I've always been fascinated with the Philippine calesa, basically a small, horse-drawn carriage that operates in only certain places around the country. Last Friday, Gayle and I went to Gospel Church of Manila to attend a youth service, and fortunately enough, there was a man operating a horsie-ride to go there. It's quite a reasonably long ride, for 40 bucks. Plus it was way more comfortable than a side-car or a trike.
And on the way home, a nice thing happened.
Gayle uses the LRT, and I use the jeep home. On the way back, I was counting my exact money, 8 bucks, when I dropped 1 and I watched in horror as it rolled out of the jeep. Now I only have 7 bucks, and the minimum fare is 7.50. Now, talking to other people in the jeep makes people look at you like you're a criminal but I was desperate.. So I asked this girl next to me for a buck. Surprisingly, she gave me a coin. I felt so relieved when I paid. Now, she also said 'para' (means I wanna get off) at the same place that I go down at, and when I followed her down, people stared at me like I was gonna rob that girl. Anyway, I ran after her, and said "Miss, thanks for the coin".
When I see you again, unknown student, I will repay my debt. =)
Thanks for the coin.