The dog, dubbed Boonrod (aka “survivor”) by his rescuers, was found by members of Chevron’s Thailand Exploration and Production team, one of whom took to social media to share the remarkable tale.
In his Friday Facebook post, team memberVitisak Payalaw, said they first spotted the pooch as he was swimming toward the platform. After he managed to reach a pipe at the waterline, the team members decided they had to act.
“He did not make any noise or bark. We tried to find ways to rescue it. Finally, we decided to tie a rope around his neck and pull him to our site. We had to race against time as wind waves might sweep him away,” Vitisak wrote, guessing that Boonrod had likely fallen from a passing fishing vessel.
A series of photos then shows the soaked, scared pup’s transformation as he’s pulled to safety, fed and cleaned up.
In a post yesterday, Vitisak said Boonrod was finally back on shore.
“His overall condition has improved. He is getting stronger and can smile,” he wrote.
Kite-flying can be a great pastime for the family but do be careful when you’re planning to do so because it can actually be dangerous! Two middle-aged men in the Jiangsu city of Nantong recently suffered severe injuries after they went out to fly a kite and almost lost their fingers.
Based on a recent report by Shanghaiist, the incident happened on April 9 when both of them went out to fly their kites but when they noticed that a storm was approaching, they decided to stop. They started reeling in the string but when a strong gust of wind started blowing, the line got wrapped around their hands.
You would think that this is normal but the string was wrapped so tightly and the wind was blowing so hard that it cut off three fingers from one man and nearly severed the other man’s palm in two.OMG! Blood started to gush profusely from the wounds and they were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Luckily, the man remembered to pick up his severed fingers so that the doctor could reattach them. Apparently, the pointer, ring and pinky fingers were cut off but the middle finger remained intact. However, the middle finger was only attached by its bones as the kite string had severed the tendons, muscles and nerves.
After 16 hours of grueling surgery, the surgeons were able to reattach the man’s digits and they also managed to sew back the other man’s split-open palm. They are currently on their way to recovery and their condition is stable. Experts say that a kite’s string can be as sharp as a dagger if the conditions are right and advised that gloves should be worn to prevent any unfortunate accidents from happening.
Watch the video here:
Remember to be careful when you’re flying a kite next time!
Just recently, two Malaysians were taking a selfie along Batu 5, Port Dickson beach when three tourists photobombed their pictures. After closer inspection, the duo discovered that one of the tourists was shockingly relieving herself on the beach! Eww!
The pictures were subsequently uploaded by Sokeryob on social media. “China tourists going wild again,” he wrote in one of the pictures and urged the Malaysian government to ban Chinese tourists due to their unspeakable behaviour. It was understood that the tourist was taking a dump while two of her companions were on the lookout for her.
Here are the pictures.
Needless to say, the pictures went viral on social media and even garnered the police’s attention. Port Dickson district police chief, Superintendent Aidi Sham Mohamed said that it is against the law if the act was found to be true as it is considered indecent behaviour.
“We are aware of the pictures that have gone viral but no police report has been lodged so far. We urge anyone who has information (about this incident) to bring it forward to the police,” Aidi Sham said.
Marvel Studios and Adidas Basketball are joining forces to release a new line of basketball sneaker collection for its “Heroes Among Us” campaign.
In conjunction with the release of “Avengers: End Game”, the Marvel x Adidas Basketball collection introduces 5 special shoes, inspired by some of our favorite superheroes as well as 5 basketball stars.
The campaign sees NBA and WNBA athletes James Harden, Damian Lillard, John Wall, Candace Parker and Tracy McGrady channelling iconic Marvel characters Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Captain Marvel and Nick Fury, respectively.
The Marvel x adidas Basketball “Heroes Among Us”collection consists of:-
Marvel’s Iron Man | Harden Vol 3
Marvel’s Black Panther | Dame 5
Marvel’s Captain America | N3XT L3V3L
Marvel’s Nick Fury | TMAC 1
Marvel’s Captain Marvel | Pro Vision
The limited edition sneakers will be out worldwide on 26th April 2019.
When seeking repair services, it is always handy to have at least
some basic knowledge to avoid being conned by businesses trying to make a
Recently, a netizen went onto Twitter to share his experience of being conned by a shop in Low Yat. He was overcharged on what was supposed to be just a simple fix.
In his tweet, he writes, “Okay guys, never ever repair your phone at this shop. I’m not the kind of guy who wants to bring a business down, but I really do think this shop is a huge scammer.”
“I have an extra iPhone 5s at home, but the home button is damaged. Since I had to go to Low Yat to upgrade my laptop’s RAM, I was like why not repair my iPhone as well.”
“The shopkeeper was saying ‘come, come cheap cheap’. My intention was only to survey.”
“So I asked how much to replace the home button and he said RM150 but I declined as it was too expensive.”
“Then he said, ‘give me your price range’. I also bantai je la and I said less than RM100.”
“Then he said, “I can give you RM80″. I thought that was a great deal so I said okay. He said he just needed 30 minutes to repair it.”
That is where his nightmare began. After leaving his phone to visit a computer store nearby, the netizen went back to check up on his phone.
“He said that my phone’s home button was damaged along with its ribbon. He also said that the LCD was also damaged.”
“I was like wait, what? The LCD was okay before this, it was
only the home button that was problematic. He said that the whole set
would cost RM300.”
As a result, the netizen refused the service entirely thinking that he would not use the phone frequently.
“I said that it is okay, no need to repair. He agreed but charged me RM130 for it because he had already ‘bought’ the home button together with the ribbon.”
“Since he bought it, he expects me to pay for it. But when I initially asked the price for the home button, it was RM80.”
“I didn’t even ask for the ribbon. I refused and gave the excuse of not having enough money, worrying it was a scam”
He paid the seller anyway and ended up with an unfinished phone.
“Long story short, I paid RM100 because I didn’t want to make
a scene. But he did not put the screen back as according to the seller,
the screen is damaged.”
“I gave in because I wasn’t 100% sure the screen wasn’t damaged when I gave it to him.”
Lamenting the incident, the netizen said that maybe it was just not his luck.
“Those looking to repair their phones at Low Yat need to be
extra careful. Not all the shops there are terrible. There are some very
good people who can repair your phone at a cheaper price and with
Netizens commenting on the post were sympathetic and wanted action to be taken towards such irresponsible sellers.
One netizen even shared her own mother’s experience trying to fix her phone.
“Report the incident to KPDNKK and ask for a refund. The home button’s standard price is normally between RM50-RM100.”
“In the case where changing the home button results in a damaged screen, that is the fault of the seller.”
Let’s be real, not all sellers in Low Yat are bad and are out there
to get you. But it is best to consult someone who knows about phones or
at the very least Google to get the best and cheapest services in town.
It would not hurt to be extra careful before seeking such services.
During the weekend, Twitter user Abdulah Hafiz Ismail (@hafyziskidnosys) posted a thread comparing Yuna’s fashion looks alongside delicious Sarawak layer cakes that matches her outfit. The result is amazing.
The unique yet hilarious thread has since gone viral on Twitter, garnering over 9000 retweets and 8000 shares. The Malaysian songstress was compared to a series of different flavored Sarawak layer cakes. These tasty desserts aren’t just colorful but they come in various shades and patterns.
The memes are of course inspired by the recently music video by Yuna, titled “Forevermore“. The amazing visual was directed by her husband Adam Sinclair and was shot entirely in Malaysia. The video didn’t just capture the Malaysian culture and also showed off the pop singer’s wardrobe choices.
It’s no wonder people are jumping on board. Yuna’s sweet vocals and the yummilicious layer cakes are a winning combo, no?
It didn’t just stop there. Inspired by Hafiz, other Twitter users also chimed in by posting their side-by-side comparisons. The results are just as good.
Take a look:
Yuna got wind of the Twitter thread and couldn’t help but take part in the fun. The Kedah-born musician wrote, “You’re giving me ideas for new visuals and also cravings for kek lapis Sarawak now‘.
Just three days ago (9 April), a dog tragically drowned in a small pool after it was placed inside to learn how to swim. The owner and the pet shop worker failed to take immediate action after it sunk to the bottom, which resulted in the poor dog’s death. This infuriating incident happened at a pet shop in Fujian City, China.
According to Shanghaiist,
the owner was said to have brought the French bulldog to the premise to
learn how to swim. Once the worker placed the dog in the water and
stepped away from the tank, it became panicked and was frantically
paddling and splashing water everywhere.
It was obvious that the dog couldn’t swim and was at the brink of drowning but the duo didn’t do anything to save the dog. Instead, the senseless owner recorded the incident with her smartphone while the dog was helplessly paddling. Wtf!
True enough, the dog gave up struggling and sunk to the bottom of the pool. The worker then fished it up with a pipe while the owner was still holding on to her phone. Below is the video from both the owner and the CCTV footage but keep in mind, it’s disturbing to watch. Viewer discretion is advised.
Pet CPR was later performed on the dog at a nearby vet but it was too late as the poor dog was gone forever. Gone too soon, buddy!
According to the pet shop owner, the dog owner had asked the worker to let the dog swim before the accident happened.
is an accident. If the dog can swim, it will swim, otherwise, it will
just float and won’t sink. We don’t know why the dog sunk on that day.
We’ve agreed to settle the problem privately and she asked us to pay her
15,000Yuan (approx. RM9,200) as compensation,” the shop owner said.
It was understood that both parties are still negotiating the amount of compensation. No matter how much the owner gets paid, the dog will never come back to life.
If we’re honest, both parties were at fault. The owner doesn’t seem to be responsible enough as she didn’t instruct the worker to act at once when things went wrong, while the worker could’ve acted a little faster. RIP doggo.
Coca Cola wants to make sure that its beverage are always accessible – even in a galaxy far, far away.
That is why the soft drinks company has partner up with Disney in conjunction with the next month’s opening of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”.
In staying true to the “Star Wars” story line, Disney and Coca-Cola have come together to create specially designed bottles that blend into the Star Wars universe seamlessly. As you can see from the image above, the new bottles are fashioned into a spherical droid-like shape.
The Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite and Dasani packaging labels are also written in Aurebesh (a fictional language used in the film franchise) to “fit authentically within the Star Wars universe” and “bring your own Star Wars adventure to life in a whole new way”.
“When we first approached Coca-Cola and shared the idea of bringing their products into the Star Wars galaxy in a new and unique way, they immediately saw the opportunity to give our guests the refreshing drinks they love in a way that maintained the authenticity of the story – which is very important to us – and that was, frankly, just plain cool,” said Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive and studio leader, Walt Disney Imagineering.
He added, “It’s unlike any Coke product you’ve seen before. The graphics, the shape of the bottle itself, the cap, all that stuff is very unique to the world and the design language of ‘Star Wars’.”
As far as we know, these galactic bottles will be sold exclusively when “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” opens at Disneyland and at Walt Disney World.