Mayon Volcano in Bicol, Philippines is currently erupting. The perfect cone beauty wonder of the Philippines is now the topic of a viral post on Facebook.
Not because of the eruption and how 15,000 are currently being evacuated away from it. But because a Filipino legend, where they say Mayon Volcano came from showed itself by means of the smoke from the eruption.
The legend goes like this:
Its “perfect cone” is a thing of beauty. Interestingly, its beauty is laced with a fierce strength that can kill with rage as it is also the most active volcano in the Philippines.
Legend has it that the volcano was named after the legendary princess Daragang Magayon (translated as Beautiful Lady).
The princess was the only daughter of Chief Makusog from the Tribe of Rawis.
Her mother, Diwani, died shortly after giving birth to her.
She grew up to be a very beautiful lady and had captivated the hearts of young men for faraway tribes. Every man tried their best to win her heart but not even the most handsome but haughty Chief Pagtuga, a hunter and is from the Tribe of Iriga. can do so despite giving fabulous gifts to get her attention.
One day, as Daragang Magayon was bathing in the Yawa river, she accidentally slipped on the rocky terrain and fell into the river. She was so scared and did not know how to swim. That day, a young warrior named Panganoron was passing by and saved her from the river. Eventually, he began to court her and Magayon and her father accepted his proposal.
When Pagtuga knew about the relationship between the two lovers, He kidnapped Chief Makusog, Magayon’s father used it as ransom by asking her to be his wife.
Panganoron got angry and assembled his warriors to join him in the war against Chief Pagtuga.
The war was fierce and breathtaking and everyone witnessed it.
When Panganoron kills Pagtuga, Magayon ran towards her lover to embrace him.
Unbeknownst to her, an arrow was shot by Pagtuga’s warrior and killed Panganoron.
Magayon, cried unabashedly as her lover, he dies in her arms.
As Pagtuga’s warriors surround the lovers, Magayon stood up, took a knife from Panganoron’s side, shouted his name, and she stabbed herself for everyone to see.
Her father buried them together and, as days, months, and years passed when they noticed that the lovers’ burial spot started to shape like a volcano!
Chief Makusog named it Mt. Mayon, after her daughter’s name and when people look at the beauty and rage that is Mayon, they say that Magayon is the volcano and Panganoron is the clouds protecting and surround the beautiful volcano.
Every now and then, when the volcano erupts, they are reminded how Magayon shouted her lover’s name and took her own life to be with him.
This photo of the smoke went viral and a lot of people saw how the smoke looked like Magayon and Panganoron.
Look at this depiction of how you can see the couple.
This is also a good artwork wherein the couple is shown.
A night shot of the eruption also came up, and in this, you can see how the eruption looks like a woman with long hair facing the other side of the volcano.
Is this really Magayon saying goodbye?
As much as these photos are beautiful and amazing, there are still some people who believe that it is fake, but a screenshot was posted in the comments saying how the photographer stood up and attested that it was not edited.
There was even a video in the comments showing the same cloud, I don’t think that could be edited, right?
Nevertheless, whether this is edited or not, don’t you think it is a beautiful reminder of how rich the Philippines is with wonders and legends?
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Radio Presenter Reveals Discovery of Daughter Still Texting Her Late Grandpa
Different people have different ways of coping with death, and many do it by ‘talking’ to their dead loved ones even though they know they would no longer get a response. But any don’t think that children cope in this manner, and some even say that kids aren’t as affected with death as adults.
British radio presenter James O’Brien discovered recently that his daughter has been sending text messages to his late dad who actually died 5 years ago!
According to O’Brien, his daughter was still ‘very young’ when her grandfather died; thus, the radio presenter didn’t think he held a lot of impact on the girl’s life or that his death would greatly affect her.
Sometime after his dad died, O’Brien gave his old phone to his daughter. She used it mostly to just play games as the phone didn’t have a sim card with credits from a telecommunication company.
“My youngest has had my old phone for a couple of years. Just for games, which I download for her before disconnecting the internet. Still has my old contacts though [and] it turns out she’s been messaging my dad, who died 5 years ago. I may have something in my eye,” O’Brien wrote, as he shared a photo of the text messages.
The photo went viral, with many people saying they also did something similar when trying to deal with the death of a loved one.
“That’s so lovely. About two weeks after my Dad died, my four [year] old picked up our phone and had a hushed pretend conversation, then put the phone down and announced, ‘That was Grandad. He isn’t very happy in heaven and he wants to come back!’” wrote another parent, Rachel McCoubrie (@McCoubrieRachel).
What do you think of this little girl and her text messages to grandpa? Cute, right?
Witty Online Seller Wins People’s Hearts With Her Funny Buyer-Seller Conversations
Putting up an online store can be very scary. What if the people don’t like your products? What if there are no repeat orders? What if you can’t grow your following and a lot more what ifs.
But one thing is certain, if you put up a shop, you have to get customers. The method that you use to entice your customer will determine whether they will be curious enough or sold with what you show them.
One “online shop” in the Philippines became viral and is definitely winning the uniqueness game as buyers and page likers flock her page. As of now the page already has more than 100,000 followers.
All this because of the way the online shop brings a twist to online selling.
Normally, online store sellers try their best to be nice to their buyers even to the point of kneeling and begging just so the seller will buy. But then, what makes them different from other sellers? Nothing, they are just like them.
Anna’s Online Store made sure that she is not like the rest of them. With her witty replies and reactions to her buyers, people quickly grew fond of her.
Sounds rude? No, that’s just the way she handles things. The way she delivers her honesty and frankness to the clients made them love her more.
I mean, come on, who would not be entertained by a buyer who answers like this to buyers?
Take this buyer who suggested items for the seller.
What about a kind of seller that tells you that you can’t order any more from her?
When this buyer saw his conversation with Anna posted on the page, he commented and this is where the seller made it clear that she was serious.
Speaking of the devil, (devil comment, not Anna, peace Anna!)
This is by far my favorite one on the page. When I read this I nearly spat out what I was drinking.
(Thank God I didn’t, RIP to my nose if that happened.)
Imagine being called a devil just because you wanted to order again. LOL Anna, you just made our day.
This just goes to show that Anna is by far the best seller out there. Who wouldn’t want to transact with a dishonest seller, right? At least Anna is honest.
Brutally honest, but still a great seller.
Cyst Anna, if ever you read this, we mean you no harm, we were just so entertained by the way you put a twist on online selling. Hat’s off to you and more power to your shop.
“Wag mo po kami i-bush, cyst.”
Bride Pays Php30k for Designer Gown, Receives Ugly Piece that Nearly Ruins Her Wedding
Her wedding day is one of the most exciting moments of a woman’s life. It is also the day when any woman becomes the star of the show!
It is expected, therefore, that every bride wants to look her best even if that means spending a good amount of money on her wedding gown. Of course, many would argue that the wedding gown is something you use only once; thus, you don’t have to spend a fortune on it but many brides would disagree, saying that the most important day of their lives deserve the most beautiful outfits.
Bride Mhayo B. Arguelles felt the same way. So, for her wedding scheduled last February 14, she made sure to order the gown of her dreams way ahead of date. She met with a gay designer who drew what appears to be a gorgeous gown for her wedding.
It was worth Php30,000 ($575) but that actually sounds like a good deal for that kind of gown. Just looking at this design, anyone would have fallen in love with this piece! But it turned out that the gay designer was much better in drawing than making the actual gown.
The first fitting was in November 2017. While the gown looked too simple compared to the drawing at the time, the bride didn’t think there was anything wrong because she simply thought the gay designer was going to add more to that gown. After all, it was still November, 3 months from the wedding.
Pleased with her gown, she even ordered the groomsmen’s clothes from the same designer; although she changed her mind on letting the designer work on the bridesmaids’ gowns as she wanted him to focus on her wedding dress.
The designer delivered the gown the day before the wedding – and it was so ugly that the bride thought her wedding was going to be ruined. For sure, no one would want to wear that gown!
Thankfully, her maid of honor was able to save the day, finding her a beautiful wedding gown at the last minute.
What’s rather hilarious, though, is that the gay designer has filed a complaint against her at the barangay hall for failure to pay the Php8k ($153) balance on the gown. The nerve!
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