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Pinay Family Driver Gets Lucky with Supportive Employers in Kuwait

We’ve heard too many stories of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) getting maltreated in Kuwait that people have long called on the government to stop sending workers to the country yet there are many who were also quite lucky in their Kuwaiti employers.

Take for example Nanay Viola who has worked for the same family for over 32 years. Not only was she not abused by her host family, she was also treated like a family member and even received help from her employers on both occasions when her son needed a lot of money to pay the hospital.

When her husband died of cancer, Nanay Viola tried to make ends meet by working odd jobs but her wages couldn’t support her five children. So, she sold her portion of the land she inherited from her parents so she could work abroad.

Photo credit: Kuwait Times

Nanay Viola started working as domestic helper for the Al-Ghareeb family in 1985, when the couple’s eldest son was barely a month old. As the family grew and the couple had four more kids, Nanay Viola continued as the children’s nanny before upgrading to become the family driver in 1995.

She would drive the kids to school and also take her employer to work.

Due to her loyalty and hardwork, the family lessened her work load and hired nannies for the kids. But Nanay Viola’s job as family driver and the kids’ former nanny has kept her close with the children so that they treat her more as a grandmother than as hired help.

When her son got seriously sick, her employer paid for the hospital bills amounting to almost half a million pesos – and didn’t make her pay for it! They also paid the bills when the young boy got sick the second time around.

Indeed, Nanay Viola was lucky to have such kind, generous employers. After working in the country for more than 32 years, Nanay Viola now considers Kuwait as her second home. Her employers’ kids even call her for directions in Kuwait!

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Photo of Dog Sitting Like a Human in the Jeep Goes Viral

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Dogs are man’s best friends; there is no doubt about that. But did you there are times when dogs sometimes mimic their human best friends? And that’s the most adorable thing, really.

On Facebook page Doggie Fun Fair, photos of a dog had recently gone viral because this canine seems to think that it is a human being. Why is that so?

Well, as can be seen in the pictures taken by a certain Derick Anne Mariano, a dog can be seen sitting like a human being while riding a jeepney. Isn’t that cute?

Photo credit: Derick Anne Mariano / Doggie Fun Fair – Facebook

According to the Facebook post, the photo first appeared on the Philippine star last year but has obviously gone viral again because of its hilarious image.

Mariano narrated that the dog sat alongside its owner, much like a real human being would do if riding a jeep. While dogs might have stayed on the floor of the jeep, this one climbed up to the seat and sat like a human, even putting its head out the window to look at the sights.

This happened on a jeep going to Lardizabal Street in Manila.

But before netizens could complain that the seat is only reserved for human beings (is it really?), Mariano added further that the owner actually paid for the dog’s seat.

Photo credit: Derick Anne Mariano / Doggie Fun Fair – Facebook

It really seems like these owners are treating their dog like a human being – and the dog must have thought he’s really a human being and is very much part of this family, doing things like what this family does. Cool, isn’t it?

Some people commented that it was good that the other passengers did not complain about this dog as there are others who actually would, saying they are afraid of dogs or are allergic to one or simply do not want to be in the same place with a dog, especially if it is a public transportation.

What can you say about this dog who sits like a human at the jeep?

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Woman Shares Husband’s Compassionate Reaction after Baby Gets Scalded with Boiling Water

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Parents love their children so much that they would surely get angry when someone harms their kids! But what if the incident was not intentional? How would you react?

A mom named Jinghan Naan of Singapore had a first-hand experience on the matter when her daughter got scalded with boiling water by their new helper. As expected, she was furious about what happened but her heart changed after hearing her husband’s compassionate reaction.

According to Jinghan, their helper had just been with them for a week. The woman had just finished pouring boiling water into a thermos when Masha, Jinghan’s daughter, looked at her. In an attempt to amuse the kid, the helper began shaking the thermos, forgetting that she had not covered it yet. This resulted in the boiling water splashing all over the place, hitting the kid on the arm!

Photo credit: Jinghan Naan / Facebook

Jinghan’s husband Aizat immediately took Masha to the bathroom to run cool water on her arm but while both of them had gotten soaking wet in the process, blisters were already forming on the child’s arm. So, they took her to the hospital for treatment.

Seeing her child suffering, Jinghan felt anger and frustration. She was very furious at the new helper, with her anger growing each time the baby cries.

Hours later, as Masha slumped on Aizat’s shoulder out of exhaustion, the couple had a talk. But it wasn’t something Jinghan had expected.

Instead of saying they should fire the helper, Aizat told Jinghan to ask if she was alright. The shocked wife wondered why that was so and Aizat explained that they were so focused on Masha that they had forgotten the helper must have suffered injuries, too. For sure, she was also shocked and had felt guilty about what happened but it was all an accident.

Jinghan insisted at first that the helper was to blame for the accident but Aizat gently reminded her that the woman was human and makes mistakes; she did not want it to happen.

Photo credit: Jinghan Naan / Facebook

Realizing that her husband was right, Jinghan did what Aizat said. She later shared that both Masha and the helper are doing fine now – and the woman is still with them.

What a beautiful lesson about compassion

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Teen Taking A Selfie Left Severely Injured By Train That Rushed Past Behind Her

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It has long been established that selfies can be dangerous. Especially if you become addicted to it that you forget to be careful about your surroundings, in your attempts to shoot the perfect selfie.

May we remind you about the most dangerous selfies that have been posted? Or do you want to read about the man who lost his life because he wanted a selfie with a walrus? Or what about the guy who accidentally killed himself because he wanted a selfie with an unpinned grenade? See, the list is endless.

Adding to that list is this young woman from Indonesia who were taking photos with her friends near the train tracks in Purworejo on December 6.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook

Ely Hayati, 16, and her friends stopped by the railway track while they were having a stroll along it. They decided to take a selfie, with the girl in front holding a selfie stick when a train rushes past behind them.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook

Not mindful of the possible danger, the teen was thrown forward for a few meters from where she was by the force of the train. Causing her to bump her head into the concrete slab.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook

She suffered heavy bleeding and her friends immediately asked for help from the residents around the area.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Line

Hayati was quickly rushed to the hospital where she underwent an emergency surgery in order to stop her bleeding.

Although she is still in the ICU, World of Buzz, it is lucky that she survived the incident and nothing more tragic happened to the girl from South China who decided to take a selfie with an upcoming train who seconds later, eventually killed her on the stop.

The girls managed to take photos of the incident, one while Hayati was still upright and another one where she was already down and have probably already hit her head.

May this incident serve as a warning to those who are taking their selfies. Remember that no matter how “cool” your selfie is, it won’t matter much if you are not alive and well.

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