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Eddie Huang's Mom Responds: Keep Your Bar License Active

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We were going to let it stand at Eddie Huang's response to Sam Sifton's goose egg today, but the letter he just posted from his mom is just too good to pass up. It is pretty much the perfect mom letter. She tells him to get his act together, focus on his strengths, wonders if this is the right career for him, and tells him to keep his bar license active:

Hi Eddie,
So what do you think about this review. I feel it is a review of your life. It sounds so familiar to The Food Net Work competition Judge's comments. I guess you never registered all the opinions from those professionals who have seen so many people working toward their success. There is a reason why the other guy won. Good taste, hardworking attitudes, great values. In our life, there is a lot of honesty does exist. The vast majority of public will give us a score that we deserve. You have so many different fabulous talents, but to focus, and to perfect it is very crucial. No matter what career you explore, there always going to deal with: discipline, honest hard work, social skills, leadership ON TOP OF YOUR PERSONAL TALENTS.
Your talents will not shine or truly succeed until you have satisfied the basics that other competitors have already.

You have always tried to be different or funny for the sake of funny, to cover up your anger and discomforts about how we Asian are being perceived. It is not necessary to do that, your true talents will lead you above it all. You must know what you really are, and able to do well. Restaurant business is a very very tedious business, and requires on going detailed watching. Is this whole package of restaurant business really what you can do, and enjoy doing? I do not see much difference in the stress levels compare to other choice of career, but much less money rewards. Trust me, you much keep your bar license active just in case you need it. You do not even understand your own strength or the whole scope of this business, and you are not even willing to listen. YOU MUST GET BURNT BEFORE YOU WILL HEAR YOUR MOM. Please calm down, analyze yourself, and be honest. You have a lot of potential, but you must make good choice and stick to it with the best choice. With all the staff, and your korean friend, no one was able to point out or warn you the mistakes, or problems you have???????????????????

Oh mom. You always know what to say.
· Ma Duke Responds to Sifton Review [Fresh Off the Boat]
· Eddie Huang on the Sifton Goose Egg: 'I Loved this Review' [~ENY~]
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Xiao Ye

198 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Xiao Ye

198 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002

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