Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Go-getter

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and didn't read until he was seven. Thomas Edison was a school drop out. Walt Disney got bankrupt a couple of times before he built Disneyland.

So what do I have in common with these great people? (Hanep sa leveling no? Haha)

We all started with a dream.

Let me tell you my story.

When I was a little girl, I have this rich godmother who always had nice condos and nice cars to her name.  She had a thriving business and she was living the life. I used to visit her in her posh condo in Makati every Christmas and I would always feel excited and jumpy everytime we’d go there. It was pretty and fancy and classy in a homey kind of way. Her bathroom would always be full of nice-smelling perfumes and lotions. When I was little, I remember telling my mom that I want to have a condo like hers when I grow up. I want to have my own place, my own car, and my own business.

Twenty years later, I dropped out of college, barely had a hundred peso in savings, but I still had that fire in me. I knew deep down inside that I still wanted my childhood dream to materialize.

Three years ago, I got a call from my mom telling me that one of her friends was moving to the US and that she was selling her unit somewhere in QC. She wanted to know if I wanted to get it. (Read: BUY it, not rent it!)

At first I thought the idea was absurd because I barely had enough money in Savings so how in hell am I going to buy it. My mom said that the processing of the titles and the papers and equity would set me back around 200k. On top of that, the cost of the unit was six-digits-something thousand. Hehehe.

What the fuck? I don’t even have 30 grand in my account. So how in the world would I be able to come up with 200k for starters? Since the seller was a friend of my mom’s, she has given me a year to try and save up for it. If not, then they will offer it to someone else.

I knew that I wouldn’t be able to save that much amount if I would only rely on my salary so I had to think of ways to earn money on the side. That’s when I scoured out newspapers and online ads for things that I could do during my days off from work. I figured that since I wanted to own this unit real bad, I need to do something about it.. Fast! Karir kung karir! Hahahaha!

Since makapal ang mukha ko and I have this penchant for entertaining people, I tried applying as a party host. No, not the usual hosts that you see in fast food chains. Of course, if you want to aim, you should aim big time. Hahahaha! I remember my first assignment was during the launch of a real estate somewhere in Las Pinas. Yes, kahit malayo kinarir ko sya. Hahahaha! I hosted a party for the kids and did some storytelling. The pay wasn’t big but because I was just starting out, I didn’t want to charge so high. (At least not yet anyway, hehehe).

After that stint, I hosted a party in Greenbelt. It was during this time that a lady from the audience approached me and told me she had her own party business. She wanted to get me as her host for double the price that Im currently getting. Wow, may pirata effect rin pala sa ganyan. Hahaha! Because I needed to save up, I agreed to jump ship. So she got me party bookings left and right. I would go to work Mondays thru Fridays, and then I would do my “sideline” Saturdays and Sundays. Yes, ako na! Ako na si Kuracha! Walang pahinga! :) I remember there were times when I had two parties to host in one day. So talagang karir kung karir. (Just to make it clear, I host kiddie parties, not stag parties ha! Hahahah.)

So ang ending, I saved money from my hosting sideline and I also saved some money from my salary and in the end, I was able to come up with the money needed to start with the processing, tax, equity, etc. Tapos yung actual amount ng unit I applied through Pag-Ibig. Yup, I did it on my own. Didn’t ask a single penny from my parents. Ndi naman kame mayaman noh! Hehehe.

I feel happy everytime I look back at that phase in my life because it just goes to show that if you want something so bad, nothing is impossible. You just need to work hard for it and eventually it will be yours. My unit may not be as posh as my godmother’s Makati condo, but because I’ve worked hard to get it, it will always be my little square space of heaven. *smile*

Ö Travel and see the world. (or at least 1/8 of it. Haha)
Ö Get my own unit.
Ö Learn to cook.
Ö Snag a wonderful boyfriend.

Currently working on:

Get a degree – working on it as we speak.
Save for the future – slaving for it as we speak. (hahahah!)

Dreams for the future :

Get married.
Get an MBA.
Have cute babies.
Become a teacher.
Live life.

Everything starts with a dream.

Let’s all dream! And let’s all dream BIG! Spreading positive vibes all around! :)

The Unpure One,



Anonymous said...

Hats off to you girl. I always knew you dreamt big and made sure each day took you 24 hours closer to that dream.


Anonymous said...

Hats off to you girl. I always knew you dreamt big and made sure each day took you 24 hours closer to that dream.


ro anne said...

nice! ikaw na ang artistahin hahaha!

spread positivity girl!!! :) go go go!!!!

khantotantra said...

host!! Grabe nag kuracha mode ka talaga. elibs ako!

sana makapag kuracho ako para magka-own condo :D

cheese said...

huwaw ang galing...

ako kaya ano pwede kong raketin lol

-=K=- said...

Thanks Ave!

Ro anne - yeah, positive dapat! Hehe! :)

Khantotantra - haha yeah kuracha talaga. Ganun talaga pag matindi ang pangagailangan, lol!

Cheese - uhmmm, try mo maging wedding singer? Hahaha!