Monday, September 24, 2007

Gerai Ramadhan Weekly Report

It's been almost two weeks since the 1st day of Ramadhan. I'm still workin my ass off with my fellow business project participants at Bandar Seri Begawan running our day to day operations at the 'Gerai Ramadhan' every afternoon. Business is pretty good as always. There have been ups and downs but we managed to reap some cash and sustain for another couple of weeks before we finally wrap up for Aidilfitri.

The capital may not be the most crowded and happening place to purchase Sungkai delicacies, when compared to the Stadium and the Fish-market area, but there is particularly an advantage; parking. Indeed, with not too many people dropping by that place, there is always room for more cars. I'm not saying there aren't people at all. We've been having quite good sales especially during weekdays when there are people working in the private offices in the capital visiting the place after office hours. But of course, like all gerai ramadhan out there, the disadvantage would always be the weather. If it rains, it rains.

During the course of operation, I've been seeing a lot of old friends visiting us. Some I haven't seen for many years. That's what Gerai Ramadhan is all about, it's a reunion centre. Singles are finally attached, some shrunk, others bloated, goatees grown, nerds finally make thousands of bucks, etc. The royal couple (from the recent wedding) even came down. They're like celebrities.

Our pizzas are selling pretty well like pan-cakes. If it wasn't for the kids, those pizzas would be leftovers in the freezer. We managed to get a vendor from Mister Pizza and we get them delivered around 3pm. We usually got 4 flavors; Honey Chicken, Mushroom Tuna, Meatosaurus and Pepperoni. Surprisingly, Honey Chicken is a hit. I don't really understand why Bruneians love Honey Chicken so much. I myself prefer cheese pizza or Pepperoni, just the way Pizzas are supposed to look, smell and taste like.

So for those reading this blog who have not visited our Gerai Ramadhan, please visit us sometime soon. In the meantime, you can check out the collection of photos of the whole activitiy at my photo album. I will update more photos soon as I'm still taking more pictures till the end of Ramadhan.

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