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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2009, 08:46:37 pm »
thanks to the thread starter! this thread is truly inspiring...

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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2009, 08:57:38 pm »
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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2009, 11:39:26 am »
i dont have a rags to riches story yet , pero eto ang aking dream na sana makapagpatayo ng bahay katulad ni Jay ng PMT na dahil lang sa kita nya sa blogging. kung hindi nyo pa nabasa, here is his story:The House That Blogging Bought

kaka-inspire di ba?

yan ang rags to riches dream story ko for myself!
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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2009, 01:45:53 pm »
story of my eldest sister:

before she was just a clerk in a small oxegyn/acetylene store owned by our aunt. then nung nalugi yung company nahire siya bilang admin asst. sa pryce corp. ( leading distributor of oxegyn/acetylene/lpg tanks) here in our city. unfortunately pryce closed down their branch here in gapo. she was then hired as branch manager ng isa pang oxegyn/acetylene store dito din sa gapo. when the proprietor decided to stop their operation in olongapo, nagtry ang ate ko to manage the shop kasi alam niya malaki demand sa mga industrial gases lalo na sa SBMA.
fastforward to today,  now they were able to buy a new car, travel out of the country, bought a lot in an exclusive subdivision,  million pesos savings and siya ang takbuhan ng mga kamag-anak para mautangan. :)
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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2009, 04:10:16 pm »
ill share my parents' story kahit nashare ko na toh sa thread about yabang chuva.. hindi talagang rags to riches but success story lang siguro..

before my mother works in an electronics company, her father is a farmer, her mother is a housewife.. and my father is a welder pero may kaya na sila noon.. yan lang ang napapala ang bulakbol at ayaw mag-aral.. when they got married, the gift of my father's father is a stall in a market here in muntinlupa.. my father has chinese blood so instict na ata ang pagbbusiness.. tinuloy lang ng parents ko yung business ng lolo ko na pagbebenta ng banga pati mga sinulid.. walang koneksyon sa isa't isa.. hehe.. they shifted to selling garments in 1983.. ang pwesto ng parents ko sa market ay bandang gitna pa.. year 1994, few weeks after i turned 7, nasunog ang palengke.. isipin nyo na lang mga sis ang panlulumo ng magulang ko.. hindi ko pa feel yun noon, pero baka kung ngayon yun, hagulgol ako..

so habang inaayos yung market, nagtinda sila na parang sa talipapa.. it was such a blessing in disguise that the owner of the market, daughter of a former mayor of munte, knew my uncle who is a couturier and made dresses for her.. he asked my father because she was so curious of our last name, if he is the brother of my Abet, my uncle and my father said yes.. the owner was so amazed and gave the first stall to my parents.. yung bukana.. at dun na nagsimula ang lahat ng milagro sa buhay namin.. lalo na nung wala pang masyadong malls sa Muntinlupa besides ATC..

kapag malapit na ang pasukan, because of the demand in uniforms, my parents earn big amount of money.. we get worth of almost half a million sa supplier ng uniforms.. xempre babalik yun plus tubo.. kapag pasko, medyo maliit ang kita kumpara sa pasukan kasi almost pare-pareho ang style ng lalabas na damit pero malaki pa rin..

salamat talaga kay Lord sa blessings na binigay nya sa amin.. at sa sipag ng parents ko.. salamat talaga.. marami ng napundar ang parents ko.. xempre itong bahay namin na kasya kaming lahat(hehe) ;D, kaming mga anak nya, na walang nagpublic school sa aming 4 maliban sakin kasi ngHS ako sa science hs, yung 9 apartments namin, cars, lupa sa province at dito sa muntinlupa at never mind na yung iba.. hehe.. :D

what made my parents quite successful is that they are very hard working at matipid.. walang maluho sa aming magkakapatid.. para sa mom ko, yun ang rason kung bakit di naasenso ang iba.. tamad, mayabang at materialistic.. :)
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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2009, 07:27:16 pm »
very inspiring thread. more Rags t Riches stories please mga sis :)
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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2009, 08:31:48 pm »
Here's my dad's story...

My dad since 3rd grade nagwowork na siya.. To think that he's father (my lolo) is a lawyer, and his lolo (my greatgrandfather) used to be in politics sa bicol.. That means may kaya talaga.. and they own properties pa in bicol.. But then my lolo he was really strict daw.. he doesn't let his children watch t.v unless he's the one to put the power on.. Kasi daw sa kanya daw yun at walang right ang mga anak niya na galawin ang kanya. ganun siya kastrict nun..

Anyways, so ayun ng amay dad used to sell newspaper, basahan, and candies sa streets.. like yung mga nakikita natin sa mga intersections just like that. He does that every afternoon.. And in the morning he goes to school. narealize kasi niya na walang mangyayari sa buhay niya if aasa lang siya sa dad niya.. kasi ang pinagaaral lang nun puro yung mga girls.. mga pala they are 12 siblings in the family. 3 lang ang gurls and the rest puro boys. may dad is the 6th born.. Pero even if he started selling sa kalye nakakapagbigay pa siya sa mom niya ng pang kain nila. Then later on when he got older like probably in highschool konti-konti na siya natuto magdrive and ayun siya na ang ng bibiyahe ng jeepney ng ate niya. He still sent himself to school ha and he still manage to give money to his mom. I asked him kung pano siya nakakapagbiyahe ng jeep to think he's under age. Daya daw yung age niya sa license. So ayun nagpatuloy eto hanggang nagcollege siya.
Then nagcollege he took up civil engineering.. nung nasa university na siya he applied sa office ng dean nila.. siya gumagawa lahat ng paperworks hanggang napunta siya sa accounting dept. natuto siya gumawa ng payroll etc. then he applied in a company as part-time na taga gawa ng payroll and yung taga lakad ng mga business licenses and permits and he still managed to go to school..
Tapos at the age of 17 or 18 he left for Papua New Guinea, kunuha siya ng ate niya.. tapos pagnagpapadala siya kay mama noon (mag bf at gf na kasi sila nung 4th yr. highschool) hindi binibigay ng ate niya yung padala kay mama and yung mga packages binibigay niya sa mga kapatid nila lahat. kaya nagquit siya umuwi dito sa pinas then nagcontinue ng pagaaral at sa pagpapasada ng jeepney. pinilit daw niya talagang makatapos kasi ambitious siya ayaw niya na nilalait siya (kasi yung dad ng mama ko ayaw sa kanya noon kasi magkapitbahay lang sila and mabisyo si papa nun). kaya nagpursige daw siya.. He even sent mom to college mga 2nd yr to 4th yr ni ma si papa na talaga ang gumastos.
Hanggang sa nakatapos na siya he applied for saudi at natanggap naman siya agad.. Before he left for saudi mom and dad had their civil wedding...

Malaki ang sweldo niya nun sa Saudi.. pinapadala niya lahat sa mom niya para ipunin then nung natapos yung contract niya paguwi niya dito wala na yung money na pinapaipon niya ginastos na pala ng mom niya for their family (*take note ha 6th born ang dad ko). Galit na galit si papa nun but what can he do money is long gone. My mom that time is working in a bank na may position na rin.. So she loaned for pop para makaalis ulit. Then unti-unti sila kumuha ng lot ni papa sa subd. hinuhuligan nila..

Then after matapos yung contract niya ulit. Bumalik siya ng papua new guinea. Dun may nakaaway siya na australian, racist kasi. and laitero.. kasi hindi lang si papa yung ginaganun niya pati mga locals dun masasakit sinasabi..kaya ayun nagalit dad ko hinamon niya na pareho silang magresign tas tignan daw nila kung sinong unang makakakuha ng trabaho. wala naman kasi alam yung guy na yun sa work eh.. my dad then is an engineer na.. Kaya after that incident he resigned and put up his own business..

Of course, construction business siya.. Then nung mga 6 yrs old ako nagbakasyon kami dun then my mom and yung sumunod sa akin na bro ko (bunso at that time) naiwan dun kami lang ni kuya bumalik ng pinas para magaral kasi nakaenrol na kami dito nun. then after a year dun na rin kami nagaral ni kuya. para sama sama kaming lahat. Xempre I.S ang school namin dahil yun lang ang private schools dun mahal mahal kung icoconvert mo nasa 300,000 ang isa eh 3 kami nun..

 Then nagsundan pa kami ng isa pang boy kaya apat na kaming magkakapatid nun. hehe

I am so proud to be my dad's only baby girl. And i'm not ashame na ganun ang buhay nila dati. He's letting us feel and have the stuffs that he wanted when he was growing up. If spoiled is the right term then spoiled nga siguro kami.

And good thing he exposed us to his businesses.. Like our bakeshop, motorshop, trading business etc. sinasama niya kami lagi para alam daw namin and para matuto kami sa pakikipagusap sa mga tao, 'coz you never know that person you're talking too could be your loyal client in the future.. And thanks to mom she taught us how to manage our money well..
 
May pagkachinese kasi si dad kaya feeling ko ako yung nakamana ng pagiging 'into business' niya.
'coz i'm now in to clothes and accessories business kahit na bago pa lang ako sa business ko i feel that it's gonna go a long way. And si mom may pakakuripot lang talaga siya kaya maganda ang combination nila ni dad. LOL

I'm so proud to be my parent's only daughter.

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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2009, 11:58:58 pm »
I want to share my parents´stories.

My dad was from a poor family.  His dad was a soldier and his mom was a housewife.  They were 4 boys and a girl so money was limited.  He was able to study in Ateneo GS and HS because he was smart and studied on a scholarship. 

In college, again in Ateneo, he finished Eco-Honors in three years so he can start working.  He started working as a sales agent and put himself through law school at that time.  He also married my mom btw, hehe.

Even though he was a working student, he was able to pass all his subjects.  Nobody really thought he was a smart kid because he needed to work so his grades were low. 

He proved everyone wrong by topping the bar (he was eighth) the year he took it. After that, his life went from good to better. :)

My mom naman was really for a poor family.  She had seven other siblings.  Mekaniko yung dad niya and mom niya was a housewife.  She was able to study in UP through a scholarship because she was a Bayanihan dancer. She eventually became a top executive where she worked. :)

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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2009, 02:01:52 pm »
i wish i will be sharing my own success story next year...

i'm having a tough time right now...
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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2009, 03:48:26 pm »
^^wow sis, nakaka-inspire ang life story ng parents mo...

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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2009, 12:06:18 am »
a family friend worked as a bookkeeper in a private company w/ a meager salary.  Then she resigned then join another company that sells products to foreigners abroad via the internet.  Grabe nung huli syang makita.  Donya na ang dating at ang bulok nyang nissan na kotse ay napalita ng dalawang SUVs.  Wow!! Ang dami pa nyang biniling bouse & lot sa iba ibang lugar & travelled to different places abroad.  Kaya sabi ng father ko dapat mag join din kami.  So eto kami nag join na din para donya na rin ako tee hee!.  With God's help  I CAN DO IT !!! YES!

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« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2009, 05:04:27 pm »
^^wow sis, nakaka-inspire ang life story ng parents mo...

Thanks sis.  :)  Masipag sila talaga. Yun ang napansin ko, hehe. :)
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« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2009, 02:02:39 pm »
sarap basahin mga stories dito. nakaka inspire talaga. meaning may pag-asa pa ako/tayo.

yung neighbor ko na nakatira sa left side namin, dati lang silang namamasukan bilang teacher (girl) at sales agent ng BMEG (guy). natuto si guy sa pasiko-sikot ng agrishop at naka-establish ng connection sa mga supplier hayun nagtayo sya ng tindahan. si girl naman nagresign sa pagiging teacher at sya ang namahala sa tindahan nila. after 3 years of hardworking mayaman na sila. nakabili na ng cars, elf, ilang ektaryang sakahan etc. .. pero kuripot pa din daw hanggang ngayon sabi nung mga tauhan nya ;D

wish ko lang i'll post mine here too...someday.

ay yung nasa right side naman na neighbor ko ibang kuwento din, rags to riches din. next time kuwento ko. :)
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Re: rags to riches stories
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2009, 12:07:08 am »
nag-aabang ako ng rags to riches story na galing sa direct selling like royale business club, avon, n.u. skin(nagtetextspeak pag walang period), amway etc. sana may mag-share! :D

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« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2009, 12:18:42 pm »
^ yun nga, yung right side neighbor ko yumaman dahil sa avon, natasha, dakki, MSE etc.

heto ang kuwento nya: si guy dating kubrador ng jueteng, si girl naman dating naglalako ng gulay using pedicab, yung pumupunta punta sa baryo para lang makapagtinda ng gulay, isda etc. tapos sinabayan pala nya ng Avon (yun lang daw muna kase yun lang ang medyo kilala na brand sa baryo). sakto naman na nung mga araw na yun bihira daw ang nagaalok ng avon kaya lahat ng barangay na mapuntahan nya nagiging suki nya. hanggang sa nagdagdag na sya ng ibang products ng natasha, boardwalk etc....at dahil napapagod na daw sa kapupunta sa ibang bayan para maglabas ng mga ordered products naisip nya na bumili na lang ng stocks at ilagay sa bahay nya, hanggang sa lumaki ng lumaki at kumuha na sya ng puwesto sa may malapit sa palengke.

and now dahil sa business nila, apat na branches nya sa iba-ibang bayan,  meron na syang bahay na maganda, Grandia, Innova at kung ilang cars pa napundar nya. sympre si mister tumigil na sa jueteng ;D at tumulong na rin sa negosyo ng misis nya. pansin ko lang sa mag-asawang yun super humble pa rin silang kahit may kaya na sa buhay. Nakaka-inspire talaga, wish ko lang maging ganun din ako balang araw. :o  by the way, nasa early 50s na sila, at 10 years na business nila . imagine? tanders na pero kaya pang yumaman pala ;D

minsan nga nibibiro ko si mang gerry (name nung guy) na magvolunteer siya sa Avon ...para maging endorser...harhar...gaya nung napapanood  sa tv ay. ;D

well, analysis ko naman dun, timing yung pagiging dealer nila ng Avon, Boardwalk, Natasha etc. Kase that time wala pang ganun dito sa amin nun. Sila ang nag-start kumbaga. ;)

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« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2009, 05:34:53 am »
nakaka inspire talga rags to riches stories...sana ganito ang mga news natin sa TV hindi puro patayan, drugs, rape at kung ano ano pang puro bad news.  Siguro if we hear stories like these everyday mai-imbibe natin toh at maraming magiging successful di ba?
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« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2009, 10:03:29 pm »
thank you mga sis, for sharing your stories.....nakaka inspire talaga ang mga rags to riches stories, lalong lalo pa yong hindi nakalimot kong saan sila nanggaling.

more stories pa i hope. ;D

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« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2009, 06:31:15 pm »
Please more stories pa mga sis.....

very inspiring basahin.....
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« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2009, 03:05:51 am »
share ko lang...
Mom ko di nakatapos ng pagaaral ...although may work si dad di yun enough para sa amin..yun lola ko may tindahan sa palengke..sadly walang swerte si lola so kinuha ni mommy. Mommy ko naghandle ng pagtitinda...awa ng dyos nabayaran niya lahat ng utang ni lola...napaaral niya kami natulungan niya mga kapatid niya saka nakapagpatayo ng bahay, nakabili ng mga sasakyan saka properties. Ang mommy ko yumaman sa malansa. Minsan nga sinasabi niya..oo madumi mabaho yun work niya pero lahat ng meron kami doon galing.
Nagretire si mommy 2 years ago...after 30years sa palengke..
Ako ang nagmana..nakatapos me ng IE pero dito ako bumagsak.una ayaw ko kasi mabaho...saka talagang humina din ang business kasi marami ng resto ang nagsara..yun mga sinusupplyan namin plus naloko ako...ninakawan ng employee...
Pero awa ng diyos nakapangasawa ko ng masipag saka madiskarte..yun hubby ko galing niya hanap ng source ng paninda..di siya takot magexperiment ng bago tinda katulad ko duwag...
Mula ng si hubby at ako na ang tulong medyo naayos na ulit ang takbo business namin..sana maging katulad din kami ng mommy ko.

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« Reply #59 on: July 20, 2009, 09:24:04 am »
^yup magiging successful ka din sis, sa tiyaga mo pa lang na yan i am very sure magiging maunlad ka.

Good Luck!

more stories pa po...
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