Chito Miranda reflects on importance of savings and ‘simple living’ after losing gigs due to the pandemic

  • Chito Miranda recalled how challenging the year 2020 was because he lost his main source of income
  • He said what saved them were a few investments and his savings
  • In the end, he is still thankful that they were able to survive 2020 all safe and healthy

Chito Miranda reflected on how challenging 2020 was and how they survived.

Image by Chito Miranda via Facebook

The ‘Parokya ni Edgar’ frontman looked back at how their family was able to survive 2020 despite him losing his source of income.

Chito said he had just moved his restaurant Kimchi to a mall in Tagaytay when the Taal eruption happened. He wrote, “Aminado ako na sobrang hassle ng year na ’to.”

When they were able to reopen, the lockdown happened in March. This time, the other three restaurants he partly owned also suffered greatly. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Chito said he also lost gigs.

“Our gigs, and those restaurants were my primary sources of income … tapos biglang nawala lahat, sabay sabay,” he said.

Chito said he still felt lucky because he had other investments and he was able to write songs. He said the rent they earned and the royalties from the songs were able to help them. But he also felt very proud that he had enough savings.

“I’m so glad, and admittedly proud na mas pinili ko mag-ipon at mag-invest at mamuhay nang simple, instead na maging maluho,” he added.

Image by Chito Miranda via Facebook

In the end, the singer said he still ended the year feeling thankful because his family are all safe and healthy.

“Doon pa lang thankful na ’ko but what I always really pray for is for our family to be safe and healthy, and for me to have more time for them. Here I am now, safe and sound with my healthy family, enjoying my long break after working nonstop for more than 25 years,” Chito added.

Here’s to a better year for all of us!

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