- A man who graduated from college went viral after he posted a message of thanks to his "suki"
- He has been selling sponges for years and it is the one that saw him through school
- The graduate earned Bachelor of Science in Office Management
A young man who recently graduated from the University of Makati is now thanking all of his suki for helping him.
Yes, they were the ones buying the "sponges" or "ispongha" in dialect, the income from which he utilizes for his tuition fees.
This young man, Melvin Chua, took the time to thank his patrons.
KAMI saw that the said man started selling sponges when he was still in elementary.
Because of his hardwork and dedication, he was able to sell a lot of sponges, and he was able to pay for his tuition fees.
In Definitely Filipino, it reported that Melvin didn't see his small business as a burden, rather, it was a way for him to be able to help his parents one day.
He also narrated that after his graduation, he once more sold sponges so that he could thank all his "suki" personally.
Here's his message of thanks to all his suki:
"MGA SUKI! GAGRADUATE NA PO AKO! MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA INYONG LAHAT! MAHAL NA MAHAL KO KAYO! GOD BLESS YOU ALL. DAHIL SA PAGLALAKO, NAKATAPOS AKO NG KOLEHIYO. NOW THE FIRST COLLEGE GRADUATE IN THE FAMILY. THANK YOU LORD!
Kung may isang bagay man akong ipagmamalaki sa buhay, yun ay ang ilang taon kong paglalako para makatulong sa pamilya at matulungan ko ang sarili kong makapag-aral.
After ng graduation practice namin, nagtinda ako with hope na sana makita ko ang karamihan sa mga suki ko. I really wanna tell them how thankful I am to all of them as they really contributed a lot and played a big role in my life for almost 13 years. Yes!! They witnessed my elementary, high school, and now my college Graduation. Sila yung mga taong kahit anong antas sa buhay- bumibili ng tig 5,10,15 20 kong paninda na panghugas ng plato.
Luckily, I was able to meet and thank personally some of them. At yung mga hindi pa, dito na lang. Wala pa kong sinasabi tinatanong na nila agad ako-
Ano graduate ka na ba? Kailan ka gagraduate? Tapos…
Ngingiti na lang ako at mapapaluha luha- Ate/Kuya gagraduate na po ako ngayong Thursday! Sa PICC. Maraming salamat po sa inyo! Super thank you po!!
Sila: Wow! Congratulations! Ang galing mo. Maliit ka pa dati. Elementary ka pa. Ngayon Gagraduate ka na sa College. So proud of you! Office management ka diba?
Ako: Opo! Thank you po. BS in OFFICE MANAGEMENT PO.
Sila: Galing mo! Akalain mo dahil sa pagtatiyaga mong maglako gagraduate ka na. Eh di hindi ka na maglalako nyan kasi sa office ka na magwowork? Galingan mo ah. Congrats sayo! Wag mo kaming kakalimutan.
My heart filled with so much love and joy after hearing all their “Congratulations!” and “So Proud of You”. I know to myself I was able to thank them and show them my gratefulness for their kindness. Naiiyak iyak lang din ako habang ngumingiti sa kanila."
Sila yung mga taong-
Oh! gabi na, naglalako ka pa! Ingat ka dyan sa daan.
Naulan bakit nagtitinda ka? Nagpapahiram ng payong para di ako mabasa.
Mahal na araw, naglalako ka pa din.
Balik ka dito sa pasko may regalo kami sayo. Etc.
Tuwing naglalako ako, hindi ko naisip na kailangan kong magtinda to survive kundi dahil masaya ako sa ginagawa ko at nakakatulong ako kay Mama.
And as I end this remarkable journey, ito yung araw na hinding hindi ko kayo malilimutang pasalamatan. From the bottom of my heart. SOBRANG MARAMING SALAMAT PO. Dahil sa pagbili nyo ng paninda ko, isang araw, isang linggo, isang buwan at isang taon ang nadadagdag para mapagpatuloy ko ang pag aaral ko at matulungan ko ang pamilya ko.
I am sharing this because I just can’t celebrate alone the success I made without sharing it to all of you. Masaya po akong malaman na masaya kayo para sa akin dahil gagraduate na ko ng College. Maraming salamat po. Sobrang maraming salamat po. Para din po sa inyo ito.
Ano mang achievement ang maabot ko sa buhay, I will always be proud of it. Lagi po akong tatanaw ng utang na loob at malaking pasasalamat sa inyong lahat. Sana dumating ang panahong ako naman ang makatulong sa iba tulad ng pagtulong nyo sa akin.
I will always include you in my prayers. May God continue to bless, protect and love you all. All praises to you God!. Maraming salamat po."
Grandma sells palitaw until midnight to send grand kids to school on Kami YouTube channel This video teaches us a thing or two about the meaning of giving unconditional love, where one can sacrifice much for her loved ones.