HOLIDAYS FOR FAMILY BUSINESSES
People in small business say that "holidays for others are not holidays for us". Many businesses do a bulk of their sales during the holidays. Family businesses have to especially work hard because during days like Chinese New Year, many people prefer to have off.
What was our Chinese New Year like? At CICF we were definitely understaffed and insanely busy. We don't get a chance to take it easy because we are so busy preparing the ice cream and the cakes all week long. Everything we do here at CICF comes with a lot of TLC and hard work.
Today me and dad headed to work extra early to prepare for the New Year. Dad bought some dim sum and coffee for us and our employees. This was our "Chinese New Year lunch". It was still great though, but it's different from the typical homemade the meals that we just did not have time to fit in our schedules. Our business operates like a small family so it's still very special during the holidays.
Dinner was of course from our neighbor Moonhouse Restaurant. They were so packed that we had to get our orders to go. My friend Jeanie and her mom always put a lot of TLC in their food so our New Year's Dinner was special none the less. Me and Jeanie have a barter system going on...she trades her food with my ice cream; this way we are always guaranteed meals with dessert.
I have scooped ice cream and decorated cakes for almost 18 consecutive hours. It was definitely a busy but good new year. Gung Hey Fat Choi and Good Night! This blogger needs to catch her zzzs.