They say first impressions are important. When you meet someone for the first time it only takes a tenth of a second to decide whether you like them or not.
So if you’re still reading this then you must be intrigued. So let’s get to it, because it’s time for you to meet the Bala’s.
Sam and Christine Bala are the founders of Bee Wrappy, Australia’s number one choice for beeswax food wraps.
To get to know them a little bit better, we’ve put together an up close and personal interview that will either leave a good impression, or have you wondering how Christine has put up with Sam for so long.
- What do you do when you’re not working?
Christine: I love doing craft with the kids. I like painting and when I have time I try to watch a bit of telly and enjoy a little bit of reading. But most of my time is spent with the kids enjoying them!
Sam: I roam the house and make it messy (Just kidding!) We try to do the garden and I like to cook.
- What makes you laugh the most?
Christine: The TV show ‘Would I Lie To You’ and the kids, they make me laugh all the time!
Sam: Our daughter Hazel makes me laugh. She mirror’s everything we say but with a really serious look on her face.
- What is your favourite way to relax?
Christine: We don’t really relax but we’re happy that way. When I can, I like to watch anything documentary related.
Sam: There’s only one way I relax which is when Christine gives me a face massage.
- What is something you think everyone should do at least once in his or her lives?
Christine: Go and see the Northern lights, they were amazing.
Sam: Use an expertly crafted Japanese chef knife. The joy you get from cutting so cleanly is something that gives me goosebumps.
- What would you do if you won the lottery?
Christine: I wouldn’t mind to win it so I could do more for charities and organisations, but I wouldn’t change my lifestyle.
Sam: I wouldn’t change a thing. I would give it away to family and friends and put some in a trust fund for my kids. I know that if I changed anything it wouldn’t make me happy.
- What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?
Christine: Scuba diving in Iceland, it was amazing but I wouldn’t do it again.
Sam: Skydiving, it scared me big time!
- When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Christine: People ask me to listen to them.
Sam: Fixing stuff. When I asked Christine’s parents to marry her, they thought I had come for a chat and asked me to fix a radio.
- What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
Christine: I like to do things in an uncomplicated way. I wouldn’t really call that old fashioned but I like to keep things simple.
Sam: Anything to do with cooking, I like making my own butter. I like making my own bacon from scratch. I made my own laundry detergent at one point. I find it fun.
- What gets you out of bed every day?
Christine: The kids and Otis the dog.
Sam: The dog, he just licks your hand and your face.
- What is one thing on your bucket list?
Christine: To do things with the kids for their 'firsts’. Just taking them travelling would be fun.
Sam: I want to go to the Millennium stadium in Wale, watch a rugby game and listen to the welsh men sing. The way they sing is amazing.
- What would you tell your teenage self if you could go back in time?
Christine: I would say, there’s more to come and you’ll be blessed with a great husband and two beautiful children.
Sam: You’re going to marry a beautiful women, don’t worry about anything else.
- What’s the best thing you got from your parents?
Christine: Where do you start? Everything! A strong sense of community and family. The grounding and stability they gave us. I loved the consistency they gave us, I want that for our kids too.
Sam: We’ve been very lucky, anything they do for us is amazing.
- What’s one responsibility you really wish you didn’t have?
Christine: I don’t particularly like having to make beds. It’s hard for me to do it with the kids running around but I always I try to put a bit of love in it.
Sam: I hate going to sleep and then remembering that I have to do something. It sounds silly but once you're comfortable in bed it’s the worst getting back out.
- What goal are you working on now?
Our common goal is to have a successful business so we can achieve our original goals of flexibility, freedom and give back to the community.