My Jungbub Journal – Twenty-fifth Day of Dong-ahn-guh (winter meditation retreat)
Becoming friends with the latin businessman
Today was a meaningful day. The latin businessman became a good friend of ours.
This morning, my wife and I drove his restaurant. We fixed his email account in his computer and install the account on his phone. Also, discussed his new project, wedding catering. Everything went well.
He was happy with our service. Even he seemed to be impressed by my computer work. As he watched me set up all his accounts, he asked, “How can you remember all those passwords?”
Of course, I don’t remember them. I use 200 GB Google Drive and can access with my phone from everywhere. All my business data is up in the Cloud.
He is also happy because his online store is getting more orders. As I automated the process, he gets an email on his phone in real time when somebody orders.
Anyhow, after finishing our meeting, he served us foods. We sat together and started to chat. I asked him how he got his restaurant name. (He’s running 4 branches on Kauai.) Then, he told us his life story. Quite impressing.
His life story
Seven years ago, when he and his brothers came to Kauai, they didn’t have money. Just they could cook and work hard. I can tell that they are simple people. Working hard from the early morning to the evening every day.
They started with a Lunch Wagon selling Mexican food six years ago. They wanted to cook and serve authentic Mexican Food. Then, chances were given to them. They didn’t chase money. Money just followed them as they provided what the community wanted. He also talked about his next plan.
My wife and I really enjoyed our long conversation. We felt like becoming friends. He and I had an intense conflict for a couple of months. Now we respect each other, open to each other and understand each other. Amazing change!
Transplanting 7 pots
In the afternoon, I transplanted 7 pots. Our lanai is becoming a beautiful garden. All the plants are changing the energy of our house. They carry special energy. They really nurture us.
As I took shower this evening, I really appreciate the universe giving me a chance to recover my mistakes.