Top 5 Chinese New Year Food To Eat In 2021

Chinese New Year is expected to fall on Friday, 12th of February this year. However, preparations for the festival have started for most people. Our neighbours for instance have started their annual spring cleaning activities. Shopping malls on the other hand have soaked up the atmosphere with their Chinese New Year decorations, festive songs, and storewide sales.

Big Question: Do we celebrate Chinese New Year?

Although K is Chinese, he doesn’t celebrate Chinese New Year and the reason is simply because his family doesn’t celebrate it too. Having said that, we do have family and friends celebrating it and they would always give us delicious food and thoughtful gifts during the festive season.

Not familiar with the food? We’ve got some good news for you. Here’s our list of 5 Chinese New Year food you ought to try in 2021. Most of these food can be found in most supermarkets and even online stores in Malaysia. A quick Google should do the trick. Let’s begin our list!

1. The New Year Cake 年糕 Kuih Bakul

Made of glutinous rice flour, this traditional rice cake can be taken sweet or savoury. These can be found easily in most supermarkets, but if you’re game enough to make your own, you can try these recipes from the Asian Food Network – Nian Gao and What To Cook Today – Easy Nian Gao Recipe (Tikoy / Fa Gao / Kue Bakul).

2. Dumplings 饺子

Dumplings are pieces of dough filled with all sorts of delicious fillings. Traditionally, the people at K’s hometown in the Northwestern part of China prefer to have it boiled and they eat it by dipping the dumplings in chili oil and black vinegar. Laotai Arui did a video on it and you can view it here – Dumplings Halal Recipe | Muslim Chinese Food | Best Chinese Halal Food |饺子

3. Tangyuan 汤圆

These addictive sticky rice balls are made with glutinous rice flour. Often served in a sweet soup, the fillings vary from peanut to red bean. These are chewy in texture and you can easily make these at home using store-bought tangyuan. To make your own from scratch, follow this Tang Yuan Chinese Glutinous Rice Balls 汤圆 recipe shared by the Red House Spice.

4. Yee Sang 魚生

Essentially a salad, most restaurants would offer this during the Chinese New Year period. But with movement restrictions, you could purchase ready-made yee sang from restaurants and supermarkets. All you have to do is assemble the ingredients, pour the sauce, and dig in!

5. Tangerines & Oranges

You can’t really end the list without mentioning the fruits that are synonymous to the festival. It’s fair to say that Chinese New Year is the only festival where you’ll see people buying, eating and gifting boxes of these fruits. In fact, we can’t think of any time of the year where we can find ourselves eating and receiving this many tangerines and oranges.

There are definitely more good food that people usually eat during Chinese New Year and we’d be sharing those in future posts, insha’Allah. In the meantime, you can refer to last years’ post – Top 3 Snacks You Should Try For Chinese New Year.

Are you celebrating Chinese New Year this year? Let us know in the comments section!

Link Roundup #10: Top 3 Chinese Muslim Food Links

Hello Chinese Muslim food lovers! It’s time for our Chinese Muslim food link roundup! Hope you find the links as interesting as we do!

Local Kopitiam With No Halal Cert Inspected After Customers Complained About Muslim Patrons

“The examination result found that the premise has no Muslim cook and ingredients used also has no Halal certificate. Muslims are urged to avoid visiting food premises without Halal certificate,” the statement reads in part.

This inspection was made after complaints were filed that Muslims often visited the restaurant even though the kopitiam uses all halal ingredients and is pork-free.

We came across this piece of news on Twitter recently. Besides the World Of Buzz article, Says posted a similar piece entitled ‘JHEAINS Inspects A Kuala Pilah Kopitiam After Complaints That It Is Frequented By Muslims‘.

If you were to read the articles, you can easily find two views. One supports the move, whereas another opposes it. What’s our stand on this? Equip yourself with adequate knowledge. Related: Guide: How to Find a Halal Restaurant In Malaysia and A Guide To Finding Halal Food In China

Wok king, Chef Amann Teoh is cooking up a HALAL storm with his new Chinese street food restaurant!

Chef Amann, who started his culinary career at his grandfather’s restaurant at the age of 20, has travelled and worked in many countries prior to settling down in Malaysia. “This job has brought me to Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, Australia, Amsterdam (and some parts of Europe), Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Macau,” shares the culinary veteran.

Adding, he says: “My journey as a chef has taught me much. I’m grateful that now I have a greater knowledge and know-how of halalan toyyiban Chinese cooking, and I can whip up anything from street food to banquet dining, all the while maintaining the original taste.”

We shared this in our previous blog post and we thought, why not share it again and include the contact details too? So here you go!

C.A.T Wok Street Food: Opening on January 11, 2021

Location: D-7-G, Bangi Gateway, Persiaran Pekeliling, Seksyen 15, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor

Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday — 11am to 11pm, Friday — 3pm to 11pm

Phone: 018 3998336

Why Muslim entrepreneurs should obtain halal certification

According to the statistics in Malaysia, 60 per cent of halal certificate applicants are non-Muslim entrepreneurs.

Don’t be surprised if some Muslim restaurants find it difficult to become halal certified. It is worth pointing out again that most of the restaurants that apply for halal certification are non-Muslim owned restaurants.

They have found that the halal certification is valuable and benefits them greatly. The halal certification is related to Halalan Thoyyiban, which goes beyond an absence of pork and alcohol, and covers other aspects such as slaughtering, cleanliness and safety.

As Muslim food entrepreneurs, we definitely know the importance of getting our food business Halal certified. Our focus is not much on the marketing aspect, rather, we are more keen on getting that level of trust and credibility that comes with the certification. This is a good article if you’re new to the whole Halal certificate concept within the Malaysian context.

That concludes our link roundup for this month! Found any interesting links? Let us know in the comment section and we’ll include it in the next link roundup. Have a good January!

[News] Wok king, Chef Amann Teoh is cooking up a HALAL storm with his new Chinese street food restaurant!

 Signature favourite, the char kway teow.

An exciting new restaurant serving authentic HALAL Chinese street food will be hitting Bangi’s culinary-scape, helmed by Muslim convert, Chef Amann Teoh.

The affable 52-year-old aspires to bring the delectable roadside tastes of favourites such as Penang Char Kway Teow, Hong Kong’s Char Beef Ginger Kway Teow, Ginger Beef Yee Mee, and Wan Tan Hor (Cantonese fried noodles in egg gravy) among others, onto the plates of not only his non-Muslim customers, but also Muslims who want to savour what the fuss is all about.

The word char simply means “stir-fry” in Mandarin and for Chef Amann, the secret to a perfect wok-fried Char Kway Teow lies in what’s known as wok hei, which, metaphorically-translated means the breath of the wok. While extremely high heat is necessary, creating wok hei isn’t just a matter of raising the flame temperature underneath the wok to extraordinarily high levels.

“That subtle smoky flavour you get from a good plate of Char Kway Teow would have enough wok hei. Only an experienced chef/sifu would know how to attract the heat from the wok to enhance the flavours in the dish,” elaborates Chef Amann, formerly known as Teoh Man Chun before his conversion to Islam.

The chef, who currently resides in Bangi, is proud to share that he’s able to deliver the original taste of these Malaysian street favourites despite applying the halalan toyyiban method of preparation, which covers a more holistic approach.

The chef, who currently resides in Bangi, is proud to share that he’s able to deliver the original taste of these Malaysian street favourites despite applying the halalan toyyiban method of preparation, which covers a more holistic approach.

Chef Amann, who started his culinary career at his grandfather’s restaurant at the age of 20, has travelled and worked in many countries prior to settling down in Malaysia. “This job has brought me to Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, Australia, Amsterdam (and some parts of Europe), Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Macau,” shares the culinary veteran.

Adding, he says: “My journey as a chef has taught me much. I’m grateful that now I have a greater knowledge and know-how of halalan toyyiban Chinese cooking, and I can whip up anything from street food to banquet dining, all the while maintaining the original taste.”

Shared from New Straits Times – Wok king, Chef Amann Teoh is cooking up a HALAL storm with his new Chinese street food restaurant!

Quick Update: Hello 2021!

We’re still here! Thought we’d do a quick post about our first week of Jan 2021. We’d most probably do this kind of posts on a monthly basis. Let’s just see how it goes, alright?

Kuala Lumpur Orders

A lot of things happened this week. One of it is we’ve been receiving orders from Kuala Lumpur buyers and we’ve been busy delivering those orders.

Chinese New Year Products

We’ve also been busy coming up with new Chinese New Year goodies. These are slated to hit the market mid January, insha’Allah.

Work With Us

Plus we’ve been working on the possibility of getting our products sold in a couple more places. Related: Our 21 for 2021 Bucket List

We’re still discussing on the technicalities and yes, we’re still on the lookout for more people who’d like to use or market our products.

Just contact us for deets and we’ll contact you soon for further discussions.

That’s about it!

Oh, One Last Thing…

Before we forget, pictured above is our Guoba Snacks packed in little cute containers.

These make great door gifts, wedding favours, party favours, and even corporate gifts! All you have to do is to tell us your needs and we’ll jazz it up accordingly.

That’s all the updates we have for Jan. Let us know how your first week of the year turned out for you!

Top 2020: The Year In Review

It’s the last day of 2020! Admit it, you can’t wait for 2020 to end. As exciting as that sounds, we have something even more exciting to share. We bring you our top 10 stats!

Top 10 2020 Posts

  1. The Ultimate List For Mee Tarik Restaurants In Malaysia
  2. List: Chinese Muslim Restaurants In Negeri Sembilan
  3. [MY] Lamb Shepherd Chinese Muslim Cuisine
  4. [MY] Kedai IPOH IPOH AJERR
  5. [MY] The Khan Mongolian Restaurant Halal Buffet BBQ Steamboat
  6. List: Chinese Muslim Restaurants In Putrajaya & Cyberjaya
  7. [MY] Botanica DIM SUM
  8. [MY] Canning Heritage
  9. List: Chinese Muslim Restaurants In Melaka
  10. [MY] Chopsticks By Muhammad Oon

Finding it hard to believe that we published 132 posts throughout 2020. That’s a huge leap compared to the 42 we did in 2019. For 2021, we plan to publish 60 to 120 posts. Bring it on!

Top 10 2020 Countries

  1. Malaysia
  2. United States
  3. Singapore
  4. Indonesia
  5. China
  6. Pakistan
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Canada
  9. Australia
  10. Germany

Massive shout-out to all our readers! We can’t thank you enough for visiting our website and reading our posts. This means a lot to us and we’d definitely strive to create better content and increase our readership for the coming year.

Top 10 Search Terms

  1. chopsticks oon ttdi
  2. ikhwan ng
  3. samir mee tarik
  4. restoran china muslim serdang
  5. lamb shepherd restaurant chinese muslim cuisine kuala lumpur
  6. botanica dim sum balik pulau penang
  7. chicken duck restaurant kota warisan
  8. canning heritage
  9. mee tarik warisan
  10. assalamalekum 麻辣嗎

The choice of search terms are pretty legit, with nothing out of the ordinary. For a moment we thought we’d get some odd, quirky search terms.

Top 10 External Links

  1. www.facebook.com
  2. meetarik.com
  3. shopee.com.my
  4. www.wasap.my
  5. homst.com.my
  6. mohdchan.com.my
  7. halaldelight.blogspot.com
  8. puteripanpacific.com/kai-xuan-restaurant
  9. klt.com.my/en
  10. malaysiadimsum.com

Not bad. There’s definitely room for improvement. In retrospect, we plan to include more links in future posts.

That concludes our stats sharing for the year. Since there’s still a few more hours to go before we close the chapter for 2020 and give a warm welcome to 2021, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting us this far and we hope you’d continue to support us for many years to come.

May the year 2021 bring you more love, success, happiness, and blessings. Stay motivated and hopeful even during the darkest days. Take care, stay safe & we’ll see you next year!

Our 21 For 2021 Bucket List

Let’s face it, we’re not really the type to come up with New Year’s resolutions. You can even say we’re the wing it type. We just go with the flow, improvise and learn to adapt to new realities. So what’s with this list? Why have we decided to come up with it for 2021?

To put it simply, we got inspired after reading Grethen Rubin’s ‘If You Don’t Want to Make a New Year’s Resolution, Consider Writing Your “21 for 2021” List‘ and Suraya’s ‘My 21 for 2021 List: Money, Work, Learning, Health, Relationship and Misc Projects Goals‘ posts.

Plus we thought, there’s no harm in trying it out. Maybe we can benefit from it and could eventually adopt it annually. A list would also mean we can keep track of things and look forward to achieving the next item on the list. It would also be fun to see what we can pull together and strive to accomplish by the end of 2021.

Without further ado, here’s our 21 for 2021 list.

Our Chinese Muslim Food Business

What we hope to accomplish to further improve our business efficiency and performance.

  1. Produce 5 new products to be sold on our Shopee store
  2. Write 5 to 10 SEO-focused blog posts a month for our website.
  3. Form partnerships with 5 resellers and distributors for our products – Contact us here for deets!
  4. Work on social media marketing.
  5. Collaborate with food businesses – content creation, product development.
  6. Complete and launch our festive products line.
  7. Automate our small business.

Our Community – Family, Friends, Buyers, The Public

What we hope to give back to the community in return for their support and encouragement.

  1. Continue to educate the public on Chinese Muslim food. Related: How To Know You Are In Love With Chinese Food?
  2. Provide support to Chinese Muslim food businesses in their business endeavors. Related: Hello Al-Amin Xinjiang Muslim Restaurant!
  3. Fulfil interviews on entrepreneurship.
  4. Assist students in their entrepreneurship subject.
  5. Gift in-kind gifts and donations on a monthly basis.
  6. Teach and share simple Chinese food recipes. Related: Recipe: 酸辣凉拌黄瓜
  7. Translate content in Chinese to English for easier understanding.

Our Personal Development

What we hope to achieve to become better versions of ourselves.

  1. Read 10 books, reflect and apply.
  2. Attend 2 courses and put the knowledge into practice
  3. Increase our language proficiency – Malay, English & Mandarin Chinese.
  4. Travel to the countryside once a month.
  5. Grow our own food in our garden – from garden to table and back to the garden again.
  6. Schedule family time at least once a week.
  7. Automate our savings and investments.

Want To Make Your Own 21 For 2021 List?

Just do it! The number 21 may seem daunting at first, but once you’ve got it started, the ideas will come pouring in. Also, there’s no one way of doing it. Here are a few approaches you could choose to adapt:

  1. The 21 for 2021 You List: A list that’s all about you – what you want to get out of your personal life, family & friends, studies, work, and/or your business.
  2. The 21 for 2021 You’ve Had Enough Of List: A list based on things you’d like to stop doing, like a particular habit you’d like to quit, a behavior you’d like to work on, or paying off that debt.
  3. The 21 for 2021 Giving Back List: A list of things you’d like to do for others. Simple things like opening the door for someone, paying a meal for a friend, or feeding a stray.
  4. The 21 for 2021 Habits I want to Adopt List: A list of good habits – eat more vegetables, intermittent fasts, take regular walks, read more books, or track your expenses.
  5. The 21 for 2021 I Got This List: A list of things you’d like to learn, like a new language, a new recipe, sewing, anything that you’ve always wanted to learn yet somehow never got to it.
  6. The Ultimate 21 for 2021 Mix Of Everything List: Combine the previous 5 lists and create your own master list.

Our last tip is to write an achievable and manageable list. However, don’t fret if you don’t manage to achieve all 21 items. The whole idea lies in the process and the fact that you’ve tried your best at it. Enjoy the process of doing each item and reflect on your progress. The end result is a bonus.

Now there’s still a couple more days before we welcome 2021 and more than enough time for you to come up with your list. Once you’re done with it, share your list with us and don’t forget to link us back!

How To Know You Are In Love With Chinese Food?

Being married to a Chinese man means you can never escape from having Chinese food. Fortunately, I was already fond of Chinese food and had it often before we got married. The only difference was before marriage I would usually eat out whenever I want to get my cravings fix, whereas after marriage, most of the time we make it at home.

Was I in love with Chinese food? I would like to say no, but who am I kidding? I had Chinese food like two or three times a week! I used to wonder how people could travel for food. Finally understood when I became one of those people. I even had a list of my favourite dishes and places to go to. When the cravings kicked in and I couldn’t be bothered to drive out, I’d Google for the recipe and make my own version using whatever ingredients I have on hand.

Oddly enough, I’m not as gung-ho about it anymore.

So how would you know you are in love with Chinese food?

You keep looking for the next eating place

Once you’ve tasted something good, it’s hard to resist looking for something that can top it. Plus the search tends to escalate when you travel. Travelling becomes the start of a new gastronomic adventure and in my case, I looked for the nearest Chinese Muslim restaurant, eatery, and even roadside seller. There’s just something exciting about wanting to know how the same food could potentially taste different just because it’s sold at another place. Then there’s the exhilaration of making sure you’ve tried the food because you never know when you’d ever have a taste of it again.

You don’t mind eating alone

Many people would agree that food is best enjoyed with family and friends. Chit-chatting over good food can even be a memorable experience. But when you’re in love with a particular cuisine, that forever alone moment can last forever for all you care. All that matters is just you and your food. That’s all you need. Bringing along someone could spoil the moment, unless that person loves the food as much as you do.

You start to crave for it

You wake up and suddenly start thinking about that big bowl of beef noodle soup. The thought just stays in your head, it lingers in your mind. You dream of beef noodle soup, you see beef noodle soup, you can literally smell it all the time. The only way to regain control or some sort of normalcy in your life is to satisfy that craving. Now if that craving is tied to a certain restaurant, like Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles 舌尖尖兰州牛肉面, you can certainly be sure that you in love, with that particular dish of course.

You listen to Alison Gold’s ‘Chinese Food’ song

After balling, I go clubbing
Then I’m hugging
Then I’m hungry and I’m walking on the street
And I’m getting getting getting getting grumpy grumpy

I see Chow, by my right
I smell food in the air
It’s Chinese Food, my favorite
So I’m getting getting getting getting hungry

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

Read the menu
They got broccoli
Even chicken wings
Make it spicy
And you like it
Cause it’s beautiful
And it tastes so so so good

I like their egg rolls
And their wonton soup
This makes me feel so so good
Fortune cookies, tell my future
Chinese Chinese Food

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

Yo!
I like Chinese food
And some Wonton soup
Get me broccoli
While I play Monopoly
Don’t be a busy bee
Cause it’s your fantasy
To eat Chinese food
Egg roll and Chop Suey
I use the chopsticks
To eat pot sticks
Put some hot sauce and sweet and sour make it sweet
Because Chinese food takes away my stress
Now I’m going to go eat Panda Express

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

Watch or sing-along to it on her Youtube channel – Alison Gold – Chinese Food (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Have we convinced you that you’re in love with Chinese food yet? If so, share with us your favourite restaurants and dishes!

[News] Keenakan ketam di homst recipe

CYBERJAYA 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Pengurus Restoran Homst Recipe, Sazwinalaila Mohd Zainal bersama menu yang terdapat Restoran Homst Recipe di D’Pulze Cyberjaya, di sini, hari ini. GAMBAR : FAISOL MUSTAFA PEMBERITA : FAHMI (MINGGUAN)

KUNJUNGAN krew Mingguan Malaysia ke restoran Homst Recipe, cawangan Cyberjaya baru-baru ini ternyata berbaloi. Disambut Pengurus Cawangan, Sazwinalaila Mohd. Zainal, 27, yang sangat mesra dan peramah, pihak restoran menyajikan tidak kurang 10 menu popular yang semuanya enak-enak belaka. HAMPIR 400 MENU Homst Recipe nama yang tidak asing bagi penggemar makanan berkonsepkan Cina Muslim. Menurut Sazwinalaila, cawangan pertama dibuka di Taman…

Shared from Utusan Malaysia – Keenakan ketam di homst recipe

Top 5 Lessons To Learn From 2020

2020 didn’t quite turn out the way we expected it to be. Some had to face bigger challenges and obstacles compared to others, while some are able to overcome those challenges and come out far stronger than before. Then there are those who are still struggling to stay afloat.

Despite all this, it’s fair to say there are still many things that are worth celebrating. Before we welcome 2021, let’s take a little of our time to reflect on what are some of the things we can be thankful for.

We got out of our comfort zones

Taken from Reflecting on 2020: lessons learned in an extraordinary year, Lu-Lyn Chang, co-founder and chief marketing officer, Bray Leino Splash, Singapore said,

Embrace the change, try something new. While the pandemic brought on many challenges, it also presented us with the opportunity to get ourselves out of our comfort zones to try new ways of working and playing. It was therefore a total delight to see our people rally together to go on ‘virtual walks’ as well as learning quickly how to conduct our first livestream event in China. This has really brought home that adage, ‘tough times don’t last, but tough people do’.

Some of the new things we did was to open an online store and came up with products that could be sent via courier services. On a personal level, we took up gardening and online classes.

We took time to smell the flowers

In the 5 Lessons we can learn from Covid article, Anne Converse Willkomm, the Assistant Clinical Professor of the Department Head of Graduate Studies of Goodwin College of Professional Studies, Drexel University wrote,

When the stay at home orders began, I noticed a number of posts on Facebook, friends commented, as did colleagues, “I’m hearing more birds chirping” or, “The sky seems much bluer.” We were forced to slow down and this allowed our brains to absorb the world around us. I don’t think there are more birds, although we do know that our worldwide collective stay-at-home order reduced carbon emissions by 17%. For some, the skies were clearer and bluer. My point is to take time to smell the flowers, enjoy the natural world around us, take it in, and let it sit with you. Perhaps in a small way, it can help us cope with the mental health effects of dealing with the coronavirus.

We can’t tell you how much we agree with this. The lockdown period gave us the chance to reconnect with nature and appreciate it better. We spent time in our garden and started noticing the birds and the little creatures. The air somehow felt fresher too. Now? We’re still spending time in the garden and it has become an activity that we look forward to doing each day, regardless how hectic our schedule can get.

We needed less stuff than we think

In her article Five Lessons to Remember When Lockdown Ends, Jill wrote,

It’s pretty clear that we don’t need so much stuff or as many conveniences as we’ve become accustomed to. The basic essentials—food, clean water, and good health, for example—are much more important than having a manicure or buying the newest computer. Given how many of these consumer items and activities negatively impact the health of the planet, it makes sense to rethink our priorities and consider skipping some to allow everyone to have the basics for survival.

Luckily, our well-being isn’t dependent on consumer products. Studies have found that kindness and generosity make us happier than pampering ourselves or buying ourselves stuff. It may be hard to believe; in fact, researchers often find that people underestimate the impacts of giving to others on their happiness.

But it’s true: We will likely be happier and create a healthier society if we can consume less and give more.

We absolutely agree with this! We noticed we were able to make do with what we have and this has definitely helped to keep our expenses in check. We’ve also been on the receiving end for so many things throughout these past few months and it brought us so much joy and happiness! We’ve recently started to give back and loving every bit of it.

We can adapt

An important point shared in the 4 Lessons learned during the Covid-19 crisis article,

The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has been uncharted waters for the entire global community. Everyone, from governments and companies to individuals, has had to deal with a new reality and with an inevitable negative impact on the economy. While we have hit pause on most of our business-as-usual activities, we quickly adapted to the new reality in all aspects; as a brand, employer and service provider. We immediately activated a WFH policy for all Beat employees, we closed our Driver Centres, we helped local authorities and hospitals to transfer medical staff, we provided our passengers and drivers with resources and tips to protect themselves, we adapted our product to the local dynamic needs. 

Yes, yes, yes! Adapting takes time. Some are quick at it, some are still working on it. But at the end of it, we somehow rather will manage to adapt. That’s what makes us unique. Knowing that change is real and that come what may, we can find a way to adapt to the changes.

This will pass

Susan Guillory, from AllBusiness shared in the 5 Lessons Small Business Owners Should Learn From The Coronavirus Crisis,

I tell myself this every single day. Things suck right now for most of us. Many of us are stuck at home with kids who are climbing up the walls. We might not know how we’ll pay next month’s bills. We’re even limited in being able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors if it puts our health in jeopardy.

But this will be over soon. Think of those who survived the Great Depression. Or World War II. Or 9/11. Name your devastation, and they all have one thing in common: eventually things got better. Yes, the trauma and financial impact may live on longer, but we will survive this. We’ve just got to keep positive and know that good things are coming.

2020 will soon become another distant memory. It’ll be another topic of discussion that we’ll talk and reminiscent from time to time. The pain, the struggles, and the problems we had to face would eventually be a thing of the past. In time, we may speak lesser of it, or even forget it. Whatever you’re going through right now, know that the way forward is to keep moving forward. Take it a day, a moment at a time. Better things are waiting for you. Embrace it when it happen.

We’d love to know what are the lessons you’ve learned from 2020. Do share in the comments sections. As for 2021, let’s aim to be a little more kinder, compassionate, and thoughtful, shall we?