The Nicest Thing you had ever Done

Philippines
March 7, 2008 12:21am CST
What's the nicest thing you had ever done in your entire life? In our country, there are lot's of poor street children everywhere. Sometimes they would sell sampaguitas(a type of flower) to passerby. Once there was a kid, it was really really dark then, he told me that he needs to go home and was offering me a bunch of them for less than $1... it was really quite sad. I pity the boy and end up giving him more than I should...
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5 responses
• United States
7 Mar 08
when i first got to the Philippines and the island of Negros Occidental Bacolod City ..at my brother in laws home I met his mother in law (confusing?_) well i have his mother in laws sister (who is a deaf mute) 500 pesos..just as our jeepney was pulling away..and I gave a nephews friend 1,000 pesos because he asked me for pants 500 plus 200 shirt and i told him to keep the rest.. my wife was mad as i gave her family this money but I did not think about it at the time as I was not used to Philippine money..this was 96 in December..so Christmas time? well, i was told off (in a nice way) not to do this.blah blah blah so I said Ok..but it was something to see the joy what I brought to people as I don't do this to my family...once my uncle said he gave me ten bucks..but i don't remember..? well he probably gave it to my brother...lol... I spend Christmas eve in Manila and New Years Eve in Tokyo, Japan..in the Navy base..but I was not military as we just visited a few days before going back to US..but I did tip a man in Japan with Filipina money..and he looked surprised..but said nothing..my wife lived in Roppongi, for six years..so its fun to travel with a guide..always...have a nice day..thanks for letting me tell you this as my aswas says I talk much..
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• United States
7 Mar 08
sorry for the spelling errors..its almost two a.m. and no have not been drinking..lol..its lack of sleep..methinks
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• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Helping at home through financial matters one of the nicest things im doing. I will also add respect for other people like the jeepney drivers, sellers etc. I find it so good talking to them with "po and "opo".
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Hehe... just like your reply to my other discussion. It really shows that your a caring person, but wait though all this time it seems like you keep on giving things to your wife's family side. What about yours?
@nicksy (178)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
it was christmas eve, when i'm strolling in a shopping center(araneta center), where i saw there group of 5 children who carols begs for money, by the time i pass, them iv'e realize, how are they going to celebrate christmas eve, so i go back up to them and in vite them to dinner, so i treat them in a fast food chain(Chowking) as well give them some foods to take home, and by the time we said some good byes, they hug me, ang said "Kuya Salamat"(Big Brother thanks), well that really made my thay as well my year.
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• Philippines
7 Mar 08
WTH! Nikolai, you really did that? Seriously you must be the nicest Filipino I know of haha...
@nicksy (178)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
yeah , that is true, well fortunately by that time i do have some money.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
7 Mar 08
That is a hard question to answer really. I have seen a lot of poor people who would be begging, but one time when that happened, I ordered the old man a bowl of noodles (he wasn't trying to sell anything and I didn't want to give a handout). He probably would have rather had the money, but he seemed appreciative of the meal. Does that count?
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• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Yes it does! A bowl of noodles seems a lot to me to be given to a beggar, as where I lived the most that people can give to a beggar is a piece of cookie.
@Mamagee (392)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 08
Actually it happen everywhere around the globe. bagging is not allow in my country and the poor is given an allowance by the Ministry of Welfare. Helping other people is the best thing we should do. Our life is like a wheel. Sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down. When we are up remember the people down there. We don't know when is the time we go down.
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
I agree, however there ARE people who tries to stay away from the people who are unfortunate.
@nicksy (178)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
and unfortunately there are countries that has limited funds in supporting that poor, or has less priorities toward the masses. on the brighter side, there are non-government institutions who help there less fortunates.
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• India
7 Mar 08
Its a hard question....But i think i have done many nicest things....First thing is I have made many good friends....Some of them are my best friends....And another thing is that I felt in love....Best thing in my life....
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Uh... wait! You misunderstood me, haha... What I meant is, the nicest thing you have done! Like for example, sacrificing yourself for others. Not "The Best thing that had ever happened in your life"