Ate Gay shares why he decided to close Siomai Himala business

This is the reason Ate Gay had to close this siomai stall.

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PUSH TEAM

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02/24/2021 10:05 AM
Ate Gay shares why he decided to close Siomai Himala business
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When the pandemic hit and halted the operations of the comedy bars in the Philippines, Ate Gay had to venture into a business to earn a living.

He opened a siomai stall called Siomai Himala in Tondo, Manila which offered siomai with rice or noodles at affordable prices. However, the comedian recently closed his business.

In an interview with PEP, ate Gay relayed that he had to close it already since he could no longer be as hands-on as before since he is starting to have work again in showbiz.


"ECQ (enhanced community quarantine), wala akong magawa eh. Sarado 'yung mga comedy bars. Hangga't wala kang mga ginagawa, e di nagtayo ka ng Siomai Himala. Ngayon, noong medyo okay-okay na ang trabaho, isinara ko na," he shared in the interview.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He added, "Eh kasi walang nagbabantay. 'Pag wala ako dun, walang bumibili eh!"

Acknowledging the fact that it will take a while before comedy bars will return again, Ate Gay relayed that he currently relies on making movies to earn a living.

READ: Ate Gay shifts to siomai business after closure of comedy bars

He is set to star in the upcoming movie Ayuda Babes.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Sabi ko nga dapat pala ganito 'yung mga pelikula para hindi ka nahihirapang magpatawa. Kasi bukod sa nakakatawa yung mga kasama ko, e, talagang lalaban ako sa pakikipagtawanan," he said about working in his upcoming film.

Ate Gay opened his Siomai Himala business in July 2020.

He converted a space near his house in Tonto into a stall.

“Rather than doing nothing, naisip ko na mag-negosyo ako. Nagluluto na ako before, lutong bahay lang. So nag-decide ako, why not siomai?” he said in an interview last year with ABS-CBN News. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He was selling his food offerings at affordable prices.

“Tondo price, hindi pwedeng mahal. Pang-masa lang. 'Pag mahal kasi, walang bibili," he said.