- A former barista at Starbucks lost his first business venture due to the pandemic
- Instead of sulking, the guy rose back up and tried to find ways and means to be able to pick up the pieces
- He invested his savings in a cafe and the once somehow ugly structure became a nice coffee shop
- In addition to the aromatic coffee blends, his coffee shop is also offering tasty pastries
When one falls, he must get back up. It may not be that easy, but it is certainly possible.
This was the story of Drew Magana, a former Starbucks barista who lost his first business venture because of the pandemic, and was eventually able to build his own coffee shop.
He transformed a small former sales office into a coffee shop, which serves both hot and cold drinks.
Magana, in a post, said that all he wanted is for other baristas to be inspired, such that even if there would be many circumstances along the way, one could still pull through.
He added that for as long as one's goal is there, something that one really wants, things will be okay.
Filipino resilience is evident in times of crisis. Many have shown that they can make it through a pandemic. Filipinos abroad have also shown this kind of resiliency. This old man clearly showed this trait. He still tried his best to ensure that he would have a teeny bit of income in order to survive the pandemic.
One very good example of Filipino resilience is how people looked for ways and means to live after they lost their jobs because of unexpected circumstances. For instance, a stewardess turned to online selling when she lost her job. She showed that there would always be a way.
Artists, like Gladys Guevarra, also put her skills in making Filipino delicacies to good use. A decent income from selling food will go a long way. Another artist who also turned to online selling is Gloc-9.
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