A fishball vendor proudly showed off his newly built 2-storey house using his earnings and savings.
It has been said many times that sometimes having a degree is not the only basis for success. Even the kind of job you have is not a guarantee that you will reach your goals in life. A post of a vendor showing the house he built for his family has earned the praise of many netizens.
On Simple House in the Philippines Facebook page, netizen Michael Gripal Relucio posted photos of his house’s ongoing construction. According to him, the 2-storey house is the fruit of his labor as a fishball vendor. He couldn’t wait to see his house finally finished.
He wrote, “Isa po akong fishball vendor. Nagbunga po ang aking pinaghirapan. Konti na lang po matatapos na.”
House’s interior and exterior
Based on the photos Michael shared, we can see that the house is made of concrete from the lower to the second floor. Its exterior walls are still unpainted but have tiles as siding. The windows and doors are aluminum. The glass windows also has decorative moldings at the side to make them more appealing. On the second floor, it has a steel railing that secures a small terrace. Inside the house, we can see a well-lighted minibar. Michael said the floors are already tiled, including the stairs.
The fishball vendor earns praise from netizens
Michael impressed and inspired many netizens with his achievement. Many praised him for being resourceful and persevering in his work. According to the hardworking fishball vendor, he would sweep the barrios and barangays to sell his goods.
A netizen commented, “Tama, hindi talaga yan sa klase ng trabaho meron ka. Kundi sa sipag, tiyaga at diskarte! Ang galing naman.”
Another wrote, “Walang malaki o maliit na kita sa masinop sa pera.”
A fellow vendor also shared his success and stated, “Ako naglalako rin ng isda. Meron akong bahay, apartment at Ford Expedition. Walang imposible sa taong masipag. Congrats sa iyo!”