From the beginning, our heart has been to work with impoverished #children in the trash #dumps of #thirdworld nations. Our original idea, which coincides with the theme of our food truck @dumpslikeatruck_foodtruck (we got the name from a memorable line in the 2000 Sisqo song “The Thong Song”), was to use proceeds from selling our dumplings to put “thong” sandals on the feet of children who live and scavenge for survival in literal trash dumps, because of what a cut or injury to the foot of a child can do when medical care isn’t readily accessible or affordable. Pastor @rickhagans and I sat down and discussed that while shoes meet a physical need, they also serve as an access point for them to know and experience the love of the #God who made them. And that is what we want, because even though the soles of their shoes will eventually wear out, the souls of their inner man will continue being revitalized with hope when they know their Creator. They too will then become hope givers and light carriers in a dark world, and learn what it means to be people of impact whose surroundings don’t define them or limit the difference they can make!
But when we looked even deeper into their condition, we realized that while shoes may be a good place to start, it CANNOT end there. I mean, what good are new shoes if they don’t one day have the opportunity for new lives? If those children continue living in #poverty and have no opportunity to receive an #education and to escape that vicious generational cycle in their areas, are we really meeting their needs?
So, our first trip on behalf of our #business to the dumps of #Happyland in the #Philippines was in March of this year, and was more of an exploratory trip to get to know @miocade and his incredible organization and mission at Empowering Young Warriors #Asia (Empowering Lives Asia). There, I was able to see firsthand how this #ministry impacts the lives of impoverished and underprivileged children in that area. Since that time, we have committed to continuing our relationship with him and partnering with his #nonprofit in SE #Asia that focuses on...(more in the comment 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼)...
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🍜世界各国の鼎泰豊 / Around the world Din Tai Fung
⚠️ Please read the following sentences carefully for this post. (English is below)
例) 小籠包 - 4個入: 605円 / 9個入: 908円 (共に税込み)
"Din Tai Fung", a Shanghai cuisine restaurant chain headquartered in Taiwan and It's famous for Xiǎolóngbāo (steamed dumplings) are delicious.
Also, My most favorite Chinese cuisine is "Xiǎolóngbāo". However, Ding Tai Fung in Japan is included in the category of Luxury Chinese restaurants, and it's much more expensive than the branches of other countries.
Example) Xiǎolóngbāo - 4 pieces: 605 yen / 9 pieces: 908 yen (Both of Consumption tax included)
So, when we have no budget, we often Yaki gyōza(Fried dumplings) at "Gyoza no Ohsho", a Japanese restaurant chain serving gyōza and other Chinese-style food.
Rather, that choice may be SAFE.
💡 In Chinese restaurants and Ramen restaurants in Japan, most them offer Yaki gyōza(Fried dumplings), but I have opportunities to eat Steamed dumplings and Boiled dumplings when my stomach is bad condition.
▼ 店舗紹介 / List of branches
No. / Place / Date of visit (YYYY.MM.DD)
1. 🇹🇼 #鼎泰豊 (#ディンタイフォン ) #DinTaiFung#딘다이펑
(1)-(2) 🇯🇵 #熊本#鶴屋百貨店 支店 (#Kumamoto#Tsuruya Dept. Store) (2016.08.15)
(3)-(4) 🇹🇼 #台北101#Taipei101 (2016.02.24)
(5)-(8) 🇲🇾 #PavilionKL (#KualaLumpur ) (2016.11.11)
2. 🇯🇵 #餃子の王将#GyozaNoOhsho#교자노오쇼
(9)-(10) 🇯🇵 #餃子の王将阪急東通り店 (#大阪市北区 ) (#Osaka#Kitaku#HankyuHigashidori )
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