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LIST | Persons who can go out during mandatory COVID community quarantine

On Wednesday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases revealed a complete list of persons exempted f...

Friday, October 30, 2015

COOL | Man suits up as Aladdin for Halloween with a twist

Have you already planned a costume for your Halloween party? Well, there are a lot of Halloween attires for sale an online video tutorials as well for you to come up with some amazing Halloween outfits from home. 

If you have a hoverboard, then try out what this guy did. What did he just do? He actually placed a red carpet on top of a hoverboard while dressed as Alladin and it's so cool. Watch the video below.

Posted by Viral Thread on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

COOL | Sports cars zoom past Skyway like a parade

Three months ago, a line of luxury cars drove past the Metro Manila Skyway like a parade of toys that only some of the richest people in the Philippines can buy. For a usual passerby, just seeing one Ferrari makes him/her really get amazed at the vast amounts of wealth that the elite possesses. What about seeing tens of these in an awesome show of money power.

Video Courtesy: Youtube user Leteziaz

Do you think the Philippines shelters a lot of rich people? This line that displays extravagant consumption definitely proves there's a way to financial success through whatever means it was attained.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

INSPIRING | Man finds a wallet, shops in the mall, and...

What would you do if while walking in the street, you find a wallet containing some cash and cards? Would you look for the owner and return it or make use of the money for certain use?

The morally acceptable and right answer is to return the wallet to the owner because, of course, it isn't theirs so what's not theirs should be given back to the rightful owner; however, for some people the "finders, keepers" rule still applies. They would defend by saying that it wasn't stealing after all. What if the owner is nowhere to be found? What if there is no ID in it?

Watch the video below as one man attempts to see how certain people would react when he intentionally drops his own wallet.

Video Courtesy: Youtube user DennisCee

Clearly, for the owner who made this experimented, he wanted to know what would happen when he does that. To his surprise, the owner saw one finder who kept the wallet, went inside a shopping mall, and bought some stuff. How would you feel if you were the owner who finds out that what's yours wasn't returned back to you quickly? Would you judge the finder?

Monday, October 26, 2015

VIEW | Five reasons why Glenn did not die in The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 3 "Thank You"

I'm no longer making some long introduction about Episode 3 of the 6th season of the incredible, action-packed The Walking Dead (TWD), but I have to say one of the best haunting parts of this episode was that scene wherein Nicholas takes his own life by pulling the trigger with the gun pointed to his head after uttering the final words "Thank you," which eventually leads to both of them falling down the hungry herd---Nicholas somewhat arching Glenn.

The last part of this scene shows Glenn helplessly crying out in loss of hope, just "dying" in the hands of the same person this noble character and Rick's moral compass has saved. But did Glenn really die? I have a big feeling he survived and here are five reasons why Glenn, our pizza delivery boy, had a high chance of surviving the deadly grind.

1. Human shield Nicholas

When both Nicholas and Glenn were about to fall, as viewed from a cameraman's perspective, it seemed like Nicholas was surely falling on top of Glenn. And this gave Glenn the accidental shield that could help him survive this episode's walker dominance. Maybe Nicholas' last words connote that he's thankful enough he found meaning for a more acceptable death---to some point helping Glenn make an escape by using Nicholas' body as feeds? Maybe he committed suicide for the best reason, that is, to let someone live?

2. Glenn's facial expression

As he fell down and reached the ground, the camera showed walkers feeding on some innards. Was it Glenn's? It's probable that it was Glenn's, but in all reality, when your innards are already being taken out,  it's either you faint due to blood loss and shock or you die instantly. But at that point in time, Glenn was seen helplessly shouting out loud, crying for help, but it also seemed that he was crying to what he was seeing---maybe he was watching dear Nicholas being scavenged on the spot in an entire blood bath that's too horrific to watch.

3. Glenn's position and the walkers' circle

At a zoomed out, artistic view of the attack on Nicholas and Glenn, you would notice Glenn's head still moving despite the circumstance wherein someone's gut and other abdominal contents have already been taken out and devoured. Notice also that Glenn's head and upper body appears less prone to walkers, assuming that Nicholas' body just have covered Glenn's lower half, which seemingly appears as the point of interest for the walkers.

It surely appears that there are really a few walkers surrounding Glenn's area, thanks to that blocking dumpster which is also primarily the greatest reason Glenn still has the chance to live, if he gets that instant adrenaline kick and acts accordingly. How? The dumpster.

4. The Dumpster

Speaking about the dumpster, I really have a big hunch that Glenn----which at this time is now drenched in Nicholas' blood given that he's not yet bitten because the blood and other body parts rained down on his body---was able to survive by rolling or crawling under the dumpster. Why? The space underneath the dumpster is really big it can fit one human (Asian) body a size like Glenn's. If he's able to do it, there's a big chance he could have survived the attack with the stench of Nicholas' death as his best camouflage.

Can walkers kneel down or bend over to reach underneath? I have seen walkers go under the truck but that's because they lost their lower half and still managed to crawl under. Or maybe I'm wrong and walkers can still grab humans wherever they may be hiding, but not humans masked in blood of the dead.

5. Lucille

If you are reading the comics from which TWD is based, Glenn's death takes place upon the arrival of Negan, one of the best villains in TWD world, armed with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire named Lucille. Now, this is definitely the coolest way of killing a seasoned TWD survivor. It can also be remembered that major deaths in The Walking Dead usually take place at the very end of an episode. In this TWD "Thank You" episode, the action ended 10 minutes prior to the third episode's finale, which indicates that during this time period, Glenn might have been able to slip himself in the spacious shelter under the dumpster and stayed there until the coast has cleared. And where are we yet in the track of episodes for this season? Third! Just third! Glenn can't just die like that.

At this year's San Diego Comic Con, creator Robert Kirkman told fans to expect “a lot of cool stuff” with Glenn. Meanwhile, actor Steven Yeun (who plays Glenn) said, “The way that we make the show — the writers and everybody really want to focus on making things poignant and purposeful and meaningful. So if it were for Glenn to go, then it's probably going to be awesome." The way that Glenn dies early in the hands of Nicholas doesn't really equate to "poignant and purposeful."

Another bonus reason for me to really believe he's alive is that Steven Yeung has been spotted in the TWD set with a character (named Jesus) that is yet to be introduced in the series.

Other possible things that may have happened at that time include Nicholas hallucinating on what might happen if he decides to kill himself as they stand atop the dumpster or Glenn just having a beyond-walker-apocalypse bad dream.

So these are the five reasons why I believe Glenn is still alive after that traumatic scene, and these are just my beliefs and opinions. I could be wrong, but my gut feel tells me he's still alive.

However, if Glenn really is dead, then I guess I'd just have to accept what happened and move on. And if that's the case, I can say his meaningless death was poorly written considering all the trials he's been through. He can't  just die because of someone's inability to cope up and act tough. What's your take on this? Are my theories somewhat acceptable?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

VIRAL | Touched mother makes letter to thank "teenage" boy who helped young daughter learn how to skate

Jeanen Thomas and her young daughter Peyton were at a local skate park when they came across a group of intimidating teenage boys. However, one of them beyond her prejudice made an act of kindness which changed the way Thomas thought of these boys. 

Peyton, Thomas’ 6-year-old daughter, had been amazed by the boys who pass by the playground and go to the skate park located in Cambridge, Ontario. This interest increased; soon enough she wanted to try skateboarding too. At first, Peyton assumed it was a boy sport, but she and her mother “had a long talk — there's no such thing as boy things or girl things, there's just things, so if something interests you, you can do it."
Thomas, who’s now 29 years old, was a skateboarder herself. One day, the mom-daughter duo decided to scavenge Thomas’ their basement for her childhood skateboard, bought a pink helmet, and try it out at the skate park. Upon arrival, a couple of older boys intimidated Peyton. Thomas saw some of them smoking and even swearing. 

In just a few minutes, to her surprise, one boy approached Peyton and gave her skateboarding tips. Peyton did have a great time learning. Later that night, Thomas was so touched she wrote a "Dear teenage boy at the skate park" letter, letting the boy’s parents’ know how nice a kid he is. In the viral letter, Thomas said, “She proceeded to go down the ramp in spite of you and your friends flying past her and grinding rails beside her. She only had two or three runs in before you approached her and said ‘Hey, excuse me…’ I immediately prepared to deliver my ‘She’s allowed to use this park just as much as you guys’ speech when I heard you say ‘You’re feet are wrong. Can I help you?’ 

Thomas thanked him saying, "I want you to know that I am proud that you are part of my community, and I want to thank you for being so kind to my daughter, even though your friends made fun of you for it. She left with a sense of pride and with the confidence that she can do anything, because of you." Not only did he help her how to balance and steer, he also gave her a sense of belonging.

Friday, October 23, 2015

LIST | Top 10 Best Jobs in the World 2015

Are you still at a point wherein you're still deciding what career path to take? Are you already part of an industry where you feel you don't fit in or in which you feel it isn't right anymore? Are you ready to take a leap of faith and make the biggest jump of your life?

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In most cases, a well-compensated job equates to an extra busy schedule which takes away a lot of family time and "me" time. In other cases, there are high-paying jobs that allows for better balance in life. Glassdoor.com, a salary comparison website, has come up with its list of the 25 best jobs in the world in terms of work-life balance which is evaluated from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

Manila LifeBox will give you the 10 best jobs in Glassdoor's list because I feel like these are the coolest jobs in the world which gives you the best of both worlds (career and personal life). The list of the top 25 jobs in the world has also been featured in the World Economic Forum's website.

1. Data Scientist
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.2
Salary: $114,808
Job Openings: 1,315

2. SEO Manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1
Salary: $45,720
Job Openings: 338

3. Talent Acquisition Specialist
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Salary: $63,504
Job Openings: 1,171

4. Social Media Manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0
Salary: $40,000
Job Openings: 661

5. Substitute Teacher
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Salary: $24,380
Job Openings: 590

6. Recruiting Coordinator
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Salary: $44,700
Job Openings: 446

7. UX Designer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Salary: $91,440
Job Openings: 338

8. Digital Marketing Manager
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.9
Salary: $70,052
Job Openings: 640

9. Marketing Assistant
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Salary: $32,512
Job Openings: 384

10. Web Developer
Work-Life Balance Rating: 3.8
Salary: $66,040
Job Openings: 2,117

If you graduated with the prerequisite degrees that lead to these paths, then great for you! You've got the most envied jobs in the world!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

INSPIRING | Local talents sing their top 5 AlDub love songs, compose original OPM songs

If there is one thing that the phenomenal breakout love team of the year, AlDub, has done to orient and guide the Filipino youth, it's to provide the youth an avenue to show off their talents and not only that but to encourage every AlDub fan to patronize and support original pinoy music (OPM).

Here are videos of their renditions of some of the Pinoy love songs (and some notable foreign ones) that top their playlist. Original AlDub songs have also been created by local musicians, hence, strengthening the place of OPM in the music industry.

Everyone's going crazy over the (kasama na ako haha) #AlDub love team, so here's my top 5 songs from #EatBulaga...
Posted by Volts Vallejo on Sunday, August 9, 2015
Video Courtesy: Facebook user Volts Vallejo

TOP 5 #AlDub Songs. Kainlove boses ni ate. (c) Zandra
Posted by Filipino Dubsmash on Thursday, August 13, 2015
Video Courtesy: Facebook user Zandra

Video Courtesy: Youtube user Carlo Ryan Lipata

Video Courtesy: Youtube user Carlo Ryan Lipata

Video Courtesy: Youtube user MaiDen AlDub