Willie here, today, I was looking for a recording device to record our garage jam sessions.
I jam with other musicians on a weekly basis. We live in West End, arguably a very creative, arty, musical and well connected suburb of Brisbane. A ton of passerbys will stand and listen. Some will even join in. On Saturdays, there is a famous local market, which attracts people from outside of the suburb as well.
Just imagine an all ages jam, no rules, golden oldies for tunes and living in the present moment, enjoying the diversity of voices and sounds, coming together as one.
So how hard could it be to find exactly what I need? I’m from the days of old where if you were lucky, you had a radio and if you could afford them Long Play (LP) records was the way you listened to music.
So with the help of good old google, we used YouTube, online reviews, amazon and a learning community to find out what was most important to us and we found our winner.
The 5 features we were looking for:
With a stand
Compatible with any laptop (Windows or Apple)
Portable, small enough to carry
We honour our heritage, bring home and love to all we do.
Mamaku originally started as a catering service and a market stall in 2016. Before the Mamaku you see of today, we had a number of businesses/brands;
From 2019 Mamaku Street Food - Clayfield Restaurant
From 2016 Mamaku Kitchen - Clayfied Restaurant
From 2013 Galangal - Highgate Hill Restaurant
From 2007 Makanan Indonesia - West End Restaurant
From 1997 Warung Pojok - Darwin City Restaurant
From 1995 Seafood Delites - Casuarina Eatery
From 2020 A Family of Shopkeepers was born after Mother and Daughter, had the opportunity to spend two full days together working on mastering our digital marketing skills to help the family food business in February 2020.
In late 2018 this learning journey began. And an epiphany of our why. What was stopping us from really taking bold action was our own fear of the unknown.
Then covid-19 - an unexpected curve ball for everyone. We could no longer have diners dine in. We could only serve takeaway. We had not been proactive. We were unprepared. The one saving grace was the digital marketing learning platform that we had access to and strategies we learnt on the fly and put in place immediately. We could no longer avoid looking at our business. We had to be intentional. While we still feel an impact, the impact would have been greater without our access to this platform and this community.
Family is our why. Family is why we do what we do. Family in the present can often hold us back. We remembered why we started our food business in the first place to honour our heritage and our family of shopkeepers. Our ancestors that came before us. Their lives will not be forgotten. We honour everything they did for us. We live through and for them. We live to make them proud. They will be known, in the past, in the present and in the future through our stories.
We share our journey with others with an intent to help them through their journey. Whether you are an individual or business wishing to grow personally/collectively or build and increase your online presence. That is the beauty of the internet that we can reach through to you, wherever you are in the world. We know it’s a challenging environment but we also know we have the ability to influence this journey right now!!!! There’s no time to waste it’s week three and we can honestly say that the steps we have taken are making a difference to what is essentially our families livelihood - something we can't just give up on.
We share our stories from where we were, to where we are going and where we want to be sharing our vision to grow as a connected community together that creates a world that works for everyone, carrying the flame of our ancestry.
We are a family of shopkeepers. We share our journey with the world, right from where we are. If we were to plot on a map where our family hails from, of course, the majority are from China and Indonesia, and now Australia, however we are still discovering the facts of our heritage so much is still unknown. We were raised in Darwin, Northern Territory, and when our ancestors arrived to Darwin, unfortunately, after the tropical cyclones Darwin is renowned for, a lot of our records disappeared. This journey we share is about documenting our lives now, for our next generations and also for providing the difference we want to make right now.