The longest–running drama anthology na “Maalaala Mo Kaya” or MMK featured the life story of a janitor who pursued and finished his studies at the age of 38.
The said MMK episode was acted by Joem Bascon. His character was based by the janitor itself, Emmanuel Ricalde while on the other hand Denise Laurel was the one who acted as the wife of Emmanuel. The MMK episode was aired last March 2, 2019 (Saturday) at the Philippine television.
Emmanuel story started when he met his wife Maricar. Emmanuek worked at a bakeshop where Maricar is the manager. At the time they met Maricar was about to marry his boyfriend but it did not pursue on that. After that incident Emmanuel and Maricar became close to each other until they fell in love. Yet Marica’s parents are not approve of Emmanuel because he did not finish his studies. He only finish up until highschool. The girl’s parents did not became a hindrance to them to get married and have their own family.
Their life was not an easy journey. They really struggle financially and that is when Emmanuel started to work as a janitor on a well-known school and since he is indeed smart he decided to get a scholarship to pursue his studies. His family is very supportive in his dream. Now Emmanuel is 38 and he is proud to say that he is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at De La Salle–College of St. Benilde last year 2018.
” Yung pangarap mo, ‘wag mo iwawala. Lagi mong isipin na may pag-asa at kapag hawak at nasa kamay mo na ang opportunity, pag-ingatan mo na yan.” ” – a piece of advice from Emmanuel.
Life is difficult yet if you want and pursue a certain dream everything will be possible. Just be patient and be committed on achieving it. May this story of Emmanuel be an inspiration to all of us to finish our studies and to work hard in life.