A Welcomed Surprise

A Gift - This is the frame. I love it soooo much!
@webeishere (36353)
United States
July 19, 2007 12:38pm CST
As most here know, I am here mostly for the making of friends especially foriegn friends. As a lot of you know I have traveled to meet a lot of people I've chatted with online in the past through the A.A.chat rooms and web sites as well. I met a 19 year old Chinese student here & she asked me to help her with her English. So we have exchanged many PM's and emails in the past few months. We have gotten fairly close through the internet. Anyhow as I was reading here on mylot Buster started to bark very loudly. then I heard the knock on the door. I opened the door and it was my mailman. "I have a registered packagae for you Bob from China." What a pleasant surprise. I opened it and set it up. Attatched is a photo of my gift from my lil' sweetheart Jenny. I wish to thank you very much here Jenny. And I also wish to thank myLot for the friends I've gotten to know here as well. I only wished I could afford to go to China to meet this sweetheart in person. I wanted to write/send a snail mail thank you but her return address is in Chinese. HAHAHA!! Have a great day/evening all. Make friends here it's a blast. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
19 Jul 07
That is absolutely wonderful !! You are a very nice man to be helping her with her English (don't worry I won't tell..lol) And that is the cutest frame I've seen in a while. What a nice surprise to get something in the mail from a far away friend. I have made many friends here from many different countries. It is amazing how many people you can meet via the internet. I am truly happy for you Grandpa Bob !!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Thank you very much. I enjoy her trying to speak (type) English. That and school are the reasons she isn't around much. But when she does come on mylot I am elated to say the least. I just saw you on the other side of the world also you little monkey. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
19 Jul 07
That is very nice that you have formed such a bond with her. Yes, I did travel to the "other side of the world" thanks to the bunny above me...
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
19 Jul 07
well I'm foreigner too, I just happen to live closer to you. that's very nice of her sending you gift and you are also very nice of teaching her English. As for being your friend, I feel comfortable posting in your discussion. I think you're a nice person. Take care.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Well thank you very much. I look at myself as friendly outgoing and very open to others feelings and opinions. So welcome here to my pages. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I agree-- Mylot is great because of the friends we make here- the money is an added benefit. I'm glad you got a surprise- what a thoughtful idea from your friend- With this statement and thanking mylot for allowing you to make friends- does this mean you will be back more often- after all it's a site for friends!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Well seems I am baaaack.
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@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Wow grandpa. You must be in a state of euphoria to receive this kind of rare surprise. Who's to say that online friends can't be our real friends as well. I agree that through the Internet, we will be able to have true and sincere friends. We only need to be careful in whom we are talking to. Why not have your friend's address xerox copied and you can paste it on the envelope. I used to send a lot of Chinese address printed in sticker for all my friends when I worked and stayed in another Asian country.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I'm in such a state that I've been visiting my "other side of the world" as weel. HAHAHA!! My wife has a customer that's a well traveled woman and she will have it deciphered. LOL. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
19 Jul 07
Bob that is so great I have made many a Friend here to and some really lovely ones I have met a couple of them and hoping to meet more sometime this Year or next year I will take a look at the Gift
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
20 Jul 07
that's great gabs.i haven't met anyone personally but i had been able to make a stronger bond with my myLot friends. and it's a good start i guess. maybe one day, i will be able to meet some.. anne
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Jul 07
It's so nice grandpa....You see you are so kind and good person so what else than you find good friends too.It was so sweet thought sent you a gift,but was very sweet that you wanted help Jenny with her English. I alway say that you are very good friend grandpa,and I'm glad to find you here.I'm also sure you have many good friends too. PS:You are very sweet person Jenny and I hope you read these discussion.....
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Thanks a bunch.
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
19 Jul 07
That is what makes mylot so special! I know I've met a few friends here, myself, that I'd give my left arm for if I knew they needed it. It's funny how a little thing like a keyboard and monitor can make this big world such a small, intimate place to be. :) Jenny--if you are reading this, thanks for making that old man's day. HA HA HA!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Hey,I'm not an old man. Okay to her I'm a grandpa anyhow. Hee hee!
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@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
19 Jul 07
That is such a wonderful thing that your little sweet friend from china would send you something special. Mylot has been a great place to make friends. My wife and I have made friends with people throughout the world and we send snail mail letters and post cards to them and receive the same back from them.
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Wow, that's great! I think internet and mylot really make the world getting "smaller". Even distance no longer a problem to make friends from other continents. I'm happy for you!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
19 Jul 07
Hello grand pa bob! Im really happy for you, its nice to know that our friendship here on mylot could flourish like this and could be much deeper than pm's and chatting. You are very kind to help her with her english and out of real gratitude she gave you something to remind you of your kindness. I also remember I recieved a a cute kangaroo from my Australian friend, I also gave him one of those cute crafts I made and mailed it to him with some sand painted spider man that I also made for him. It was nice, he gave me a picture shoing that he framed the sand painted spiderman and placed it on his cubicle at work.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jul 07
That must have been an exspensive package to ship. yet alone getting it past customs. USA frowns on live animals being shipped. HAHAHAHA! J/K HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Jul 07
hehehehe, sorry grandpa bob, it was a cute stuffed kangaroo. It wont be possible to ship a live one. Happy day!
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@GardenGerty (105354)
• United States
20 Jul 07
It looks like you still attract lots of really positive friends. That was an awesome thing for her to do, sending you a present. It is useful and decorative, and has a fun loving spirit, just like you. Enjoy it, and think of her all the time when you see it. I like your suprise.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Jul 07
A very thoughtlful young lady I'd say.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
20 Jul 07
that's so sweet of jenny to do. she was able to brighten your day. i guess it's not necessary to meet her in person. but it will really be fun, too. but jenny understands you... i know she does. i love myLot. i have met lots of people here, good or bad, does not matter for as long as they are human beings by heart. (you know what i mean). i had been able to send some stuffs to two of my closest myLot members, maribel and archerzbaby. both are from the philippines (i am from the philippines, too but now in sweden). it makes me feel accepted just being here. the friends i've met here will always be a great part of my life... anne
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I've met my share of the bad. Believe me. Hahaha!! but the good people far outweight the bad in my experience at least.
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
20 Jul 07
well, that's really sweet of her to send you such a nice surprise... i bet you are really happy and touch by it... enjoy the gift and i agree that mylot is a great place to make friends... this site is really very good... keep on making friends here grandpa bob...
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• United States
20 Jul 07
How wounderful you can help her with her English. How generous that she sent you a gift. Isnt it great she thinks so much of you. I also love all my new friends I have made her on myLot. I like the way it is set up, that we can responde to each others discussions and it is done well. Good going Grandpa Bob
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
20 Jul 07
Ahhhhhhh I knew you couldn't stay away from us, Grandpa Bob. You love us too much to 'punish' us like that. :-) We love you as well and glad you decided to stay after all. I have quite a few friends from all over thanks to the internet. Some I have actually met in person which was even better cause then I could give them a real hug instead of a virtual one. Hopefully, one of these days it'll be our turn to meet which shouldn't be too hard since we don't live too far from each other. :-) Besides, still waiting on those raspberries. -grinning- (((((((((((((((((((((((( Grandpa Bob )))))))))))))) Welcome back!!!
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• Philippines
20 Jul 07
how nice it is to gain some friends from different country right..so sweet of her to send her thank to you..i will the same if i was her becase yo had helped her a lot i think..
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• Indonesia
20 Jul 07
Awwww,,...so sweet,,...good for you for having such a nice friend abroad.,,
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
20 Jul 07
What a lovely thing for Jenny in China to do. And her nbame is the same as mine. It is quite an unusual photo frame, & very atttractive. What a pity her return address is in Chinese. Can you start a discussion asking for a Chionese translater? Then you could send her something small. I agree that My Lot has a lot of benefits for the genuine, earnings not being one of them.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
19 Jul 07
That is so sweet of her. I have made some good friends here on Mylot. I would love to meet some of them in person. I have a few friends that keep in touch thru email. I have also talked on the phone to another friend, we even exchanged some flower seeds. I am so happy that I found Mylot, we sure have an opportunity to get to know people from all over the world.
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
25 Jul 07
This is a very unique gift. I have not gotten a package in ages.
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