Basel Manadil, popularly known as The Hungry Syrian Wanderer, released a vlog where he showed his journey towards opening a Korean mart which he originally put up for his friend Abeoji, an elderly Korean man who went viral for selling noodles. But in an instant, it was all gone with the wind.
Basel, out of generosity, decided to build a Korean mart for the viral Korean street-vendor whom he used to consider a good friend. Following the betrayal he experienced, Basel opted to see it as a blessing in disguise.
In the said video, Basel chronicled his journey towards building the Korean mart by sharing clips from the construction all the way to the opening of the store located at the boundary of Las Piñas and Bacoor, Cavite.
Sharing the meaning behind the name of the store, Basel said: “Yeoboseyo" means "Hello" in Korean when answering the phone. “The story behind this name of my Korean Mart is because that ‘someone’ used to always, always call me, ask help and affection, and all these things.”
He added: “And me, I always, always answer these calls, always ready to help. A story that will always be told in the future.”
According to Basel, the betrayal he experienced from Abeoji — whom he considered his family — got him depressed. Then again, he turned to God to heal the pain in his heart.
“Biggest lesson in my life so far. I was depressed for few weeks because of this but I trusted in God and allow the pain to deepen my faith. God places people in our lives who will betray us. GOD heals. GOD will provide and GOD will punish people who harm others. The Story of Betrayal Turning into a BLESSING,” he said.
Watch the video below:
Although his plans for the Korean mart remains unclear, Basel said he “will share this blessing to [the] FUTURE OWNERS of Yeoboseyo Korean Mart.”
Meanwhile, Basel said he would also change the logo of the store which originally paid homage to Abeoji.
It can be recalled that “Abeoji” started saying troublesome words about him in a series of vlogs with a Filipino.