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Arrangement of Hollow Blocks in This House Construction Sparks Debate

When it comes to building a house or any structure for that matter, we all want it to be durable and built in the best manner to ensure that it would last long, could withstand regular wear and tear, and could possibly survive the forces of nature.

But a house currently under construction has gotten much attention on social media because of the ‘unusual’ arrangement used by the carpenters and masons to build the wall using hollow blocks.

Most of us are used to seeing the hollow blocks placed in alternate position to ensure that the structure will be strong, yet one house in Lagro, Quezon City used a different arrangement – all the hollow blocks were stacked, one on top of the other.

While this created a lovely parallel pattern on the wall, a lot of people could not help but wonder why the builders used this arrangement. Many commented that the builders must be new and didn’t know the proper way to arrange the hollow blocks. A lot of netizens also said that this building is not safe and could easily fall when an earthquake hits the area.

Photo credit: Romulo Tama / Facebook

Sabi ng may ari ng bahay na Ito sa mga gumagawa sa bahay niya ‘Salamat at madali ninyo matatapos.’ Kaya lang ng Tingnan niya ang hollowblock pantay pantay ang pagkalagay! Mga fb friends anong masasabi ninyo dito sa gumawa ng bahay na Ito,” netizen Romulo Tama wrote on his Facebook account.

Pero yan po ang Stock bond design sa Japan at Saudi Arabia at America ganyan karamihan ang design ng hollowblock nila sa pag salansan.

It turned out the arrangement is not as crazy as it might sound as such as being used in countries outside the Philippines! But many netizens pointed out that these countries often used strong cinder blocks. Also, these places are not prone to earthquakes and other natural problems.

But many netizens were more concerned about not finding posts on this house! OMG. It was obvious that the corners of this house were created by the hollow blocks meeting with each other – and that’s particularly dangerous considering this is a large 2-story house.

What were the builders thinking? A stack design for the hollow blocks, in a house with no posts? Uh-oh. This could be a recipe for disaster…

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Netizens Express Amusement at Reminders a Woman Put All Over the House

Fed up with cleaning after her family, one woman decided to print out reminders and posted them all over the house – and the photos have gone viral, with most netizens expressing amusement over these posts.

Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

It seems that every corner of the house had a post reminding the family about something they should do to keep the house spic and span. The reminders were actually quite direct to the point, with a matching short rationale about the instruction that netizens couldn’t help but clap their hands at this genius woman.

Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

Huwag magtambak ng hugasin para iwas sa ipis. Takot si nanay sa ipis,” one sign read. It was placed over the sink.

Most of the instructions are really about cleaning up the house.

Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

I-check ang basurahan. Siguraduhing nakabuhol ang plastic sa gabi. Baka kalkalin ng pusa. Makalat.

Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

Magwalis araw-araw. Maglampaso kung may time.

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Huwag ipasok ang sapatos panglakad. Kung ipapasok ito, maglalampaso.

Some netizens poked fun at the reminders, especially the one about tying up the curtains with a red ribbon.

Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

Ayusin ang mga kurtina sa umaga. Talian ng pulang laso para maaliwalas.

Due to specific mention of the red ribbon, several netizens joked that using a different-colored ribbon won’t have the same effect.

Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

Panu pag d pula ang laso, hindi na maaliwalas???” one netizen asked.

Hahaha natawa nmn aq sa laso dapat pala pula,” another one chimed in.

But while most netizens agreed with the woman and mull doing the same thing at their house, some argued that this was an insult to the other people living in the house.

Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

A few netizens also pointed out that while the reminders might keep the house clean, especially when there are visitors, it would actually be rather shameful if visitors see these signs in the house…

Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

See more of the signs here:

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Photo credit: OKAY PH / Facebook

What do you think of the signs in this home?

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Adorable Photo of Dogs at Sari-Sari Store Goes Viral

A pair of dogs at a sari-sari store recently went viral because of their similarity to humans in that the male was standing outside the store, peering through the hole as he ‘talks’ with the beautiful lady inside. So cute, right?

Miss, pabili nga po ng isang sulyap mo! 😂” netizen Kylie Medel captioned the post on her Facebook account. (Miss, can I buy a glimpse of you! 😂)

The canine ‘love team’ lives in Tondo, Manila.

Medel saw Ram, the male dog, standing up on his hind legs like a human, seemingly buying from the store while Miley, the female dog, also appeared to be talking to her ‘suitor’ and selling him something from the store.

Photo credit: Kylie Medel / Facebook

A lot of netizens had a good laugh at the cute photo, but many were also a bit jealous that the dogs have a love life while they can’t even find a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Buti pa yung mga aso besh, pumapagibig! 😂😂😂” one netizen wrote.

Many netizens shared that they also experienced a similar thing with their dogs. That’s just so cute!

This was Ellabree and her suitor back in the day,” netizen Gian Arre commented.

Others wished their dogs also had suitors like this valiant male; though other netizens jokingly commented that they might also open a store so they could find a love life like these dogs have. LOL.

A lot of netizens really enjoyed the post that it has garnered more than 28k shares and 15k reactions just a day after it was posted! Medel was reportedly happy that the post had amused a lot of netizens. She thanks those who shared and liked the photo.

Some netizens are saying these adorable dogs are now the new stars of the ‘dog serye’, an allusion to the ‘kalye serye’ of ‘Yaya Dub’ on Eat Bulaga!

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Flood or Pool? Netizen Shares Photos of Unbelievably Overcrowded Resort

In the past, people stay at their homes and were afraid to travel especially during Good Friday and Black Saturday. In recent years, however, people have turned the Holy Week into a chance to take a break from work and have fun with their family while on vacation. After all, this is the only time that most workers can take a break for four straight days without having to take a vacation leave.

Many families flock to beaches and resorts, whether near their homes or even in popular tourist spots across the country. A lot have their preferred hotels and resorts in mind, going to those places sometime during the Holy Week break.

Photo credit: Jemar Breezy John Usi / Facebook

But would you still push through with your vacation plans if the place you’re visiting is already overcrowded?

Netizen Jemar Breezy John Usi shared photos of an unbelievably overcrowded resort in Calumpit, Bulacan.

Photo credit: Jemar Breezy John Usi / Facebook

With 11 swimming pools, 4-hectare fishing lagoon, hundreds of cottages, and plenty of exciting activities offered for guests, it is no wonder that Jed’s Island Resort is one of the most popular resorts in the area. Set in 10 hectares of land and offering lots of Instagrammable spots, it is easy to see why the place is popular among locals and tourists alike.

Photo credit: Jemar Breezy John Usi / Facebook

Yet the photos shared by Jemar were met with negativity on social media, especially because the resort appears to be so overcrowded in the photos that many of the swimmers in the pool were no longer swimming. They had to fight for space and just had to stand on their spot – there’s little room to move around.

The entrance to the resort was also so overcrowded that you would not think this was actually a resort’s entrance until you see the sign above the photo.

Photo credit: Jemar Breezy John Usi / Facebook

Many netizens think the resort management should have turned away many of these people if they were already filled beyond capacity, but others said the resort probably didn’t want to make their customers unhappy by making them go home. But would you still be happy swimming in this overpacked resort?

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