, we are not into food business. :)

    Glad that both of you really spend time to look at the plan. It's not easy.

  2. gill gill // April 7, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

    Hi Little inbox, i agree...it's not easy and gone through the hard time. wish you all the nest, and so do us...lol