Connect with us

Lifestyle

“Word War” of 7-Eleven Marikina vs. Ministop Marikina Makes Netizens Laugh

Convenience stores 7-Eleven and Ministop are direct competitors, with both offering various groceries and essentials, ice cream, slurpees and cold drinks, and even full meals. Many of these stores are sprouting all over busy cities and even in sleepy towns, leading to fierce competition between the staff as they try to entice the same market to choose their store over the other.

Photo credit: Seven Eleven – Marikina

Recently, netizens had a good laugh over the “word war” between 7-Eleven Marikina vs. Ministop Marikina on Facebook, with many calling the exchange as something that they had all been waiting for. Fans of each store rallied for their favorite ‘team’, all the while laughing over the hilarious exchange on social media.

Photo credit: Seven Eleven – Marikina

It seems to have started when the Facebook page of 7-Eleven Marikina squealed on their page that a Ministop Marikina crew bought some ice from their store. In response, the Ministop Marikina page bragged about their ice lasting longer, implying that their ice is better than 7-Eleven Marikina although the other page/company was not named.

Soon, the two would exchange hilarious posts on social media that really got a lot of people laughing. They both slammed the other store’s goods, claiming theirs are superior. Some other brands also chimed in, joining in an internet free-for-all, while some netizens told the two brands to stop the word war because both of them don’t have comfort rooms to offer their customers, anyway. LOL.

The two continued to throw hilarious barbs at each other.

When 7-Eleven Marikina bid everyone a good night, Ministop Marikina quickly posted that they won’t be saying good night because the store is open 24 hours day. Good one, Ministop Marikina!

The word war seems to have stopped a bit; though the two had not decided on a truce…

Lifestyle

Guy Creates Hyperrealistic 3D Painting of Pet Dog, Reveals Hilarious Truth in Photos

These days, a lot of artists are able to create hyperrealistic 3D art that make you think you are either looking at the real thing or viewing a high-resolution photograph even if the artwork is actually made by hand by the artist, using paint.

It takes a lot of talent to make hyperrealistic 3D art; thus, it is easy to understand why artists would love to share their paintings with the world, for people to appreciate their work and admire their talent.

Recently a Filipino guy went viral for his hyperrealistic 3D art, but the hilarious truth behind the ‘painting’ really got a lot of netizens laughing.

Photo credit: Karl Opiala / Facebook

On his Facebook page, Karl Opiala shared two photos that would soon go viral, with over 34k shares and more than 24k reactions from amused netizens. He wrote:

Wow di ko akalaing magiging ganito ang result!😍

Isang linggong pinaghirapan. Super Worth it ang pagod.. 😇

#My2nd3Dart

#BuhayPintor️”

One of the photos showed a hyperrealistic photo of a brown dog. The young artist signed his artwork and added the date, August 28, 2019 (appearing as 08-28-19). If you didn’t know better, you would surely admire this young man’s amazing talent because the dog in the drawing appears so real that you could almost touch its head!

The texture of the painting made it appear like the dog’s face is coming out of the opening on the canvass. Impressive, the painting is truly so detailed you’d think it really was a real dog’s face on that art!

But the next photo showed the hilarious truth behind the painting – and your ‘real dog’ suspicion was right. It really was a real dog!

Photo credit: Karl Opiala / Facebook

Instead of a painting, this funny guy actually cut out a portion off the bond paper and let their pet dog put its head inside. Of course, the resulting ‘painting’ looks like the real thing – because it’s actually the real thing! LOL.

What’s Hyperrealism?

Photo credit: MagdaTorresGurza [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Advances in techniques and art materials make hyperrealism possible these days, giving a talented artist the ability to create a painting or sculpture that resembles a high-resolution photograph or the actual subject.

Continue Reading

Lifestyle

Vigan City Named One of Asia’s Top 13 Most Picturesque Towns

There are thousands of cities spread across the 48 countries in Asia. Thus, it is an honor for Vigan City to be picked among Asia’s top 13 most picturesque towns!

And while many of the towns and cities picked on the list showcased rugged mountains, beautiful rice paddies and countryside views, and tropical islands, Vigan City stands out with its gorgeous Spanish colonial-era architecture, the best you can find in Asia.

Photo credit: Irvin Parco Sto. Tomas [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Established in 1572 by Spanish colonizers, it is not surprising that the city features a lot of Spanish colonial-era architecture. But what is impressive is that the city was able to preserve many of these centuries-old infrastructures, most of which are placed around the city square.

The city owes its beautifully planned out structure to Conquistador Juan de Salcedo developed a grid-like plan that mapped out where everything should be placed. Set in the center of town, the white and yellow St. Paul’s Cathedral is a focal point that you should not miss when visiting this beautiful city. In front is Plaza Salcedo, the city’s central square.

Photo credit: Jesstine Co [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Around the park are many colonial buildings that are landmarks in their own right. Truly a picturesque place, there are plenty of picture-perfect spots across the city for the best Instagram post.

When in Vigan, don’t ever miss a tour of Calle Crisologo just a short walk from Plaza Salcedo. With kalesas (horse-drawn carriages) that actually offer rides and tours, you feel like you are transported back in time as you pass the well-preserved heritage houses along this old street that features cobblestone paths.

Photo credit: Joelaldor [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Negdelacruz [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Day or night, this place is magical. It is easy to envision Spanish conquestadors and beautiful mestizas still taking a stroll along this centuries-old calle, admiring the grand mansions.

Asia’s Top 13 Most Picturesque Towns

A UNESCO World Heritage City, Vigan City is truly a great place to visit. Its inclusion on the list makes it an even more exciting place to add on your bucket list.

The towns and cities that made it to the list, in alphabetical order:

  • City of Vigan, Philippines
  • Galle, Sri Lanka
  • George Town, Malaysia
  • Ghandruk, Nepal
  • Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Kampot, Cambodia
  • Kota Gede, Indonesia
  • Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Mawlynnong, India
  • Phuket Town, Thailand
  • Sai Kung, Hong Kong
  • Yufuin, Japan
  • Zhouzhuang, China
Continue Reading

Lifestyle

33-Year-Old Guy Shares Love Story with 67-Year-Old Wife

With a 34-year age gap between them, Danny and Lorna Cortezano turn heads every time they go out and act sweetly towards each other because people often mistake them for a young man with his mother.

But Danny and Lorna wouldn’t have it any other way, sharing that they are so in love with each and promised that they would be in love forever.

Photo credit: YouTube – ABS-CBN News

A lot of people were curious how the two met and how they fell in love – and the two are not ashamed to share their love story which started nearly a decade ago,

Danny sells prepaid load and Lorna became a regular customer who would sometimes just text him to buy load when she can’t immediately go out or was away. From this, Lorna admired Danny who seems really courteous and responsible. For Lorna, Danny appears to be a hardworking young man.

Photo credit: YouTube – ABS-CBN News

Little by little, though, it was Danny who began to fall in love with Lorna. At the time, he would call her as ‘Madame Lorna’.

While it was not disclosed in the video whether Lorna had a previous husband or a family with children, what was clear is that Danny would begin courting her in 2011 and they would soon become a couple.

Photo credit: YouTube – ABS-CBN News

Despite the huge age gap between them, the couple was able to make things work out so well that by 2012, just a year after they officially became a couple, they would get married.

Just like other newly married couples, the two went through a rocky adjustment period at first but they would soon overcome that and became more deeply in love with each other.

Photo credit: YouTube – ABS-CBN News

According to Lorna, there were times when she tried to discourage Danny about getting married because she knows she can’t have kids at her age. But the young man told her that he wants to get married because he loved her, not because he wants to have children. If they can’t have a baby, she will be his baby even if she’s much older than him!

Photo credit: YouTube – ABS-CBN News

Now, that’s true love!

Watch their feature story in this video:

Pregnancy Over 50

While pregnancy over 50 is still possible, particularly with the help of science, such can be risky for both the mother and the child. Still, there had been plenty of reports of women over 60, even some over 70, who conceived naturally and were even able to give birth through normal delivery.

Continue Reading

Trending