Every person in this world wanted to have a good and nice job with a big salary. But handling money is one of the things that are not easy to do, especially if you put first your wants instead of needs.
Being a seaman is one of the dream jobs that others wanted to have because of its good salary. But in return, you will be away from your family to earn money. But no matter how hard you try and persevere, if you are not smart in handling money, you will quickly lose it.
There is nothing permanent in the world so this 26 -year -old named John Ebreo from Sariaya, Quezon, a ship cook, tried to establish his own business in the Philippines in case his contract on the ship expires.
Ebreo was able to achieve his goal in life because, during the 6 years of working in the ship, he was able to build his gas station which officially opened in May 2020. Even amid the pandemic, Ebreo still had a busy schedule and a livelihood. He also becomes the pump boy whenever his staff is off.
“Mahirap po kasi sa isang seaman kung walang investment sa Pinas lalo na pag nasa bakasyon kasi puro palabas ang pera dahil sa dami ng trainings at requirements na kailangan ayusin. Maganda na ‘yung may income kahit nakabakasyon.”
At his age, he was thinking about saving for their future because he knew that working on a ship would not last forever.
He was also able to give a brand new car as a gift to his father who helped him establish his gas station by selling his car in April 2020.
He promised his father that he would give the car as a gift on his 60th birthday in 2022 but because he was lucky at work, he immediately fulfilled the promise.