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Construction Worker Learns Computer Skills Online, Finds Dream Job Abroad

A construction worker learns computer skills online and amazingly finds his dream job as animator abroad! He now has plenty of clients, too. It’s amazing that he didn’t even have formal training for this kind of work, yet he was able to improve himself and find an amazing job. He’s truly inspiring, right?

Construction Worker Learns Computer Skills Online

A construction worker amazed everyone after sharing the story of how he was able to find his dream job abroad by learning Photoshop online.

Marjon Castillote used to be a construction worker, but he did not let that job define his future.

He only finished high school, so he couldn’t find a good job. That’s why he began working as a construction worker.

construction worker learns computer skills
Photo credit: Marjon Castillote / The Daily Sentry

However, Castillote also wanted to improve his life. He didn’t want to remain a construction worker forever. So, he decided to invest most of his earnings by learning Photoshop online.

As a construction worker, he earned Php350 a day. At night, he would spend Php200 per session to attend online Photoshop classes.

Every weekend, he repeatedly goes to a small printing shop to apply for a job. He got rejected several times, yet he goes back again the next weekend, excited to use the skills he learned from his online classes.

His tenacity paid off. After several weeks of trying, he was finally accepted at the printing shop! But his wages were smaller (just Php200 per day) than what he had as construction worker, yet he was happier. It gave him the opportunity to improve his skills.

construction worker learns computer skills online
Photo credit: Marjon Castillote / The Daily Sentry

At ayun!!! May naghire sa akin na ang sahod ay P200 per day. Downgrade yung sahod pero OK na OK sa akin kasi maghapon akong nakakapag practice sa pag-de-design,” he happily shared.

Sobrang saya ko kasi may sarili akong computer na ginagamit at hindi na ako nadudumihan at naalikabukan. ABA may AIRCON pa!!

He didn’t stop at Photoshop. He watched many tutorial videos to learn various computer skills from YouTube and other online resources. He practiced a lot and became a 2D animator.

Then, he decided to apply as a 3D motion artist abroad – and he landed that job even if he started as 2D animator. He also found a client while working on the side as freelancer.

Oh yes!!! I tried my really best to get clients kahit may trabaho pa ako sa abroad. And After many many many many many many many tries… rejections… failures…Ayun nag ka client na rin sa wakas,” he happily shared.

What’s an Animator?

An animator is someone who makes animated films by making a series of drawing on paper or using a computer.


Elementary Students Praised for Playing “One Day” Using Ukuleles

Elementary students at a school in Mindanao earned praise online after playing “One Day” using their ukuleles for a presentation.

Many netizens were impressed about their skills, with some commenting that it’s a difficult piece to play on a ukulele, yet most of them nailed it! Wow.

Elementary Students Play “One Day” Using Their Ukuleles

A lot of people these days have this mistaken notion that kids are only fond of using cellphones and no longer enjoy playing with traditional toys or learning how to use a traditional musical instrument – because you can find lots of options for those online or with their phones.

But a group of students from Dipolog Pilot Demonstration School impressed netizens with their skills in playing the ukulele as they presented “One Day” for the school’s 100-year celebration.

Seated on the steps of their school, the kids played the musical instruments seamlessly, except for a few issues.

Photo credit: Kung Taga-Oroquieta City Ka

And while some netizens pointed out that one of the kids appear to be struggling with the proper chords and kept shifting around during the entire performance, the overall presentation is still quite impressive!

Many netizens even commented on the post of the Facebook page “Kung Taga-Oroquieta City Ka” that they were deeply touched by the kids’ presentation and were crying while watching. Awww.

A lot also praised the coaches who made this possible – and others felt proud of the children even if they had no idea who these little ones are.

It’s also quite impressive to see that the class had so many ukuleles. It is unknown whether the kids own the musical instruments or if the school provided them, but what’s clear is that their presentation is truly admirable.

What’s a Ukulele?

A ukulele is a type of string musical instrument that’s smaller than a guitar. It usually has nylon strings as opposed to the metal used in standard guitars.

The instrument also has four strings but isn’t considered a “kid’s instrument” only. Instead, it can be played by kids and adults alike.

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Proud Vendor Dad Offers Free Taho after Daughter Passes Board Exams for Teachers

One proud vendor dad offered free taho for everyone when his daughter passed the LET (Licensure Examination for Teachers).

Netizens were even more impressed to learn that the young lady passed after doing a self-review.

Truly amazing, right?

Vendor Offers Free Taho after Daughter Passes Teacher’s Board

Passing the board exams is truly a milestone that everyone can be proud of – and most of the time, the parents are their children’s proudest cheerleaders!

Of course, spouses and kids also feel the same thing. For example, a taxi driver offered free rides after his wife passed the LET.

Photo credit: Rose Torallo

The proud parents of a student who passed that same LET are also offering free taho to their customers.

Bobby and Rose Torallo happily got a tarpaulin up to celebrate the success of their daughter, Rosebel Cielo Torallo. The young woman had graduated cum laude from Baao Community College in Baao, Camarines Sur.

Photo credit: Rose Torallo
Photo credit: Rose Torallo

Apparently, based on her mom’s post on Facebook, she had also self-reviewed for the licensure exams – and this made her success even sweeter for the family.

In the post of her mom, Rose, it showed that the family’s main source of income is from selling taho. It was through this that the parents were able to send their kids to school.

Photo credit: Rose Torallo

Rose lamented that there were times when people looked down on their because they are “just” taho vendors.

Thankfully, the family didn’t mind what these people are saying. Instead, they persevered and put their faith in God.

She thanked all her kids for cooperating and striving hard to succeed in their studies even if their parents are only supporting them by selling taho.

Photo credit: Rose Torallo

How to Celebrate Passing the Board Exams

There are many ways to celebrate passing the board the exams. Some of these are:

  • Throwing a party
  • Buying cake
  • Going on a trip
  • Treating your family, friends, or even strangers to something (such as a free rides from taxi drivers or free taho from vendors)
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Jollibee Praised for Hiring PWD Crew (Communicates via Writing or Sign Language)

Jollibee recently earned praise for hiring a PWD crew who can only communicate via writing or sign language.

What’s great is that this isn’t the first time that the Pinoy fast food brand went viral for a similar thing.

Jollibee Goes Viral for Hiring PWD Crew

In the fast-paced world of a fast food restaurant, especially one as popular as Jollibee, the service crew is often busy.

Everyone needs to be ready to help out the customers and work hard to achieve the company’s goals of making them satisfied.

Photo credit: Mylene Manalo Consignado

Still, the fast food company is making waves online for hiring a crew member who can only communicate via writing or sign language.

Netizen Mylene Manalo Consignado shared that she was in tears upon seeing a young woman named Maria Celeste working at a Jollibee outlet.

Photo credit: Mylene Manalo Consignado

The young lady is in full Jollibee uniform but has a large nametag that also indicates she’s a PWD (person with disability).

The nametag isn’t there for shaming her situation but to warn the customers that she isn’t like the rest of the crew. They can only communicate with her through writing or sign language – and the communication is preferably in English.

Photo credit: Mylene Manalo Consignado
Photo credit: Mylene Manalo Consignado

The situation is heartwarming, especially because many business establishments aren’t likely to hire PWDs because of their limited abilities. Consider that Jollibee is a busy work place, it’s amazing that Maria Celeste got her chance to be part of the team.

Photo credit: Mylene Manalo Consignado

Amazingly, this isn’t a first for the company.

Some months ago, Jollibee was praised for hiring a tattooed guy – considering that people with tattoos are often judged for their inks, particularly in the workplace.

Where to Learn Sign Language

Sign language classes are often offered in special schools, such as those for children/people with disabilities.

You can also find online tutorials or classes.

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