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From Grade 6 Crush to Greatest Love, Couple Shares Cute Love Story

We’ve all had our fair share of crushes even back in our grade school days – but how many of us had the chance to actually spend the rest of our lives with one of those childhood crushes, anyway? Not many but when there’s someone who achieved that, it would certainly make a great story to share on social media.

That’s what happened to Ameety Borromeo who is now engaged to her Grade 6 crush! Cute, isn’t it?

Photo credit: Ameety Borromeo / Facebook

Ameety and Sam Dayao Aniciete had known each other since they were really, really young. In fact, they were classmates since preschool but it was in 2001 when they were in Grade 6 that the two felt a mutual attraction to each other.

Photo credit: Ameety Borromeo / Facebook

That time, though, their puppy love did not prosper because Ameety wasn’t ready to have a boyfriend yet while Sam wasn’t sure how to ask her to be his girlfriend! Amazingly, the two held on to their feelings despite not being an official couple.

Photo credit: Ameety Borromeo / Facebook

Sam was there, courting me until we were 16. We were exclusive but not official. Our classmates noticed and wondered why I am still not saying yes to Sam and I told them, ‘Hindi naman kasi ako tinatanong,’” Ameety later shared.

They finally became a couple in 2004 but the road to engagement was a very long one for them.

Despite separating schools for college, Sam and I managed to get through it all. We were bestfriends. We were partners. Others always think ours is the #relationshipgoals but what we have is not perfect. There are many good days but there were also bad days where we argue and fight. For 14 years of being together, trust me it has been a good roller coaster ride.

We made it through the 3rd, 5th and 7th year itch, had our “One More Chance” moment, and even almost gave up on each other but I am thankful that God always finds a way to let us be together. If anything, the up and downs made us stronger as a couple.

Photo credit: Ameety Borromeo / Facebook

When they celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2014, Ameety was expecting that Sam would propose but he didn’t; it led to a major heartbreak for the young woman and fights that went on for years.

Kung mayaman lang ako noon pa kita pinakasalan,” Sam told her. “Please hintayin mo lang ako.

But just when she least expected it, Sam proposed some weeks after their 14th anniversary and just days before her 30th birthday.

Photo credit: Ameety Borromeo / Facebook

From a journal entry of a 12-year old girl on her pink diary in 2001 to writing her love story 17 years after to share how her first and true love has surpassed the relationship itches, the arguments and the frustrations and how such a love would stand as a living testimony to the “Love is patient” verse in the Bible. My heart is full and I am writing with happy tears. I am beyond happy to say that everything is now starting to fall in the right places,” Ameety wrote.

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Photo of Giant ‘iPhone’ Extra Extra Max Goes Viral

The trend continues for bigger phones, what with the many capabilities that these larger models offer to users. But how big is too big for these phones? Well, you’ve got to check out this ‘iPhone’ extra extra max that’s super duper big! It’s about as tall as a kid! Whoa.

But is it really a phone? LOL

Giant ‘iPhone’ Goes Viral

During the era when Nokia dominated the market, people favored the smaller phones. It came to a point that the smaller the phone, the more expensive it is because it’s packed with all the capabilities of the much larger models but it a very compact size.

Photo credit: Ryan Ballesteros / Facebook – Philippine Star

Of course, that only held true for a couple of years when phones were simply used for calling and, later, texting. But as these gadgets evolved into ‘smart’ phones, bigger screens meant better options for the users. The internal specs matter, of course, but many people now prefer bigger screens. Thus, there are also plenty of tablets and phablets in the market today.

So, what’s the size of the largest phone you’ve got? The average phone size these days are at 7” while phablets and tablets are at around 11”.

Photo credit: Ryan Ballesteros / Facebook – Philippine Star

Yet one guy in Quirino Province posted photos of an iPhone that’s so much larger than the usual size – and it is even as large as a kid! Can you just imagine the price of that one, if that’s really for real?

iPhone lovers, labas!” netizen Ryan Ballesteros joked as he posed with an iPhone that’s nearly as tall as him. Netizens soon dubbed the item as an iPhone Extra Extra Max. LOL.

Photo credit: Ryan Ballesteros / Facebook – Philippine Star

But why is this phone so big? While there were a number of netizens who thought he got the wrong item from a bogus seller, Ballesteros later explained that it is actually a table that looks like an iPhone, not a gadget.

Photo credit: Ryan Ballesteros / Facebook – Philippine Star

What is a Phablet?

A phablet is a modern gadget that’s a cross between the smaller smartphone and the much larger tablet. It has capabilities of a smartphone, including an option for a SIM card slot and, possibly, memory card upgrade, but is of a much larger size than a regular smartphone.

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Popular Hobbies That Can Actually Make You Money

A lot of people have different hobbies that they enjoy doing whenever they have free time. While many hobbies cost you a lot of money, there are actually hobbies that can help you make money!

Gaming with Vlogging

Many would say that gaming is such a waste of time and money, yet a lot of gamers have earned a lot of money in this hobby. Most of them are able to achieve that through vlogging.

Gardening

It gives you free food and fresh vegetables, but gardening can also help you earn some extra cash. Remember that vegetables can be so expensive these days.

Music

Love doing music? You can earn money with that, too. You can sell your music on various platforms such as BeatStars, do music videos on YouTube, or accept tutorials.

DIY Crafts

There are many people who are so talented with DIY crafts and various art materials. You can sell those handicrafts to earn some extra cash.

Photography

A lot of professional photographers started out as amateur photography enthusiasts who simply snapped photos here and there to build their portfolio. Once you’ve mastered your craft, you can sell these pictures, join photography contests, or offer your services as photographer for photoshoots and events.

Writing

If you have a knack with words, writing can also be a profitable hobby. There are a number of sites hiring freelance writers. You can also write a book and have it published for profit.

Drawing and Painting

These kinds of artwork truly require talent. If you know how to draw, paint, or do other art crafts, then this can actually sell for a lot of money. You could also be commission to create artwork for various clients.

Making Coffee

There are people who actually earned money by selling coffee – and they discovered this business just because they love making coffee. If you have the equipment at home, you can open a coffee shop outside the gate and start earning money now.

Baking and Cooking

People love to eat – that’s a fact. That’s why home businesses for baking and cooking have become so popular. If you love making delicious foods, then this hobby can also help you earn some extra cash.

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No-Cost Organizing Hacks for Your Home Makeover

Planning on upgrading the look of your house but don’t have a big budget to do it? Don’t worry because you can actually have a home makeover at no cost at all.

Download Interior Design Apps

There’s a wealth of interior design apps that you can download for free. There are even plenty that allow you a 3D view of your layout and lets you put in various elements, including kitchen utensils, media items, artwork, and various items.

Rearrange the Furniture

You’ll be surprised at how different your house can look just by rearranging the furniture. You can start with the bedroom. How about pushing the bed to one side or changing its orientation? You can move a table near the window to create an office space with natural lighting.

Experiment with the look or use the app you downloaded before moving the heavy pieces around.

Deep Cleaning

You can free up space in the house by getting rid of chunky furniture and old boxes filled with junk. Deep cleaning the house is actually a great idea because you can make the furniture pieces shiny again. You’ll be amazed that these items might actually look like they’re new, just with a few minutes of brushing.

Add a ‘Catch All’ Box

One thing that really reduces clutter in your home is a ‘catch all’ box put at strategic places. Put one on a table filled with chargers and whatnots. This is also useful at the living room and even in the kitchen. Of course, you can pick a fancy box or container so that this would still upgrade the look of the place. A lovely tray would do the trick.

Organize Stuff According to Frequency of Use

There are plenty of stuff at home that you rarely even use. If you don’t want to get rid of these items but don’t need it now, place these at the topmost shelves or in back cabinets. Put the ones you frequently use in easy-to-reach levels.

Make sure to label the boxes and closed cabinets to ensure that you won’t have to open everything if you need something.

Put Some Plants Inside the House

Got some plants outside the house? Bring some of them in! Just make sure to rotate the plants you bring in so that these can also get much-needed sunlight.

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