For those who actually care, let it be known that Chito Miranda, the social media user who first earned notice as singer of Parokya Ni Edgar, had a “super hassle” 2020.
Par per course, he made this known to the public via Instagram, relating how he lost a lot of possible income at the time.
According to him, the pandemic really affected his Kimchi restaurant and Neri’s Not So Secret Garden, as well as three other businesses he partly owns.
A lot of his band’s gigs were also cancelled.
He pointed out how devastating it is for him as these were his family’s “primary sources of income.”
“…tapos biglang nawala lahat, sabay sabay,” he said.
“Mabuti na lang nauso yung online gigs at naging ok naman si Kimchi eventually… Yung Neri’s Not So Secret Garden naman, ginawa munang office ni Neri, pero mabubukas na rin ulit soon.”
He added, “Mabuti na lang din may iba akong investments at madami akong nagawang kanta. The rent and the royalties were enough to help us get through.”
The singer-songwriter is thankful he has his wife, actress-turned-entrepreneur Neri Naig, as “ally” throughout the “very challenging” time.
He is now hoping for a better year for him and all Filipinos.
“Tulad ng karamihan, pinagdarasal ko din na sana maging mas mabuti ang 2021 for everyone, pero sobrang thankful pa rin talaga ako sa lahat ng nangyari sa akin, at aking pamilya, ngayon 2020,” he wrote.
“2020 sucked…pero nagpapasalamat pa rin ako dahil kasama at mas natututukan ko ang pamilya ko, mas na-appreciate ko yung mga things which were taken for granted, at na-realize ko kung ano talaga ang importante sa buhay.”