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#FriendshipGoals: Barkada Goes on a Trip to 5 Countries

A group of friends recently went viral after they achieved a dream they had 5 years ago of going to another country for a vacation. Many were quite inspired by what these friends had achieved.

Photo credit: Jocel Guden / Facebook

A lot of us joke about barkada trips ending up as ‘drawings’ which means that they never really come true.

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After all, while everyone certainly wants to go someplace to travel and have fun, there really are lots of reasons why the trip does not happen. One can’t get a leave, another is busy with something really important, or perhaps someone doesn’t have enough money to join.

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But for this group of friends, they had a dream – and they all worked hard to achieve that dream just as they had planned! Wow.

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Visiting another country was just part of these friends’ dream but according to Jocel Guden, they were able to visit not just one country but five! They went to Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand in 18 days.

Photo credit: Jocel Guden / Facebook

Photo credit: Jocel Guden / Facebook

Guden said that she really worked on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day just for her leave to be approved. After all, not many employers or companies allow their workers to go on a straight leave that’s more than a week long – and this one was nearly 3 weeks long!

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“Dream ko talagang makapag ibang bansa para mag OFW pero never in my wildest dream sumagi sa isip ko na imbis trabaho ang ipupunta ko, bakasyon kasama ng barkada ko 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Life is truly amazing and full of surprises! Dati akala ko chinacharot lang ako nung bestfriend ko na nagsabing 5 years from now magbabakasyon daw kami sa ibang bansa.

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Who would have thought 5 years later magkakasama nga kaming magbabakasyon not only 1 but 5 countries 💘

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Solid yung barkadang hindi puro drawing yung ganap talagang tinototoo yung pangako 💁🏻‍♀️💖 kaya masasabi ko lang “Okay ng onti basta lahat tunay”

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Nakita namin yung iba’t ibang culture, kung gano kaganda tong mundong to at kasaya ng magkakasama. Sobrang dami mo pa palang dapat makita sa mundong to.”

Photo credit: Jocel Guden / Facebook

Impressive, right? #FriendshipGoals

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Guy Honors Girlfriend Who Stayed with Him Through Difficult College Days

A guy honors his girlfriend who stayed with him through his difficult college days, supporting and encouraging him all the way. In return, he promised that she will be there in his success, now that he finally graduated from college.

Guy Honors Loyal Girlfriend

Danniel Tubal shares how much he loves his girlfriend, Mariatherese Palma, as she had been there for him through the most difficult times in his life. Though she’s the high school campus crush, she chose him – and she had been there for him right from the start.

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While many guys would say that girls are really just after their money and would pick a rich man over a poor guy anytime, Mariatherese proved that she does not need his money. In fact, it is she who shares her money with him because she knows that he only has Php20 to spend the entire day.

Mariatherese would share her own allowance with him but would often slip the money inside his bag instead of giving it to him directly. Perhaps she didn’t want him to feel embarrassed, but she would wait until he is in school to message him about the money she put in his pocket.

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The civil engineering graduate expressed his appreciation that his girlfriend’s lover never faltered, even if he did not have any money to treat her to fancy restaurants because all he could afford is kwek-kwek for their date.

She was with me even I cannot afford to buy her gifts on our anniversaries. She was with me when failed 3 subjects in midterm and almost lose hope. And I will make sure that SHE WILL BE WITH ME IN MY SUCCESS 🔥,” Danniel promised.

Congratulations on you both!

Photo credit: Danniel Tubal / Facebook

Anniversary Gift Ideas for Guys

  • Book for his collection
  • T-shirt
  • Hobby accessories such as a new tent for guys who love camping
  • Customized poster
  • Framed photos
  • Personalized photobook
  • Smartwatch
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Help Pours in for Old Man with Dilapidated Bike

Help pours in for an old man who was spotted fixing his dilapidated bike. Soon, netizens helped him get a new bike and even sent money so he can buy food for his family. Wow.

Netizens Help Old Man with Dilapidated Bike

Biking is a popular sport. But while many of the bikers are doing it for fun, there are also those who have no choice but to use a bike. For example, this has become more popular these past months after people bought bikes so they can go to work amid the transport restrictions due to COVID-19.’

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Yet there are also those who have been using a bike as primary mode of transportation because it is the cheapest option.

Tatay Jhonny Cuevas from Brgy. 39 in Calvary Hill, Tacloban City, was recently spotted fixing his dilapidated bike by the road.

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A pastor named Roswel Placigo shared photos of Tatay Jhonny trying to fix his old bike that’s so dilapidated it has bamboo sticks and tie wire to hold the parts in place. Even the wheels are made of discarded tubes and an old wheel exterior that are stuck in place using tie wires as well.

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Taking pity on the old man, the pastor shared his photos – and the post quickly went viral. Dozens of netizens offered to help. They sent money to the pastor so he could purchase a new bike and some groceries for Tatay Jhonny.

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As Pastor Roswel personally brought the new bike to Tatay Jhonny, he was able to take a picture of the old man looking so happy with the blessings he received. It is wonderful that the community came together to help someone in need.

What Does Dilapidated Mean?

A dilapidated object or building is one that is in a state of disrepair. It could be broken and broken down due to old age or neglect.

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45-Year-Old Former House Boy Goes Viral for Graduating Cum Laude from College

A 45-year-old former house boy recently went viral after graduating cum laude from college. His story impressed a lot of people, especially because he defied the odds to fulfill his dreams.

What’s so sweet is that he honors his parents in his post on Facebook, thanking them for the support and encouragement they gave in his life.

Former House Boy Graduates from College

At 45 years old, a lot of people are already working and are even halfway in their careers. In about 20 years more, they will be retiring from their jobs and enjoying the fruits of their labor.

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Yet not everyone follows the same career path or the same schedule. There are those who have to quit their studies to find a job to support their families. Though they wish to finish their education on time, many don’t because of the lack of financial capacity.

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Guillermo ‘Jun’ Bello Jr., 45, had to quit high school to find a job back in 1990. He became a helper, house boy, and babysitter to help support his parents and siblings. As the years passed, Jun continued to work yet he did not stop dreaming about graduating from college.

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Though the dream appears to be more difficult to fulfill as the years passed, Jun did not give up. In 2015, he was given the opportunity to complete his high school degree through the alternative learning system (ALS).

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The following year, he was able to enroll at Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology, taking up the course of Bachelor of Secondary Education, Major in Technology Livelihood Education.

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Fast forward to 2020, Jun was able to graduate from college. What’s so sweet about his success is that he was able to graduate with flying colors, earning the honor of cum laude.

Photo credit: Jun Bello / Facebook

What is the ALS Test?

The ALS A&E Test is a test that measures a student’s competencies. Design to gauge knowledge in those who have not finished either the formal elementary or secondary education, the test allows them to move to higher levels without having to go back to a formal school to study for those gaps in their education.

Thus, someone who might have only done grade school in the past could directly go to college if he/she passes the high school level of the ASL A&E Test.

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