People often talk about pursuing their passions, but how does this really work? We asked these six individuals from different walks of life to share what fuels their souls, and how they ultimately pulled it off. Here is what they shared:
Alison Black, a ballerina dancer for more than 10 years training under the biggest names in the local ballet scenes such as Lisa Macuja and Osias Barroso of Ballet Manila, started @bedroomballet and rekindled her passion for dance through one-on-one ballet coaching sessions done via video call. Through Bedroom Ballet, Alison shares her knowledge and training experiences and hopes she inspires at least one student of hers.
Alison is a firm believer of how great teachers and the right equipment can influence a dancer. With the help of Lazada, dancing from home made it such a breeze as she conveniently purchases everything she needs for her ballet sessions in just a single click on the app.
BALOT DE JESUS
It was in 2016 when Balot De Jesus fell in love with essentials oils. What initially started as a hobby turned into a passion that led her to pursue an education to become a certified professional aromatherapist. Today, she is one of the few certified professional aromatherapist registered under the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) in the United States. With the knowledge she has gained, Balot has jump-started coaching classes, where she teaches how to properly blend and safely use essential oils with supplies and ingredients easily purchased on Lazada.
Filb began his Animal Flow practice, a structured series of ground-based movements for building mobility, strength, and developing motor control, back in 2016. Making him the first Certified Level 2 Animal Flow Instructor in the Philippines. Today, aside from being an Animal Flow Instructor, Filb is a personal trainer, manual therapist, and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.
Being a huge advocate of bodyweight conditioning and training, Filb believes that special training equipment is not exactly a requirement. In fact, simple and practical equipment is sufficient enough to help you develop a strong foundation. If you’re on the hunt for training tools or apparel, this fitness coach got his training essentials on Lazada, so head on to the app now!
This kick-ass personal fitness trainer, musician, and moto-vlogger is living proof that you can do anything and everything you put your heart, mind, and soul into—Gaki does what she loves doing, and definitely goes where her passion takes her.
Unafraid to follow her heart, Gaki started her YouTube channel GakiMoto which now has over 60,000 subscribers. As one of the few Filipinas who vlog about motorcycles, she also shares that she purchased everything she needs for shooting her #gakimoto vlogs on the Lazada app. From finding camera mounts, vlogging gear and her favorite accessory; a brand-new Radiator Guard for Schüblig. Yes, you heard that right, motorcycle parts? #NasaLazadaYan!
Aside from being a news anchor and host for GMA News and Public Affairs, Mark’s extensive background in sports broadcasting and commentary has also enabled him to expand his featured topics ranging from basketball, boxing, and more.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the broadcast journalist and commentator turned his home into a mini studio as he set-up an area for shooting and producing his videos. Mark shares that the Lazada platform helped him complete all his work-from-home essentials as he was able to find his monitor and HD headphones on the app.
Aside from the delicious food, drinks, and places to check out while in La Union, you can also have your haircut done in the said area! If you’ve ever been to “LU”, you probably have heard of Zeal the barberista.
Zeal, who is a resident barista at El Union Coffee, also runs a mobile barbershop at La Union. People often drop by to get their hair done by this talented barberista who skillfully delivers quality trims, cuts, and good shaves. He says Lazada is the platform of his choice, to equip himself with the best tools without having to go through the hassle of traveling out of La Union.
If these inspiring folks can do it, so can you! You too can pursue your passions with Lazada, because everything you need, #NasaLazadaYan!