by Muthoni Kimani
November 17, 2020
Azrin Mohamad Zawawi is a pilot from Malaysia who lost his job amid the COVID-19 crisis in the country.
Although he is no longer employed, he still puts on his white uniform, and black captain's hat every morning.
Zawawi wears his full uniform because he happens to be the owner of a noodle stall that has taken off well. The 44-year-old who has been a pilot for over two decades opened his stall in a suburb just outside Kuala Lumpur after losing his job, reported Reuters.
He was one of the thousands of staff who were laid off after several airlines were grounded to the corona virus pandemic. Deprived of regular income, he decided to start a food stall of Malaysian dishes such as curry noodles, laksa, and a mixed fruit dish called rojak.
"I need some income because I was retrenched by my previous company." The father of four is now able to make ends meet as his business has received a lot of publicity from locals and social media users. It took off after a photograph of him wearing his uniform with a red apron went viral on social media.
The stall, named 'Kapten Corner', is loved by many and they appreciate, Customers are delighted with the quality of food served.
Zawawi hopes his business can inspire others affected by the pandemic to work hard.