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Woman Complains after Church Charges Php5k for ‘Design’ But Used Plastic Bags as Balloons

Weddings can be expensive events, with many spending at least Php100,000 on their dream event. A lot of couples even spend much more than just a couple of hundred thousand pesos!

But even the simplest weddings can cost a lot. One woman complained after her brother’s wedding because she felt that it was unfair for the church to charge extra for the design, only for the church to be decorated in dismal décor.

According to Estela Puso, her brother got married at a church in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City.

Photo credit: Facebook / Estela Puso

The church charges Php2,000 for the wedding but told them they can simply add Php5,000 for the design which they promptly paid.

But on the wedding day, the family was surprised to see the rather dismal decoration inside the church. Estela mused that she was not sure whether the carpet was really supposed to be two-toned or if the church just ran out of cloth and used the two cloths together.

Photo credit: Facebook / Estela Puso

Looking at the photos she shared on social media, though, the carpet clearly does not look like a cleverly designed two-toned cloth but just two pieces put next to each other.

The flowers appeared to be just scraps from Divisoria, Estela alleged. She also added that the altar was bare.

Photo credit: Facebook / Estela Puso

The worst part about this whole church décor thing is that the supposedly beautiful arch at the entrance was made of plastic bags masquerading as balloons! How cheap can that get, really?

But while many agreed with Estela that the plastic bag balloons were ugly and certainly unfit for the occasion, many bashed her for complaining. After all, everyone knows weddings are expensive events and decorations are costly as well – what can you really expect from decorations that cost Php5,000, anyway?

Photo credit: Facebook / Estela Puso

We could agree with netizens who slammed Estela but while Php5,000 can’t really buy truly awesome decorations, they could have at least bought a dozen or so of real balloons, not hundreds of fake plastic bag ones!

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This Guy Returns Wallet He Found with Php30k, Gets 3x Bonus at Work as Good Karma

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If you find something that does not belong to you, you can always choose to keep it in what many would claim as theirs under the “Finders, keepers” rule but being honest and returning this item or finding the rightful owner is still the best route. Though you might ‘lose’ the item you found (but it wasn’t even yours to begin with!), good karma can easily step in and give you the best reward…

This is what happened to Alvin Balbon, an elementary school teacher in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

Last June 5, Balbon picked up a wallet that contained Php30k inside. It was certainly a huge amount of money and he admits to feeling a little bit tempted to keep it – honestly, who wouldn’t feel the same way, eh?

But he knew the money wasn’t his and that someone was surely distraught over the loss; thus, he posted about the lost item at a local Facebook marketplace group, known as “Bid for Me”. He instructed the owner to send him a private message but if he couldn’t find the owner at the group, he plans to turn over the wallet to the Dumaguete Police Station.

Photo credit: Facebook / Alvin P. Balbon

Four days later, the owner was able to retrieve the wallet and the money, intact. According to Balbon, the owner was very happy and thankful to get the money back, saying it was for tuition fee.

He was only going the right thing and did not expect anything back — but there’s this thing called ‘good karma’.

The following day, Balbon unexpectedly received a cash bonus from a sideline work that was 3 times the amount he found in that wallet he returned!

With this bonus, he was able to buy the things he had longed for in the past (a motorcycle and a brand new phone) and still had some money left to buy other things he needed. That was certainly awesome karma for what he did, right?

Feeling ecstatic over the good fortune and the good karma, Balbon shared his story on social media in hopes of inspiring others to be honest and to do the right thing, not expecting anything in return — and just let the universe do its thing at providing you good karma…

 

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Mourning Boyfriend ‘Marries’ Pregnant Girlfriend after Accident That Claimed Her Life

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It was supposed to be their 5th anniversary as a couple and the guy had already planned a surprise proposal for his pregnant girlfriend; instead of celebrating the beautiful moment, though, he was at the cemetery and bidding farewell to her forever… Heartbreaking? Definitely!

Photo credit: Facebook / Christian John

But this was not some twisted plot from some random tear-jerking movie or TV soap opera. Instead, it happened to netizen Christian John and his girlfriend, Josanne Alejandro.

One of the saddest things about this situation is that Josanne was pregnant and they had only confirmed the pregnancy last May 28, just 2 days before her untimely death.

Photo credit: Facebook / Christian John

On May 30, the day before that fateful moment, the two had an awesome time. Christian John cooked sinigang for the first time to celebrate their new baby – and Josanne loved it!

Josanne had told her officemates about the pregnancy and expressed excitement over the baby, saying it was the day she had fully felt that she was truly pregnant.

Photo credit: Facebook / Christian John

Behind her back, Christian John was planning a surprise proposal on their 5th anniversary. First, he asked permission from her family for the proposal, telling him he hoped the wedding would happen the soonest time possible, quite possibly the next month. Then, he sought help from his family and friends to plan the proposal.

Late that afternoon, Josanne warned Christian John that perhaps they shouldn’t ride a motorcycle in going to work but he ignored that warning, something that he would later regret.

Photo credit: Facebook / Christian John

He was driving a motorcycle when they met an accident. At 3:30AM on May 31, Josanne passed away. It was the most heartbreaking thing that could ever happen to anyone.

The next few days was a blur to Christian John who spent hours crying and asking forgiveness from family and friends over the accident; but it really was an accident – and they accepted his apologies.

Photo credit: Facebook / Christian John

But as his post went viral, many netizens couldn’t help but wonder what really happened. Their friend, Tonee Ponze, explained that there are things that are difficult to recall and explain, especially in this situation.

Despite what happened, Christian John continued with his plan. Sadly, the proposal and the subsequent ‘marriage’ ceremony wasn’t what he had originally planned…

Nangangarap at Umaasa parin na sana lahat ng ito ay isang panaginip lang. 😭Na sana One day paggising ko kasama na kita…

Posted by Christian John on Monday, June 11, 2018

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Supportive Husband Shares Pregnant Wife’s Struggle with Rare Illness

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On their wedding day, Limuel Orense De Silva and Mary Grace Manalo De Silva promised to love each other through sickness and health. Little did they know that this vow will be challenged very soon in their marriage.

September 16, 2017 was one of the happiest days in their lives. It was the day they got married.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Four months later, this vow was challenged when Grace was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome, a rare condition that affects only 1 in 100k people.

What’s worse, she was 3 months pregnant at the time!

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Due to the condition, Grace’s entire body was paralyzed; she could only move her head, but barely so. She couldn’t fully close her eyes and these were drying out. She lost her ability to swallow and she could barely breathe.

The next 3 months were a struggle to this couple as Grace was in ICU. They also lost their baby, worsening the challenge they were facing. But through it all, Limuel stuck with Grace and loved her with all his heart.

They also kept their faith in God.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

When Grace was finally out of the hospital, Limuel was there to help her get back in shape and walk again. Therapy started immediately but the going was tough for Grace who had to endure the pain.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

She was out of the hospital but still experiencing difficulties; she still could not walk and her legs have become too thin, unable to support her body.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Physical therapy sessions are also expensive; thus, Limuel did his best to create DIY things she can use for the home sessions. At times, he did the therapy by himself.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Soon enough, Grace was able to stand up on her own and take a few steps with the aid of a walker. She still continues with therapy but little by little her health improved and her body became stronger.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Amazingly, 5 months after diagnosis, Grace was able to walk again! Isn’t that amazing? While she still needs a cane for support from time to time, she can already manage on her own.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Considering what they had been through the past months, it was quite incredible that she is able to do this so soon…

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