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Bogart the Explorer, Unrecognizable after Losing 90lbs

Have you heard of Bogart the Explorer [from Davao City]? This Pinoy vlogger is a favorite among local vloggers because of his funny antics as he mimics an Australian accent in most of his videos.

Photo credit: Facebook / Bogart the Explorer from Davao City

Most people know Bogart as that fat guy with a big belly, something that he sometimes flaunts in his videos. But did you know that from that huge size, he has slimmed down so much that he now wears a size XS shirt? Whoa!

Photo credit: Facebook / Bogart the Explorer from Davao City

The funny guy from Davao City is quite unrecognizable after losing 90 lbs!

While a number of his fans liked his previous appearance as that lovable fat Pinoy guy with the Australian accent, he certainly looks fit and buff now – and definitely much healthier.

Photo credit: Facebook / Bogart the Explorer from Davao City

But many of his fans could not help but wonder how Bogart lost weight and what his motivation had been to even start the weight-loss journey.

Speaking to When in Manila, Bogart admitted that he had long wanted to lose weight but never had the motivation to do it, just like many of us. But when he had a daughter, he realized that he had to lose weight if he wanted to stay around and watch her grow up.

Photo credit: Facebook / Bogart the Explorer from Davao City

So, he began the journey to lose weight. Many people would have chosen dieting and going to the gym or taking up running but Bogart, a fun person that he is, decided to do it the cool way – through surfing and downhill longboarding. Wow!

Taking up sports certainly had an excellent impact on Bogart and this worked so well that he has lost 90 lbs since he started.

Photo credit: Facebook / Bogart the Explorer from Davao City

Find the motivation to live, then you’ll know what you have to do. Your body is the greatest instrument you will ever own. Use it before you lose it,” Bogart replied when asked what he could advise to those trying to lose weight.

Congratulations, Bogart!

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Excessive Drinking of Milk Tea Sends This Lady to the Hospital with Extreme Stomachache

Some weeks ago, a girl from China was hospitalized after hundreds of milk tea pearls were stuck, undigested in her stomach and intestines. But it seems that she is not the only one suffering from ill effects brought by excessive drinking of milk tea.

Jeff Nortez Serrano shared the story of how she was hospitalized due to extreme stomachache from drinking milk tea all the time. She also shared that she loves eating spicy food. The combination of spicy food and milk tea she frequently consumes sent her to the hospital.

Photo credit: Jeff Nortez Serrano / Facebook

According to Serrano, she had enjoyed a cup of milk tea and some spicy food on Sunday afternoon, as was usual to her, when she felt sick that night. On Monday morning, she was already running a fever, but it was only that night that she began experiencing stomach pain.

The pain was so intense and would not go away even with the usual medications she takes for stomachache. She was rushed to the ER where she was given several injections to ease the pain.

At the hospital, she learned that the combination of spicy food and milk tea had nearly put her life in danger. While she was discharged the following day, Serrano was warned not to take these food items again. She was given a strict diet to follow, with lots of forbidden food, to prevent this from happening again.

Photo credit: Jeff Nortez Serrano / Facebook

Though it was painful, Serrano was still thankful that the problem was discovered and her condition treated before her stomach suffered further damage. She’s willing to follow the diet as she does not want a repeat of her experience at the ER.

What is Milk Tea?

Photo credit: Oqmilteashop [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Milk tea is a popular drink that originated from Taiwan. Also known as the bubble tea, this cold tea-based drink contains milk and sugar, with additions like tapioca balls (known as ‘pearls’), puddings, fruit jelly, agar jelly, and other items that make the drink more tasteful.

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Pinoy Dad Sells Banana Cakes to Raise Funds Php1.6M for Baby’s Liver Transplant

One of the most heartbreaking things that a parent goes through is seeing their children sick and trying his best to live despite the difficult situation he is in. Many parents wish they could just exchange places with their kids, so the children wouldn’t have to go through the pain.

And most parents would do anything and everything to ensure their kids will be better again.

LITRO (LIver TRansplant Operation) Babies Philippines, Inc. founder Jenny Sumalpong recently shared a heartbreaking photo of a dad who was selling banana cakes at the sidewalk. While it might seem at first that this was just another random street vendor, it turned out this dad was trying to raise Php1.6 million for his baby’s liver transplant.

Photo credit: Jabee Imano Galindes / Facebook

Baby Aki is just 8 months old but he was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a rare condition of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants. The child needs a liver transplant as soon as possible for him to survive, but this would cost the family Php1.6 million!

Instead of simply asking for help and donations from people, mommy Jabee Imano Galindes and her husband would begin selling banana cakes to raise money for their son’s liver transplant.

Photo credit: Jabee Imano Galindes / Facebook

“Hello!

Ako po si Aquiro Jazz Galindes Detablan (AKI) from San Juan Calamba City, pwde po bang magpatulong po sa inyo para po sa fund raising sa LIVER TRANSPLANT. Sana po matulungan nyo akong sa pamamagitan pagbili sa amin ng BANANA BREAD @P120 kada loaf.

Salamat po ng madami.

email: detablanjollibee@gmail.com

JOLLIBEE G. DETABLAN

09475362919

Paki-text lang po yung number para po sa orders or pick-up sa JaZZ Bakery, Brgy. San Juan. makalampas lang po ng daan papuntang Looc.

Help poured in for the family. A lot of people bought their banana cakes while others even sent other goods like diapers, milk, food, and other things the family needs.

Photo credit: Jabee Imano Galindes / Facebook

Others also sent money directly to their bank account, even without availing of their cakes. We hope Baby Aki would soon get that life-saving transplant…

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Woman Shares Video of ‘Plastic Fish’ They Bought from a Taguig Market

It is a known fact these days that a lot of plastics and various trash items have made their way to lakes and oceans, causing problems to the ecosystem and leading to many sea creatures ingesting these, thinking the items are food.

But there’s another way that plastics have affected fish – and this was done in purpose.

Photo credit: May Pineda / Facebook

May Pineda of Barangay Western Bicutan in Taguig, Metro Manila shared a video of the fish her mom bought from a seller in Signal Palengke (market).

May’s mother found the fish too nice and asked the seller where it came from. After she was told that this came from Navotas which is known for its fish port complex, May’s mother proceeded to buy the fish.

Photo credit: May Pineda / Facebook

At home, however, she was surprised to find that the fish felt different while she was cleaning one. Upon close inspection, she found that the fish she was holding was wrapped entirely with plastic!

Photo credit: May Pineda / Facebook

What makes this a bit puzzling is that the plastic wrapping was so cleverly wrapped over the fish that it stuck well to the fish’s skin like cling wrap, yet without creases. If you are not a keen observer or don’t clean the fish well, May and her mother believe you would probably just end up cooking this ‘plastic fish’ without taking out the possibly toxic plastic wrapping.

Photo credit: May Pineda / Facebook

While the pair did not name the seller as they probably didn’t know that person personally or could remember the stall number, they warn other people to be extra careful when buying fish. And if you end up with the ‘plastic fish’, it would be a good idea to clean it well and remove all plastic materials around the fish!

Better yet, why not return the fish to where you bought them so the seller will know its fake and so you wouldn’t have to eat ‘plastic fish’, huh?

Photo credit: May Pineda / Facebook

Watch the video here:

PLASTIC FISH. (PLASTIK NA ISDA)FROM CHINA TO US NGAYON PATI PINAS.BEWARE NALANG SA ISDA NA BINIBILI NIYO.TAGUIG AREA. SIGNAL PALENGKE YAN NABILI NG MOM KO.Ps. Spread for awareness nalang po.

Posted by May Pineda on Saturday, February 2, 2019

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