With jobs hard to come by, two siblings, Maya, 19, and John, 21, have decided to create their own opportunities instead of waiting for chance to come knocking on their door.
Maya is a student of music at a tertiary public institution, while John, a Business School dropout and a hungry bookworm whose pre-MCO life included visiting bookstores and sitting at any lonely nook or cranny, fully absorbed in his book. Though siblings, their interests may diverge and bring them to opposite destinations. However, when it comes to making cookies, the two are so alike — both of them are baking cookies to create their own future.
“I would like to earn according to how hard I work. I don’t think ones earning should be based on how many or what certificates you have, but rather, from your hands-on experience and the hours you put creating your masterpiece day-in and day-out,” said John.
He specialises in chocolate cookies.
“So far, in the course of two weeks, I have managed to earn about RM200 from my cookies sale. I feel happy with that achievement,” he said.
For the ingredients, he gets his supply at a local shop that sells baking materials.
“I am fortunate because although we are undergoing the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), I am still able to get the supplies for my cookies. The situation encourages young people like me that there are always ways to reach your aim,” he said.
His weakness, he said, is he enjoys his own company.
“I am not so much into marketing so I often depend on my sister or my mother to help me with sales,” he said.
Fortunately, there are always a demand for his delicious cookies.
“My list of clients is growing. Mostly, I sell to my aunties and uncles and cousins.”
, a bookworm who njoys reading topics in the region of humanities, decided