Cherine Home Cooked Food delivers an excellent stewed yam and pork belly dish that my Hakka ancestors will be proud of. – Pictures by Lee Khang Yi

Cherine Home Cooked Food delivers an excellent stewed yam and pork belly dish that my Hakka ancestors will be proud of. – Pictures by Lee Khang Yi

KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — When it comes to the pandemic, most people only highlight the downside (of which there are many!).

Interestingly, one of the pluses has been the emergence of incredibly good food from home cooks.

I was introduced to Cherine Soh’s home-based business via a friend. From what I understand, Cherine started the business to supplement her family’s income to fund her children’s education during these difficult times.

As my

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(Photo: RYOT Studio; photos Courtesy of Ser Baffo and Jerome A. Shaw)
(Photo: RYOT Studio; photos Courtesy of Ser Baffo and Jerome A. Shaw)

I’m not your typical financial educator.

I order food delivery whenever my life demands it.

This is in conflict with what is often taught by most experts on those websites and personal finance advice articles that are geared toward individuals who are in need of pinching pennies or enjoy taking extreme cost-cutting measures.

I have often felt that quite a few of these articles don’t take into consideration opportunity cost, defined as the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen. Just because something

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