Falling in love during a flight is something that doesn’t happen everyday.
A Taiwanese man named Ya Chao went on Facebook and shared how he ended up with a girlfriend because of some turbulence during a flight.
Chao just got fired from his job and was heading back to Taiwan. As he was walking towards the plane, he saw a woman struggling with her bags. When it was time to take off, that’s when he realized the woman sat a seat away from him.
The woman asked Chao to help her with her luggage, and they interacted like old friends.
“She took out some cherries and offered them to me. Perhaps she wanted to thank me for helping with the luggage.”
The chemistry between the two was apparent, so the woman sat right next to Chao.
“There was a seat between us, hindering the conversation. But she later changed seats to sit beside me.”
Chao then asked the woman if she would like to travel together, and continued talking about videogames, which the woman knew nothing about. Then she revealed that she loves traveling.
“She likes to visit countries and go on adventures. She’s been to many places and cities, but it’s her first time to Taiwan.”
All the sudden, the plane went through turbulence.
The woman then grabbed his hand while trying to sleep.
“But during the turbulence, we had started holding hands. Both of us had sweaty palms.”
Chao kept on telling her that everything would be alright.
“I held her hand tightly and reassured her. I didn’t know why, I suddenly had the urge, deep down, to protect her.”
They landed safely and eventually travelled to Taiwan together with Chao being the guide since the woman was from China.
The two became a couple shortly after.
Chao even expressed that getting fired was a blessing in disguise.
Whether it is in movies or in real life, women have been associated with the stay at home and do household chores stereotype. But to those men who are concerned about their overall health, this might make them help their wives out more.
Dr. Huang Wei Li, a doctor based in Taiwan says a recent study suggests that men who help out with household chores tend to live longer than those who don’t.
Men who also help out tend to have higher levels of emotional quotient (EQ), a healthier body, and healthier lifestyle.
Good Times Magazine says that a husband is emotionally intelligent and knows how to handle stress if they help out doing chores after arriving from work.
This also benefits the relationship in the long run because they have the ability to empathize.
Furthermore, Huang added, “Washing clothes, mopping floors, doing the dishes, these are all forms of exercises and they are great to be done especially after dinner.”
Huang also said that men who do chores instead of hanging out with friends after work indicate a healthy lifestyle.
“Don’t just sit on the sofa and watch television. After sitting in your office for a long time, it is best to move around by doing the household chores which will reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease.”
Being active at home is good because you exercise and at the same time contribute to cleaning.
“I only have one mother, but with my studies, I can go back to them later.”
A college degree can open a lot of doors for anyone who has it. Education is undeniably important, but what is more important is family. This is what exactly what Liu Xinhong thinks.
Liu decided to stop pursuing college education for a while to take care of his mother who was diagnosed of parotid cancer. About a year ago, he was just another freshman at a university in Yulin County, Taiwan, but now he is more like a nurse at his mother’s Peace Ward, attending to her every single day.
Liu understands that family should be placed above all, and that a college degree can be pursued anytime.
As he was crying, he said, “Mom has put a lot of time and effort in raising me. She’s helped me with homework and lots of other things, but I have not spent much time with her. This could be our last Mother’s day together.”
Liu always prays that the one above would ease his mother’s pain. It seems like he has accepted that there is nothing that could be done to prolong her life.
He is lucky to have a circle of people, including his brother, who helps out after school, who provided emotional support to help him get through this.
Liu’s father is proud of him for doing the things that he does, as he cannot attend to his wife since he is running their business.
On Facebook, he showed the world how much his mother means to him.
“Thank you mom for bringing me into this world and for the endless love that you’ve given me. Now my mom needs caring for and as her son, I have the full responsibility of taking on this role. Everyone must face death one day. It’s unavoidable. I think companionship is very important during a person’s last days. Facing the inevitable, I would like to discard regret and say goodbye to my loved ones and bless them; isn’t it better than just being sad?”
Some people really love to sleep while listening to their favorite songs using their AirPod. Like this guy, who accidentally swallowed one of his AirPods while he was asleep and proudly showed a video that he was able to use it, after retrieving it by pooping.
A Taiwanese guy from Kaohsiung City in Taiwan, named Hsu, told the Shanghaiist reporter that he was able to fall asleep with earbuds and when he woke up, one of the AirPods, on her right ear had gone missing.
To track down his missing earbud, he used the locate function and realized that he was able to ingest it, after hearing a sound coming from his stomach.
To verify his assumption, he went to the local hospital and underwent X-ray procedures to find his missing AirPod. Based on the result, the doctor confirmed that it was really somewhere in his stomach.
The doctor suggested that he need to poop out the earbuds, so he gave him some laxative. After two days he was able to retrieve his earbud.
Hsu documented his retrieval of the AirPod with the used of his own phone camera. It was seen on the video how he digs in on his feces in search for his missing AirPod.
After he found his earbud and washed thoroughly, Hsu said that the device just works perfectly.
On April 18, Hualien, Taiwan was hit by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake. Instead of running out themselves, a group of nurses have decided to stay to protect the newborn babies in the nursery facility. These nurses put their life at risk by protecting the helpless babies, which later earned praises from the netizens.
A CCTV footage taken from the facility has shown how these nurses ran to protect the babies. During the earthquake, the nurses started to pick some of the babies and used their bodies as a shield to cover the cribs in case the ceiling might fall.
It can be seen in the footage that the carts and cots in the facility began to shake and roll around when the earthquake hit the area. Salute to the nurses for never leaving the birth room to protect the newborn babies. Truly, these nurses know what their duties and responsibilities are.
Some of the babies started crying because of the earthquake and two of the nurses started to pick them up. The other nurses gathered all the crib to prevent them from rolling around the facility to protect the babies, and it all happened when the 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook the place. Netizens admired their heroic acts as the video footage went viral on social media.
Thanks to the hero nurses who never left the babies despite the danger. The earthquake has shaken the buildings which led the people to evacuate as subway services were also shut down for safety. The nurses and the babies in the facility were all safe and netizens praised them for their heroic act.
Love really moves in mysterious ways. Unknowingly, a man saved the life of her future wife after donating blood 11 years ago. It really comes to mind that God really has his own plans for us.
A Taiwanese glutinous rice dumpling seller named Lian believed that one of the best things he/we could do to save somebody else’s life is by donating blood.
In his hometown in Hsinchu, a city in Taiwan, he started donating blood since he was 20 years old, up until this day.
A woman surnamed Lim met an accident way back in 2007 and she needed eight bags of blood and two bags of platelets for transfusion due to the failure of her body’s blood clotting mechanism. And she was so grateful to several blood donors who made her survive the accident.
After seven years, while managing her family business, Lim met the glutinous rice dumpling seller and they both fell in love.
The couple then got married in March 2018 but only God knew that they have more than a deeper connection.
One day, after talking about the importance of blood donation and how it saves lives, Lim remembered her accident and how the blood donors saved her life. So, she decided to look for the donors and thank them even if it was over a decade after.
Due to confidentiality policy, the hospital and the blood banks would not tell her about the donors’ name. But she managed to convince one of the blood banks to reveal the names of the donors who helped her.
While browsing out some of the names listed, it caught her attention that one was surnamed ‘Lian’. As she gave her husband’s identification number to one of the staff, she was shocked that she knew the identification number.
“How did you know that?” the staff asked, stunned that this woman knew the man’s identification number.
Lim explained that the guy is now her husband! Wow.
After knowing this, Lim now joins her husband in the advocacy to donate blood periodically.
And Lian now uses his wife’s story to tell people that donating blood as this might be the best way to find a wife.
A Singaporean woman could have ended her life as 2017 ends its toll on December 28, lunchtime. Reports said that the 37-year-old woman attempted to jump off a multi-storey carpark in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
The police department near the area instantly had a call about the commotion. They immediately went to the scene and found the woman ‘standing on the roof of the fifth floor’. A fire engine with a ladder was brought to a railing in Zhongli District’s Yanping Road, but they were unsuccessful to get near her.
After minutes of argument and several attempts, the police were able to rescue the suicidal woman. Her surname was the only one that got disclosed by the authorities.
Referred to Chew, the woman said that she flew from Singapore to Taiwan just to meet up with her ‘online lover’. The lover decided to bail on her, and she did not take it lightly.
Taiwanese Police have notified the victim’s family and will soon report to them. In the meantime, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs vowed to help the lady and her family.
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It is remembered that Taiwan became a dream destination for Filipinos when Meteor Garden hit the Philippine craze in 2001. Aside from the fact that Taiwan is very close to our lands, we just want to visit the locations of our favorite Asianovela.
You don’t really need some refreshers from the series, do you?
After more than a decade, Suzanne Dolorito has achieved our long-time goal after she went for a trip to Taiwan with her friends. Being an avid Meteor Garden fan, they came up with a special itinerary for their adventure.
They relived each iconic scene of the series by taking a photo of a still with the setting as the backdrop. I literally went from fangirling to envying her Taiwan adventure. Imagine, the efforts of retracing each scene? They deserve a trophy for it.
The group even traveled to Chiayi, South Taiwan just to visit the Ying De University where Shan Cai and the F4 studied in the series. From the locker scene to the corridors of the university, they were able to trace down same exact settings.
After the post went viral, Barbie Hsu herself got the memo and commented on Dolorito’s Instagram post. Hsu replied in Taiwanese language translating to “So many good memories. I miss it! 😍”
Seeing these photos make me reminisce my childhood memories. The fondest of moments where Filipino families unite just to watch this kilig hit series.
“The epic F4 entrance!”
“Pangarap ko talagang maglakad dito hihi”
“Poor San Chai :(”
“Meteor Garden Season 2 Episode 1! Graduation Day!”
“Legit na tamang lugar to haha 🙂 shocks pero nakakakilig pag naaalala ko :)”
“First date! Pero after nito nagbreak sila :(”
“Shing He: ‘Mga artista ba yun?'”
“Unang pagkikita ni Shing He and San Chai :)”
“San Chai is the luckiest girl! Pinangarap ko din to bwahaha”
On the same album, the group posted pictures of themselves at the iconic Meteor Garden scenes.
How about you, how did you feel seeing these pictures? Nostalgic, right?
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Oh baby, baby, baby. My baby, baby, baby!
The Taiwanese hit classic Meteor Garden that we all loved will now have a remake coming this 2018! It has been 16 years since the last episode aired that was shown into different countries, and translated into different languages!
Can you believe it?
The TV Series adaptation of the manga, Boys Over Flowers, became such a hit it had several versions in Asia, including Taiwan, and the origin of the manga, South Korea.
Who would forget the story of four insanely rich boys who formed a GGSS group named F4? Eventually, a normal girl bravely stood up against them. That’s the point where the toughest, and leader of the pack, became soft.
We can still remember the love and the craze Filipinos had when it was first introduced to our country. And for those who can’t relate, worry not, a latest remake will come your way some time next year!
Barbie Hsu created a buzz online as she posted a poster on her Instagram account. In the poster, is a romantic scene of 4 boys and a girl. We all understood it at we cannot wait for it!
According to Angie Chai, creator of the hit series, they are still on the screenwriting phase, and nothing is final yet as we speak. The cast and storyline is yet to be finalized.
The remake will have 48 episodes that will cater a fresher take on the original version. It will surely appeal and be a hit again with the rapid growth of millenial mentality.
They have been considering to cast the original F4 again, and of course, San Chai, the girl we all loved. Again, nothing is confirmed yet, and the process will be tough.
The impact of the series in the Philippines is massive! It was even moved from its original afternoon airing, and was put to a primetime slot, so more viewers can watch it. It was re-aired numerous times in both ABS-CBN and QTV (now, GMA News Channel) networks.
The series that completed our childhood is now being remade, and everyone can’t wait! And who would forget the opening stint of our favorite Asianovela?