𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚠𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚚𝚞𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚕𝚢𝚣𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚖𝚢, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚓𝚘𝚋𝚜 𝚓𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚝𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎’𝚜 𝚙𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚒𝚌. 𝙿𝚎𝚛𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚜 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚐𝚕𝚘𝚋𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚢, 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚑𝚒𝚋𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚍𝚞𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝙾𝚅𝙸𝙳-𝟷𝟿 𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚜.
𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚊𝚒𝚍, 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚏𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚕𝚘𝚝 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚏𝚞𝚛𝚕𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑𝚎𝚍. 𝙼𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚗𝚘 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚎𝚊𝚗𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚖𝚒𝚌.
One of them is Lorrie May Parungao, a flight attendant who was laid off from the Pan Pacific Airlines. But instead of feeling sorry for herself, the resourceful flight attendant decided to take this as a challenge!
For Lorrie May, her career is far from over. Even though she is no longer taking care of passengers, Lorrie decided to venture into her other calling: business! Yes, you read that right. The former flight attendant turned her attention to setting up her own business.
On Facebook, Lorrie May proudly shared that she is now selling fishball and other streetfoods to stay afloat amid the pandemic. To save money on renting a space, Lorrie May decided to just sell fishball right ouside of her home.
According to the former flight attendant, her newfound business is exhausting, but she’s still grateful because it provides her a steady income.
While Lorrie May’s income is far from what she makes back when she was still a flight attendant, she’s still grateful for the opportunity.
According to Lorrie May, she makes enough from selling streetfood to put food in the table for the sake of her family. She also left a positive message for everyone who is also going through the same situation.
“Always be grateful for all that has happened in our lives. It will be our fuel for our dreams. Never forget where we came from, it will always lead and teach us to aim and soar high,” wrote Lorrie May on Facebook.
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