While many kids these days are busy with their gadgets, there are still many who are also busy in the streets as they help their parents earn a living to feed the family and send themselves to school! Indeed, such practice is frowned upon because many believe that these kids deserve to focus on their studies and not be selling in the streets but there had also been a number of heartwarming stories of kids who later succeed in life, thanks to the experiences they had in helping their parents earn money even when they were still young children.
One kid has taken social media by storm, mainly due to his good looks but also because he’s helping his parents earn money by selling ‘kakanin’ (native delicacies) outside of school hours.
Jiro Pagalunan, 9 years old, was spotted selling kakanin in Iriga City, Camarines Sur. It seems that his good looks and diligence charmed many customers.
His dad Joel said, “Masyado siyang malambing sa mga customer niya. Kaya mabili po yung product naming na puto. Masyado siyang magaling sa pakikipag-usap. (He is sweet to customers. That is why many buy rice cakes from him. He knows how to talk to customers.)”
His mom Ana is also all praises for Jiro, saying, “Mabait po siya. Matulungin tapos marunong na po siyang tumulong sa gawain sa bahay, mangahoy, manguha ng panggatong, mamulot ng pili, tapos nagtitinda po siya. Gusto niyang maka-experience po habang bata pa siya. (He is a good kid. He helps in household chores such as gathering firewood, picking pili nuts and selling food on the streets. He wants to experience these while he is young.)”
What is Kakanin?
“Kakanin” is the Filipino term for native delicacies. There are many different types of kakanin – with different kakanin favorites available across various parts of the country.