Palawan is among the top destinations in the Philippines, receiving thousands of tourists every month but while many of them go back to their own hometowns and only take the memory of their trip with them, one tourist is giving back something for the hospital that treated him well after he met an accident during his trip.
John Abou Samra had a great time in Palawan when he visited last June. He spent days in El Nido and would later go to Coron.
Just like many tourists who visit Coron, he took a tour of the island and went to Kayangan Lake. But he did not expect that his happy vacation would suddenly turn into a bad experience when he met an accident.
He would later show a photo of him standing in front of the lake just moments before the accident.
According to Samra, “I asked someone to take a picture of me, and then after she took picture, I moved to this side to sit down. While I moved, two of this wood, they split, and my right leg sank between them up to my hip. Until now I still have the pain.”
He was brought to Coron District Hospital for treatment and x-ray.
“Two nurses took care of me in a way I could not imagine, plus in the half an hour I stayed in the hospital, I heard the word ‘sir’ more than 25 times. Even when I was wearing something very casual; I looked like a homeless person, they never stopped calling me sir,” he recalled.
The experience was etched so much in his mind that when he got back to Canada, he messaged the hospital as to what he could give them in return for the services they had so wonderfully given him.
Samra who is actually a bus driver in Canada said that he was planning on going on a world tour when he retires but decided it was best to use the money to buy equipment for the hospital instead.
He will still be traveling but only to the Philippines where he is set to personally deliver the donations in late September.
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Traveler Gets Arrested for Wearing Too Many Clothes, Gets Refused on Plane Twice
One traveler who tried to cheat the airline by wearing many layers of clothing to allegedly keep him from paying excess baggage charges was refused boarding by an airline. He was arrested, then, refused boarding by the next flight he booked the following day! Ouch.
Ryan Carney Williams, who uses the handle Ryan Hawaii on Twitter, took to social media to express his disappointment after British Airways refused to let him board the plane after he put on the clothes that wouldn’t fit within his check-in baggage in a flight from Iceland to England.
Cops were soon called to arrest Williams after he put on eight pairs of pants and ten shirts. He accused the airline of racial profiling, saying he had done nothing wrong except put on the clothes that were in excess of his baggage allowance. He further claims he wasn’t trying to cheat the airline but just couldn’t afford to pay for the excess.
He also claimed he had been polite throughout the incident but the airline’s ground crew had called the cops on him for ‘unruly behavior’.
According to Williams, the cops arrested him at Iceland Keflavík International Airport, sprayed him with mace, and held him on the ground despite him staying polite and just refusing to leave the counter – but why would he leave the counter, anyway, when he was actually trying to get into the flight?
He was brought to the police station where he formally gave his report. The plane flew without him.
After missing the flight over the incident, Williams booked one with EasyJet the following day but though he was able to go through check-in and security without problems this time, he was refused boarding at the flight gate – again!
He was told that he was not allowed on board because of the previous day’s incident with British Airways. Ironically, though, his luggage was able to fly ahead as it had already been checked in at that flight.
It angered Williams to be stuck in Iceland with no money – and no more luggage! He took to Twitter to express his frustration. Fortunately, while reactions varied from netizens, he did receive a refund from both airlines.
He was later able to finally fly to England on a Norwegian airline. Whew.
— Ryan Hawaii (@RYAN_HAWAII) January 10, 2018
Man From Taiwan Earns $2700 A Month Just For Cleaning A House And Brushing A Turtle
Being a housekeeper is a noble job. They help us to our day-to-day lives, without them, people can’t go through to their busy schedules.
However, much as we benefit from their service, it’s common knowledge that housekeeper doesn’t earn much despite their heavy loads of work, but not this Taiwanese housekeeper.
Recently, a Taiwanese guy named Lee became viral after he was learned to have earned TW$80,000 (approx. US $2714) salary each month for being a housekeeper.
Lee was once an employee at a restaurant who only earned TW$30,000 (approx. US $1017) per month. But one day, he decided to switch career and become a full-time housekeeper, and guess what, it turned out to be the best decision he ever made in his life!
“Many families in Taiwan have dual incomes. Since both the husband and wife need to head out to work, they have no time to take care of their home. This is where housekeepers like us come in to help sort things out,”
Aside from his main job which includes cleaning the house and other normal chores for a housekeeper, Lee was required to clean the client’s tortoise. Easy, right? Well, read on.
You may think cleaning tortoise is an easy task but it’s not. Cleaning the client’s tortoise require skills and should be done with extra care.
Lee would first brush the tortoise’s’ shell and repeat the process on its belly. He then would try to remove any possible dirt from the shell. For that, he earned TW$80,000. Just be careful not to hurt the tortoise and scratch its valuable shell if you want to keep the job.
Same as to the most of us, Lee works ten hours a day, only he’s paid double or triple our salary for being a housekeeper.
Boy, doesn’t it make you want to switch jobs?
Woman Pulls Prank on Her Husband at Her Death Bed
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find that one person that would make you smile for the rest of your life? That person who knew how to make you happy no matter what happens, even if you know that you are both going to eventually die?
Well, one man found that kind of wife – and they lived a happy life until she passed away after a 5-year battle with cancer. But little did he know that she would pull a prank on him even on her death bed and would make him smile years after her passing!
Phedre Fitton, 69, of South Africa had battled cancer for 5 years.
In her death bed, surrounded by family and holding the hands of her beloved husband whom she met when she was still 16 years old, Phedre took the time not just to bid goodbye but to also prank her husband; although he didn’t know about it until many years later.
Their daughter Antonia would share the discovery of the prank on Twitter:
Before my mum passed away, she gave my dad strict instructions to water the plants in the bathroom. He’s been religiously watering them & keeping them alive.
They [looked] so amazing he decided to take them to his new [retirement] home, only to discover they are plastic! Can [still] hear my mum chuckling.
Can you believe that? On her death bed, Phedre managed to put in one last big prank for her husband – and it was the most adorable thing!
But her husband, Nigel, really had no idea that it was a prank or that the plants weren’t actually real. He followed his wife’s instructions religiously, watering the plants not just once but twice a day! He did that for years since Phedre died of cancer in 2013.
Their kids only find out when they helped him move to his new retirement home. Isn’t this hilarious but also quite sweet?
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