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Woman Wins Bet after Growing Fingernails for 4 Years

Everyone knows that living with long fingernails is a difficult thing, especially when you need to pick up small or thin items such as coins and cards from your wallet. Typing on your laptop or computer can be a difficult thing if you have long nails.

This is the reason why a lot of people often keep their nails trimmed short.

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But one woman from Russia grew her nails for 4 years that these are now several centimeters long! Whoa.

Elena Shilenkova, 34, from St. Petersburg, Russia, had always loved having long nails. But when a friend bet £2,500 ($3,200) that she couldn’t actually grow her nails longer than 5cm, she readily took it!

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In just 1 year, Shilenkova won the bet and was able to collect her prize! She used the money to save up for a new car.

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Now, she could have stopped then because she had already collected her prize but Shilenkova liked her much longer nails so much that she decided to just keep growing it. For 4 years now, she hadn’t cut her nails at all.

Shilenkova’s 12-cm long fingernails broke the record in Russia, propelling the young lady to fame. She was formally recognized to have the longest fingernails in Russia, making it to the Russian Book of Records 2018.

Elena with her Russian Book of Records 2018 certificate (Collect/PA Real Life)

But having very long nails is quite a difficult thing. While she did make a name for herself, thanks to her long nails, a lot of things that are so simple for most people can become a really challenging thing for Shilenkova.

Things as easy as changing clothes, holding cooking and eating utensils, and brushing her hair require a lot of work for the young woman. Going to the bathroom could also be quite a challenge!

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Growing her nails really long also meant giving up on her favorite activities: swimming and playing tennis!

I love playing tennis but I really can’t run the risk of tripping over and having to break my fall with my hands,” Shilenkova revealed.

I also don’t really go abroad anymore because the only thing I like doing on holiday is swimming in the sea. I can’t swim because the risk of snapping a nail is too high so I don’t go on holiday in case I’m tempted to get in the sea.

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As you might have already guessed, Shilenkova no longer does much chores because aside from possibly breaking her nails in the process, she claimed that taking care of her nails is becoming a ‘full-time’ job.

She’s happy that she gets compliments on her nails but she does get strange looks and side comments at times, with some people even calling her a witch. Ooops.

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Kid Orders Snacks from Uncle’s Phone, But Shipping Fee is Higher than Snack Price

A kid orders snacks from his uncle’s phone, but the latter was surprised after learning about the order, especially because the shipping fee is higher than the actual snack price! Ouch.

Online Shopping

These days, it is easy for us to buy virtually anything and everything online! There are shops that offer various stuff, ranging from food and items you need at home to big ticket items such as cars and real estate. You can actually buy your own private plane or even your own private island through online transactions.

kid orders snacks from uncle’s phone
Photo credit: Andrew Pascual/ Facebook

But food is among the primary items bought online, especially during the COVID-19 crisis when everyone is forced to stay at home to avoid contracting the virus.

With kids being so tech-savvy these days, one managed to order some snacks on his uncle’s phone. The latter was rather shocked when a rider arrived at their house with the order, only for him to discover that his nephew bought something online – and the shipping fee is much higher than the actual item price. LOL.

kid orders snacks from uncle’s phone
Photo credit: Andrew Pascual/ Facebook

Netizen Andrew Pascual shares some photos taken from his online shopping app, showing what his nephew had ordered: a small pack of Oishi Pillows worth Php8. The kid bought only 1 pack of the choco-filled crackers.

Perhaps the little boy was craving for some snacks but there are no sari-sari stores nearby or perhaps he really just wanted to eat Oishi Pillows at the time. But the kid had no idea how online shopping works and that there’s a delivery fee for the item he bought.

kid orders snacks from uncle’s phone
Photo credit: Andrew Pascual/ Facebook

So, imagine Andrew’s surprise when the rider arrived with the boy’s order. The snack costs just Php8 but the delivery fee is Php69! Whew.

Note: Huwag ipalaro yung cellphone mo sa pamangkin mo 😑,” Andrew advised.

Netizens had a good laugh over Andrew’s experience, but told him he is still lucky that the kid only ordered some cheap snacks.

Such a big help na rin para sa rider. 69 pesos lang naman, buti nga hindi pa 100 piso hehehe,” one netizen wrote.

Seryoso ba iyan? Hahaha. Sana dinamihan na lang ang order para win-win situation. Pero hindi naman lumagpas sa 500 pesos so okay pa rin iyan. Enjoy!” another commented.

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How to Avoid Kids’ Accidental Online Shopping Orders

If you let kids use your phone, make sure to logout from online shopping apps and other apps that involve any money or you might be in for a big surprise.

Another option is to hide the apps in a folder; though that’s not fail-safe as kids could still find the app inside the folders! Logging out of the account is still the best option.

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Netizen Shares Impressive Room Transformation as Quarantine Project

A netizen shares the impressive room transformation he did as quarantine project – and the results are simply amazing! The room went from an ordinary one to something that you can truly be proud of having as your room. It’s even comparable to ones on glossy home magazines.

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Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook

Quarantine Project

Netizen Nelo Coloma shared that he always feels amazed every time he enters a hotel room. Because his room at home is really just simple, he had always wished to have a comfortable and nice room to live in.

impressive room transformation
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With that in mind, he always tells himself that one day he will also have a room like that. It might not be the same as a hotel room, but it would at least be something that looks almost like one.

impressive room transformation
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook

In a series of photos, Coloma shared that before the transformation, he did not mind what curtain his mom would put on the window as long as it keeps the light out. Perhaps he works on a night shift so he has to sleep at day time.

The room was quite disorganized, with things scattered here and there. His clothes are hung on a rack and the room looks rather drab.

Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook

At first, he thought of just painting the room on his own but realized that is actually hard work. So, he hired some guys to help him out. First, a white base coat was placed on the walls. Then, most of the walls were painted in dark grayish blue. One side is left in white for effect. The ceiling was also painted in white.

Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook

The lights were replaced and mood lights were also added around the room. Instead of tiles, the floor was covered with a nice carpet. The bed was topped with a comforter and some artwork were added on the walls.

impressive room transformation
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook
impressive room transformation
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook

A flat-screen TV now occupies one wall and other lovely furniture pieces were added in the room. It’s amazing that the space looks so much different than it had been before, with just some paint and finishing touches! Wow.

Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook
impressive room transformation
Photo credit: Nelo Coloma / Facebook

DIY Home Renovation

Home renovation projects can be quite expensive, but you could be wasting more money if you do it yourself and you actually have no idea how to do things. It would be a good idea to research on what design you want to copy or make for your house.

Consult an expert, if possible, and hire people to work on more difficult tasks like painting (especially ceilings!) and doing carpentry or masonry work.

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Creative Pinoy-Style Birthday Cake Made of Lumpia and Pancit Bihon Goes Viral

A creative Pinoy-style birthday cake made of lumpia and pancit bihon goes viral, with many netizens admiring the brilliant minds who created this delicious ‘cake’.

Creative Pinoy ‘Cake’

During birthdays and other special occasions, Pinoys love to serve various types of pancit dishes, ranging from pancit canton to pancit bihon to other options like pancit Malabon, palabok, and many others. Lumpia is also a popular option, with variations like lumpia shanghai, vegetable lumpia, and fresh lumpia, among others.

Of course, cake is also another a popular item, no matter what the occasion might be!

But a family recently created a mix of everything – a cake that’s made from lumpia and pancit bihon. Wow. Isn’t that delicious and so creative?

Pinoy-style birthday cake
Photo credit: Mary Jane Quiniones‎ / Filipino Cooking Group

On Facebook page Filipino Cooking Group, Mary Jane Quiniones‎ shares their family’s version of the so-called ‘Filipino cake’ made especially for her brother’s birthday.

Shaped like a regular cake, this special ‘Filipino cake’ was made from lumpia sticks wrapped with a ribbon. The inside part is filled with pancit bihon topped with sliced kalamansi, a ‘Happy Birthday’ decoration, and two star-shaped candles.

The striking design looks so creative, but many also admired whoever created this cake. After all, it would surely be difficult to make the lumpia sticks stand up to create the border for the cake while building the cake shape. Moreover, you can’t also just rely on the pancit bihon to hold the shape in the middle if the lumpia borders are not in place.

Many were curious how they made it. In the comments section, Mary Jane explained that she put rice at the bottom of the cake before adding the pancit. That’s likely how she was able to make the pancit bihon hold its shape.

This certainly looks delicious!

Popular Pinoy Foods: Lumpia and Pancit

Lumpia and pancit dishes are popular in the Philippines. Both were introduced early on by Chinese settlers in the archipelago. Despite the Chinese influence, both dishes have evolved over time and are distinct parts of Pinoy cuisine.

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