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Barber’s Wife Saves Php217k from Husband’s Tips, Surprises Him During Lockdown

A barber’s wife saves Php217k from husband’s tips and surprises him during lockdown by still having a lot of money despite him not having a job! Isn’t that wonderful?

Saving for the Rainy Days

Sharing her story on Facebook page CFO PESO SENSE, one thrifty wife surprised everyone, not just her husband, after she was able to save as much as Php217k from the tips her husband receives from his work.

According to this wise wife, her husband works as a barber but has a lot of rich clients, including doctors and celebrities. Thus, aside from his usual salary from his job, he also earns extra tips. Each day, this woman’s husband receives as much as Php1,700 in tips alone!

Early into their relationship, they already agreed that her husband gets to keep his salary while his tips go to her. He is responsible for saving for their children’s future while she will budget the tips for their daily expenses.

barber's wife saves husband's tips
Photo credit: CFO PESO SENSE / Facebook

But this wise woman did not spend all her husband’s money. Instead, she often uses just a small portion and saves the rest; more often than not, she gets to save at least Php1,000 per day. Her husband had no idea that she’s doing this, and he also doesn’t question how she spends his money.

With the huge trust her husband puts on her with regard to spending his earnings, this woman still did not use the cash to buy expensive items for herself and their children.

When the COVID-19 crisis hit the country, her husband was among those who lost their jobs. Barbershops and salons were among the first ones that were closed – and remain closed despite the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila and general community quarantine (GCQ) in many areas.

But the wise woman did not worry. While her husband was not earning money, she was still able to cook delicious foods. After days of enjoying yummy food, the worried husband finally asked where she’s getting her money and was greatly surprised when she showed him a pouch filled with money.

From his tips alone, they counted a total of Php217,000! Wow. What a wise woman. Because she saved their money, they still have plenty to spare despite weeks of no income.

Is Tipping Required?

In place like the US, tipping is expected – even required. But in the Philippines, a lot of Filipinos hold on to every bit of cash and don’t usually give a tip, unless the service was exceptional or the customer is rich.

While tipping is not required, it is still a good idea to give. Since tipping is often not expected, any amount would be greatly appreciated. Some customers simply let the server get change from their payment.

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Netizen Proves the Price of the Viral Amanpulo Turon and Shows How It Looks

For several days, the Amanpulo turon became the talk of the town as netizens expressed shock over the prices of the food at the exclusive resort. Some speculated that it might not be true, but one netizen proved that it was by sharing a photo of the menu and the food she received. Do you think it’s worth the price?

Netizen Shares Photo of Viral Amanpulo Turon

What’s up with the Amanpulo turon? Well, it recently went viral as one of the food offerings on the expensive menu of Amanpulo, an uber-expensive private island in Palawan favored by many local celebrities.

It’s the favorite beach getaway and hangout of the stars, where some posh weddings and other private star-studded events are held.

This exclusive place is reportedly accessed through a private plane – so that alone shows you how expensive this resort can be.

Amanpulo turon
Photo credit: Balita.net

However, the prices of the items on the menu still got so many people wondering how the food looks like and how it would taste, considering how each one is several times more expensive than ordinary menus from regular restaurants.

There are many expensive items on the menu, but the turon stood out because this favorite Pinoy food is commonly found in the streets, sold for around Php10 to Php20 per piece. So, imagine how everyone reacted upon seeing that it’s worth Php750 a serving at Amanpulo!

Netizens had a field day about feeling like a “slapsoil” (hampas-lupa) knowing the prices of this popular food at the exclusive resort.

Others joked that the turon might contain special ingredients, like gold shavings or something really costly.

Some thought this menu might not be for real, but someone proved that it is actually true.

Photo credit: Khalel Czarine Tanalgo

What’s Amanpulo?

Amanpulo is a luxury resort on a private island in the Cuyo Archipelago of Northern Palawan, Philippines. It’s a private and secluded getaway, making it a favorite among celebrities who just want to relax and have some fun at a resort without getting mobbed by fans.

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No Bridal Car, No Problem? Groom Carries Bride Across Muddy Roads

Despite the rains, having no bridal car wasn’t a problem for a pair of newlyweds because the groom just carried his bride across the muddy roads! That’s so cool, right?

Groom Carries Bride Across Muddy Roads

There are many challenges that couples face along the way, with these challenges often helping shape their relationship.

no bridal car
Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

But a couple in Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, Central Philippines, had a different kind of challenge as the rains the previous days made the roads so muddy in their area.

Living in what appears to be a mountainous area, they aren’t likely able to bring a bridal car, even if they wanted to. But the groom proved his love for his bride by carrying her on his shoulders as they walked the muddy roads together. Isn’t that sweet?

Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

Their photos went viral, with some netizens joking that this couple raised the bar high in marriages – and that girls shouldn’t get married if their man wouldn’t promise to carry them through the muddy roads. LOL.

We’re stating the obvious, but that’s a joke, of course.

The post was originally uploaded by Enao Aileen Billones, congratulating the couple on their wedding day.

Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

It was quickly picked up and shared by the local media and groups, with HEADZ UP NegOr writing the perfect caption:

In sickness or in health…

No bridal car or horse or even carabao needed to transport the bride just to be in the Church on time for their wedding in Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City.

Mabuhay ang bagong kasal! Congratulations.

Many netizens were amazed, with some saying that they know this couple would last forever because the groom truly loves his bride.

Others were a bit unsold to the idea, commenting that the bride shouldn’t have worn a bridal dress if they had to walk through mud. If the groom missed a step, both of them could end up in the mud!

It was a good thing that didn’t happen. Whew!

Are White Bridal Cars Required?

What bridal car is the best pick? Most people prefer white cars because they match the wedding theme of purity. But it’s not really a requirement. You can choose any car color – and some even pick native themes like carabao-drawn carriages or even those drawn by horses.

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Husband’s Appreciation Post for Wife Draws Mixed Reactions

A husband’s appreciation post for his wife drew mixed reactions on social media. Many were glad that he openly showed his appreciation to his wife, yet others think it was too much. Which side are you on?

Husband’s Appreciation Post for Wife Goes Viral

Society has long viewed women as second place to men, and that they’re expected to do the household chores even if they’re working. In some households, the women are even expected to work even if the man is jobless!

This kind of setup has long been accepted by society that most women just go with the flow, even if it’s something that they don’t like doing or even if they want to do something else. Many are even ignored or unappreciated by their husbands and other family members.

That’s why many netizens were happy after seeing a husband’s appreciation post for his wife recently on social media.

appreciation post
Photo credit: Mark Vincent Yap Nodado

Mark Vincent Yap Nodado shared the exchange he had with his wife early that morning. My wife said this morning;

10 years na pala akong graduate, parang wala akong personal achievements”

To which I immediately responded.

“Wag mo sabihin yan. Yung achievement ko, achievement mo. Kasi hindi ko naman magagawa ng wala ka ehh”

Totoo naman. Kaya nakakaalis ako para magsite kasi alam ko naaalagaan mo ng mabuti babies natin.

Kaya nga malakas loob ko, kasi alam ko you have my back and you will support my decisions.

Kaya kapag nagpost ako, hindi ko na chinecheck kasi alam ko na kung may typo, magmemessage ka kaagad.”

Everything was great up to this point, but netizens couldn’t help notice the “little things” he also appreciates about his wife because they think that his mindset about his wife is that she’s his helper.

Kaya nga yung mga maliliit na bagay, hindi ko na napapansin kasi nandiyan ka naman.

-pag iwan ng tuwalya kung saan

-hindi pag flush hahaha

-paghagis ng damit

-simple things that I don’t notice anymore kasi alam ko nandiyan ka naman

Kaya nga may gising na gising ako sa pagdridrive kasi kapag malayo yung site, hihintayin ko yung kape mo.

And kaya kapag may talk ako, may boses ako kasi nandiyan yung turmeric ko.

Kaya kapag pagod na pagod ako, alam ko dadatnan ko or lulutuin mo na ulam.

Still, there were also many netizens who were happy about his appreciation post, saying that those are the things that many wives are doing without being thanked for.

He ended the post with much love and appreciation for his wife – and the people who admired the post said that it’s best to focus on the overall gist of the post and how he’s trying to uplift his wife.

“Hindi totoong wala kang achievement, kahit personal, sa pagiging financial advisor mo, sa mga plantitas mo, sa pagiging taga review ko ng documents. Dami mo ng na achieve.

Yung mga anak natin, mababait, matatalino and loving kasi nandiyan ka lagi. Mas pinili mo yung freelance work para mas marami kang time sa kanila, sa amin.

And dahil nandiyan ka, I’m free to reach higher. That’s why every achievement I get, you are a big part of it.

You are the scaffolding to my structure, in the end, people won’t see what you’ve done, but this structure won’t go higher without you.

I love you”.

After all, behind every man’s success is a woman, right?

What do you think of this appreciation post?

Not every man would commend his wife the way you did, so inspiring and full of love…. Salute to you sir and wishing you many more fruitful years with Miss Mhei,” says one of the top comments.

Agree po ako, Engr. Mark, mangangapa po tayo sa dilim kung walang ilaw ng tahanan. Dahil sa matinding suporta ni misis po ninyo ay nagawa at natapos ninyo ang bahay namin. Maraming salamat po sa inyo,” another wrote.

But others don’t agree.

Sorry, but I do not find this romantic at all, tbh. Ito ata yung sinasabi ni Isko na “supreme sacrifice”. Dude, even the easiest of the house chores (e.g. pagsampay ng tuwalya, pagflush ng toilet, paglagay ng damit sa laundry bag), inaasa mo pa sa kanya?” one netizen wrote.

Seriously, kinikilig kayo dito? When I read it, I felt sad for the wife. All his husband thinks about is himself and how he can get higher while the wife is stagnant attending to his needs,” another commented.

Wife’s Role in the House

In many marriages, the wife is still expected to take care of her husband, the house, and the kids. But in modern families, many couples share the burden of the chores and caring for the kids and each other.

Some households even have a “househusband” with the wife being the breadwinner and the husband at home to care for the kids.

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