This is a super interesting article of a Filipino artist promoting the pre-colonial script of the Philippines called Baybayin.
The is so much truth and honesty in this interview, which makes it really interesting.
It is also nice to see people open businesses that have purpose and who want to educate People on Filipino Culture!
How are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Robert Sison, I was born in the Philippines in the city of Mandaluyong. My family and I immigrated to Canada in the early 90s when I was 10 years old. I have been in Canada now more than half my life, I finished elementary, junior high, high school and post-secondary here in Canada. I have two kids one son age 7 and a daughter age 12. My regular job is an orthodontic technician for orthodontic clinic.
Tell us more about your business?
My business is selling merchandise, designing, making art that promotes the pre colonial script of the Philippines called Baybayin.
What is your biggest achievement?
I haven’t had any big achievements, still striving to make a difference.
What was one of your biggest struggles?
My biggest struggle is to open the minds of fellow Filipinos to appreciating pre-colonial culture and heritage. A lot of Filipinos show pride in culture and our people in a very superficial and shallow manner.
What does the Filipino Community mean to you?
The Filipino community to me is a group with a lot of potential that can make a difference in society but old ways are difficult to break.
What do you miss most about the Philippines?
What I miss most about the Philippines is the many different types of food not available here, family that are still there and the places, sights and sounds I used to experience as a young child.
What are your future plans?
My future plan is to create more things that will hold meaning to people to elevate consciousness of our real heritage.
Any advice you want to give to other entrepreneurs?
My advice for other entrepreneurs is to keep passion and love for what you do above making money, because if money is what you’re after right away, guaranteed you will be discouraged and you will quit faster than you can progress.
A last thing you want to plug?
Please support myself and other culture bearers. Buy our products, support our services. Likes and follows are nice, but getting rewarded for our creations would be truly appreciated.My products and services can be purchased by messaging me on my social media channels, Facebook and Instagram @pamanadesigns or I have a Etsy shop athttps://etsy.me/2FBHcmN
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