I’ve always believed in aspiring to wake up and do something you truly enjoy. I know it might be hard to venture down that path, but sometimes you just gotta put those fears and risks aside and put forth that effort or else you’ll never know. I’ve always been intrigued and easily influenced by fashion. In high school and a few years during University, I worked in local retail store here in Calgary and thats kind of where my dream began.
After graduating University, I was caught up in the local norm of finding a job in the corporate world. A lot of my friends continued down that direction; before you know it, 5 years have passed and we’re all doing the same, wake up at 5am, get to work by 6, coffee break at 7, lunch at 12, more work till 4 (if not later). Go home, cook dinner, watch tv and before you know you’re going to bed starting your day all over again. Everything became too repetitive and I want to be able to change that.
In the back of my mind, I always wanted to create not only a t-shirt company but also an influential brand. I’ve always wanted to create and put forth ideas that represent influences that have affected my life. I want to translate these experiences to my friends and family in my life and whoever else my reach can inspire. I came up with the name ‘Boy Burma’ and the little winking boy wearing the oversized crown as the company’s logo. The name was derived from my parents’ roots. They were raised in Burma (now Myanmar) before they immigrated to Canada and continue to hold strong ties to their country and community.
My goal of this brand is create something special. Something of high quality, exclusive, limited, eye-popping, creative and bask in this opportunity of doing what I love to do. I want to be able to enjoy these moments, share my experiences, while making other people happy throughout the process.
I would definately like to hear from everyone and anyone who will have a positive impact. If so please send any messages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for those who are reading, I look forward to this new experience.
- Jeremy (Boy Burma)