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Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Fun & Fearless - Not all FUN and games: making it big:

TIF­FANY YU, 31

HOW it all be­gan: PERKS of THE Job: “It’s hear­ing dif­fer­ent sto­ries of how much guests ap­pre­ci­ate what we do and the ser­vice we pro­vide. But most of all, it’s see­ing my bar­tenders and baris­tas ex­cel at their craft. See­ing them shine at The Cu­ra­tor and in com­pe­ti­tions is very re­ward­ing.”

“There are chal­lenges all day, ev­ery day! Jug­gling dif­fer­ent re­spon­si­bil­i­ties was some­thing I had to get used to at the be­gin­ning. It may look easy, but there’s a lot of back work that needs to be es­tab­lished to main­tain a cer­tain level of qual­ity.”

“Pre­pare your­self for a lot of hard work and ded­i­ca­tion! It doesn’t get eas­ier—okay, maybe some­times it does—but it does be­come more ful­fill­ing as you see your pas­sions come to life.”

Teach­ing kids and mix­ing cock­tails isn’t a typ­i­cal com­bi­na­tion, but this preschool teacher and co-founder of The Cu­ra­tor Cof­fee and Cock­tails blends the two with in­tox­i­cat­ingly good re­sults.

“Pas­sion is what drove me and my part­ners to open both the 9th Av­enue School and The Cu­ra­tor. I know it seems funny that I teach chil­dren dur­ing the day, and tin­ker with cock­tails at night, but it works! With The Cu­ra­tor, we’ve al­ways wanted a space that serves cof­fee and cock­tails with in­tent and pas­sion.”

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