My Own Experience (A Leap Of Faith)
It’s been 3.5 years since I left my cushy, well-paying first job in the government service. With nothing concrete lined up then, it was a step into the unknown. A leap of faith.
On hindsight, I took a huge risk.
But well, I was deeply unhappy with my lifestyle and drastic action was necessary. These days, I count my blessings that things have turned out rather well as a full-time freelancer/self-employed.
So I was filled with nostalgia when I came across these posts (here and here) by Jes recently. With a toddler in tow, she’s probably taking even more risks than me and venturing into the unknown with her new business venture, SnackFirst.
And yes, I wanted to support her business as a paying customer.
The Catalyst: BIGScribe X’Mas Party
But like most people and most things in life, I procrastinated. Urgh…
Up until last month when BigScribe organised a Christmas Party for fellow bloggers and partners. The feedback we received for the catered food was not fantastic. But I believed the snacks and nuts (kindly prepared and sponsored by Jes) helped to salvage the situation.
We only knew about her kind gesture on the day itself. I guess this is the best form of marketing as it appeared that everyone enjoyed them.
And I got to meet Jes in person and found her to be a very pleasant lady. 和蔼可亲 and 平易敬人 (Chinese description by Mrs 15HWW)
Not to mention that we immensely enjoyed a small packet of satay cashew nuts that we took home. The Mrs and I literally emptied the packet in a minute and vowed to order more!
The online ordering was simple and a breeze. The nuts were also delivered within a couple of days.
Granted, the stuff that I have ordered are “not very healthy”. But definitely healthier than alternatives like processed potato chips, milk chocolates or candies.
We also ordered a smaller 200g pack of sambal shrimp rolls as the Mrs is a sucker for it. Although she found it a little too spicy for her liking, I personally think it’s one of the best hae bee hiam I have tried. The roll is extremely crisp and addictive.
Since it was our first order, there was a 10% discount and the stash cost us about $43.
I personally think the price is really reasonable.
Firstly, I do not have to incur transport cost and jostle with aunties at Bugis to get my nuts. These nuts were conveniently delivered to my flat. Chinese New Year is coming and I personally think this is a good option to get your CNY goodies.
I really don’t think you can go wrong with the Satay Sunkissed Cashew. #thankmelater
Secondly, there’s no doubt the satay cashew nuts and the sambal prawn rolls are much tastier than the generic ones sold at wholesale markets. I know because I have a habit of buying stuff like cashew nuts, almonds and pecans from Bugis once a quarter.
Thirdly, you will be supporting a small and lean enterprise. Supporting someone you have read about instead of a soulless MNC.
If it’s not obvious to you by now, this is not a sponsored post. And as always, I only recommend products and services that I enjoy and believe are of value to readers.
It’s also my way of paying it forward as I personally benefited from some 贵人 who appreciated my services and work. The handful of them are probably responsible for 80% of my current workload! #thankyou