Like what? How can it be? I said I wanna write something everyday.. What did I do??? LOL
Yes 2020 ain't like the year we all hope for, but looking back, we are half year towards the end of the year already! Yay to us for surviving the first half! Hahhaa
Anyway continuing on the last post.
When we first started off the quarantine/lock down/PSBB/WFH/any terms that ask us to stay at home, back in March, I was actually pretty happy lol. My introvert side was happy that I don't have to deal with people hahaha. My parents and siblings also all stay at home. Almost every meal we eat together.
Then come April, everyone starts to get bored and not sure what to do. A lot of holidays somemore!
My mom starts to cook a lot of new dishes hahaha.
One day, my sister asked her to make bakcang / zong zi.
Sometime in March, one of my friend suddenly ping me and said she craved for my mom's bakcang and asked if my mom will make some, she would like to buy. Then I told her if my mom make, I will send her some.
Then my mom made bakcang as requested by my sis. I send some to my friend and told mom about last month one friend actually ask my mom to sell bakcang coz she would like to buy.
Two days after that, my mom suddenly ask me to take picture of the bakcang and open pre-order for the weekend. I was a bit surprised but of course I followed her request. I told in my siblings group that mom would sell bakcang, everyone please support.
So we did open pre-order for bakcang and to our surprise the feedback was overwhelming!
Suddenly about 200 pcs order and we're like "can mom actually make this many??"
The order keep coming and it really was beyond our expectation!
But I have work to do so I can only help her during the weekend and it was so fortunate there were a lot of public holidays and long weekends.
Since the market acceptance was so good, after a month of selling thru my own social media, I decided to make it official. We brand it as "Bakcang32" and started off the journey of officially selling it.
June was bakcang month. The day we are supposed to eat bakcang this year falls on June 25 (called dragon boat festival), so we made the dragon boat festival package and it was selling so good! Many days our order were fully booked and everyone has to work until very very late at night (1AM!)
In short, the bakcang was selling so good in June.
That same June is the same month of the flooding which cause mom's shop to loss a lot of her inventory.
I can only say that really, God loves mom so much.
Even before the flooding happen. He provides.
I told mom that she is really blessed indeed. Yes she may have lost a lot. (really A LOT)
and 2 months selling bakcang can't cover all her lost yet but it does cover some.
Besides, because she is busy making bakcang, her thought is occupied with bakcang and she did not spend her time thinking and stressing about her shop.
I am reminded of this verse:
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
We are still selling though! Although it's no longer bakcang month and the demand is not as high as June but we are still surviving! Now we even sell bakpao in addition to bakcang hahahaha.
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