JOHOR BARU: While her peers were playing or whiling away the hours until breaking fast, 11-year-old Nur Hanisah Mohd Naharudin prefers to spend her time helping her father sell traditional Malay biscuits and snacks like rempeyek and pineapple tartsThe elder of two siblings, Nur Hanisah has been helping out at her father's stall at Plaza Angsana, Tampoi, here for the past two years and she never tires of observing her father's easygoing manner when dealing with customers.
And her determination to learn the trade impressed her 42-year-old father, Mohd Naharudin Isa.
Naharudin, who employs eight workers in his business supplying biscuits and snacks in the state and the Klang Valley, said he was proud to see his daughter attend to customers.
"She is very serious about this and I am glad to know my daughter shares my interest in business.
"I'd prefer that she venture into business rather than a salaried job but it is her choice," he said.
Nur Hanisah said she developed an interest in running a business from watching her father run the 20-year-old family enterprise.
"I get a certain rush when dealing with customers, from persuading them to buy our products, to packing and handling the cash transaction.
The Year Five pupil of Sultan Ibrahim Girls School said she would drop by the stall after school to help, especially during the fasting month, the busiest time for the business.
"I have no problems juggling studies with work as I am doing something I love. I would normally come here during the holidays but the fasting month is a busy time for us and I'd come to help after school. I feel even proud when my teachers and friends drop by to either shop or chat."
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