Nico takes a turn carrying taho vendors’ load
Nico Bolzico is well known for his funny posts on Instagram but he took the rare opportunity to focus on a local taho vendor that he sees regularly on his morning jog with Pochola.
According to Nico, taho vendor Mang Leonardo wakes up at 4 am every morning so that he will be ready to go around Nico’s village by 6 am. He walks for six more hours around the village carrying his heavy taho containers until his supply is gone and only then does he go home to his family.
Nico praised the taho vendor for his hard work which reflected the daily routines of most Pinoys who are also working for a living to provide for their families. Nico said that Mang Leonardo never once failed to greet him with a smile and a good morning everyday and it is an admirable attitude that seems to be part of every Filipino’s DNA.
He also tried to lift the taho containers to see how heavy they were and judging by his look, it was not light.
“There is only one idol in this picture, and it is definitely not me,” Nico said in his touching post. (ANGEL ONG)
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SERIOUS POST ALERT Meet Henry Leonardo, 39 years old, he wakes up every day at 4 am, commutes 2 hours and arrives in our village by 6 am. He walks with his Tajo equipment all over the village for 6 hours, he does this to provide for his wife and 2 kids since 1998. Every time I run in the village, or walk #Pochola, I see him, and every time I see him, he always gives me a massive smile and a happy good morning, he also greets Pochi if she is with me! This is one of many stories of Filipinos that are fighting every day, doing long commutes and sacrificing a lot of time with their families to be able to provide or fulfill their dreams, and they all have a common factor: they all smile. I have been in the country for 8 years already and I can tell that the smile is the strongest Filipino weapon, it is something that never stops to amaze me, how most of the Filipinos irradiate happiness not matter what! We are always looking for people to motivate us, inspire us, we are always looking up to idols; in my view, life is about discipline, hard work, perseverance, honesty and love; and we can find that in most of the people around us, Henry is just one example of all that, but there are many. I encourage you to just look around, be aware of that and return that smile, maybe you are one of these examples! If that is the case, this post is to encourage and celebrate you! The capability to smile no matter the circumstances is what makes this country invincible. There is only one idol in this picture, and it is definitely not me. #TheRealIdols