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Eccentric Millionaire Collects Trash in the Streets, Sells These for $20 a Day

Records show that she owns real estate properties worth over $8 million in Brooklyn, New York but Lisa Fiekowski developed a strange hobby that had her family and friends scratching their heads in disbelief.

You see, despite the money she has as well as holding an MBA, she loves to go around the streets of Brooklyn to collect trash which she sells for around $20 to $30 a day! Why would a millionaire even bother to do that?

I’m an old-fashioned bohemian. To me, what’s sad is New York used to have acceptance of people being eccentric, but now it’s like, ‘Heaven forbid!’” she told the New York Post.

Photo credit: Gabriella Bass / New York Post

But aside from being called eccentric, Lisa had also been labeled a hoarder – and that’s got a negative connotation, especially in the high-class neighborhood she’s living in.

Parked outside her home is a 1993 Toyota Camry filled with junk. The battered car had seen better years, clashing with the luxury vehicles parked in her Prospect Heights neighborhood.

Even the homes she owned in the neighborhood are described as uninhabitable and were mostly filled with junks of all kinds, ranging from old toys to ancient carpets to broken appliances.

One of her properties at 60 Hamilton Terrace
Photo credit: Gabriella Bass / New York Post

Considering that these properties sit on prime lot, with one estimated to be worth $4 million, it is easily understandable why her family and friends think her ‘hobby’ of collecting trash is bad for her yet Lisa claims that this is keeping her ‘healthy and fit’.

She actually spends several hours a day just walking around to collect trash, something that’s got a lot of people scratching their heads. After all, Lisa holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Chicago University.

It keeps me active. I talk to people in the neighborhood. I guess I was always a recycler. Mostly, it’s physical activity,” she said.

I figure I make a little money at the same time. Keep the neighborhood clean.

But while she keeps the neighborhood ‘clean’, her neighbors aren’t pleased that she’s collecting the trash from the streets, only to keep them at her car and in her properties. A lot have complained about her ‘eyesore’ car and homes.

Photo credit: Gabriella Bass / New York Post

While she was in California to attend a wedding last month, her neighbors called the NYPD to get her car towed – and it was towed, despite the vehicle being parked legally. They had also reported her dilapidated properties but she claims her neighbors are just being snotty.

People were so upset that this terrible car was in the neighborhood,” she claimed. “It shows you how intolerant that area is.

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Ultimate Anime Fan? New Dad Names Baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze”

Would dare name your child after an anime or cartoon character? A new dad angers his family after naming his baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze” – but he’s got a good explanation for it. He’s definitely the ultimate anime fan, huh?

New Dad Names Baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze”

Finding the right baby name for your baby can be a challenging task for new parents. There are so many things to consider, especially when it comes to the name meaning, how to spell it, how significant it can be for the child and the family, the potential for bullying or embarrassment, etc.

But one dad threw caution to the wind after deciding to name his child after anime characters. His decision angered his family, but netizens are divided over praising and bashing him for what he did.

Before you take your side in this “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze” issue, it’s a good idea to ask why he did it in the first place. For sure, he had his reasons.

Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze
Photo credit: Esquire Mag

When Jamesey Bolivar Maribojo, 29, knew that he’s going to be a single dad for his new baby, he decided to name his baby with this rather unusual name. Not only does he love anime and the Naruto series, but he explained that he felt like he could relate with the experiences of the protagonist who grew up without a family.

Mahilig ako manood ng anime, mula noon hanggang ngayon. Kung alam niyo ang Naruto: Shippuden, ang kuwento niya ay wala siyang pamilya na kinalakihan. Bilang single parent, 24/7 akong nag-aalaga sa anak ko. Bago kami naghiwalay ng nanay niya, nagpasya kami na ipangalan siya kay Naruto,” he explained.

Pero ako di ako nakontento sa ‘Naruto’ lang. Isinama ko rin ang apelyido ng nanay ni Naruto na si Kushina Uzumaki at apelyido ng tatay niya na si Minato Namikaze. Ang naging name ng anak ko, Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze P. Maribojo.

Jamesey said that his former partner allowed him to pick the name, but his family got angry. They told him that the kid could be up for bullying and might have a difficult time writing such a long name.

With that background story, we can all agree that the unusual name does appear impressive, right?

Naming Rules in the Philippines

There aren’t any restrictions on what you can name your kid in the Philippines. It’s not even unusual to find people with real names like “Baby,” “Don,” “Doña,” “Jesus,” etc.

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This ‘Baby-Faced Boy’ With 4 Ex-GFs Is Already an 18-Year-Old Teen

Many are surprised to find out that this “kid” already has four ex-girlfriends. But, even more surprising is that he is actually an 18-year-old teenager. Ralnhero Dacasin has intrigued netizens not just for cute looks but how he didn’t seem to age through the years.

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Screengrab: KMJS via Facebook

In an episode of GMA’s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Ral was first introduced as a young boy whose cute looks has captivated many girls. According to Raln, he already had four relationships because of his charms.

The interesting story continued to share that while he looks like a young boy, Ral is already 18-years old. Ral recalled that it was when he reached 6 years old that his mother noticed that he didn’t seem to age.

According to Ral’s mother Glenda, she didn’t experience anything odd while pregnant with Ral. However, she recalled how much she enjoyed watching a spider with thin legs stuck on a wall. While Ral looked like he stopped aging, he revealed that he still experiences changes in his body.

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Screengrab: KMJS vis Facebook

Because of his looks and height, Ral became a center of bullying in school. He was called names such as “tiyanak” and “nuno.” Ral said what helps him get through the ridicules is the love from his girlfriend.

The KMJS team took Ral to be checked by a medical practitioner. This was the first time the teen was evaluated by a doctor. According to Dr. Philip Banas, except for the obvious height problems, Ral’s extremities and vital stats are normal. He called Ral’s health problem as “Stunting”.

Dr. Banas explained that Ral was born with abnormalities in the brain that hindered him from growing. It is related to hunger and unfortunately, the effect is no longer reversible. Ral could not have been given the right nourishment while growing up.

While Ral currently has no other health issues, the experts suggest that his brain be checked and his bone density evaluated.

In the end, the teenager remarked that he hoped the criticisms for his looks would stop. “Huwag po kayong mag-judge kasi parehas po tayong tao na nilikha ng Diyos na pantay-pantay,” Ral said.

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Wife Claims Deceased Husband Appeared to Show Location of P3M Savings

A widow from Pampanga claimed her deceased husband, Manuel, appeared to show them where his savings worth P3 million was located.

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Screenshot: KMJS via GMA YouTube channel

When Manuel Canilao died due to heart attack, his family had to face several financial problems. They were already considering selling the house Tatay Manuel built for them. However, it looks like the deceased patriarch has other ways to help his family out.

According to Nanay Mercedes, since her husband Manuel passed away, she would constantly dream of him. In the recent episode of “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho,” Nanay Mercedes recalled how her husband has always been financially prudent. As a fisherman, Tatay Manuel would always set aside some of his earnings as savings.

His discipline in keeping money allowed him to buy his own fishing boat worth P1 million. Until eventually, he was able to buy his family a house.

Money in unexpected places

When Tatay Manuel suffered a heart attack, he told his children he had money under the pillows and on the shorts he was wearing. His children were surprised to find over P300,000 cash in unexpected places. When he eventually passed away, all that money was used for his funeral.

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Screenshot: KMJS via GMA’s YouTube channel

But it looks like not even death could stop Tatay Manuel from taking care of his wife and 11 children. According to his family, they would still feel his presence around the house, especially in his bodega.

Tatay Manuel’s family started selling his things to earn money. But when they decided to sell his hard-earned house, it seems like the deceased didn’t agree.

Tatay Manuel gives instructions

According to Nanay Mercedes, she dreamt of her husband instructing their children to destroy his bodega because they will find something there. At first, his children were hesitant because the shed was newly built. But they eventually heeded their mother’s request.

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Screenshot: KMJS via GMA’s YouTube channel

While inside the bodega, the children stumbled upon a hidden compartment. They decided to dig further until they found something that surprised all of them. Inside were glass jars of money, mostly P1,000 bills. When they decided to count them all, the money amounted to over P3 million.

Despite the joys of the savings left behind by Tatay Manuel, Nanay Mercedes couldn’t help but be tearful. She said that Tatay Manuel could have taken himself to the doctor instead of saving the money.

Nanay Mercedes decided to split the money among her 11 children, giving them P100,000 each. The rest she kept in a bank as savings.

You can watch the rest of the video via GMA’s YouTube channel:

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