I Was Running When Interrupted With Blessings

By Tokz
@ilocosboy (45157)
Philippines
July 9, 2017 11:36pm CST
Yrsterday, my usual running exercise in the morning was interrupted when blessing comes down my way and my activity was stopped. I ran almost 5 kilometers when I paased at the house of our friends who happened to be vacationing in the Philippines and called my name. You know the tradition of giving something to your friends and families when you just arrived from abroad. This friend just came from San Francisco California. Well, she gave me a bunch of gifts like Nutella, Toblerone and other chocolates, Irish Spring bath soap and some other goods. I cannot explain to her that I'm in running mode that I cannot lift the bag. I'm afraid ahe might think its unfriendly gesture. What can I do but to get the bag. I have to walked the remaining 5 kilometers because of that gift of love.
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@Courtlynn (66922)
• United States
10 Jul 17
That was very nice of them. But i wouldve mentioned coming back and getting it agter i was done
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@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
10 Jul 17
that was my plan but I'm to ashamed to tell it to her, so not to disappoint her I just get the bag. Walking while holding the bag of goods.
@Courtlynn (66922)
• United States
10 Jul 17
@ilocosboy dont be. Im sure shed understand yoy were busy
@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
i like the fragrance of the Irish Spring soap, with its green stripes and its hardness, it leaves a very refreshing fragrance in your body after bath or shower. i hope your Nutella will reach a week, because of its so sweet taste, i doubt if it won't be consumed before 7 days, like us here. is your Toblerone brown chocolate, or white choco?
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
@ilocosboy we had last night.
@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
White choco, its so yummy
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@aishanee (435)
• Cuttack, India
10 Jul 17
you are fortunate to have loving and caring people around you who think of you when they are in a vacation.
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@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
Yeah, really feels fortunate because of them.
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@marlina (154166)
• Canada
10 Jul 17
I did not know about this tradition. Those were nice gifts from your friend.
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@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
Its a Filipino trait of giving something to your friends or relatives when you arrived from abroad. Actuallly this is not compulsory but most of us if not all will do this practice
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@Koomanter (103)
• United Kingdom
10 Jul 17
Such caring friends are rare, that's lovely of them! And I think you did the right thing, because finishing the run and coming back doesn't show gratitude in my opinion.
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@ilocosboy (45157)
• Philippines
11 Jul 17
That's what came my mind and I don't want to offend here.