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Kid Refuses to Go to School, Parents Make Him Pick Trash to Sell

While most people know the value of education, many kids think of going to school as a chore. After all, it really is quite tiresome to have to spend the entire day in school, seemingly writing and doing various tasks for hours.

But an education is important, especially if you do want to have a better future.

Photo credit: Nuttanitcha Chotsirimeteekul / Facebook

Two parents from Thailand recently went viral for an unconventional way of instilling the value of education to their son; it received mixed reactions on the internet.

Photo credit: Nuttanitcha Chotsirimeteekul / Facebook

Nuttanitcha Chotsirimeteekul and her husband were taking their eldest son, aged 5, to school when the kid threw a tantrum and refused to go. They explained hard to the kid why education is important and why he should go to school, yet the kid still refused to go.

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So, the couple decided to make him pick trash to sell so that he will know just how hard it is to earn money the ‘manual labor’ way. This way, they could teach him that school is important.

The parents decided to take a day off their respective jobs as well to teach the kid this very important life lesson. Together, the parents accompanied the kid around the city as they made him pick up trash to sell.

Photo credit: Nuttanitcha Chotsirimeteekul / Facebook

They walked for 2.2 kilometers and, amazingly, were able to pick up bottles and trash weighing about 2kg. The kid earned 2 baht (US$0.063) after the hard work.


Photo credit: Nuttanitcha Chotsirimeteekul / Facebook

The kid was perspiring hard and was understandably tired after the hard work; thus, he told his parents they should take a bus.

Do you have money? Taking the bus costs 10 baht,” Nuttanitcha told her son.

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Knowing he only earned 2 baht for the hard work and didn’t have the money for the bus ride, the boy said, “No.” When she suggested that they find some more bottles and trash to sell so the kid could have more money, the boy said he won’t take the bus now; they will just walk.

I want an ice cream,” the kid said later as they were walking.

It costs 5 baht, do we have enough?” she asked.

No, I don’t want it anymore,” the kid replied. “I’m so tired, it’s so hot, I want to go home.

After that, the kid no longer complains about going to school.

Photo credit: Nuttanitcha Chotsirimeteekul / Facebook

A lot of netizens believe this was too harsh on the kid, but many also took these parents’ side and said this was one of the best ways to teach the kid that it really is still best if he would go to school.

Some complained that the life lesson was an insult to those who aren’t able to finish their education and are living in the streets, looking for trash to sell, but the parents are really just trying to teach their son the realities in life.

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Kids Go Viral After Buying Gift for Mom’s Birthday at Ukay Ukay Shop

Two kids went viral after buying a gift for their mother’s birthday at an ukay ukay shop. Their sweet gesture made waves on the internet, with many netizens saying that these two are truly nice kids who were surely raised well by their mother.

Kids Buy Birthday Gift for Mom

Often, it is the parents who give gifts to their children, particularly to the small ones. But even young kids also think of giving gifts to their parents, with some even going out of their way to save money and buy the gifts on their own!

Take for example this sweet story of two boys who went to an ukay ukay shop to buy a gift for mom.

Photo credit: Sarah Alexandrea Daculap / Facebook

Ukay ukay shop owner Sarah Alexandrea Daculap was tending to her shop early one morning when she noticed two young boys enter. She was surprised to see the boys picking out blouses from the ladies’ section.

Puzzled why these kids are choosing clothes for ladies, Sarah asked them about it. She was definitely surprised to learn that they were buying a gift for mom. It turned out that it is mom’s birthday that day.

Sarah thought the boys that it was sweet of the boys to do this for their mom. Thus, she posted their photo on her Facebook account. Soon, the post went viral, with many netizens also praising the two for their sweet gesture.

Photo credit: Sarah Alexandrea Daculap / Facebook

Later, after the post went viral, Meilyn Caca posted about it on her Facebook account. It turned out that Meilyn is the mom who got the gift from the boys. But she clarified that only one of them is her son while the other is her nephew.

She added that she was surprised with the gift the boys bought for her and felt thankful to Sarah for helping them pick a nice blouse.

Meaningful Gifts for Mom

  • Scented candles
  • New dress or blouse
  • New shoes
  • Personalized mug
  • Personalized throw pillow with family members’ names
  • Perfume
  • Jewelry
  • Flowers
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Mayor Isko Donates Php8.8M Talent Fee to Give Gadgets for Online Learning to Poor Kids

Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso decided to donate his talent fee worth Php8.8 million to buy gadgets that poor kids can use for online learning.

Together with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, he donated 1,010 pieces of Samsung Galaxy Tab A devices to the ‘poorest of the poor’ in the city. Isn’t that fantastic?

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

Mayor Isko Donates Talent Fee for Kids’ Gadgets

Last year, Mayor Isko donated the talent fee he received from many brands to the sick kids at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH). He went viral for the kind deed, but the kind mayor did not stop the donations from his talent fees.

Recently, the mayor of Manila joined hands with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna so they can donate 1,010 pieces of Samsung Galaxy Tab A devices to the students of Universidad de Manila who come from the “poorest of the poor” families.

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

Mayor Isko used up a total of Php8.8 million in talent fees from the following companies: Chooks to Go, Powerhouse Tools, I Am World Coffee, Fruitas, Cosmic Technologies Incorporated, and Better Option Pharmaceutical.

Growing up poor, Mayor Isko understands exactly what it feels to not have any money to buy the things that the kids need for school. So, he thought of helping out these children and their families by using his talent fees for a good cause.

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook
Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

The tablets can be utilized by these poor students to attend their online classes now that the Department of Education (DepEd) makes use of blended learning to provide education to these young minds.

Mayor Isko’s kind deed earned praise from netizens, with many wishing that their mayors and other local officials would also help out to ease the burden off the parents’ shoulders.

Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook
Photo credit: Isko Moreno Domagoso / Facebook

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is the type of learning delivery that makes use of asynchronous and synchronous learning activities in one course. This could mean that there will be synchronous learning activities such as video conferencing to promote learning while also utilizing printed modules and various asynchronous activities.

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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.

Photo credit: Danniel Tubal / Facebook

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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