It’s hard to trust anyone nowadays, especially when it comes to money. So when an overseas Filipino worker dropped his wallet containing USD 40,000 inside a cab, he must have thought that his money was as good as gone. But there are still good souls in this planet and luckily for him, he got his hard-earned money back.
This man left his family in the Philippines to work in Taiwan and sends money back home for support. He was about to send money – amounting to USD 40,000 – to his wife when he made a colossal mistake. He rode a cab and dropped his wallet in there, where other passengers and possibly the driver can just take the money and go.
The heartbroken man reported the incident to the Taipei Three Gorges Police.
Fortunately, the Taipei police was swift to take action and made a way to find and contact the taxi driver. It turned out that the honest driver had the money with him and was able to keep it safe before other passengers could take the cash.
The kind policemen retrieved the wallet and went to the man’s workplace to return it.
He was so grateful that he even hugged the policeman who handed him the wallet.
The man couldn’t help but cry and get emotional upon receiving his cash.
Filipinos really do work hard for their money. More than a million Filipinos leave their home country yearly to work abroad. Roughly 9.5 million to 12.5 million Filipinos currently work or reside abroad, according to data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). These OFWs sent remittance back home amounting to $21 billion in 2012 alone. Given the increasing number of Filipinos becoming overseas workers, the remittance numbers increase every year.
The data also reveals that OFWs “are widely dispersed worldwide but majority of them are in North America and in the Middle East. The biggest chunk reside in the United States, estimated to number more than 3.4 million as of 2010. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates combined are home to more than 1.8 million Filipinos, while the rest of the OFW population is in Europe and Asia.”
Identical Mom and Daughter Bash Car Festival for Banning Bikini Contest and Strip Shows
They’re “very disappointed” that Summernats car festival has become family-friendly this year.
Ever heard of Summernats? In case you haven't, well its an annual car festival that's being held in Canberra, Australia since 1987. It's actually the biggest of its kind and car enthusiasts in the country look forward to the event every year.
It has, however, made a name for itself as one of the most controversial shows due to reports of violence and allegations of sexual harassment involving some of the generally-male spectators. Now the organizers are hoping to change that after promoting the 2018 event as more family-friendly. For this year, they've banned bikini competitions and strip shows.
And not everyone is happy about it. In fact, some have criticized the festival for the move.
Identical-looking mother and daughter Natalie (left) and Jazmyne Wardell (right) described Summernats 2018 as 'very disappointing'.
104-Year-Old Woman’s Secret to Long Life Is a Can of Diet Coke Every Day
Do you believe in her key to longevity?
Just recently, Theresa Rowley, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, celebrated her 104th birthday. The longterm resident of the Sentinel Pointe Retirement Community celebrated in style with a cake and with other members of her retirement community present. Reaching the age of 104 is a milestone for Rowley indeed. What's her secret to living a long life, you ask? Well, she swears by a can of Diet Coke every day.
While Rowley's drink of choice may raise some eyebrows and alarm the health-obsessed, the elderly woman believes the diet soda has contributed to her longevity. Rowley didn't start drinking Diet Coke every day until her latter years, as the drink was not introduced to the market until 1982. She was 68 years old then.
Rowley reportedly drinks at least one Diet coke a day.
She told WZZM: ...
Art Teacher Fired After Showing Famous N**e Paintings To Students
“I explained to the whole class that art can sometimes show images that are not always comfortable to all.”
A teacher in a Utah elementary school was fired amid complaints from parents that their fifth and sixth-grade children saw images of classical paintings containing nudity. The postcards containing the “explicit” subjects were reportedly passed out in their classroom. However, Mateo Rueda denied the allegations, saying he wasn’t aware that the set of educational postcards from the school library contained nudity.
The Lincoln Elementary School in Cache Valley, Utah reportedly fired the art teacher after claiming that students became uncomfortable with seeing nude images from postcards used in their study. Rueda said he sent his fifth and sixth grade students to the school library to look through art books and postcards for their color study exercise. However, the young kids ended up browsing through portrait Iris Tree by Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani and the Odalisque by 18th-century artist Francois Boucher which contain a few nudity.
Utah teacher Mateo Rueda fired for allegedly showing kids in his class some postcards with nudity.
Apparently, the postcards were already in the school library even before he started teaching, saying he was also surprised that such images are kept there. He also said that he took some of the nude pictures back and removed paintings he said were inappropriate for his students to see. Yet, he reportedly explained to the kids that nudity is actually normal in arts....