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Creative Pinoy Guy Makes Realistic Action Figures from Rubber Scraps

A lot of Filipinos are not just creative, they are also clever in that they can find ways to make the most of their situation. One such guy is Elmer Padilla, a street artist who makes realistic action figures from rubber scraps.

His story was shared on Facebook by netizen Adrian Soriano Bernabe who posted about his craft on the GUHIT Pinas public group page. According to Bernabe, he got curious why there were people crowding around Padilla one day while he was at the public market in Imus, Cavite.

Photo credit: Adrian Soriano Bernabe‎ / GUHIT Pinas – Facebook

He went closer to check out what was going on and discovered that the people were crowding around Padilla because of his awesome action figures. The toys looked so realistic and incredibly detailed that it was quite difficult to believe these were made from discarded flipflops and other rubber scraps.

If Bernabe had not seen Padilla create some of the action figures, he probably wouldn’t believe the ones the vendor was selling really came from the rubber scraps. Indeed, it’s difficult to believe that but this only means Padilla is a highly talented artist.

Photo credit: Adrian Soriano Bernabe‎ / GUHIT Pinas – Facebook

Bernabe said that Padilla had a lot of action figures there, including Deadpool, Hellboy, some Transformers robots, and various well-known superheroes and characters. But the artist in him did not just stop at figures he can copy from existing creations because he also made his own robot designs.

Photo credit: Adrian Soriano Bernabe‎ / GUHIT Pinas – Facebook

According to the amazed netizen whose story was later posted on Viral Manila, he learned that Padilla hails from Catbalogan, Samar but had gone to Cavite to try his luck there. His main bread and butter is being a construction worker but he enjoys making the action figures on his free time and sells his craft to interested customers.

What are Action Figures?

Action figures are dolls or little figures that represent a real person or a fictional character known for ‘vigorous action’. These poseable characters often come with jointed limbs to allow the owner to change how the character looks.

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Osaka Takoyaki Seller Cosplays To Grab Customers’ Attention – Makes Sales Go Sky High

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Food stalls in Japan have such a huge market and the competition is not a joke. It is tight, especially in Osaka, one of the busiest cities in Japan.

Japan is the place to be for food lovers. There are so many food options and all of them look and taste so good. Tourists are attracted to their products because of their cute presentation and of course, good taste quality.

Osaka, Japan is where many tourists head to. There are so many food stalls along the streets, making the city very colorful and lively. Everybody just wants to pay for some good food experience.

But unknown to many, a lot of businesses suffer due to the lack of exposure.

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What should a good businesswoman do to stand out?

Business owners do so many creative things to attract more customers. This helps their businesses increase their sales and profits. But not all are lucky to excel in the food business in Osaka.

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So, this female Takoyaki business owner, Yukio, took an initiative to level up her business! She used her charm and of course, her natural takoyaki slipping skills.

Osaka is home to anime lovers. And because of this, Yukio changes up her look while flipping Takoyaki in her food stall called Goonies. This magnetizes people to watch her and eventually buy some of her good Goonies.

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Her cosplay attracted customers and soon enough, her sales became so much bigger! A video of her flipping her takoyaki wearing a costume became hot on the internet and gained 1.9 million views on social media.

The short video clip became viral as it has been shared thousands of times. Who could not resist such a cute seller, right?

Almost everything that Japan sells is picturesque and of good quality. There is no reason not to travel there and find such worth items to try!

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No More Lost Packages: Amazon Now Confirms Package Delivery By Taking a Photo of Your Front Door

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The internet revolutionized the way we shop. Online shopping makes life more convenient. More and more people these days prefer buying things online rather than the conventional way of going into shops.

Shopping online gives you cheaper deals and better deals since the products come to you directly from the seller or manufacturer. Many online shops also offer discount coupons and rebates. One of the largest and most popular shopping websites worldwide is Amazon.

The choices you can find on Amazon is amazing. You can find gift easier with fewer expenses. From books to posters to rare finds, Amazon has it all. However, not all people have great experiences purchasing stuff online. There were items that went missing in action after the delivery man drops their items on the door.

Shopping online is cheaper and more convenient.
Shopping online is cheaper and more convenient.

No More Lost Shipments

Most people, at some point, have had to play detective when the item they ordered online just went missing. Although it is stressful at most times, losing the items you paid for using your hard-earned money may just be a thing of the past, thanks to the trial that the online retail giant is rolling out.

To avoid packages going AWOL, Amazon recently completed their Amazon Logistics Photo On Delivery programme in the United States and will be carried out in the United Kingdom soon.

Unfortunately, some packages get lost during delivery.
Unfortunately, some packages get lost during delivery.

How Does It Work?

The delivery driver would need to take a photo of your front door to help you find the packages easier. This initiate came after the online company bought smart doorbell company ring, a company that records footages of front doors, for a staggering £700 million.

The online retail giant updated its delivery device and app being used by their delivery personnel. All logistics drivers can now take photos of your home. These photos are loaded onto the Amazon server and drivers and deliverymen don’t have access to them.

Once the package arrives, the customer will receive a photo along with a notice of delivery. That notice includes a photo of your door with the package lying on the floor.

If you think it is invading your privacy already or adding the photos is a little too much, you can opt to have this additional service removed from the Amazon’s website.

Will the new service decrease the number of lost shipments? [Image Credit: tom_bullock / flickr]
Will the new service decrease the number of lost shipments? [Image Credit: tom_bullock / flickr]
On the “Your Orders” section, simply click “Don’t take delivery photos.”

No more lost packages, yes to happy purchases. Do you think this new service from Amazon is good?

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Malaysian Boy Quits School to Become a Farmer, Now a Millionaire Who Farms Cows

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While most people want to finish their studies to become successful in life, as is the common belief, one student in Malaysia only thought of becoming a farmer. He so wanted to be one that he quit school at Standard 6.

But you can’t become a farmer without capital and if you have no land. So, this young boy, Saipol Azmir Zainuddi, first became a construction worker to earn money.

Saipol’s monthly salary was RM750 ($190) per month but for his first salary, he didn’t splurge on a new gadget or treat his friends to dinner at some popular restaurant in town. Instead, he bought a calf.

Photo credit: Pucuk Paku / World of Buzz

Each month, thereafter, Saipol would buy a calf which his father would take care of.

Although I dropped out of school way earlier than my friends, that didn’t break my spirit, because being a farmer has always been my dream,” he revealed.

By the time I was 18, I’ve already had 300 cows. During that time, my father and I raised and sold cows to villagers. I saved up all the profit made because it has always been my dream to own a farm.

At this point in time, he was already finding success as a farmer and had quit being a construction worker but he dreamed of expanding his farm; thus, he took a loan of RM100,000 ($25,600) to buy a 0.8-hectare land for his cows.

With hard work and determination, the poor Malaysian kid became a millionaire! Today, at age 33, he owns at least 30 buffaloes, 700 cows, and 150 goats.

Photo credit: Pucuk Paku / World of Buzz

Last year alone, he earned at least RM1 million ($255,900). But what’s really impressive is that he isn’t selfish at all. Even now that he’s attained success, he is willing to share his knowledge with others and readily coaches anyone interested to know how to run a business like his.

While we don’t advocate quitting school, we encourage everyone to follow their dreams because it can lead to success…

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