Motivational speaker Rendon Labador made a different approach to address the criticisms being received by the pricing of one cup of rice in his restaurant.
It can be recalled that Rendon’s restaurant, Episode Bar + Kitchen went viral after a customer posted a photo of the menu showing that one cup of pandan rice cost P100.
Instead of taking the common approach to explaining the pricing of his rice, Rendon made a way to use his rice to ‘motivate’ the people.
He now called it ‘motivational rice’ saying that people should work hard so they could afford it.
“Ako mismo ang mag se-serve sayo sa oras ng tagumpay mo! SEE YOU AT THE TOP!!! Thank you for making THE MOTIVATIONAL RICE “The Number 1 Rice In The Philippines,” Rendon said.
“MOTIVATIONAL RICE!!! Pilitin mong umangat sa buhay hanggang sa ma afford mo. This is not to discriminate pero ito ay simbolo ng mga taong lumalaban at hindi sumusuko sa buhay. So ilang kanin ang kaya mong bilhin?” he added.
In another post, people should not complain about the pricing of their rice just because they couldn’t afford it.
“Mindset ng karamihang pinoy, kung hindi mo afford gagawa ka nalang ng mga excuses sa buhay at isisisi sa ibang tao ang failure mo.” he said.
“Gusto ninyo isinusubo nalang lahat sa inyo ang tagumpay. LUMABAN KA at pilitin mong umangat sa buhay para yung MAHAL sayo ngayon ay maging MURA balang araw. Again, this is not to discriminate but a wake up call para itaas mo ang standards mo! Gamitin mong MOTIVATION yan!!!” he added.
As of writing, the post of Rendon already reached thousands of reactions online.