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Jollibee Praised for Hiring Tattooed Guy as Service Crew

Jollibee recently earned praise from a tattoo artist and netizens for hiring a tattooed guy as a service crew. Netizens share their insights on the situation, comparing how the Philippines handles tattooed people compared with how other countries do.

Would you hire a tattooed person?

Tattoo Artist Spots Tattooed Guy Working as Jollibee Service Crew

In the Philippines and some countries, there’s a stigma against tattooed people. Many people associate tattoos with something bad, thinking that someone with a tattoo can be a bad person, has been in jail, or just trying to rebel against society.

This thought is often seen in depictions of imprisoned people or villains as heavily tattooed in movies and TV shows.

In reality, of course, having a tattoo isn’t synonymous with being bad – and so many good people who don’t fit the above-mentioned ‘criteria’ sport tattoos for varied reasons.

Still, it’s a sad reality in the Philippines that having a tattoo could prevent you from being accepted into a decent job. After all, employers want to hire the “good employees” – and many are still close-minded over the matter.

So, it was with great happiness and pride that tattoo artist Nikko Adrian Agner of NyxTattoos in Tacloban City, Leyte, posted a photo of a Jollibee service crew with a huge tattoo on his forearm.

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Photo credit: Nikko Adrian Agner of NyxTattoos

The guy, named Dominic (as seen on his nameplate), has a huge pirate-like tattoo covering most of his forearm and a beast of some form, looking like a lion or bear, reminiscent of the titular character on Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” near his wrist.

So, the other day my family and i had breakfast at jollibee. What i saw made me smile ,kudos to jollibee for hiring tattooed people ! Sir Jd our server was so kind and polite “bisan tattoan buutan” hehe (even if he’s tattooed, he’s a good person),” the tattoo artist wrote.

I hope this will start a trend that big companies will not discriminate hiring tattooed individuals. Good job Jollibee.

The tattoo artist also offered this guy free tattoos – and he reportedly accepted.

Tattoo Discrimination

Even in the US and other first-world countries, there’s some degree of discrimination towards tattooed people – especially heavily tattooed ones who also have prints on their faces.

According to the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, the United States discrimination laws currently do not reference tattoos.

So, it’s still possible that a visible tattoo (including statement piercings) may or may not have an effect on your employability. That’s why they advise jobseekers to research first before getting any body art so that they don’t unintentionally affect their chances of employment.


Supermarket Goes Viral for Flag-Inspired Instant Noodle Display to Honor Independence Day

A supermarket recently went viral for its flag-inspired instant noodle display to honor the country’s upcoming Independence Day.

The creative display earned admiration from netizens – and was even noticed by the noodle brand, Lucky Me! Cool, isn’t it?

Supermarket’s Flag-Inspired Instant Noodle Display Goes Viral

There are people who are naturally creative – and they manage to make impressive artwork out of simple things that others might not even consider as artsy.

That’s what workers at a supermarket in Valencia City, Bukidnon, were able to achieve.

Photo credit: Bhen-j Agudera

In a post that earned praise online and was reposted by several sites or groups, Bhen-j Agudera shared photos taken from the Lucky Me! noodle display at NVM Supermarket in the city.

What’s impressive is that the workers were able to create the patriotic display using the packs of Lucky Me! noodles arranged in the shape of the country’s flag.

This patriotic display is timely, considering that Independence Day on June 12th is just around the corner.

Photo credit: Bhen-j Agudera

Of course, as pointed out by other netizens, this large flag will soon be broken by the customers who will be picking up their noodles from the display shelf.

Still, it also stirred patriotism among netizens who expressed admiration that the workers were able to think of a way to create the flag using their products. Brilliant, right?

Some people are calling for the brand to give the workers a raise or some sort of bonus for what they did here – after all, Lucky Me! certainly received a lot of free publicity from the viral photos.

Photo credit: Bhen-j Agudera

However, some people also think that the company will probably lose some sales if the makeshift flag continues to be displayed on the shelves of this supermarket because customers might feel uneasy breaking the artwork.

How to Properly Display the Philippine Flag

During peacetime, the blue part of the Philippine flag should be placed on top. The red part is put on top if the country is at war.

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Guy Tries Viral “Inverter Hack”, Ends Up with 9k Bill

A guy tries the viral “inverter hack” but instead of saving money, he ended up with a ₱9k electric bill! Ouch.

Viral “Inverter Hack” Goes Wrong, Guy Gets ₱9k Bill

There are lots of viral “life hacks” on the internet, but not all of them actually work or are true.

Many of these “hacks” can cost you a lot of money or even end up getting you in trouble (like the teens who tried the viral “overbaggage” hack).

Recently, netizen Rheez Ramos tried out a supposed life hack using an inverter air conditioner.

According to this supposed life hack, you need to keep the air conditioning unit on, and only turn it off once a week. It’s supposed to make your electric bill go down.

Without checking the veracity of the viral hack or monitoring their electricity consumption, Ramoa blindly followed the “hack.”

Viral inverter hack
Photo credit: Rheez Ramos

Imagine his shock when the bill arrived — and it was for over ₱9,000!

He said that their usual bill was just around ₱3,000 but it has skyrocketed to 3x the amount because of the fake “life hack.”

He jokingly posted on social media to find the person who made the misleading hack — and I would probably try to actually find that person if I were in his shoes!

Paying 3x your regular bill is not a joke, though netizens also slammed him for not using science to realize that the “hack” was fake.

Have you also fallen for a fake life hack on social media?

How To Determine If A “Life Hack” Is Real Or Not

This is actually easier said than done because many of these supposed life hacks have very convincing photos, videos, or stories.

Here are some ways to avoid getting duped:

  • Try to check the comments section of the post — usually, there are people who either tried the hack and knew it didn’t work or those who can explain the science of why the hack is fake
  • Research on your own — often, there’s actually some scientific explanation why the hack will or will not work
  • Don’t try the hack unless you’re 100% sure that it’s real and safe to try
  • Ask a second opinion from a reliable person
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Husband Fails to Get Flowers for Wedding Anniversary, Buys Land for Wife

A husband failed to get flowers for their wedding anniversary but still went viral after choosing to buy land for his wife to grow flowers, instead.

Land versus flowers? We’ll also take the land, please. LOL

Husband Buys Land for Wife on Wedding Anniversary

It is every wife’s secret wish to receive a gift from her husband on their wedding anniversary or during other important moments of their lives together.

Not everyone gets to receive those gifts, of course.

While many husbands are unable to buy gifts out of poverty or because they have other, much more important priorities, there are also who do have the money but just don’t like giving gifts.

Some women might say that they wish their husbands would just get them flowers for their wedding anniversary.

Recently, a guy named Kael John Canoy made waves on social media after publicly admitting that he wasn’t able to give his wife flowers on their first anniversary! Uh-oh…

Is he going to be in big trouble?

Well, not really.

It turned out that he wasn’t being thoughtless or had forgotten the date. Instead, he had other plans for his family.

Canoy would soon go viral after explaining in his post that while he failed to get her flowers on their first wedding anniversary, he was making it up with an entire land where she can grow all the flowers she wants to have. Awwww.

Photo credit: Kael John Canoy

Would you rather receive the land than flowers?

Well, considering that the land is going to last forever, and you can plant all the flowers you do want to have, then we’re all voting for land, too.

Buying Land and Other Real Estate in the Philippines

Buying real estate can be tricky in the Philippines, especially because many are still under a so-called “mother title” or a title still under the name of the seller’s ancestors.

To avoid issues, try to only buy land that already has a “clean title” (under the seller’s name or just one signatory).

Getting lots from a reputable real estate broker or under a property developer might also be a good idea.

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