Saturday, July 4, 2020

Man from India wears Gold Mask amid Pandemic

 A gentleman from Pune, India wears a gold face mask to avoid being infected with the COVID-19. 
Shankar Kurhade, 48 years and lives in the eight most populated city in India with 7.4 million inhabitants, says that he got the idea of wearing the extravagant mask after seeing a media report of a man wearing a silver one. 
 Kurhade, a businessman who owns a company that makes industrial sheds, loves to adorn himself with gold jewellery whenever he is out and about. His personal gold ornaments consist of necklace, bracelet and rings on all of his fingers and usually weighs close to 1 kilogram in total. Wearing a gold face mask just completes his ensemble and why not.

"People are asking me for selfies. They are awestruck when they see me wearing gold mask in markets" says Kurhade.

Shankar claims that his bespoke gold face mask weighs 50 grams and costs Rs 289,000 or about $4000. It also took craftsmen 8 days to make.
"It is a thin mask and has tiny pores that is helping me to breathe." Kurhade said.
"I am not sure if it will be effective to protect me from the coronavirus infection but I am taking other precautions." he added.

In a bid to control the infection, India has made it mandatory to wear face masks in public places amidst the pandemic. At the moment, the death toll is at 18,600 and has 650,000 confirmed cases of people infected with the virus in the country.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Good Guy Pizza Hut Delivery Driver

Raymond Papellero, a Pizza Hut delivery rider from the Philippines, known as a Good Samaritan who buys bread in bulk to give away to the poor and needy.

Papellero's good deed started when he saw two street children crying on one of his delivery trips.

“Nakakita po ako ng pamilya sa kalsada, tapos ’yung dalawang anak, umiiyak. Siguro nagugutom, kaya naisip ko na bumili ng tinapay para ibigay sa kanila. Naranasan ko rin po kasi ’yung ganoong gutom nung bata pa ako kaya alam ko ’yung pakiramdam ( I saw a family on the street with their two kids crying. They're probably hungry so I thought I would buy them some bread. I've experienced hunger so I know how those two kids feel )", recounts Papellero.

Since then, Papellero has been buying bread in bulk to give to people he runs into during and after his delivery trips.

Papellero is a father of three and has a wife who is pregnant.

Papellero sets aside a little bit of what he makes to buy bread and if the tips from the customers are good, he buys some more.

Papellero says that it always warms his heart whenever people thank him.

In recognition, Pizza Hut gave Raymond Papellero cash assistance of P10,000 for his good deed.

 "I pray that with the few pieces of bread I’m giving to these people, I am helping them to go on not feeling hungry, even for just a few hours,” Papellero said.

Friday, September 14, 2018

1990's Tamagotchi Classic

21 Years after its release, the Tamagotchi, is now making a comeback and is set to hit the stores on September 30. One of the hottest toys to ever hit the shelves in the 90's sweeping the globe with its egg-shaped cuteness.

Tamagotchi is a keychain-sized virtual pet simulation game. The characters are colorful and simplistically designed creatures based on animals, objects, or people.

Upon activating the toy, an egg appears on the screen. After setting the Tamagotchi unit's clock, the egg will wiggle for several minutes, and then hatch into a small pet. In later versions, inputting the player's name and birthday is also required when setting the clock, and at birth, the player can name the pet and learn of its family group and/or gender. The player can care for the pet as much or as little as they choose, and the outcome depends on the player's actions. The first Tamagotchis could only be paused by going to set the clock, effectively stopping the passage of time in the game, but in later models a pause function was included.

Tamagotchi Chibi Series 4 Orange Yellow and Pink Digital Pet