'Sapin-sapin’ vendor wows class after he solves their algebra lesson


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MANILA, Philippines – A high school class was left surprised when a 'sapin-sapin’ vendor solved their algebra lesson.

More often than not, we sometimes judge people according to the jobs they have. Unfortunately in our society, we sometimes look at vendors as uneducated people. But a ‘sapin-sapin’ vendor from Naga proved the old meaningful quote, “don’t judge a book by its cover.”

'Sapin-sapin’ vendor wows class after he solves their algebra lesson
Class ignores this ‘sapin-sapin’ vendor until he starts to solve and explain their math lesson.

On Facebook, Erika Jean Moyo Manzanilla shared how they met “Kuya” Norwin Del Rosario or the “sapin-sapin” vendor. At around 11:20, Kuya Norwin entered their classroom trying to sell his product. No one bought any and ignored him. The vendor placed his goods on the teacher’s table and looked at the class’ lesson on the board. Written on the board was their lesson on “combination of operatives and complex numbers” and much to the class’ amazement, Kuya Norwin proceed to answer the problems.

The student added that the vendor even spoke in English, “At yun na nga. Sinagutan ni kuya at ang nakakabigla ay englishero ang kuya natin. Nakakaproud.”

Manzanilla explained that prior to being a vendor, Kuya Norwin finished a 4-year course in Business Economics and Management. He aspired to be a teacher but failed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) twice. Despite the failures, Kuya Norwin said he isn’t giving up on his dreams.

The inspiring vendor didn’t forget to give a humble advice to the class of young students. Kuya Norwin told them, “Be humble kahit nasa taas kana ng estado ng buhay. 'Wag kalimutang lumingon sa ating pinanggalingan.”

He also added that, “kayang magbago ng isang tao at ‘wag kang matakot magshare ng iyong kaalaman sa ibang tao na alam mong nangangailangan nito."

Manzanilla said that the “sapin-sapin” vendor made such an impression to her and to the class. She said, “Thank you kuya sa shinare mong kaalaman sa amin! We ABM students and other students are so proud of you kuya. Mabuhay ka kuya at sana makapasa ka at maabot mo ang iyong pangarap.”

The Facebook post has gone viral over 13,000 shares as of posting. Netizens couldn’t help but be impressed with the inspiring story of hardwork and perseverance of Norwin del Rosario. Many wished and prayed that Norwin will soon pass the LET.


— Sally, The Summit Express


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