Who is Arnel Pineda?
He is the current the lead singer of the American rock band Journey. He was born in Sampaloc, Manila, in the Philippines and began singing as early as the age of 5. His family was not well-off that's why he had to quit school and collect scrap metal, bottles and newspapers at the pier in Manila to earn money and help his poor family when he was still a kid.
He was interviewed on TV by Jessica Soho ("Kapuso Mo"). In the program, Pineda described waiting and watching while his relatives ate breakfast in the mornings, hoping some food would be left over for him to eat. Despite his sorry situation, he harbored no self-pity and always kept a positive outlook. He believed that things will get better.
And indeed, things got better for him. As he struggled and focused on his singing career, everything is now falling into the right places. Now a certified YouTube Pinoy celebrity, his next journey will be entertaining not only his countrymen but the whole world as well.
Good luck Arnel on your journey, the Philippines is proud of you.