A girl waiting for her turn to buy “pisang goreng” (which means banana fritters in Malay) at a stall, located at old Lutong town. Pisang goreng is a popular delicacies in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Usually, the Malay community sells banana fritters in Malaysia, from night market, street stalls to big restaurants. However, the buyers came from all walks of life or communities. In Sarawak, not only the Malays bought it, but even the local peoples, such as the Chinese, Iban, Orang Ulu or even the Indian community. Food of unity perhaps? The best time to serve pisang goreng is during high tea or as Malaysia calls it “minum petang”. Many prefer to eat it as dessert. Whatever it is, pisang goreng is best served hot (a.k.a pisang panas)
What we can learn from the simple food such as pisang goreng is that, we should be like one, especially pisang panas (the best). No matter how remote it is located, if pisang goreng is really delicious and hot, people will find time and energy just to get to taste it and fulfil their craving. Same goes to us, if we hone our skills (in whatever field of knowledge) to be the best, people will find you. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself, until your face or name becomes your resumé, until people chase you for your time and energy, not the other way round. All this is possible if you have faith in yourself, invest in yourself, and the good news is, you can start NOW. All the best and keep on hustling!