Catch up with Kristel Fulgar, Elha Nympha, and Xyriel Manabat as they tackle the definition and strengths of a modern-day Filipina.
As the world continues to evolve, the image of a “dalagang Pilipina” has become bolder and wiser. In this episode of I Feel U, host Toni Gonzaga discussed these changes with modern-day Filipinas Kristel Fulgar, Elha Nympha, and Xyriel Manabat.
The show opened with a quick interview with teen entrepreneur Chloe Barraza. At 17, Chloe now runs her own baking line. The love for baking started when she was a kid when her mom introduced her to the pastry world and taught her the basics. She backed this up with baking lessons for kids and watching online video tutorials.
From using ready-to-bake ingredients, Chloe bit by bit improved her techniques. “I started with using boxed cake mix and developed by trying different recipes online,” she shared.
Chloe’s parents have always been supportive of her passion that they convinced her to sell her homemade goodies. With enough help and encouragement from her family, she decided to manage her own business. Her parents’ background as entrepreneurs was a big help.
The teen businesswoman encouraged her fellow millennials to look past the doubt and challenges in creating a business. Instead, focus on the progress.
“There will be times na mase-stress ka talaga or there will be days na you would compare the progress of your business to the progress of others businesses. What matters the most is your business and yourself. Never give up and always look at the brighter side. These experiences are where we’ll be learning the most,” she advised young entrepreneurs like her.
Chloe makes a variety of baked products including the bestsellers classic chocolate chunk and choco-pistachio cookies and smores cupcake.