It’s been a hard year for all of us since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
A baker, and single mother, Patty Chua first started to bake cookies as a part-time job while hunting for a permanent position to take care of her family, which now has turned into a fixed occupation.
Photo via Malay Mail
The 49-year-old mother of two, a 21-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter told the Malay Mail that she initially bake as a hobby.
The former interior designer said that she started baking full time in 2010, while her children were looked after by her parents: “After losing my husband to a heart attack in 2008, I decided to look for another job that would allow me more time to look after my then young family.”
She added: “As my daughter was younger, my parents put more attention on her causing my son to feel left out.
“Then, I decided to start baking full time as it allowed me to look after my two children.”
It got worse for Chua after her father was diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer last year, and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit just this year.
“Most of my orders are from companies that organise events or parties, so I suddenly found myself with no orders as people were cutting cost.”
She is now baking cookies in conjunction with Christmas. Her cookies (not including the icings) are not sweet, making them suitable for diabetic patients.
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