Thursday, February 28, 2019

Materialistic Change

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Circumstances do change people and very few remain how they were before they became rich. When Returning Talent (RT) had hard luck during her days of struggle, a Booking Agent (BA) kept her in mind when he had provincial shows. BA would make RT the opening act to ensure that she can earn a little for her family. As a single parent, RT was trying to make both ends meet and BA wanted to do what he could to help.

Although RT was talented, she did not have much appeal then and was often dismissed as a wannabee starlet. BA did not mind such tags and booked RT for his shows but she was not much of an attraction and the crowd did not materialize as they had hoped.

Years later, RT found herself blessed with opportunities and her finances boomed. She’s living comfortably and financially secured. Her persistence paid off and her confidence led to various shows that endeared her to the local audience. By contrast, BA had grown older and had health issues. Thus, BA sought RT for help and she extended her hand. BA was much grateful.

Time passed and BA found out he was very sick and needed aid for his treatment. However, he was too embarrassed to ask financial help from RT again. BA thought of staging a show that would topbill RT at her province. He was also thinking of asking RT to bring with her a famous relative who could bring in the audience. BA spoke with RT on his proposal and was surprised at the reaction of RT. First, RT wanted the venue to be an enclosed area, like a convention center, not an open field. Second, BA proposed a 70/30 division of profit but BA wanted 50/50.

The demands of RT made Ba think twice. He wanted to stage a show to raise funds for his cancer treatment. However, the overhead production would be too high if he agrees to the demands of RT. He realized his stress over organizing the show would not be worth the profit and thus, he opted not to continue anymore. When RT realized too late the goal of BA for staging the said show, she handed him money, which could cover the cost of a medium-end mobile phone. However, BA already knew that her present status has changed RT and her image on screen is just that – an image. She was no longer the young woman who had to do all sorts of things just to fend her young kids. This time, she has become shrewd with money, even if she has so much, and everything she does ought to have monetary equivalent. Thus, BA returned the money and just thanked his former talent.

‘Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.’ – A. R. Rahman

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41 comments:

  1. RT is S? Ang hirap naman ng BI na ito! Haha. Help mga friends!

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  2. Hinde kaya si K ng kaF, based sa clues..

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  3. Is this K of kaF?

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  4. RT-A sleep na ako!

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  5. RT is K ata, BA d ko knows.

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  6. is it K?

    Jaser Pogi

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  7. RT is J. BA is A.

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  8. Is RT - A? and BA - B?!
    But I doubt about BA cz he can afford naman

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  9. Sa akin lang ha. Generous naman si RT and dahil dumaan sa hirap kaya wise sa negosyo. It is BA's fault why he did not make it clear from the start na he needs the money. Di ko kilala sino mga to pero I think BA should still be grateful.

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  10. I applaud RT for helping the first time around and also for handing something the second time around. Based on this story alone, i dont think she changed so much. I believe she has always been careful with money as she knows the pain of not having it..
    If maybe she knew the intent during the show's negotiation stage, maybe she did not push too much... maybe..

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  11. Tumulong naman sya, hindi nga lang sa expected na amount or effort. She could have done more pero ewan lang I wouldn’t held it over her head kase hindi naman nya dismissive.

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    1. You mean " hold it against her" ?

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    2. “Hold” it over her head dapat. Pero tama yung phrase. Parehas lang ng ibig sabihin.

      Don’t take it against the commenter lol.

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    3. And "hindi naman nya dinismiss".

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    4. I think commenter meant hindi naman "sya" dismissive.

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    1. Sino sa KaF ang K? Wala akong maisip.

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  13. Ang daming kwento tungkol sa kanya na yung mga kinakatok niya sa house para lang mangutang ay hindi na niya kilala niya ngayong rich na siya.

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    1. Ah ok gets ko na. Thanks anon 2:40.

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    2. Mabilis maubos ang pera, lalo na kung wala ka naman talagang talent at all...

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  14. RT-K. Ang sad naman nito kung sakali. Anyway, money changes people talaga. I understand that she just wants to sustain the lifestyle that she and her kids have. Kaso, may big C yung tumulong s kanya dati. Sana man lang maisip nya yun. Sana pumayag na sya sa 50/50, eh kung talagang marunong siya lumingon s pinanggalingan nya eh, dapat nga ibigay na lang nya lahat ang kita dun kay BA.

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  15. Ang lupit ng 70/30 na hatian ha K! Nasan ang kunsiyensya? Buti sana kung wala kang utang na loob dun sa tao! Matuto rin lumingon sa pinanggaligan para hindi matapilok.

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  16. I think this is C.

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  17. This is K of KaF. Pero generous naman siya, baka marami lang din tinutulungan.

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