Who would not recognize Coco Martin these days? He’s a popular actor in the Philippines and a good looking person at that. He possesses that smile that could make women (and men, too) shriek with delight. But despite the glamour and fame attached to his name, Coco Martin remains grounded. This can be attributed to his humble beginnings. Coco used to work as a waiter at Max’s from 2000 to 2001 to support his education. From the same business establishment, he was discovered by one of its regular patrons. He joined showbiz as a bit player. But his acting prowess propelled him into one of the most sought-after actors in the Philippines today.
Have you seen his latest television commercial? The whole one-minute “Sarap ng Success” commercial tells about his humble beginnings and his rise to fame as an actor.
Just like Coco, we have our own “Sarap ng Success” story to tell. Mine is about our financial struggle to support our daughter to college. My husband is the only person who works for the family while I contribute a little for being a blogger. We were able to enroll our daughter to the university of her choice by paying through installment basis and through scholarship. Being able to survive the first year is a big blessing to us and something to celebrate about.
And just in time for a family celebration, I received a gift box from Max’s (thank you Portia and friends) that contains a cap, a DVD copy of Coco Martin’s movie, gift certificates and a signed note from Coco himself. Thank you, Max’s! This is a nice birthday present, too!
How about you, what is your success story? Feel free to share.
I don’t cook anything special on my birthday. I just prepare fried chicken for lunch as it was requested by my kids. And with hubby’s prodding he bought an ice cream and soda for our dessert. I should have cooked something special like beef calderetta, but hubby said it may take hours to prepare. So I end up marinating five pieces of Chicken thighs with calamansi juice, fish sauce, pepper and food seasoning. The kids thought I ordered it from Max’s. Ok, I fabricate that part. LOL. After a sumptuous lunch, I recall top diet pills that I read somewhere because I felt guilty after consuming more than a cup of rice (or was it two cups). More rice intake means additional fat on the belly. It’s difficult to trim down that part unless I exercise.