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Former Bus Conductor Now Owns Rental Cars in US, Hollywood Celebs Among Customers

A Filipino former bus conductor now owns a fleet of luxury rental cars in the US – and several Hollywood celebrities have been his customers! How amazing is that, huh?

Pinoy Former Bus Conductor Meets Hollywood Stars

He was born to a poor family and sometimes felt ashamed about how their house looked after visiting his classmates’ homes, but Felix doubled his efforts to succeed in life. This led to him owning a fleet of rental cars in the US and meeting several Hollywood stars and celebrities in the process.

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Nu’ng bata ako, akala ko lahat ng tao ginagawa ‘yung ginagawa namin. ‘Yung nanay ko nagluluto sa kahoy, naghuhugas ng plato sa balde. Pero nu’ng napunta ako sa bahay ng kaklase ko nu’ng high school, nakita ko na meron silang couch. Maganda ‘yung lababo nila. Hiyang-hiya ako sa katayuan ng buhay namin noon. Doon ko na-realize na dapat akong magsumikap,” he recalled.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook
Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook

But being poor did not become a hindrance for Felix. Instead, this became his inspiration to try harder to succeed in life so he could also enjoy the same conveniences that his classmates had.

Things were not easy for him at first. As bus conductor, he only earned a few pesos per day, but someone inspired him to try harder to reach for his dreams.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook
Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook

Naging konduktor ako. Sumusweldo ng 10-15 pesos kada araw. May naging kaibigan ako. Siya ‘yung nag-push sa akin na ‘wag mawalan ng pag-asa. Kaya nagkaroon ako ng lakas ng loob gawin ‘yung gusto ko. Naghanap ako ng paraan. Sumampa ako ng barko. Hanggang sa nagkaroon ng oportunidad dito sa Amerika,” Felix added.

In America, the former bus conductor found fortune after investing everything he had in a fleet of cars for rent.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook
Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook

Sinugal ko lahat ng naipon ko para masimulan ‘tong business na ‘to. Sa awa ng Diyos, may mga tumatawag na mag-aavail ng car rental service. Nagkaroon ako ng pasaherong Hollywood celebrities, gaya nina Patti Austin, Simon Cowell at si Captain America Chris Evans!” he happily shared. “Basta ‘wag kang mag-give up. Aim high.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook
Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) / Facebook

Why are Bus Conductors Important?

Bus drivers are supposed to stay focused on the road but with so many passengers getting on and off, it would be hard for him to collect the fare and give the passengers’ change. This is where the bus conductor steps in. His task is to collect the fare and ensure that the passengers pay the right amount, depending on how far they traveled and other factors.

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Debutante Receives Hilarious Gift of Sardines from Her “18 Treasures”

A debutante receives hilarious gift in the form of a sardine can from her “18 treasures” – and we can’t help but laugh along with her! Would you also dare gift your friend with unconventional, funny gifts on their special occasion? But it can be a challenge to top this one! LOL

Debutante Receives Hilarious Gift

What’s the best gift you received from your friends? Of course, some would say that material things don’t matter because the gift of friendship is more than enough. Still, it would be nice to get some from your friends during special days or milestones in your life.

During debuts, the debutante usually receives special gifts from her “18 treasures.” These gifts can vary, but they’re expected to be good ones that the wishes of these “treasures” for the birthday girl.

But during the debut of Danah Elyka Simbajon in Dumaguete City, central Philippines, everyone had a good laugh as the debutante receives hilarious gift of a sardine can from one of these “18 treasures!” LOL.

debutante receives hilarious gift
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To be fair, this friend explained that she “swam” to the depths of the oceans to find this gift – and chose it because it symbolizes their friendship. After all, if you can be as close as the sardines packed in a can, then you really are super close, huh?

The friend’s analogy is, of course, easy to understand, but everyone still had a good laugh over seeing a debutante receive a sardine can.

But if you’re worried that she didn’t get a proper gift to complete her 18 treasures, don’t be. Her friend actually prepared another, more serious, gift for her but it’s really the sardines that top all the others. LOL.

Photo credit: Richard Anthony Photography

What are “18 Treasures” in a Debut?

The “18 treasures” in a debut symbolize the things that the debutante needs to succeed on her to womanhood. The people chosen for this task often make a speech to explain their treasure and how they think it would help the debutante in her life.

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AJ Raval Goes Viral Again with Car Wash Video

It wasn’t so long ago that AJ Raval went viral with her bedroom cleanup video which gained 2.1 million views in just a couple of days. But the young star is set to replicate that video’s viral success with another hit: a car wash video!

AJ Raval Releases Car Wash Video

When young start AJ Raval, who happens to be matinee idol Jeric Raval’s daughter, released her bedroom cleanup video, netizens were surprised that it would gain more than 2 million views in just a matter of days.

After all, there was nothing extraordinary about her cleaning hacks – well, she didn’t even have any new cleaning hacks to offer!

Photo credit: AJ Raval

But even with that somewhat nonsensical video going viral, yet another totally simple is set to follow its viral success. This time. AJ Raval shared a video while she’s doing a car wash.

Again, netizens might ask what’s so special about doing a car wash that it would become so viral, yet watching this video will give you the answers to that question:

So, did you now get why this car wash video by AJ Raval (and the one with the bedroom cleanup) is set to go viral soon?

As you have seen in the video, this young woman cleaned a Ford truck. At the start of the clip, AJ admits that she doesn’t know how to properly do a car wash.

She joked that she has to do a quick video in case her dad catches her messing with his car which is now being used by her sibling. She added that it’s her first time to do a car wash, but netizens (well, the guys for sure) quickly commented on the video that she’s doing the right thing.

Photo credit: AJ Raval

What do you think of this car wash video?

Who is AJ Raval?

AJ Raval is one of the children of 90’s matinee idol Jeric Raval. She’s following the footsteps of her dad as she entered show business and has made a name for herself in a couple of movies.

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AJ Raval’s Bedroom Cleanup Video Goes Viral

Everyone’s doing various videos about different stuff these days, but who would have thought that a bedroom cleanup video would receive more then 2.1 million views in just a few days, huh? You’ve got to hand it to AJ Raval to keep something as boring as that become so interesting!

AJ Raval’s Bedroom Cleanup Video

These days, there are so many celebrities who are sharing stuff about their day-to-day lives on social media, creating vlogs for their followers to watch. So many are creating prank videos or are doing good deeds on social media, with netizens saying that they are just doing that for the likes and views.

Photo credit: AJ Raval

But there are also those who go viral even without doing these “do good” stuff! Just like AJ Raval who recently went viral with her bedroom cleanup video.

Photo credit: AJ Raval
Photo credit: AJ Raval

In less than a week, the nearly 23-minute clip has gained over 2.1 million views – and we’re quite sure that 90% of those views are from guys, for obvious reasons.

But the video had such a simple title, “Cleaning My Bedroom.” You would have thought that it would gain a maximum of 10 views, huh?

That certainly means that AJ knows how to keep things interesting in her video to keep the people watching.

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As you can see in the clip, it’s obvious that there’s really nothing amazing or new about the bedroom cleanup that AJ was doing. Everyone’s doing right about the same thing from time to time, huh?

But her outfit in the video and the way she makes the chores appear to be so much fun made people continue watching until the very end. That’s certainly something, considering that the video is nearly 23 minutes long.

Did you watch it to the end?

Photo credit: AJ Raval
Photo credit: AJ Raval

Who is AJ Raval?

AJ Raval is the daughter of Jeric Raval. The young star admitted in past interviews that her dad isn’t really supportive of the things she’s doing on social media and in her movies! Guess all dads will always feel that way, huh?

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