Then when I moved to SAMBEST, I used to selling chocolates and cookies in my dorm where my roommates were my business target. I just put them on the rack and left them there, putting full trust on the roommates. Maklum la, sekolah agama~
Next, during matriculation time, I sold top up cards. That was only after a friend of mine, Thaqif Ilman promoted me to join his business. They weren’t like cards that we used to see, but it’s ‘virtual’. The modus operandi was easy; I sent particular codes to the company via SMS, then I received a message telling the pin numbers to top up. It was that pin numbers that I sold, not the cards themselves. It’s easy right?
This is Thaqif Ilman, SAMBESTARIANS know him right?
Now, when I move to this calm-but-dull Kuantan campus, I have lots of time to do business. I sell sandwiches! Yes, sandwiches! The idea arises when seeing that the café of KOS is situated quite far from the academic building. So I see business opportunity is there.
Preparing the sandwiches does not acquire too much time. I spend about an hour after Subh prayer to finish about 20 sets of sandwich containing 4 pieces of cut-to-half-bread. There are two types of sandwich I prepare; egg sandwich and tuna sandwich. The earlier one is usually sold out. Again, I use the concept leave-and-trust where I just put the sandwiches in front of the computer lab (where most KOS students will spend their leisure time) at 9 am and I’ll take the usually-empty basket at 5 pm. Alhamdulillah I gain some profit everyday. Well, that’s the aim of doing business right?
My cupboard packed with breads and eggs.
I hate this picture actually but I have no other choice. Just want to show how choosy I am when it comes to selecting breads with high quality. I look like mak nenek with that opened-mouth. Hehe~
Since my business targets are among my kulliyyah-mates, I face a problem that I have expected earlier. They know me so they tend to ask me to ‘belanja’ them. What can I do is just smile and go away. It’s because if I treat any of them, the rest will demand the same. The point is that, I have to be fair no matter they are friends or customers and I have to be clear to distinguish between business and other social life. Business is business beb!
Being a son of parents who are technically business-minded does not allow me from avoiding the inherited gene to be expressed. It’s in me and from time to time the phenotype is articulated and consequently practiced. You know my mom owns a restaurant named “Warung Ucu” right? Well, the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. himself encouraged his followers to do business, didn’t he? I’m actually doing ibadah besides gaining profit, alhamdulillah...
Ok, stop. It’s maghrib already. I need to take bath and then bring friends including a visitor from Gombak to dinner outside campus. Out!
The girls who directed us to this restaurant, located at Jalan Bukit Sekilau near to UiTM Pahang branch.
The friend who came from Gombak campus intending primarily to meet his girlfriend. Owh that's so romantic. :D
Hazami as ambassador of bandung cincau drink.
Two sizes to choose. Anyone thirsty?