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Soaps, scents & sensibilities

Soaps, scents & sensibilities Büm D. Tenorio Jr. (The Philippine Star) - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am

Before Pia Sy, pretty like a doll and statuesque like a mannequin, launched her soap-making business called Savonille in January 2018, she was a “happily devoted homemaker for 24 years.”  The joy of being mother to three children and wife to the man she dearly loves is premium to her existence. Her world stops for her children Jay, 24; Sage, 22; and Annika, 18. Her moral support for her husband Jun, an entrepreneur involved in healthcare ventures and agribusiness, is beyond measure.

When empty nesting became apparent for Pia and Jun, Pia found so much time on her hands. One by one, their children left for the US to study. Jay is now in Berklee College of Music in Boston taking up Music Engineering. Sage is enrolled in an Entrepreneurship degree in Northeastern University in Boston. Annika, on the other hand, is a freshman at Tufts University taking up a Bachelor’s degree. The more she misses her children, the more she wants to have her own venture.

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