Western Leader : January 12th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 2 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 12, 2012 NEWS Office Ph 837 0340 Fax 837 1760 Editor Claire Kenny email: edwl@snl co nz Sales Manager Julie Cooper email: julie cooper@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 66,754 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) 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Second pair must be from same price range and prescription. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Frame available while stocks last. *Of fer is mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 31st March 2012. 2012 Specsavers Optical Group • MCCANN_ SPE2021. in your 2nd pair* +FREE SUN TINT COMPLETE GLASSES 2 PAIRS From$169 For a limited time, receive a FREE UV & Sun Tint filter in your second pair worth $50, when you select from the 2 pairs from $169 range or above. Henderson -- WestCity Westfield: 838 6853, Massey -- Westgate S/C: 833 1337, New Lynn -- LynnMall: 826 3989. Visit specsavers.co.nz to find out more. Simple food top of the menu Busy lives: Ivy and Vince Li operate the Get Fed lunch bar in Henderson. Photo: TUREI MACKEY Vince Li, 34, runs the Get Fed lunch bar in Henderson with his wife Ivy. The couple live in Te Atatu South with son Ricky, 3. He talks to reporter Turei Mackey about his work. WEST LIFE A normal day for me begins before 5am so we can start preparing for what is usually a 12-hour working day. My first task is to start up the ovens and begin making snacks like sandwiches and muffins. It's around 6am that we open the doors. Our rush hour is lunchtime, tra- ditionally 11.30am to 2pm, but the mornings can be very busy especially when everybody needs that all- important coffee before work. My wife Ivy is the expert when it comes to the art of a good coffee so I'm usually in the kitchen out back preparing the meals. The food we make is very straight- forward with eggs and bacon a popular choice with customers. When I opened this business I tried to make the food fancy but quickly realised that people don't always want their breakfast or lunch to look extremely complicated. At the end of the day an egg is an egg no matter how you try to smarten it up. I am originally from southern China where I worked as a chef in Chinese cuisine. I moved to New Zealand about 10 years ago to do a chef's course at AUT and worked at various restaurants. It was about five years ago that we bought this lunch bar. The one thing I enjoy about running a small business is getting to know people from all different walks of life; It just makes the job more enjoyable. We have our regulars -- neighbours from nearby businesses and also the kids at the two schools who are always coming in for breakfast or lunch. You really have to find a balance with business and friendship if you want to be happy in your job. We have and it is great because you do feel part of a small community. Around 2.30pm we begin the clean- up process and the shop is shut after 3.30pm. We then go shopping and begin the preparation for the next day. When we do get home I enjoy a quiet glass of red wine and spending valu- able time with my son.
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