Everyone thinks Jim has it all, a career in the best law firm in the City, a loving girlfriend who can launch more ships than Helen of Troy, an athletic physique, a sports car given by his dad and adored by his friends.
But none of them knew what Jim has been through, before achieving what people think is a “perfect life”.
Prior to Jim’s so-called-success, he’s been following orders from his dad. At young age, he was hit everytime when he made mistakes even for the little things, his dad arranged the schools he must attend, meeting the crème de la crème of the city, even his job at the best law firm. Jim even thought his soon to be engagement seems to be a set-up, thanks to his dad. Deep inside, Jim felt like he’s playing a part and he wishes he could escape. Adding to that are the prying eyes of his relatives, always snooping on what he do or where he goes.
What Jim really wanted is either to become a journalist, write in freelance for a magazine or a newspaper. When he was in Fourth Year High School, he’s always been fascinated with European Literature and Culture. He treasured most of the books he collected about Europe, he felt like those were his ticket to escape.
He also dreamt of becoming a Pastry Chef and studying in Le Cordon Bleu in Paris or study and work in Europe. He enjoys cooking so much. Though there were few memories he remember with his late mother, he always enjoys watching his mom cook when he was a kid. He remembers very well the scent of rosemary and lemon with the roasting pork loin or the sweet scent of cinnamon and apples on his pie, tickling his nose while he waits as it cools.