Do you always bring a handkerchief?

@lady1993 (20427)
Philippines
April 17, 2013 8:26am CST
I am a person who rarely goes out without it, and when i do, i accidentally forgot about it. It's like it's a part of me.. I think it is very useful since when there is dust o a weird smell i can cover my face with it.. and i was quite shy when i was young so i covered my face when i was embarrassed, it just became a habit.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
I always do and always keep an extra on my bag. Because I sweat a lot- shessssssssh- it's like I have a water pump on my face (lols) So, handkerchief is a must for me to bring.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
18 Apr 13
Enough for you to have your own water refilling station? he he. Just kidding...have a wonderful day!
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
19 Apr 13
Aries, Oh yes my dear, sounds like
@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
7 Oct 15
@jaiho2009 yes, people who sweat a lot have no choice do they? my sister is the same, and she does use hankies too, but she usually loses it
@celticeagle (120556)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr 13
My grandmother was one who always took a handerchief. She was one who would stuff one up her sleeve too so she always had one. I never have one, not even kleenex in my purse. I have lots of napkins in my car and I use them instead. I was shy when I was young too but never covered my face.
@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
19 Apr 13
h, i always bring some tissue with me to- since i use it to wipe dirt whenever i need to sit somewhere dusty or clean the table with it. I don't cover my face that much though nowadays..
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@celticeagle (120556)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Apr 13
Oh, you do the Niles thing huh? lol
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
3 Oct 15
@celticeagle i have no idea what the niles thing is
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@emily7339 (1339)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 13
When I was at school, I used to have handkerchief with me all the time but no longer now . After I started my working life, I would ensure I bring along my facial tissue wherever I go instead. I always has a packet of it in my handbag
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Oh, yes, some people do prefer that. But then since you are now working, wouldn't you be sweating? How would you get rid of the sweat? I don't think facial tissues can work.
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@emily7339 (1339)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 13
I am in the office from early morning till night . The whole office is air-conditioned. I needed to bring my coat along as it is very cold
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
19 Apr 13
OH, so you won't really need a handkerchief since you won't sweat at all when you are in the office. Although all of our rooms are air conditioned, some of them are even too cold we need to travel from room to room for our next class and some of them are so far. So we will definitely sweat especially if we're in a hurry.
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• India
18 Apr 13
well, I would never use handkerchief but I use tissues a lot. and I keep them with me as if that is a part of my body. I always have a tissue in my hand. that gives me self confidence.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
18 Apr 13
I think it is always good to have handkerchief or tissue with oneself.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Yeah, i guess they tissues and handkerchiefs can be used interchangeably, but there are some stuff that can either of them should be really used.
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@cherigucchi (4893)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
I just cannot leave the house without a hankie in my pocket or bag. I think this really very important for health reasons.
@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Yes, that is one of the main reasons why i bring a handkerchief with me all the time. To protect myself from dirt, and also wipe the sweat and i also wipe it on my face if ever it got a little dirty.
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
3 Oct 15
It is important as I don't my nose to drip as I am trying to eat something.
@SIMPLYD (85041)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
I do now since i get older. I always hold it wherever i go. It seldom gets lost. But when i was a teen-agaer, i would always lose it. Thus, i stopped and resumed when i was a bit older and not forgetting about it anymore.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Yeah, i did lose a few of my precious handkerchiefs... guess it was in college when i did not use it that much anymore, and i did not have pockets too. I would drop it somewhere- in the auditorium, the road and even vehicles.
@SIMPLYD (85041)
• Philippines
19 Apr 13
I also experience the same sometimes too.
@Ashokraj (107)
• India
18 Apr 13
I always have a handkerchief whenever i go outside. It's very difficult to go outside without it. Now it's summer season. So more sweating is there. I can't go to my class without kerchief. If i go without it, it'll seems that i washed my face with sweat.
@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
yes, especially now that it is a very hot summer.. We always need one- maybe a face towel to- since i don't think our sweat would fit in a small handkerchief anymore.
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@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
18 Apr 13
i always have a pack of tissues on my bag. i find this more convenient. i suffer from allergies so during spring i always have clogged or runny nose. i don't like blowing my nose several times on the same hankerchief and besides they need to be washed and ironed so i prefer to use the paper one and throw it after use.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Yeah, i prefer tissues and the like when blowing my nose too, especially if it is a serious cold.. Although if it is just a runny nose, it is okay for me, since it just looks like water..
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@dpk262006 (56566)
• Delhi, India
15 Oct 15
I carry not one but two handkerchiefs in my pockets. I just cannot leave my house without it. It has become a habit.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
16 Oct 15
wow.. two handkerchiefs do you have sweaty palms?
@kevin1877uk (36989)
3 Oct 15
No I don't use one.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
7 Oct 15
good for you, then you have one less thing to forget
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
23 Apr 13
oh, I usually do not have a lot of times that i am able to bring myself a handkerchief. hehe usually i am unable to remember to bring and when i do remember them the day before, then i would be putting a handkerchief in my bag so i can bring them with me the next time i go out.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
3 Oct 15
yes, some people do not use them at all for others like me, it has sort of become a habit, and a part of my get up
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
18 Apr 13
I think it is good to have handkerchief with oneself. I always use handkerchief and keep them in my pocket.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Yeah, i usually just hold my handkerchief.. although i m trying to break that habit now, since i have lots a few hankies because of it. I either put it in my pocket or my bag if i am not using it.
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@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Hi ! Like you also i can't go out without a handkerchief . As if i am incomplete without it. In country like us bringing a hanky is a must if you'll go out because of pollution. We need to protect our lungs from dust , from pollution to live longer.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Yeah, our countries are quite similar.. and when i looked at your profile to know your country, we actually live in the same country. Philippines is very very polluted, especially Manila..
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
I usually bring one but I don't usually use it. I just bring it in case I need to sneeze. I don't usually use it because a napkin is more hygienic. I guess the hanky became you "security blanket", you are more "secure" when you have one. I guess my "security blanket" is a little pillow that I carry around whenever I go out of town or go somewhere else to sleep. I couldn't have a good sleep if I don't have it. Have a great mylot experience ahead!
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Yeah, you could call it that.. my "security blanket". I guess most people have that- it's just a different thing.. I can easily sleep whenever i am though, as long as the place isn't scary.
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@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
During my elementary and highschool days, i used to bring one on hand. Back then, I always catch coughs and colds. I guess you know the hassle of having them when you got nothing to use when you sneeze or cough out loud. Not just embarassing but knowing that you can infect others too by spreading your own sickenss. It also came handy to my part especially when my hands are dirty and i need to wipe off somethng on my face to prevent myself from having pimples or occurrence of acnes. The only thing here is that I akways lose them. Haha! Whenever I reach home and check on my pockets, i would realize that my hankerchiefs gone. So my parents would always buy me a dozen or 1-week set of hankys. I am also very fascinated with handkerchiefs because of the designs they have on it. I used to have floral designed hanky's and some would have days of the week in it. Sometimes, i also feels its texture whether it is soft or rough. If it is rough, i would always ask our maid to wash them over and over again to reduce it roughness feel. Haha... Now that i grew up and am working, i have stopped using them. I am not sure why but i guess for the reason that at work, we are surrounded with air-conditioned units. So most of the time, it is cold and i don't perspire that much. But since it is summer in myq country and very hot, i think i might start using one. Have a great day ahead.
@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
3 Oct 15
i agree.. where i work, we have air condition too, but when i travel to work i still need the handkerchief
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
18 Apr 13
I don't have a handkerchief but i often wear a mask when i drive a motorbike since it is very dust in here. I often use tissue only instead of using handkerchief.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
19 Apr 13
Oh yeah, motor riders should definitely wear a mask since the road is very dusty and you don't have even if you have a helmet, it won't keep all the smoke from otehr cars to get into your nose.
@lil_toni (206)
18 Apr 13
I also do bring it when I go out. And it seems that we have the same reasons of bringing it. I always hold it but my problem is whenever its in my hand, sometimes I accidentally misplace it specially when I'm also holding something. It's already too late when I noticed that it was gone. That's why when I bring my handkerchief, I immediately place it inside my bag or pocket.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
19 Apr 13
Yeah, i can totally relate- i usually just hold it especially when i am in school since i have no pockets. That is the reason why i lost 3 of them, i guess i left some on the road or in a classroom.
@Daisy_22 (1230)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
It might be part of you but not with me.I'd rather set my make up kit and make it as my priority of all the things that I need to bring everyday.Well i have a thick face and the level of my confidence is above average so I don't feel shy.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
19 Apr 13
I have no make up at all- well, maybe some powder and lip balm or lip gloss.. but that is it. I do have other reasons for bringing it though- to protect my face especially my nose from the dirt and the stink.
• Pakistan
18 Apr 13
this is good habit to keeping handkerchief because we need it from time time espacially after takinf food in dry weather or stromy season in hot summer days when it sweet over our body
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Yes,that is one of the reasons why i always have my handkerchief whenever i leave th house.. since the road is so polluted and of course i sweat when i go outside. it is very useful indeed.
@youless (94397)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Apr 13
I don't bring a handkerchief with me. Whereas I will have tissues in my handbag and I like to use them rather than the handkerchief. Try to imagine if I sneeze the nose and then it will be so ugly and dirty to keep the handkerchief in my pocket. Besides, sometimes a handkerchief is not enough for me.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
18 Apr 13
Well, i do agree with you on that- i prefer a tissue than a handkerchief when it comes to wastes and stuff. I do have both, tissue and hanky with me all the time. The hanky is just for dust and wiping off sweat, the tissue is for dirt and otehr icky bodily fluids.