Another coastal clean-up on July 9

@sunrisefan (16624)
Philippines
July 2, 2016 7:12am CST
I received a message on FB tonight from a bank manager inviting me to another coastal clean-up on July 9. I replied that I'll try my best to join. It would then be my 3rd participation in their coastal clean-up. An Amercian whon I met in the first clean-up that I participated also messaged that he'll be glad to see me again. I admire the guy because inspite of being on a crutch, he still joined in the clean-up. I felt ashamed for my countrymen that it would take a foreigner to pick the trash that they throw on the beach. (Martin, the American, also said that he sometimes sees the photos that I posted and that he liked these.) I hope the weather will be fine on July 9 so that I can join and give a small helping hand in the clean-up.
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• United States
2 Jul 16
That is very nice of you to volunteer! I hope you'll be able to go and the weather will be nice out.
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Yes, I hope the weather will cooperate. I've invited a couple who are my friends and they're coming to help too. Hope I can invite others too.
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• United States
3 Jul 16
@sunrisefan That is great!! The more the merrier.
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@infatuatedbby Yes, I hope I can invite more :) If you were around, I'm sure you'd help too but, on second thought, you wake up late LOL!
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@scheng1 (24948)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
I wonder why they do not ask the students to help in the beach cleaning exercise. Over here, students have to do community service, and cleaning the public places is one way to do that. They will get community service hours recorded!
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
They do. In fact, most of those who help in the clean-up are students and only a handful are not.
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@scheng1 (24948)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
@sunrisefan That is good to hear. If the education board requires students to serve 100 hours of community service every year, that is a good chance to teach them about the effect of pollution.
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@scheng1 It's no a school requirement though. Students help because the clean-up initiator requested for their assistance. They responded positively though because it's also a way of bonding for these young people.
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@wiLLmaH (8169)
• Singapore, Singapore
5 Jul 16
Whoah! That is good activity! Are all free to join this?
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
5 Jul 16
Yes, everyone is free and welcome to join, Ms. Willmah. I just hope the weather will be fine. I've invited 2 friends who are coming too.
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@wiLLmaH (8169)
• Singapore, Singapore
7 Jul 16
@sunrisefan In which province?
@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
@wiLLmaH Negros Oriental
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
Now..you got another fan. Told you...you have the gift :)
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
Hehehe! I'm blushing LOL! Thanks, Ms. Reine :)
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
@sunrisefan even here...you got fans with your photos
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
@Lucky15 Maybe only 3 or 4 or 6 at most hehehe! I had a long chat with the American (his name is Martin) and we were like long-time friends hehehe!
@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
2 Jul 16
Yes indeed. it is unfortunate that most Filipinos aren't as caring about the environment as much as they should ..
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
And I felt ashamed that an American has to pick up the trash that my countrymen throw. Been chatting with the American just now and he's looking forward to see me again in the clean-up. We met in the first clean-up that I participated in. He says that he's been seeing the pictures of the sunrise and other subjects that I posted on FB.
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
4 Jul 16
@sunrisefan Yes, it's a shame that we need foreigners to show us how to clean up our environment ..
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
4 Jul 16
@epiffanie I hope people will change their attitude to one of concern for the environment. We only have one earth to live in and nowhere else.
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@ida123 (6284)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Jul 16
Participating on this kind of cleaning on a coastal area is very nice way, you help our environment clean. I hope, July 9 will not rain so that you can continue your project. Good job friend.
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Yes, Ms. Ida. I hope the weather will be fine. I've invited a couple and they're coming to help. Hope I can invite more.
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@ida123 (6284)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Jul 16
@sunrisefan, yes, you can invite some more couples out there who have available time.
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@ida123 I'll try to, Ms. Ida :)
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@DianneN (59247)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Good for you and Martin. I think he really likes you!!!!
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Even the first time I met Martin, I sensed he's a nice fellow, Ms. Dianne :)
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@DianneN (59247)
• United States
5 Jul 16
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@nomus24g (16434)
• India
2 Jul 16
You are really doing some great work, by contributing to the society...
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
I think it's everyone's duty to take care of the gift God has given to us, my friend. In the process, I've found a new friend in an American who, despite being on a crutch, joins the clean-up in picking the trash. In fact, at the moment, we've been chatting on FB and look forward to see each other on July 9. He's a kindred spirit :)
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@nomus24g (16434)
• India
2 Jul 16
@sunrisefan thats really inspiring
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@SIMPLYD (75326)
• Philippines
5 Jul 16
I admire you very much for all those activities you have my friend . It's one way of giving back to mother nature - clean up the beach sides .
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
5 Jul 16
Thanks, Ms. LT :)
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@tzwrites (3809)
• Romania
3 Jul 16
It's good to help clean the coastal area, the poor planet needs all the help it can get. We are filling it with trash.
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
True
@allknowing (55733)
• India
3 Jul 16
Finally it is not the government but private sponsors that could help save the earth. Happy that you participated
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@sunrisefan (16624)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
The private sector always iniate things that the government fail to address.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 16
YES, I realy big fat shame to our faces that some foreigners who love our country even bothered to clean things up! I just remembered that japanese who kept dusting the over pass every morning. While most of us just threw our trash when ever they want.
@ridingbet (37924)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
yes, hoping for a good weather on July 9.