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Netizen Takes Pity on Kid Who Only had Rice with Soy Sauce and Vinegar for Lunch

We all have to deal with different challenges in life but it is also a sad reality that there are those who suffer far worse fates than most people. In society, there are a lot of people who are so poor they can’t even afford to eat three times a day – and if they do have some food, they only get to eat something that most of us would not consider as a complete meal.

Fhieljoy Curiba of Butuan City in southern Philippines recently shared photos of a young student who was eating at the side of a street, trying to hide from his classmates because he only had soy sauce (toyo) and vinegar for lunch.

Photo credit: Facebook / Fhieljoy Curiba – Dumaguete.net

According to the uploader, his heart broke upon seeing the kid eating his lunch by the roadside, knowing that the kid was trying to stay away from his classmates so they would not laugh at his food.

Curiba said he tried looking for a store nearby so he can buy the kid some food but found none. When he asked the child’s name, the kid would not talk to him; he understood that the child felt embarrassed and did not press the issue though he hoped to see the child again so he could give him some food.

According to Curiba, the kid is a Grade 5 pupil at San Mateo Elementary School in Tungao, Butuan City.

While the post went viral, with many people taking pity on the child and wished that people would help him out and make sure he has food every single day, others pointed out that he’s not the only one suffering this fate.

Many children like him have to go to school with hungry stomachs and don’t even have food for lunch. But though we can’t feed all these kids, it would still make a wonderful difference if we could at least share our blessings to one child, right?

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Woman Goes Viral for “Plan” to Return Borrowed Screwdriver to Partying Neighbors

A woman recently went viral after sharing her “plan” to return a borrowed screwdriver to partying neighbors – some three months after she borrowed the toolkit! Netizens quickly gave her an outpouring of support, egging her on to return the thing. LOL.

Woman’s “Plan” to Return Borrowed Screwdriver Goes Viral

Filipinos have the habit of courteously inviting others to eat with us when they pass by or visit us while we’re eating or about to eat. Of course, while it’s just for courtesy, we don’t mind (most of the time, anyway) if they actually help themselves with the food we offer.

But Filipinos also have this rather annoying habit of borrowing stuff and never really thinking about returning it to the rightful owners until they ask for it.

So, many netizens were easily able to relate with the social media post of Chel Diaz who jokingly uploaded a picture of a screwdriver set amid the background of her neighbor’s party setup.

borrowed screwdriver
Photo credit: Chel Diaz

Tatlong buwan na di ko pa nasosoli yung screwdriver kina mars. Parang nakakahiya naman kung di ko pa ibabalik ngayong araw,” Chel posted on her Facebook account.

Netizens quickly offered their support, encouraging her to return the tool set right away.

Sakto yan isoli mo na, matutuwa kpitbahay mo sayo, may award ka pang pansit at shanghai hehehe,” one netizen wrote.

Mamaya na konti…i timing mo nalang na kainan na..para di naman nakakahiya,” another jokingly advised.

Yung iba nga kahit di sakanila yung gamit sa kanila ko binabalik lalo na kapag medjo mabango na yung ulam nila,” another joked.

Of course, there were some who took Chel’s joke seriously, chiding her for not returning the tools and only picking the timing when there’s a party next door.

But she did “succeed” in her plan as she jokingly shared photos from the party, adding that she supposedly feels guilty while taking some lechon and lumpia. LOL

Positive Filipino Traits

  • Generosity
  • Bayanihan or readiness to help others in need
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Humor and positivity
  • Love and respect for family
  • Respect for the elderly
  • Filipino hospitality
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Netizen Proves the Price of the Viral Amanpulo Turon and Shows How It Looks

For several days, the Amanpulo turon became the talk of the town as netizens expressed shock over the prices of the food at the exclusive resort. Some speculated that it might not be true, but one netizen proved that it was by sharing a photo of the menu and the food she received. Do you think it’s worth the price?

Netizen Shares Photo of Viral Amanpulo Turon

What’s up with the Amanpulo turon? Well, it recently went viral as one of the food offerings on the expensive menu of Amanpulo, an uber-expensive private island in Palawan favored by many local celebrities.

It’s the favorite beach getaway and hangout of the stars, where some posh weddings and other private star-studded events are held.

This exclusive place is reportedly accessed through a private plane – so that alone shows you how expensive this resort can be.

Amanpulo turon
Photo credit: Balita.net

However, the prices of the items on the menu still got so many people wondering how the food looks like and how it would taste, considering how each one is several times more expensive than ordinary menus from regular restaurants.

There are many expensive items on the menu, but the turon stood out because this favorite Pinoy food is commonly found in the streets, sold for around Php10 to Php20 per piece. So, imagine how everyone reacted upon seeing that it’s worth Php750 a serving at Amanpulo!

Netizens had a field day about feeling like a “slapsoil” (hampas-lupa) knowing the prices of this popular food at the exclusive resort.

Others joked that the turon might contain special ingredients, like gold shavings or something really costly.

Some thought this menu might not be for real, but someone proved that it is actually true.

Photo credit: Khalel Czarine Tanalgo

What’s Amanpulo?

Amanpulo is a luxury resort on a private island in the Cuyo Archipelago of Northern Palawan, Philippines. It’s a private and secluded getaway, making it a favorite among celebrities who just want to relax and have some fun at a resort without getting mobbed by fans.

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No Bridal Car, No Problem? Groom Carries Bride Across Muddy Roads

Despite the rains, having no bridal car wasn’t a problem for a pair of newlyweds because the groom just carried his bride across the muddy roads! That’s so cool, right?

Groom Carries Bride Across Muddy Roads

There are many challenges that couples face along the way, with these challenges often helping shape their relationship.

no bridal car
Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

But a couple in Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, Central Philippines, had a different kind of challenge as the rains the previous days made the roads so muddy in their area.

Living in what appears to be a mountainous area, they aren’t likely able to bring a bridal car, even if they wanted to. But the groom proved his love for his bride by carrying her on his shoulders as they walked the muddy roads together. Isn’t that sweet?

Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

Their photos went viral, with some netizens joking that this couple raised the bar high in marriages – and that girls shouldn’t get married if their man wouldn’t promise to carry them through the muddy roads. LOL.

We’re stating the obvious, but that’s a joke, of course.

The post was originally uploaded by Enao Aileen Billones, congratulating the couple on their wedding day.

Photo credit: Enao Aileen Billones

It was quickly picked up and shared by the local media and groups, with HEADZ UP NegOr writing the perfect caption:

In sickness or in health…

No bridal car or horse or even carabao needed to transport the bride just to be in the Church on time for their wedding in Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City.

Mabuhay ang bagong kasal! Congratulations.

Many netizens were amazed, with some saying that they know this couple would last forever because the groom truly loves his bride.

Others were a bit unsold to the idea, commenting that the bride shouldn’t have worn a bridal dress if they had to walk through mud. If the groom missed a step, both of them could end up in the mud!

It was a good thing that didn’t happen. Whew!

Are White Bridal Cars Required?

What bridal car is the best pick? Most people prefer white cars because they match the wedding theme of purity. But it’s not really a requirement. You can choose any car color – and some even pick native themes like carabao-drawn carriages or even those drawn by horses.

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