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How come we don't break? We bend.

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Today's pandemic has made people invent their own way of earning by just staying at home. Our safety is our top priority but being safe without nothing to eat can't make us alive. The government has implemented series of lockdowns which made the poor became poorer and almost have nothing to eat for the reason that we all can't go out. Well, except for those who are frontliners. With this reason, some of us disobeyed the law and went out to find any means to bring food on the table. I can't blame them because hunger is so hard to neglect especially if we see kids crying because of rumbling stomach. Good for those families who have the abundance of life because they won't worry a lot compared to the poor ones. There is a support provide by the government which is giving of the relief goods but then those can't suffice the consumption for one week. Consequently, many poor families who again chose to risk their safety going out to earn just for the family. Who wouldn't?

These trying times transform people into the best they can be. Why did I say so? It's because we find ways to earn despite the limitations we have. The situation we are in doesn't allow us to go around and continue working as the virus spreads fast if we don't keep distance. Yes, it's a must to keep ourselves safe. But, as what some say, we won't die because of the Covid-19. We will die out of hunger.

The outside world is dangerous but staying inside of our home and starve is like killing ourselves softly.

Because us, humans adapt to every situation we are in, we searched for ways on how to earn. Some of us went on online business. As we can see, online business nowadays are top hits especially foods and snack. I have this cousin who sells kimchi online and her products are always sold-out. She will post pictures of her kimchi on Facebook but she made sure that the photos look beautiful and can make the customer's mouth water. Personally, I was also convinced to buy because of how it looked like in the photos. Moreover, editing and other enhancing technique must be done when you are selling online because the customers will only see the photos.

After my cousin posted the photos, customers will reach out to her through commenting on the posts or through direct message and then she will deliver the kimchi to the buyers' place. I can tell that she has gain something big on it since her kimchi was always a hit to the people in here. Of course, my cousin also followed safety protocols when she made and delivered the kimchi.

I think this pandemic has made the people in our place to get hungry and crave for something cold and fried. In our town, when the quarantine was lifted, the municipal mayor has given the locals place/stalls for them to have a business wherein they have to pay $1.00 per day as rent. This is not a big deal since foods and snacks there are always sold-out as well. We call this place the Felicity Dream Square. Each stall has different food, snacks, and drinks to offer. The common goods there are barbecues, fried food, snacks like pizza, hamburger, fries, chips. They also have fruit shakes, milk teas, siomai, and other refreshing drinks. Beers are allowed too but the customers should ensure to drink moderately for there are policemen guarding the surrounding. Every Friday, there will be live band as well making the place livelier with different night lights. No need to worry for the people who will go there can't go through if they are not wearing mask and not keeping the proper distancing. I have been there once and I plan to visit again with friends.

Some of my friends are also selling trendy clothes online which is also a good business. Well, we have a lot of physical stores here but I think online selling is way better since most of the people prefer buying online and just wait for the item to be delivered. I have my neighbor here whose having an online business of ukay-ukay (preloved clothes). She handpicks everything she sells that's why the quality is nice. Since it's preloved, she will fix everything that needs fixing like missing buttons and loose threads. After that, she will have it in laundry to clean the clothes and iron them to look presentable and ready to wear. Then, she will wear it or place the clothes in the mannequin stand so the clothes will have their perfect fit, ready to be captured.

When editing is done, she will post it on her Facebook Page and everything will be sold-out within the day. Her clothes are also affordable that's why the customers love to buy.

Look how lovely the preloved clothes are for just $4.00
Some girls will be tempted to buy because why not? 😂

I realized that these things are the new normal for we can't go back to normal. Instead of lurking in the corner and waiting for the pandemic to end, let's use our creativity and resourcefulness to sustain our needs. There are a lot of ways to earn only if we are willing and industrious. In order for us to not break in the situation, let's learn how to bend.

Note: Our safety is our top priority so don't forget to have enough rest daily and eat healthy foods. Let's be clean all the time. Don't forget to wear face mask and sanitize hands.


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Pag pinoy talaga maparaan, lahat gagawin para sa sarili at sa pamilya, kailangan madiskarte, kahit sa panahon ng pandemya hindi nawawalan ng pag asa, nakkaproud pa din maging pinoy, pero sana ang gobyerno naten ganyan din, haysstt, anywayss woii yung kimchi masarap yannn

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1 month ago

I agree. Gobyerno talaga minsan pasaway rin hehehe. Order na sis

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1 month ago

The truth is that necessity is the mother of invention and thwho iwhowhat has happened to the world as covid struck. We became what we were meant to be and that is paying off right now. A lot of people are no longer depending on the government for jobs or salaries, they are earning just by doing what they do best to do.

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1 month ago

Lovely! That could have been my last statement. Thanks! ☺️

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1 month ago

Gusto ko sana umorder nung kimchi.. peyborit food ko pa naman yun huhu...kaso feeling ko malayo ka sakin e . Huhu...

Sabi nga po we are in the same ocean but not in the same boat .. pare parehas tayo ng pinagdadaanan gawa ng pandemya pero di tayo pare pareho ng sitwasyon... May mga taong nagpupumilit lumabas kase Wala silang ibang way para kumita at lagyan ng laman Yung mga tyan nila...

Yes po kudos to all pinoise na talagang di nagpapaapekto sa pandemic na ito at makakahanap pa rin ng way para kumita

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1 month ago

San po ba inyo mam? Hehe! True, kaya di talaga mapipilit ng govt. na di palabasin ang mga tao. Ganyan tayong Pinoy talaga madiskarte ☺️

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1 month ago

health

Layo ko e ..sa cavite po ako... Parang tabing water kayo.. manila ba yan or parteng Norte na po?

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1 month ago

Naku nasa visayas ako, sa leyte 😁

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1 month ago

Sabi na nga po malapit kayo sa dagat e huhu anlayooo

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1 month ago

Oo malapit sa dagat. Ang layo nga 😁

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1 month ago

Naalala ko nanaman gusto ko din ata mag online selling live live sa ukay ba. Hays 🤧 mahirap din mag work 24/7 kaya tama ka need din talaga natin ng pahinga kahit konti lang. Btw. Welcome

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1 month ago

Baka next time po kaya pero sa ngayon unahin muna ang kelangan unahin. ☺️

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1 month ago

Yup. Safety first, sis!

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1 month ago

Always po. ☺️

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1 month ago

For as long as we have a chance we can make some ways to provide our family despite of any situations that we have, the pandemic should not stop us if our food on the table is at risk.

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1 month ago

On point!

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1 month ago

Tama maraming paraan para matustusan ang buhay huwag lang papaapekto sa pandemic at maging masipag pa rin.

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1 month ago

Totoo kasi tayo rin lang ang maghihirap pag hindi tayo didiskarte

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1 month ago

Wow starring ems hahahaha lami ng kimchi? Wapa ko kakaon

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1 month ago

Hahaha shhhh di nimo sija ma mention diri. Di man ko ganahan hahaha

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1 month ago

True sis! Because of the pandemic, most of us have become flexible. We do things we don't expect that we could. With God's grace, I cant my family despite the arising crisis.

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1 month ago

Trueee! We became what we didn't think we can be. God is really good.

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1 month ago

Sakto jud mem. Importante jud rong panahona ang safety. Maong kung mamalit ko mga gamit ni inday sa online na lang. Lisud na ug magpataka-taka na tag suroy-suroy.

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1 month ago

Korek mem labi nas naay mga batang gagmay

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1 month ago

Gajud mem.

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1 month ago

In a way, these are proofs that we humans are capable of doing what seems to be impossible especially during difficult times. Totoo yung sabi nila, no matter how many times a man falls down, he can rise up again and again basta may will. And this pandemic is making some people find out their hidden strengths, talents and abilities to survive and thrive even.

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1 month ago

Very well said, sis. Despite everything that's unwanted, us, humans see an opportunity in it. 🥰

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1 month ago

It is great to see people being inventive. And that kimchi really does look sarap, and those clothes look great too. Preloved is excellent.

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1 month ago

Well-said. Have you tried kimchi? Hehe! They said it's masarap but I don't like the taste of it. Yeah, I love preloved. ☺️

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1 month ago

No I haven't, but I think it is like sweet and sour dishes that we have here.

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1 month ago

Lockdown teach us more to save more and invest more really hehe, business bloom as Pandemic eh, madaming nagka interest as business and its really nice to have that lalo na Kimchi tagal na din akong hindi nakakain niyan, young subrang maang-hang sa akin yowwn, enjoy na enjoy

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1 month ago

Truttthhh serr. Pandemic has really transformed people na mas maging madiskarte. Sarap nga po eh diba, order na po baka may malapit jan sa inyo

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1 month ago

Basta Pinoy, or kahit sino pa yan makakahanap at makakahanap ng way yan para naman may mapag kuhanan din sila ng kwarta in this time of pandemic. Mas safe talaga online kaso hassle din minsan lalo na pag mag free delivery. Pero wait, cousin mo mismo ang gumagawa mg Kimchi 😱 ang galing naman ayt. Pero gusto jo din sana maka tikim nyan when kaya.

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1 month ago

Korek po. Napakaversatile po talaga ng mga tao kahit anong hirap na ng sitwasyon nakakagawa parin ng paraan. At nagiging masaya pa rin. Yung nga lang yung free delivery pero okay lang naman sa mga kakilala ko. Opo, cousin ko. Hehe! Baka po makahanap kayo sa online market marami sa fb

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1 month ago

To be honest, the pandemic for me was sort of an "I told you so" kind of a moment. For YEARS I have made it a point to communicate to people the need to save and invest, the need to be prepared for things unforeseen like car repairs, medical events, or other financial calamities...including job loss.

For years I communicated to people that living paycheck to paycheck is a disaster just waiting to come up and bite one in the butt. For years I communicated to people to work toward building wealth, not things, and not accumulating too much debt. For years I communicated to people to not live above their means, and not to EXPECT a paycheck to always be there.

And then the pandemic hit and some people who did not heed all of the warnings fell victim to circumstances that the pandemic helped to bring to fruition, but that was all pretty much their own fault.

I know it sounds harsh. But it is also a harsh truth.

You can KIND OF relate the story of the Three Little Pigs. One built a straw house, another built a wooden house, and another built a brick house. The pig with the straw house was doomed when the wolf came along. The pig in the wooden house fared slightly better and had a little more time before the wolf could get his house down. But the pig in the brick house? The wolf could not get to him at all.

The ones who suffered the most during the pandemic were those whose finances were the straw house. The ones who made it just a little bit farther were the ones whose finances were the wooden house. The ones who went untouched during the pandemic were those whose houses were made of brick.

Whose fault was it that the houses came down? The pig's? Or the wolf's? I contend it was the fault of the pig who did not know that a brick house is better than a straw or wooden house.

What's that old saying? If you make your bed you have to sleep in it.

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1 month ago

Wow! This sums up what I wanted to day. Hello! Good day. I am happy to read your lovely comments here. And I agree with you in all those points. With ot without knowing the pandemic, we should get ready at all times. Save as much as we can and have as many as we can so when the time comes that we cannot work, we have something in our table, we have a home strongly-built, and funds that can sustain us.

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1 month ago

That is THE one lesson I hope more people got out of this pandemic than anything. Only time will tell.

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1 month ago

Ana Jud na memsh manginabuhi Jud ta para dli ta mapasmo Kay ug di na namatay Jud tas gutom dli sa covid. Lami c.e Ng kimchi memsh wapa ko katilaw ing ana🤤

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1 month ago

Korek maong bisan unsaon ingnon stay at home di jod mada samot nas atong mga nanay ug tatay na hands on jod ang trabaho Try mem basin naa baligja diha

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1 month ago

Labaw uyy lisud Gani ta dri nga makapangutan patag siot ug naay kamote samot na sa uban lugar parehas sa manila. Lisud kaayu sila didto. Wako kabalita memsh Kung naa ba.

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1 month ago

Pilipino lang sakalam mars. Kahit anong patakaran ipatupad. Napakatigas talaga ng ulo. Pero napakaganda pa diyan kahit anong hirap ng buhay gagawa at gagawa paden ng paraan para mabuhay. 😢

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1 month ago

Hahaha legit mamshy. Matigas ang ulo kasi nga ang hirap naman talaga ng buhay

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1 month ago

agree.. we are very resilient and we can be creative too for the sake of survival...

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1 month ago

Yasss! And that's power ☺️

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1 month ago

iba ang diskarte ng Pinoy, we always find ways to earn for a living, matatag tayo at kayang kaya kahit anu pa man hirap ng buhay ang ibigay sa atin😊

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1 month ago

Korek, sis! Nice to meet you pala ☺️

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1 month ago

nice to meet you too, thanks for very warm welcome😊 God blessed you more sissy😍

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1 month ago

Likewise! 💚

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1 month ago

Ang gaganda nga naman ng mga damit na ibenebenta nung isang friend mo Sis. Consistency and diskarte lang din kasi yan e.

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1 month ago

Super sis. Dapat talaga madiskarte. Kung hindi nya yan pinalabhan at inayos baka inabot pa ng ilang weeks bago mabili

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1 month ago

Yeah, mam take your precautions daily because health is our first priority over any other thing. Because health is wealth. Btw, covid make ourselves very responsible make us active about everything.

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1 month ago

Definitely, our health should be on top of your priority always. Yes, we became more responsible than before and this is lovely.

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1 month ago

Stay safe and healthy mate.

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1 month ago

You too

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1 month ago