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Photographer Showcases Simple Wedding with Grand Photos

There’s beauty in simplicity – and it takes the right photographer to turn something simple into something grand!

That’s what happened to the wedding of Gilbert and Fely Joy Ynclino, a poor couple who didn’t really have much budget for the ceremony, but one photographer would make their simple look grand while still showing the reality of their situation. It was brilliant!

Photo credit: Michael See Apeles – Wowenkho Studios / Facebook

Photo credit: Michael See Apeles – Wowenkho Studios / Facebook

Photographer Michael See Apeles shared photos from the wedding on his Facebook account; it would garner more than 43k reactions and 23k shares in just a few days.

Photo credit: Michael See Apeles – Wowenkho Studios / Facebook

He pointed out that people often seen photos of grand weddings on social media. In these weddings, it’s really easy for photographers to take lots of great photos because there are lots of great things to take pictures of. But for Michael, the real challenge is when you have a very simple wedding, yet the photographer is able to find the right angles to take awesome photos.

Photo credit: Michael See Apeles – Wowenkho Studios / Facebook

At the Ynclino’s simple residence in Tumana, Marikina, preparations were under way for the wedding. The couple had been living together for 12 years and have two kids, a boy and a girl.

Photo credit: Michael See Apeles – Wowenkho Studios / Facebook

When they decided to finally make things official, they did so with borrowed clothes. Their entourage even paid for their own clothes – and parents bought the cute dresses for the flower girls.

Photo credit: Michael See Apeles – Wowenkho Studios / Facebook

Knowing that having the event catered can be really expensive and out of their budget, the couple decided to have their family cook the food at their home.

Photo credit: Michael See Apeles – Wowenkho Studios / Facebook

They didn’t have any money to hire a photographer but because the groom’s brother worked as assistant to Michael, he offered to pay for the photos instead.

We didn’t have the budget for it. So he paid him. We just wanted a simple wedding. It was my brother-in-law who wanted Apeles to take the photos,” the bride told Yahoo! Philippines.

Photo credit: Michael See Apeles – Wowenkho Studios / Facebook

The photos turned out great and everyone loved the fact that this couple had a wedding they could afford, a wedding without pretensions – yet their simple wedding was transformed into a grand wedding in the hands of a talented photographer.

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Designer Lets Student Use Gown for Free Because She Only had Php30 for Downpayment

A designer is earning praise online after letting a student use a beautiful red gown for free, because she saw that she really wants to join their JS Prom but only had Php30 for downpayment.

Student Looking for JS Prom Gown

free gown for poor student
Photo credit: Rica Cariño Lopez / Facebook

Rica Cariño Lopez of Ricahson Gown and Suit Collection in Pangasinan shared that one day, a student went to their shop to inquire about the gowns they are renting out. But seeing the sadness and disappointment in the girl’s face after learning the lowest price they are offering, Rica was touched.

free gown for poor student
Photo credit: Rica Cariño Lopez / Facebook

She truly felt for the student when the girl whispered whether she could rent the lowest price gown but can only give Php30 as downpayment. It was her allowance for the entire day, but the kid wanted so much to join the school activity.

Kind Designer

free gown for poor student
Photo credit: Rica Cariño Lopez / Facebook

Rica decided to help out, especially after learning about the job of the child’s mother. She didn’t just let the kid borrow a gown for free – she even picked one of their most beautiful creations!

And while the gown actually costs Php5,000 to rent, as stated in one of Rica’s comments to netizens asking for the gown’s price, she let the girl use it for free. The young lady looks so lovely in the gorgeous gown!

free gown for poor student
Photo credit: Rica Cariño Lopez / Facebook

While Rica did not reveal the girl’s name or show her face on the post, a lot of netizens were happy over the kind deed. Many are also saying that it would be great if the girl would realize what Rica had done and ‘pay back’ the kindness when she gets older and finds a job.

What is JS Prom?

The JS Prom or Junior and Senior Promenade is a formal ball usually done around Valentine’s Day or near graduation for the seniors. If the school separates the events, the term ‘prom’ is used for the juniors while ‘graduation ball’ is used for the seniors.







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One Guy Caught Cheating with Two Other Ladies after Girls Posted on “My Day”

One girl catches her boyfriend cheating with two other ladies – in the same restaurant and wearing the same clothes! She supposedly caught wind of his activities after the other ladies posted on their “My Day”.

Hannah Blaine Gaas, according to her Facebook profile, is a student of Cruise Ship Management at José Rizal University and lives in Parañaque but hails from Maasin, Southern Leyte. In the post on Valentine’s Day, she angrily slams a certain “Mark”, supposedly her boyfriend for cheating on her with two other ladies.

Photo credit: Hannah Blaine Gaas / Facebook

She discovered the situation when the two ladies reportedly posted on “My Day” photos of their date with the same guy. He appears to have given them the same gift, a huge brown teddy bear, and even brought them to the same restaurant!

Nagkahulihan na sa Valentines! Sabi ko na ayaw ko mag myday baka pareho tayo ng jowa e. Tatlo pa kami pinagsabay dinala mo pa kami sa parehong lugar magkaiba lang schedule hanep! Ano na Mark?” Hannah wrote.

Soon, the other girls in the photos would react angrily to the post, angrily sharing their sentiments about catching their guy dating two other girls!

Photo credit: Hannah Blaine Gaas / Facebook

Kalma lang girls lahat ata tayo kabet,” one of the girls commented.

How he managed to date three different women on the same day at the same restaurant was rather puzzling! Moreover, a number of netizens are saying that he should have the decency to come clean to these ladies and to also change his clothes! It’s like he’s just trying to date everyone and check who’s the best.

Photo credit: Hannah Blaine Gaas / Facebook

But eagle-eyed netizens would soon realize that, perhaps, this is just a prank and that the three ladies might actually know each other and were together on the “date”. It seems that the three are actually good friends and just had fun taking photos with the same guy, creating the “cheating” story…

What’s “My Day”?

“My Day” is a type of post on Facebook that is only posted for 24 hours as a “story”. It can be seen by the uploader’s friends for 24 hours before it disappears, unless the user sets the “My Day” posts to get automatically saved. In contrast, regular Facebook posts are permanent, unless the user deletes the items.







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Wise Mom Lets Kids Have the Phones They Wanted on an Installment Basis

Entrepreneur Michelle Mangahas has three kids: Mark, 14, Mika, 11, and Matthew, 6. Just like many other kids these days, Michelle’s children wanted to have a new smartphone that could take great photos, but she only gave them old phones in the past.

The single mom would later let the kids have the phones they wanted, as long as they agreed to pay on an installment basis. Yay or nay?

Photo credit: Smart Parenting

Mommy Michelle told Smart Parenting that her kids actually have old phones when they asked to buy a new model that sells for Php10,000.

I told them I didn’t see a valid reason why a 14-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl would need such expensive phones. I also told them they already had phones, which should be enough for school research and a little bit of gaming,” she narrated.

But the kids reasoned out that their old phones weren’t so good. Mark said the phone that cost them Php2,700 to buy took “low quality photos”. Mika received hers for free from Mommy Michelle’s postpaid plan when she completed school as an achiever. But it’s 2 years old.

Photo credit: Smart Parenting

I told my kids na hindi obligasyon ng magulang na bigyan ng phones ang anak nila. Ang obligasyon ko is to feed them and send them to school,” Mommy Michelle explained.

Although kaya ko naman sila bigyan, sinasabi ko sa kanila na ang daloy ng pera walang kasiguraduhan. Kailangan mag-ready sa posibleng panahon na walang gaanong income.

Because she had taught the kids, particularly Mark and Mika, early on to save money for future needs, they were able to fork out Php3,700 and Php5,000 in savings, respectively. This money went to their phone fund, but they are supposed to pay their mom in installment for the rest of the phone amount they borrowed from her.

Photo credit: Smart Parenting

Although she doesn’t impose a strict deadline, she continues to remind them of their payments. So far, Mika is the one who pays up the installment faster despite getting a smaller allowance compared with Mark.

Mark has a harder time sa paghuhulog. Sabi niya malakas siyang kumain ‘di hamak sa kapatid niya, so mas kaunti natitira sa baon niya,” Mommy Michelle shared. She doesn’t mind as long as the kids are responsible enough to pay up when they can.

What a good way to teach financial responsibility.

Photo credit: Smart Parenting

What’s the Difference Between Installment and Layaway?

Both are types of loan that is paid over time, with smaller amounts of scheduled payments instead of a one-time payment. However, the customer can already use or get the item while still paying for an installment loan while the layaway item can only be received once the full loan is paid up.







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