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What's in a Name?

People sometimes ask me why my brand is called Eden Street. At bazaars, elderly customers even ask if I’m Eden, pronouncing it the Filipino way: Eh-den. I just smile and say, “Oh, no. My name is Micah, not Eden.”

In a nutshell, I named Eden Street after one of the main roads in the town where my business was born. That town is the little London borough of Kingston Upon Thames, or simply Kingston, where I did my MA in Magazine Journalism from 2014 to 2015. Throughout my year in London, I discovered a bunch of beautiful stationery shops. They brought me joy and inspiration, and reminded me of my dream of putting up my own paper goods store. I’d had this dream for several years by then. Since it kept popping up, I decided to finally make it happen.

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