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Thrifty Woman Travels to Cambodia, Australia, and Philippines from 52-Week Money Challenge

Year after year, many of us make a New Year’s resolution to save money yet most of us fail. Things just happen – there are new emergency stuff we need to pay for, a lot of bills to pay, and other things that just come up. Plus, our salaries are just not enough for us to save money!

But to those who actually saved last year, such are just excuses. There are still a lot of other reasons why you can still save money despite all those expenses…

Let’s all find inspiration in one woman who was able to take a trip to a number of places in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Australia using money from the 52-week challenge. You’ve heard of that, yes?

Photo credit: Stella Marie Encina / Her Brave Soul

Stella Marie Encina shared her inspiring story, telling her readers on blog ‘Her Brave Soul’ how she was able to travel using money from the 52-week challenge.

But before that, she explained that she actually has a number of other savings programs/challenges, works for the family business, and has invested her money so that she actually has extra cash to spare. Plus, she doesn’t have to support her family and her salary is entirely helps, which are big factors as to why she got to save that much money and the luxury to spend it anyway she likes.

Photo credit: Stella Marie Encina / Her Brave Soul

Still, Stella encourages everyone to try the savings challenge, no matter how small or big it will be because while everyone has a different status and challenges in life, it is still good to learn the habit of saving so you can pay for your debts or, like her, have fun with the money you saved at the end of the year.

With the 52-week challenge, Stella was able to save so much that she got to travel twice to Boracay, once to Cebu, then to Siem Reap (she got help from her sister), and some parts of Australia. She pointed out that the Australia trip was quite expensive, that’s why she was glad that she really found business of saving money a serious one as this enabled her to save enough for the trip.

Photo credit: Stella Marie Encina / Her Brave Soul

So, who’s up to join another round of the 52-week challenge? Stella suggests doing it in reverse. While this method is more difficult at the start, the going gets easier as the weeks pass, making it easier for you to stick to the savings challenge.

Let’s do this!

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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?

Photo credit: Dave Calma / Facebook

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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