Boss Mom Q&A: Ten Little Monkeys jumping on…

If you know Chhin, you know what I mean. This mother is full of energy and has a real passion on her venture – Little Monkey which is a free website and first directory for child-friendly facilities in Hong Kong with over 400+ facilities in categories of nursing and changing rooms, playgrounds and parks, and child-friendly restaurants with new categories coming soon. Children learn the best from going out, seeing the world and interacting with other children as kids should be free to be kids. Little Monkey hopes to build a community where our combined shared knowledge of child-friendly facilities and reviews about these places can help parents have an easier time going out with their little monkeys. Let’s talk to Chhin about her big dreams:

認識Chhin的朋友一定沒辦法忘記她的能量;正是這股力量助她成立了Little Monkey這一個免費香港兒童友好設施的指南網站,列出超過400多種設施,包括嬰兒護理室,遊樂場和公園,以及即將推出新類別的兒童餐廳。孩子們看到外面世界和其他孩子互動中學到是最好的東西,因為孩子應該自由地成長。Little Monkey希望建立一個社區,融合我們對兒童友好設施的共享知識和評論可以幫助父母更容易與他們的小猴子一起外出活動。一起和Chhin談談她的故事:

Q: What inspired you to start your business?是什麼驅使你創業?

A: I had an unfortunate event when my daughter was 9 months old where I could not find a place to breastfeed her. That’s what sparked the idea of a directory where parents can easily find breastfeeding facilities but also other needed child-friendly facilities when out and about.

我有一個不愉快經歷,當時我的女兒只有九個月,卻找不到提供餵餔母乳的地方的。所以激發起我一個想法令父母容易找到餵餔母乳設施,還有其他兒童友好設施服務。

Q: Was there any breakthrough in between your motherhood and your business life?

當母親和當老闆之間有沒有什麼突破?

A: I’ve always wanted to start my own business but not just any business as I mostly just wanted to help people. So it’s pretty amazing that being a mother led me to an issue that I am able to find a solution for to help other parents.

我曾經想開創自己的事業,不只是一門生意而我最想是可以幫助别人。令人驚訝的是,作為一位母親讓我能夠幫助其他父母找到解決方案。

Q: How to balance between family and business? 怎樣同時兼顧家庭和工作?

A: For me, family always come first so I am very lucky that my business is intertwined with my family. I can take my daughters on outings where I am also doing the research and legwork for the business.

對我來說,家人永遠是第一位的,所以我很幸運,我的生意與我的家庭生活交織在一起。我帶著女兒去郊遊,同時也在為公司做研究和工作。

Q: How would you like your child(ren) see your business?

你希望你的孩子怎樣看待你的生意?

I want my daughter to see that her mother is a strong and intelligent woman from a long line of strong women who helps other. I want her to be proud and also be inspired by what I do today to make a future for herself to help others as well. I know I sound like a “Pollyanna” sometimes but life is already harsh enough with what’s happening around us and being a parent so why not do something to help each other?

我希望我的女兒知道自己母親是從一群幫助他人的女強人之中的一位堅強而聰明的女士。我希望她感到驕傲,同時也受到我的啟發,為自己創造未來,幫助他人。有時候我聽起來像是一個“Pollyanna”,但作為父母,身邊發生的事情令我們生活嚴酷。所以為什麼不做一些互相幫助的事情呢?

Q: How does it help your business when you are a mother?

作為一位母親,在創業過程中有沒有幫助?

A: Little Monkey is all about helping parents so being a parent is essential as I can see what works, what does not work, and what is important for a parent from our viewpoint.

Little Monkey就是幫助父母,所以為人母親的我當然知道什麼是有效,什麼是無效,以及對父母來說什麼是重要的。

Q: Life as a mom is hectic enough, adding a business in the picture makes it even better, so how do you relax?

當媽媽已經很辛苦,再加上把你自己的生意當然是苦上加苦。你是怎樣舒減壓力?

A: Family and friends are very important in helping me stay motivated and grounded and also helping me bounce off ideas. This really motivates and at the same time relaxes me knowing that I have their support. In addition, I love to read and do hobbies so will try to take time to squeeze a bit in to relax. For instance, reading on the train ride to appointments or doing some knitting while she’s napping.

家人和朋友幫助是很重要,使我保持動力和平衡以及討論我的想法。對於他們的支持,讓我激勵並同時令我放鬆。此外,我喜歡閱讀和消遣,所以會盡量花點時間來放鬆一下。例如,在火車上當孩子小睡時,我可以看書、預約行程或做一些編織。

Q: What do you love most about what you do now for Little Monkey?

現在你最喜歡為Little Monkey做什麼?

A: The positive responses that I received from every parent and the light bulb that goes off whenever I’ve introduce LM so far, is so inspiring. The creativity and ideas of how to keep innovating LM, and knowing that I am helping others. In addition, pushing for a better experience when going out with the little ones so that parents can consistently create precious memories. Guess there’s a lot of love about my role in starting Little Monkey!

到目前為止,每當我介紹LM,我從每位家長和孩子裏得到的積極正面回應令人十分鼓舞。我正在幫助他人如何不斷創新LM的創造力和想法。此外,為了讓父母能不斷留下珍貴的回憶,當與小孩一起外出時,要求更好的體驗。猜猜我有多喜愛小猴子的角色!

Q: Tell us more about Little Monkey new plans for 2019?

告訴我們Little Monkey2019年的新計劃?

A: We hope to increase the amount of facilities in these 3 categories along with adding a Shopping and Special categories to help parents out. We know how hard it is to find essential or gift items for kids so why not have a directory of not just places we know but also online mom and pop websites selling items that we would love?

我們希望增加這3個類別的設施數量,同時也增加購物和特殊類別以幫助父母取捨。我們知道為孩子找必需品或禮品是很困難,所以我們為何不設計一個目錄,不僅是我們知道的地方,還有在線媽媽和流行網站銷售我們喜歡的商品。

To learn more Chhin’s Little Monkey, visit her website:

想了解多點有關Chhin的Litte Monkey, 請登入:

website網站: littlemonkey.hk