Confidence in Serving

Confidence in Sharing: “Being a Grab driver with Tourette Syndrome is challenging especially when people doubt my ability to give them a safe ride. I had one passenger who wanted to drive instead, fearing we would be involved in an accident. I informed him that it was not allowed and besides, I could do it. Halfway through the trip, I saw him sleeping soundly in the passenger seat. When he got down, he said, “Kuya, napasaludo mo ko” (“Now, I admire you” in English). I hope people would look at the positive side. Like everyone else, I wouldn’t go into a job if I know I’m not capable of doing it. It gives me joy whenever my passengers understand my condition. It warms my heart when I know I inspire my passengers and get to share stories with them. Because of them, I can prove to myself that my condition is not a hindrance in serving other people well.” – Marlon Fuentes, Philippines

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Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.