We all have goals. Dreams we wish to someday achieve. However, with these dreams come the challenges and obstacles we also have to face. It’s never an easy journey, and at times, we choose to give up on our dreams just because we feel it was too hard. Life is never easy, many of us have to work harder than others to reach our dreams. This is the case for Emilio Aguinaldo College Cavite student, John Eric Ventura.
A few days ago, Leznufar A. posted a photo of John on her Facebook page. His story of hard work and dedication inspired her and quickly went viral. Read John’s story below:
“SALUDO AKO SA TAONG TO
After exam namin kanina eto yung bumugad samin sa harap ng room namin, inaalok nya mga classmate ko bumili ng GRAHAM BALLS. Syempre! Bet ko kaya bumili ako. Pero akala ko babae nagtitinda,yun pala lalake! At take note CRIMINOLOGY STUDENT sya. 1st yr. Na amaze ako sa kanya, look ang laki ng bag nya akala ko varsity sya ???? yun pala yun ang laman ng malaki nyang bag, sangkatutak na grahamballs. At dun ko nalaman na dahil sa pagtitinda nya nakapag tapos sya ng High School at nakapag enroll sa college. Tinanong ko sya kung sinong gumagawa ng paninda nya, sabi nya silang dalwa ng nanay nya. Nakakataba lang ng puso kase di mo akalain na isang crim student pa ang gagawa nito. Saludo ako sayo, dahil sayo mas lalo akong na inspired mag aral. Na hindi talaga hadlang ang kahirapan upang di mo makamit ang pangarap mo.”
Rough English Translation:
“I SALUTE THIS PERSON
This is what greeted me after our exams earlier today, he was asking our classmates to buy some GRAHAM BALLS. Of course, I was interested so I bought some. I initially thought it was a girl selling them and was surprised to see it was actually a guy. And take note, he is a first year CRIMINOLOGY STUDENT. I was amazed by him. That was also when I found out that it was through his hard work of selling these graham balls that he was able to graduate from high school and enroll in college. I asked him who made these balls and he said he makes it together with his mom. It was really a heartwarming experience as I did not expect this from a student of criminology. I salute you sir! Because of you, I am more inspired to study. Poverty and difficulties in life should not stop you from reaching your dream.”
Inspiring isn’t it? We at WhenInManila.com salute you too John! Life may not always be easy, but your attitude and determination will get you places! Keep it up John, we definitely need more people like you.
What do you guys think of John’s story?