Without a doubt being a working student has its difficulties. It is all about time management and balancing the different aspects of life.
One guy managed to do it and ended up a success, at least in his own world.
Ed Patrick Sakay shared how it feels like being a student and a call center agent at the same time.
“Kahit ako din eh, di ko alam kung paano ko kinaya, kung paano ko napagsabay ang pag-aaral at pagtatrabaho sa call center simula 2nd year college ako.”
Sakay said that it is common for someone like him to lack sleep and feel sluggish all the time. His schedule is so busy that he sometimes skips sleep for work or for school.
“Wala kang tulog tapos papasok ka sa school o kaya naman pag katapos mo sa school diretso kang trabaho, yung sabaw ka sa calls or sabaw ka sa exams kasi sabog ka dahil wala kang tulog.”
He then tells working students, specifically those who are also call center agents, to not give up and keep pushing, because someday they will make it like him.
“Itong pagtatapos ko ay inaalay ko sa lahat ng mga ka co-call center working students ko, payo ko sa inyo wag kayong susuko,” he said.
He added, “Ngayon pa lang Bilib na bilib ako sa inyo, kasi alam ko kung gaano kahirap, kaya LABAN lang bes, kung kinaya ko, kakayanin mo din!”
He said he owes everything to God.
“Maniniwala ka sa sarili mo na kakayanin mo, at magtitiwala ka kay Lord na gagabayan at iingatan ka Niya sa landas na ‘to.”
He then thanked everybody who was there for him, from his family to his co-workers.
He has a degree in business management.
“You’re an example of what hard work & determination can do. This is just the beginning for you & I know you will be successful in life. Continue to pursue your dreams. but more importantly, in your pursuit of success, don’t forget to be humble & have a kind heart.”
“Congrats beshywap namin!!! We all pgb’s are so proud of u!”
“PS. SA MGA TAONG NAKAKARANAS NG HIRAP SA BUHAY, WAG PO KAYO MAWALAN NG PAG ASA!! LAGI NIYO PONG TATANDAAN NA MAY PLANO ANG DIYOS SA LAHAT NG NANGYAYARI SA BUHAY NATIN.”
Graduation is one of the most significant events in a student’s life. Most celebrate the occasion with family and friends. Sadly, not all people get to experience this event with all the trimmings.
Ryan Reyes shared his graduation story on Facebook which had netizens in tears.
On his graduation day, Ryan’s father told him that he was so sorry that he could not treat his son out for a meal because of insufficient funds. His plan was to go out with his son and maybe eat at Jollibee, but his budget did not allow this.
“Nak, pasensya na wala pa ako pera eh, kain sana tayo sa labas, kahit Jollibee lang sana.”
This statement broke Ryan’s heart to the point where he had to hold back his tears.
“Hindi pa nag uumpisa ang lahat pero ito na yung dumurog sa akin kanina. Pinilit kong itago ang mga luha na gusto ng bumagsak mula sa aking mga mata.”
Ryan said that this graduation is not even about him, it is all about the man that drives every day just so his son could have better days.
“Para ito sa isang driver na binaybay ang pagsubok ng buhay para makapagtapos ang anak niya. Para ito sa isang tatay ng tinanggap niyang buo ang anak na bakla. PARA SA ‘YO ANG ARAW NA ITO, PAPA”.
Ryan said that it does not matter that his dad couldn’t take him out because he knows the struggles he’s been through.
He said that his dad’s presence and love is already enough.
“Alam ko at naiintindihan kong sa ngayon ay hindi mo ako mapapakain sa mamahaling restaurant or kahit fast food chain man lang after graduation. Wag kang mag alala papa, PRESENSYA AT PAGMAMAHAL MO PALANG BUSOG NA BUSOG NA AKO.”
Ryan promised to give back to his dad. He also says that the sacrifices that his father showed will remain unrivaled.
“Kung tutuusin, ay napaka swerte kong tao na binigyan ako ng Diyos ng tatay na katulad mo. WALA KANG KATULAD!!
MAHAL NA MAHAL AT PROUD AN PROUD AKO SA ‘YO PAPA..
His post has over 70k likes. Netizens were left in tears as the story touched their hearts. The story became such an inspiration to many, especially those that do not have much in life.
“Crying!! 😢 Salute to you tatay! 👏 Hanga ako sa mga katulad mo! Congratulations, Ryan Russel Reyes! 🎓 Your papa is also blessed to have you in his life. May God bless you forever! 😊”
“Naiyak ako. Congratulations to you. Well deserved. Achieve na achieve! God bless you at ang tatay mong napaka dakila”
“God speed sa inyo ng fam mo❤ u deserve it be!!!”
“Jollibee, baka naman po pls! graduation party pra sa isang mapagmahal at dakilang ama!”
“Congrats po. 🙂 Nakakainspire naman po kayo lalo na sa papa mo. 🙂 goodluck to ur next journey and Godbless :)”
Most people nowadays already have a Facebook account to easily communicate with others, share insights and experiences, and announce milestones and achievements to the public. It is another way to run a business and have online friends from other parts of the world.
But why do users find the need to unfriend their friends on Facebook?
A study revealed by Sibona and Walczak (2011) shows that the main reason why people unfriended people on Facebook because of frequent posts, game requests and unimportant content while for offline reasons was alienation, personality, and trust issues.
“We found that people often unfriend co-workers for their actions in the real world rather than anything they post on Facebook,” Sibona said
Another research by Light and Cassidy (2014) suggests people clean up their friends list to improve their connection to other contacts or to their close friends.
Pena and Brody’s study also revealed that “social attractiveness of the individuals’ influence” is a possible cause to be unfriended, the same with friends with insulting and threatening behaviour.
Science Daily also explains that knowing you’re being unfriended by someone who was once your close friend would cause one to feel unhappy especially those who closely monitor their Facebook friends.
its not a big deal if we're not friends on facebook but why unfriend me?! gosh haha.
— vannie d. (@aaambivert) June 3, 2019
Netizens on social media also share the reason they unfriend some of their friends on Facebook.
im gonna unfriend some toxic friends in facebook.
— nadine❣️ (@mj_exceptional) June 4, 2019
My ‘i want to be alone’ and ‘quiet self’ is running in my veins rn — unfriend lots of mema friends lang on facebook, delete some of my non-sense IG Stories, delete LOTS of photo in my gallery, leave toxic group chats and unfollow toxic friends to avoid seeing there post.
— INDAY (@faneynainday) June 3, 2019
New record. Accepted Facebook friend request from college friend only to unfriend after reading his four most recent posts.
I dont need arrogant psuedo-intellectual political religiosity in my life.
— Will Sansbury (@willsansbury) June 6, 2019
I have started to trim the number of my friends on Facebook. I managed to reduce from 4960 to 3310.. My target is remain at least with a 1,000. If I delete you by mistake please let me know. Some people are too dear to unfriend.
— NkanduMwandu (@nkandu_mwandu) June 5, 2019
A netizen named Vivian Gomez posted a video from her closed-circuit cameras on her Facebook which had netizens thinking.
She posted the 10-second clip to find some answers. The video shows a big shadow from the corner, and suddenly, an unusual creature with a large head started walking, doing a little dance at the end.
“So I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out…what the heck??”
The creature is short and thin, with an unusual body type. Its face cannot be seen as it was walking away from the camera.
Vivian claimed that only one of her cameras captured the scene, the other two did not.
“First I saw the shadow walking from my front door when I saw this thing….has anyone else seen this on their cameras?? The other two cameras didn’t pick it up for some reason.”
People are still trying to figure it out. The majority of the netizens didn’t even take it seriously and saw it as something silly.
“This is so creepy! I hope you find something out”
“hey Vivian Gomez if u look at it really close when the video is large it looks like a kid in flip flops and underwear. when he gets to the driveway it looks like he has underwear and shorts or something on its head”
“MOTHER I AM SCREAMING!!!!!”
“If it is real it looks like it’s a child! I would be more concerned a small child is in danger than a ghost. The time frame seems too late for any child to be out. The behavior is really strange too! Send it to the police.”
“Maybe somebody running around naked… high as a kite!”
The video has nearly 5 million views.
Remember Buboy the dog who used to follow a professor named Carmelito Marcelo around the school and wouldn’t leave his casket when the latter died?
Sadly, he passed away and is now reunited with his friend up in heaven.
Many pages dedicated to animals have reacted to the unfortunate incident.
PAWSsion Project labeled Buboy as the Philippines’ Hachiko. The dog was the definition of love, as he didn’t leave his best friend’s side until the very last moment.
“Buboy was a testament of unconditional love and loyalty till the very last day of his master Mr. Marcelo.”
The way Buboy died showed that his caretakers did not really care for the loving dog.
According to a school teacher, Buboy was following the school’s security guard, who just finished his shift, across the highway when a white van, or jeepney, according to multiple sources, collided with him and drove off right away.
Buboy’s life was taken away in an instant. People rushed to the scene but there was nothing they could do.
People who know Buboy say that he usually does not go that far, so further investigation is ongoing.
There are pictures of him circulating on social media showing Buboy roaming the streets alone without an owner.
PAWSsion project says that stray dogs are most vulnerable to harm since they have no one to protect them. These stray animals deserve a home.
“Don’t have homes and are most vulnerable to abuse, cruelty, danger, and harm. Buboy and many other strays deserve a home and a family who can take care of them and give them a life they deserve. Please, consider adopting.”.
Netizens were angered about what happened and mainly blamed Buboy’s new caretakers for their irresponsibility.
“Pinabayaan nyo si Buboy. Nagpasikat lang kayo sa social media. You took videos and pictures of him mourning pero you never really cared for him. Di sya masasagasaan kung san if only you kept him just within your premises, fed him, hydrated him and took good care of him.”
“For heaven’s sake, if you can’t properly take care of a pet, much more a dog, give it to someone who can! Ginamit niyo lang si Buboy para magpasikat! Iresponsable kayo!!!”
“They probably just used this adorable dog for their own benefit which is to get famous. I thought Buboy is being well taken care of. The owners should be blamed for this.”
“I thot he was well taken cared of.. pinabayaan lang din pala. So many people wanted to give him a good life.. sana pina adopt nlng sa mga RESPONSIBLE pet owners that will love him like a family and not just a dog. So sad!”
“After Buboy got viral on social media, there were so many people offered their homes to adopt Buboy, however, they stick to their belief that Buboy has an owner that would not allow him to be adopted and that the school is his home. If only they allowed it, this would have not happened to him. Sometimes let’s not be selfish specially with these helpless animals.”
Don’t you hate it when you find yourself needing to use the restroom at an unexpected time?
Macoy Dubs, an internet sensation who has over 100,000 fans on Facebook, shared his May 17 morning experience by posting a video about it.
He starts off by saying that he needed to use bathroom.
“Maghahanap kame ng Nyi-Ar, as in Cr, dahil ako ay naeerna loo”.
He said that this happened because he couldn’t do the deed at home.
“Di ka naeerna sa morning kaya aabutan ka na lang bigla bigla”.
He kept on narrating as he walked to a nearby restroom. He arrived at Greenbelt but unfortunately the restrooms were still closed. But then he said it’s okay since they don’t have a bidet there.
“Sinubukan kong umorsok dito sa Greenbelt 4 para umerna bells, pero sarado pa. Pero ang downside wala rin siyang bidet.”
He then goes to explain that it is best to poop when there is water, compared to using tissue.
“Pag tissue lang kasi mahirap, parang yema”
He kept on walking and then said that it might come out anytime soon.
“Parang di ko na kaya. Parang anytime mag withdraw sa aking digestive system.”
He arrived outside New World Hotel and said that he and his friend are going to pretend to order coffee, and that he will go straight to the restroom.
“Kunware mag kakape tayo, tapos dederecho talaga sa cr para umerns.”
He soon made his way towards the restroom.
“This is it mga mamsh. Makapag deposito na tayo sa BDO.”
He then realized that there wasn’t a bidet installed there, but it is alright since he accomplished his mission.
“Wala pa lang bidet, wala. Well ok lang at least naka erns tayo.”
He went on to say that it is always better when there is a bidet around. He then promoted the app “San Bidet” which tells the user where there are restrooms with bidets nearby.
“Kapag nag erns kayo, free flowing ang pag daloy ng katubigan sa inyong wet paroo.”
He advised people to always carry Sanicare wipes, just in case. He said that the lesson learned today is always “make a deposit” every time you wake up in the morning, because the urge to do it might come any time of the day.
“Tuwing gumising sa umaga umerns agad. Baka may mga pokeballs na mahuhulog galing sa wet paroo.”
His video has over 11k likes.
Juvelyn Capariño Basas shared on Facebook about the time she saw a middle-aged man trying to photocopy documents for school.
At first, she thought that the man was doing it for his children, but realized the photocopies were for himself.
Juvelyn saw that this man valued education, even at his age.
“Akala ko yung pinapaphotocopy niya na documents ay para sa anak niya, Yun pala ay sa kanya.”
She later found out that the man works as a painter during the day and studies during the night.
He is a fourth-year student from the ICCT taking up Education as a course. Another impressive thing about all this is that he is a scholar of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and is graduating soon.
“Si tatay na nag-aaral sa ICCT Education course niya at 4th year student na. Pintor sa umaga at studyante sa gabi. Nakakabilib pa kasi scholar si tatay ng CHED.”
Juvelyn really admired the man, because he did not make his age an excuse not to pursue his education.
“Saludo po ako sa inyo kasi hindi naging hadlang yung edad niyo para matupad yung pangarap niyo.”
Netizens also admired the man’s efforts.
Jom Borja shared on Facebook a moment from one of his classes where he asked his students to have their faces on their notebook covers.
It started off with him asking his students to write down requirements for their advisory class. He then required his students to have a notebook but it had to have their faces on the cover.
Me: Okay. Pakisulat ng requirements sa subject ko. 1. Notebook
Student: Sir anong color?
Me: Wala. Pero mukha ninyo ung ipapang cover ninyo.
Jom then got a little serious and said that he wasn’t joking. The students then thought he really meant his request.
One student then asked what would the back cover be. Jom then said it would still be them, but instead of their faces, it would be the back of their heads.
This sent his students into bursts of laughter.
The post then shows photos of one of the students who complied with what Jom asked and put his face as the cover for his notebook.
Netizens found the post really funny. It now has over 100k likes on Facebook.
A netizen named Drexel Cruz posted photos on the Facebook page MOBILE LEGENDS PHILIPPINES which was later reposted by another Facebook page dedicated to cats called Muningning.
The photos show a dead cat hanging from the gate of a house with a thin cord tied around its neck.
“Hayop kang pusa ka dahil sa ‘yo natalo ako sa mobile legends knina. Grrrr hindi mo na ako maiistorbo,” Drexel wrote.
He said that the cat was really annoying and he tried to put up with it, but the cat got in the way of his Mobile Legends game.
“Ilagay nyo po sa posisyon ko ang mga sarili nyo. Kung may pinaghihirapan po kayo at sisirain lang ng iba, mas magandang burahin nyo yung naninira.”
People who play the Mobile Legends game know that ranking up is not easy as it requires a crazy amount of effort. This is exactly what Drexel was thinking when he killed his cat.
“Sa mga na trigger sa post ko ipagpaumanhin nyo po ang ginawa ko, mas importantante po ang rank kesa sa buhay ng pusa. madali lang naman sila mag parami, pero ang rank mahirap ipunin.”
Netizens showed their disgust towards what Drexel’s inhumane deed.
“WAG MO SISIHIN YUNG PUSA! SADYANG BOBO KA LANG MAGLARO NG ML KAYA KA NATATALO GUNGGONG!”
“Bobo mo!!!naglalambing lang sayo ung pusa binigti mo na,kailangan mo na magpatingin sa doktor pero dapat makulong ka muna👎”
“P*TANG *NA Mo patayin ko parents Mo madali lang nmn din magparami ng Tao animal kA”
“Nang dahil lang sa mobile legend pinatay mo yung pusa gawa rin yan ng DIYOS kuya kaya wala kang karapatan na pumatay rin ng hayop GAGO ToH tang ina KA”
“Nang dahil lang sa mobile legend pinatay mo yung pusa gawa rin yan ng DIYOS kuya kaya wala kang karapatan na pumatay rin ng hayop GAGO ToH tang ina KA”
However, some netizens claimed that the picture is old and is really from a news report about a case of animal cruelty. Either way, Drexel’s goal seems to be to get people upset and triggered which his post has certainly accomplished.
The post has nearly 5k likes.
Students find it really hard to save their money, as there are too many temptations, like food, hangouts, and various material things.
One student by the Facebook name of Coristine Scimorious (not her real name) shared a story on how she saved 26,000 pesos of her school money in just 10 months.
She said it wasn’t easy. Instead of wanting to save, she ended up spending it on food.
“Mahirap talagang mag-ipon, kasi unang una sa lahat, ang hirap iwasan ng pagkain. ‘Yung tipong iipunin mo sana e ipambibili ko pa siya ng pagkain.”
Then she looked for solutions to solve her problem and finally found the right one. She opened a BPI Kaya Savings account that although charges five pesos per withdrawal, only requires a 150-peso initial deposit, and requires no maintaining balance.
This is perfect for students who want to save up.
“Convenient siya sa mga students kasi PHP 150 lang ang bayad upon opening sa account tapos walang maintaining balance. Though kada-withdraw mo lang e mababawasan ka ng PHP 5.00.”
She says that she usually gets 150 pesos per day but only spends 20 pesos because she always brings with her food for lunch. Furthermore, saving up to 650 pesos per week was her goal.
“Kada-week, ang goal ko talaga is maka-save ng PHP 650. Ang baon ko sa isang araw ay PHP 150 pero, ang ginagastos ko lang ay either 20 ganoon, kasi nagbabaon na ako ng kanin at ulam for lunch.”
She added that her parents would not pay for concert tickets, so she took it upon herself to save money so she could experience seeing her favorite artists up close.
She then realized that she was saving, on average, 2,600 pesos a month. She thanked her willpower for making this happen.
After 10 months of being thrifty, she was surprised that she was able to save up to 26,000 pesos, which caught her by surprise.
“Hanggang sa nagulat na lang ako na after 10 months, may PHP 26,000 na pala ako.”
Everything was attributed to her mindset of needs over wants. Her purpose of sharing this story is to motivate fellow students to do the same if they want to accomplish a similar milestone.
Her post has over 30k likes.