Lunch Date

@brokenbee (7806)
Philippines
February 23, 2017 6:59am CST
I accompanied my mother at the tailor this morning to get her pants. After getting it, we went to the city. It was already lunch time when we reached the city so we decided to have our lunch. Our orders were two plates of chopsuey rice (my favorite) and one steamed bun (siopao bola bola). We enjoyed our food but I had seen that there's a beggar outside and everytime I took a bite, he would look at me. I didn't tell my mother yet at that time. After we finished eating, my mother told me that we will buy one more steamed bun for my father. I said okay, and I asked her if she still wants to eat steamed buns at home for our snack and she said yes. I told her I am going to buy 5 and give one to the beggar outside the restaurant. She smiled and said okay. When the waiter came to give our bill, I ordered additional 5 steamed buns and then paid. Then my mother asked why I ordered 5. I told her I am going to give the other one to the other beggar with a little child at the alley where we passed by. She said, we should also give them some drinks. So, I told her to wait for the steamed buns and I will go and get them drinks at the nearby grocery store. When I came back, my mother already stood up because she already had the steamed buns. I put the steamed buns in separate plastic bags and handed the two to my mother and I carried the bag of 3 steamed buns. I told my mother that she will just be the one to hand the bags to those beggars. When she handed their food, I had seen the smiles on their faces and I was almost teary eyed that I can't look at my mother.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Such a sweet mother and daughter moment. Sometimes, we really need to have a date with our parents, or if we are already parents, a date with our children.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Yup, most of the time we go to that restaurant. Hihihi My father doesn't want to go with us. Hmmm
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
@brokenbee well, fathers are like that, KJ, but believe, they would love to be there also but sometimes they are shy
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
@ilocosboy Really? Ahahahah! Yup, he prefers to stay at home...
@averygirl72 (16670)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
That's the right thing to do. Most people just ignore beggars. It feels good when we are able to share to the poor. Chopsuey and siopao are my favorite
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Yes, I think they haven't eaten yet at that time...
@averygirl72 (16670)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
@brokenbee They really look hungry? You have a good heart
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
@averygirl72 Thank you.. Yup, I think they were hungry. The old man was looking at me while I eat and the other one with the baby also passed by and looked from the glass window while we were there... =(
@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
23 Feb 17
You are a sweet heart, I cannot believe that there are still people who have nothing to eat when the rich countries throw so much food every day, it is so sad.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Thank you! Yes, that is really sad. There are a lot of beggars here. I hope I made them happy a while ago...
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
23 Feb 17
@brokenbee You surely did, if only more people would be as compassionate as you are.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
@LadyDuck aww thank you..
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Feb 17
You are so kind. We do that as well here. When we help, it flutters the heart and we feel better.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Thanks... Yup! How I wish I am rich so that I can help more people who are in need...
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Feb 17
@brokenbee Me too. I also like the idea that helping someone in need is what we need.
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@ridingbet (47049)
• Philippines
24 Feb 17
good daughter, good human being.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
24 Feb 17
Hmm thank you Ate...
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@Brittnyrose (1457)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
23 Feb 17
That was very kind and you will be blessed for that. I can't help beggars all the time but when I can I do!
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Thank you so much... Yes, how I wish I could do it more often... I think they haven't eaten yet at that time...
@Corbin5 (100030)
• United States
23 Feb 17
How wonderful you and your mother were able to help people in need. I am sure they were so grateful.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Yup, they smiled and said thank you... And I was touched...
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@Happy2BeMe (74352)
• Canada
23 Feb 17
That was so very sweet and kind of you and your mom to do that. I am sure they appreciated that so much. The food looks really good.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Thank you.. Yes.. I felt that they appreciated it... I hope I can share with them again next time...
@prinzcy (5063)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 17
You're so sweet. I am sure you make their day a little better
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
Thank you... I remember their smiles and when they said "thank you" to my mother...
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@rina110383 (24145)
23 Feb 17
Reminds me of the fried siopao at Binondo. One of my favorites. I love chopseuy.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
23 Feb 17
I also like fried siopao.. But we don't have it here in my province. Hihi!
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