Starting a business is hard. Making your business a success is even harder. If you think that a brilliant idea coupled with a sound business plan is enough, think again. There will always be moments of uncertainties. Different challenges will arise on a daily basis like hiring the right people, branding, market positioning, customer care, money management and even personal fatigue.
It all started with lechon manok (roasted chicken). Then, it was followed by shawarma, milk tea, donuts, cupcakes then frozen yogurts. These are just some of the food crazes that hit Manila by storm. A handful of people who invested in such crazes definitely cashed in some profits. Unfortunately, although there were a few gainers, there were more losers. Take shawarma for example, out of all those stores that proliferated in the country in the 80s, almost all already closed their businesses a long time ago.
By: Gytha Kate A. Torres
The Forty-five minute plane from Manila to Bicol was my first flying experience in the Philippines. I thought I would only see clouds and the real life Philippine map, but flying above the Philippine islands was more breathtaking than what I have expected. My first “wow”-experience was seeing Mayon Volcano’s top view and the Earth’s beautiful land formations. I thought it was just a visit, but I knew it was a journey I have to be excited for.
Dear Present Me,
You did it! You were able to go through 2018 with flying colours. You thought it was impossible at first but you have overcome all the challenges.
It was just a typical day in my life. I went through my morning and afternoon routines without a glitch. Little did I know that my whole world would crumble right in front of me that day.
It all started as a niche genre until the Wonder Girls’ hit “Nobody” penetrated the Billboard 100 chart at least eight times in 2009. A few years later, “Gangnam Style” reigned as the most watched video on Youtube with over 3 billion views for five consecutive years. Today, K-pop is a global phenomenon with a price tag of over 5 billion dollars.
Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight. – Joan Chittister
Pessimistic. Negative thinker. Sensitive. Prone to depression.
That’s who I was.
For the first time, the heart relic of Padre Pio, one of the most famous Catholic saints, visited the Philippines for 21 days, from Oct 5 to 21, 2018. With more than 86% of the population Catholic, it was no surprised that thousands of devotees flocked to the churches in Manila, Batangas and Cebu where the relic was displayed, just to have a chance to see and touch the relic of the incorrupt heart of Padre Pio.
Yoga is not just abut losing weight. It is a kind of exercise that is not only beneficial for your physical body but for your mental and spiritual well-being as well.
Albert Einstein is more known for his work in the field of science but his background and his principles in life are what drove him to pursue his scientific career and be successful at it.
Walter Elias Disney, popularly known as Walt Disney, was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of five children. As a child, he worked as a newspaper boy to help his family make ends meet. While in high school, he attended the night classes of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. At 16 years of age, he joined the American Red Cross as an ambulance driver in France, after being rejected by the army for being underage during the first World War.
Joseph Hubertus Pilates was once a sickly child who dedicated himself to exercise to make himself strong and healthy. He took up body-building and by his teens, he got work as a model for anatomical drawings.