A Grand Journey🚀 @a_grand_journey

Personal project by @denisehasbi Recounting the journey of one woman who pursued her passion and made it a reality.

A Grand Journey🚀 photos and videos

January 2019

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Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you. - Oprah Winfrey . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #heart #success #quotes #qotd

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I would like to thank everyone for following us throughout this experience. I hope that you can draw inspiration and get something from the retellings of my grandmother’s journey as I have. To those who still haven’t found their passion, don’t worry, you’ll find it as long as you are willing. And to those who have, please do not hesitate to take it further, have fun doing it and it might just bring joy to others along the way. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #journey #joy #fun

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #dreams #change #quotes #qotd

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As seen from my grandmother’s example, her passion has not only given her joy, but has also brought joy to others. One of the many things that we need to know about passion is that it not only can satisfy yourself, but it can bring a great impact to others, which is all the more reason to pursue it. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #truehappiness #impact

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My grandmother wishes that the restaurant will hold for more years to come. But, even if the restaurant will not last, she would be content knowing that it has brought her happiness. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #restaurant #heritagefood #happiness

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No one knows what the future holds for the restaurant. But one thing is for sure, my grandmother’s passion will never burn out. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #restaurant #foodbusiness

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Chili crab is a crab dish that features whole crab being boiled and then covered in a spicy, savoury, and sweet sauce that entices the palate. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #restaurant #dinner #heritagefood #crab

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Kue Lapis which translates to layer cake is a traditional cake with a chewy texture and sweet taste. It is made up of different coloured layers to create a colourful effect. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #restaurant #lapis #heritagefood #baking

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Every first day of the Chinese New Year, my grandmother would cook up her special New Year noodles. These noodles combined stir-fried egg, peanuts, fresh stir-fried veggies, marinated meat, and spicy sambal to create a harmonious mix of tastes and textures. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #restaurant #chinesenewyear #heritagefood

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Bika Ambon is the specialty cake of Medan with a distinct spongy texture that comes from the addition of yeast. The colour is a beautiful golden yellow arranged in a honeycomb pattern. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #baking #heritagefood #bikaambon #bikaambonmedan

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Another interesting find! Here she is holding a cute little pineapple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #travelfood #explore #asia

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Emie is an classic Medanese noodle dish which is brought to life with a savoury and sweet gravy and topped off with fried shallots, crackers, and dried shrimp. While eating, you can find bits of tofu, potatoes, beansprouts, and egg. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #restaurant #lunchideas #heritagefood

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Bihun Bebek (Duck vermicelli ) consists of vermicelli noodles in an addicting herbal broth paired with the scrumptious meat of duck and crisp lettuce.

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Even when travelling, my grandmother makes sure to find some fresh new flavours. Here she is sampling the taste of Thai lychees. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #travelfood #heritagefood

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Nasi Sayur Medan is a mixed rice dish Medanese style. The rice is complemented with some meat, veggies, sides, and condiments of your choosing. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #lunchideas #cooking #foodie #heritagefood #lunch

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Soto Medan is a traditional Indonesian soup from Medan. It is thicker compared to other soto’s due to the addition of coconut milk and is yellow in colour. It is frequently accompanied by perkedel (Indonesian fried patties ). . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #lunchideas #cooking #foodie #heritagefood #lunch #sotomedan

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Kwetiau Siram is a flat rice noodle dish enveloped in a tasty thick sauce with an abundance of ingredients such as egg, greens and shrimp. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #lunchideas #cooking #foodie #heritagefood #lunch #kwetiau

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Kwetiau Goreng is a savoury stir fried dish highlighting flat rice noodles as it’s main ingredient. The noodles are stir fried with an array of beansprouts, fishcakes, and many other delicacies. The end result is a mouthful of wonderful flavours. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #foodbusiness #cooking #foodie #heritagefood #homemade #kwetiau

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As of today, Jie Mei proudly serves a wider array of homemade dishes which will be introduced in our next section! . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #foodbusiness #cooking #foodie #heritagefood #homemade

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As of today, Jie Mei proudly serves a wider array of homemade dishes which will be introduced in our next section! . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #foodbusiness #cooking #foodie #heritagefood #homemade

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As of today, Jie Mei proudly serves a wider array of homemade dishes which will be introduced in our next section! . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #foodbusiness #cooking #foodie #heritagefood

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Even though everyday required hard work, my grandmother persevered with a happy heart. She was doing what she loved most and she definitely did not mind working hard for something she was passionate about. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #cooking #foodbusiness

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Day by day, my grandmother was enriched by the feedbacks that came in the form of compliments, reviews, and even complaints. She used that knowledge to better the restaurant and customer experience. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #pursueyourpassion #passionforfood #feedback #keeplearning

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Working at the restaurant, my grandmother felt delighted. The business she built on sisterhood and passion had taken off to a great start and she couldn’t have been more happy to enjoy the feeling of fulfillment. . . . #agrandjourney #passionforfood #passion #pursueyourpassion #cooking #foodbusiness #restaurant

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One of the problems that they encountered in the beginning was the management of staff and food production. The staff needed training because most of them were inexperienced and a productive and effective working system was still underway. Food production was also tricky as it was hard to think about how much food to produce in a day while also preventing food waste. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #foodbusiness #foodie

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In the beginning, the restaurant had a decent amount of customers due to the reputation that my grandmother built. It ran quite smoothly and didn’t encounter many challenges. The sisters worked well together and they enjoyed it. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #foodbusiness #homemade

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In 2002, she opened her restaurant to the masses and dubbed it ‘Jie Mei’ in honour of the sisterhood that built it. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #foodbusiness #homemade

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She gave word to her sisters about the restaurant idea and they very much liked it. Not only was it an opportunity for my grandmother to pursue her passion, it was also a chance for the sisters to work together and have fun doing it. From then on the idea was shaped and realised. . . . #agrandjourney #passionforfood #passion #pursueyourpassion #startabusiness #foodbusiness

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With her homemade food faring well, there was an opportunity to open a restaurant business. My grandmother thought that it was a good idea to make a restaurant serving her food to the people so that they could enjoy the taste of good food. . . . #agrandjourney #passionforfood #passion #pursueyourpassion #startabusiness #foodbusiness

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She was finally able to expand her cake business by buying a vacant house beside hers and then transforming it into a cake industry. To run the industry, she hired some workers and went straight to work. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #foodbusiness #baking

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Her final realisation was that her area (as of back then ) did not have a diverse or interesting food scene. Most of the foods there were of the same varieties and their flavours were not very pronounced or particularly delicious. By introducing her homemade cooking, she felt as if she could make the food scene more colorful. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #passionforfood #pursueyourpassion #foodbusiness #startabusiness

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Like the cake business, she realised that her homemade food was also faring well in the community prompting her to think about expanding it. . . . #agrandjourney #passionforfood #passion #pursueyourpassion #homemade #cooking #foodbusiness

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With the cake business successful, she realised that she had a window to expand it. By expanding the business she would be able to produce more cakes while also gaining more profit. . . . #agrandjourney #passion #pursueyourpassion #passionforfood #foodbusiness #startabusiness

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