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Teen Spent $130,000 on Gifts for Handsome ‘Livestreaming Hosts’, Mom Sues Site for Refund

In China and other places in Asia, there’s this trend of people livestreaming their lives and actually earning money from it through virtual gifts from their followers.

Take for example Yuka Kinoshita who amazes her viewers with massive feasts she eats while livestreaming.

See – Japanese Woman Eats 36 Donuts in One Sitting!

These hosts earn money from the virtual gifts their viewers send – and the amounts are rather staggering. While the cheapest gifts are flowers that cost about 0.1 yuan ($0.02), expensive gifts are also available, such as a paradise island that admirers can gift their host for 3,350 yuan ($500)!

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But while these ‘livestreaming hosts’ earn a lot of money for their craft, on the other side of the coin are the people who spend money to watch them.

A mother in Beijing, China identified only as Liu was shocked to discover that her 16-year-old daughter, Xiao Ya, not only spent her tuition money to send virtual gifts to handsome ‘livestreaming hosts’ but also used Liu’s bank account to pay Beijing MeeLive Network Technology, the company that operates the livestreaming app.

Liu took the company to court, suing them for a refund totalling 657,000 yuan (S$133,900). She argued that Beijing MeeLive should have a way of stopping underaged users from using the site, let alone allowing them to make large purchases.

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But the court ruled in favor of Beijing MeeLive because even if Xiao Ya had essentially stolen her mother’s bank information, that crime was between her and her mother, not between Liu and the company.

Moreover, because Xiao Ya is in Canada, Beijing MeeLive was unable to easily trace the transactions to determine whether the payments were authorized by Liu or not.

Liu has launched an appeal on Beijing No 3 Intermediate People’s Court in hopes that she could get her money back or at least part of it as refund.

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Gorgeous Popcorn Vendor from Pampanga Goes Viral

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It is a reality in life that beautiful people get noticed more easily than what we might call as ‘ordinary’ ones; this is the reason why you might notice that those working in service-oriented fields such as hotel front desk, restaurant servers, and flight attendants are usually those who have good looks and nice bodies.

Some companies even prefer to hire people who do look good – and such actually work in their favor; although blatantly announcing that could mean a discrimination lawsuit. Ooops. But it worked for that store that hired a busty babe in skimpy outfit in Taiwan!

Photo credit: Keren Kazia Bondad Casa / Facebook

Recently, in Mabalacat, Pampanga, a beautiful young lady went viral for selling popcorn. A lot of people just couldn’t believe that someone so beautiful as her would ‘just’ be selling popcorn – but, hey! Who said popcorn vendors should be ugly, huh?

Anyway, netizen Keren Kazia Bondad Casa shared photos of the lovely popcorn girl and the post went viral. A lot of people praised this young lady for being humble and not being maarte (snobbish) despite her natural beauty.

Photo credit: Keren Kazia Bondad Casa / Facebook

But things were actually much, much more awesome than what Keren had first posted. The beautiful lady was identified as Louri Caye who laughed at the news that she had gone viral. It turned out she was not actually a real popcorn vendor and didn’t even own the stall but had wanted to help its vendor after seeing the young kid was not getting attention from passers-by.

Photo credit: Keren Kazia Bondad Casa / Facebook

Thinking it would help the kid earn money, Louri volunteered to help sell the popcorn – and her plan worked! As soon as she started selling, the stall suddenly became the most popular spot in the area. It helped a lot that the friendly Louri had a smile ready for all the customers. Needless to say, the popcorns sold like hotcakes that night.

Photo credit: Keren Kazia Bondad Casa / Facebook

We greatly admire this young lady, not just for her looks but for her kind heart… God bless you!

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Friends ‘Ride’ Invisible Car to Order Food at Jollibee Drive Thru

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A number of fast food outlets have a drive thru for the convenience of those who just want to order a quick takeout meal. The premise of ordering via the drive thru is that you have a vehicle.

What happens if you don’t have a vehicle but the lines at the counter inside the store are too long and the drive thru window has fewer customers?

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Well, a group of friends had this rather genius idea of ‘riding’ an invisible car so they can order food at the Jollibee drive thru because the queues inside the store were long.

Laughing at their own crazy antics, the group positioned themselves in a manner that people would normally take if they were riding a car. They were standing, of course, but the designated ‘driver’ made sure to drive them carefully towards the important stops at the drive through – and he didn’t forget to ‘release the hand brake’ before moving forward to the counter.

Photo credit: Dave Calma / Facebook

It was really so hilarious to see these guys ‘riding’ their invisible car that the crew at the counter couldn’t help but laugh. They’re so crazy, right? LOL. But the crew played along, accepting the guys’ orders, still laughing at their silliness.

Photo credit: Dave Calma / Facebook

After their order was taken, the group continued towards the claim area without breaking their position. The crew at this counter also laughed at the guys, even gamely giving the ‘driver’ a fist bump.

They continued towards the exit in the same position, Giving each other high fives, knowing they got their way and were able to order much faster than the customers inside the store. Clever trick, isn’t it?

Photo credit: Dave Calma / Facebook

But the guys did not just trick the Jollibee crew, they had also become famous on Facebook. Less than 24 hours after the video was posted, the video has garnered close to 1 million views!

Check it out here:

Teknik pag mahaba ang pila sa Jollibee kelangan mo ng INVISIBLE CAR

Posted by Dave Calma on Monday, 23 April 2018

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Lovers Since Elementary, Couple Graduated Together from Three Different Schools

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A lot of people frown on very young lovers, especially when they are still in their early high school and especially in grade school years! After all, the incidence of teenage pregnancy has risen up significant over the past decades.

But one couple from Davao has proven that love isn’t always destructive to very young people because it can also be used as inspiration to strive harder to reach their dreams together!

Photo credit: Twitter / @janicaeleria_

Meet Vande Alagao and Janica Eleria from Davao City in southern Philippines. They were lovers since their elementary days. What’s amazing about their relationship is that not only were they able to manage staying together all these years but that they had graduated together from three different schools.

A bit confusing, eh? Well, here’s what really happened.

On When in Manila, Janica revealed that they met back in Grade 2 when she transferred to Vande’s school. She gushed at how Vande could still vividly remember to this day what she was wearing that day and what cellphone she was using!

They started exchanging text messages in Grade 5 and became a couple a year later.

Photo credit: Twitter / @janicaeleria_

In high school, however, Vande went to a different school. They only saw each other about once or twice a year at the time, until Janica’s mom decided to move her to Vande’s school in their third year of high school.

They graduated together from that school, a different one from their elementary school but they were together.

They recently graduated from senior high school. Thankfully, their respective families were supportive of their relationship, especially because they continue to focus more on their studies.

Photo credit: Twitter / @janicaeleria_

In college, the two are planning to take up different courses but just like their previous years, they will be studying in the same school. They will be celebrating their 7th year this October. Hopefully, 4 years from now, they will still be a couple and graduating from their fourth school together!

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