Pleasant surprise on Uber with Pan !
Asked him on his thoughts on why he had this on his car, he replied : "I just want to share with others and make someone else's day ! "
Good job Pan!
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We were travelling from London paddington to Oxford. At London paddington, we needed to walk a distance and climb some stairs from the underground tube station to the train station that will then bring us on a 1.5 hour journey to Oxford. It was during the morning rush hour and the place was congested with human traffic. I was having difficulty managing a luggage bag and another small hand-carry bag.
Along the flight of stairs, there were two gentlemen who offered me help with my heavy luggage. One asked "Do you need help with the luggage?". A special note was that he had white hair and I supposed he was in his 50-60s, yet he looks fitter than me! I replied "I can manage, thank you!" or so I believed haha, hoping to be independent! Another said "Can you manage?", and he literally rendered me a helping hand, wishing to take over the heavy luggage from me, helping me up this seemingly long flight of stairs that is so daunting.
On hindsight, my bag weighed 17 kg when I checked it in during departure from London. Iappreciated their kind thoughts and thanked them. It was delightful to have came across this stairway of kindness in London :)
.Eventually , we reached our destination with nothing less than a warm feeling in our hearts from the strangers who extended a helping hand to tourists in their land.
Let us also do likewise to fellow tourists who come to Singapore!
We bought a 10 piece chicken bucket for dinner that comes with 4 sides, of which we had 2 corns, 1 coleslaw and 1 pack of fries. After the many days of eating chips in London, we thought we could give it a miss this meal. Just as we were leaving the KFC premise, we overhead a group of teenagers who were chatting happily and going to order more nuggets and chips. I suggested to hubby, "shall we give them the fries?" And he went over to pass them this freshly cooked warm fries. The group of teenagers were elated! One of them said: "Oh wow thank you very much! Oh Kayleigh no need to get the chips, someone gave us a pack!" We smiled and headed back to our hotel! Haha feeling happy from giving and also joyful from their smiles :)
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We were on an air flight to London when we heard an announcement over the airplane paging for any doctor who is on board to come forth and render help as there was a patient in need. Lorraine and I have both heard of incidents like this happening to some of our colleagues but never did we imagine ourselves to be caught in such a situation.
Immediately, I stopped the film that I was halfway into and stepped forth to meet up with one of the air stewardess. She took a photo of my practicing licence and proceeded to bring us to the patient in need. We were led by the air stewardess to the back of the plane and ascended the stairs. Finally, we met the patient and thankfully, he was already tended to by another doctor who had arrived earlier.
Thereafter when we touched down, we were glad to know from the air stewardess that the patient 'symptoms have improved and will be further tended to by the medical team at the London.
It was a warm feeling to know that like minded individuals are around to offer a helping hand when there is a person in need. Step up and use what we have learnt to better the community! All of us can play a part!
I do cycling and jogging in my free time. Today, I was the cyclist and met a fellow jogger living in the same block as me right at the gate towards the park connector.
What he did brought a touch of warmth to my heart. After exiting from the gate, he held on to the gate for a good 20 seconds as he waited for me to bring my bike up a curb just to reach the gate. I thanked him and wished him a great day ahead!
Sometimes simple acts that we do brightens up the day for someone else! We can always hold the gate for someone else who is just around the corner!
Early in the morning we went for breakfast at LJJ cafe. There was a small queue starting to build up as it was breakfast peak hour. At the queue serving us was the cashier who was handling both the food as well as the payments. It seemed as though the patrons are gradually getting inpatient.
At that moment, we saw the only other kitchen staff rush over to help her out. It wasn't his scope of work but he did it willingly! By the time it reached our turn to order, we placed an order for a dumpling and he even took the extra effort to look for the particular flavour that Lorraine wanted. That was really nice of him! Thumbs up for this gentleman and this cafe!
We can all do our part to go the extra mile to help our colleagues!
After a Hömé visit , I was sitting down at the void deck and just waiting for a grabshare car to come. Suddenly, a voice called out to me to ask me : " Can I borrow your phone to call my mum?" . Looking up, I saw that it was a girl perhaps in her secondary school years and she was trying to search for her tuition teacher. She just didn't have a handphone with her.
Without hesitation, I keyed in the number for her and lent her the phone to speak to her mum. Her mum did not pick up and we ended up having to call her Hömé number. Thereafter, she had to make one last call to her tuition teacher who was supposed to meet her here. Just as we were making the last call, her tuition teacher turned up.
She thanked me and left. Interesting place for an act of kindness to be shared. No matter where we are, sometimes when there is an opportunity to make someone else happy, seize that opportunity!
Laughter is the best medicine. A smile is a great therapy to our souls as well. Came across this bunch of dancing mascots at HK airport during transit and yes it did what it was meant to do, to bring a smile unto the faces of the audience as they dance in their costumes of Little Mr and Ms!
Check out the short clip below and I hope it makes your day just as it made mine then!
Let's smile! A smile is contagious!
How many of us have been to a foreign country where we are unable to speak in their language? I bet a large number of us! Well, kindness can be shown without words and that is exactly what happened today!
My wife and I were in the cold and entered a restaurant. We proceeded to order food but since we were unable to speak the language, we did it via Google translate! After ordering a tofu hotpot, grilled pork and fried rice, the restaurant staff came back to us and we spent a good deal of time conversing via Google translate. Essentially she saw that we have over ordered as the grilled pork alone was in itself sufficient to feed the two of us. She took the extra step no matter the language barrier, to inform us to reconsider our order. In the end we stuck to just rice and the tofu hotpot.
When we were served the appetisers and the rice, we were pleasantly surprised when the owner of the restaurant came up handing us a small portion of grilled pork! Wow, this small act of love touched us! We had a fantastic time and this was indeed one of the best meals!
After dinner, Lorraine and I went up to the staff of the restaurant to thank them, via google translate, that the food was sumptuous and we had a very good time. The staff voiced back thank you and handed us some coffee sweets before we left.
Just as we stepped out of the restaurant, we were met with a heavy rain! And in this cold weather! Oh my, our hotel was probably 800m away! Just as we started to try to brave the rain, the owners of the restaurant had closed up the restaurant as we were the last customers. Without hesitation, he gestured to us to come along in his van and he will give us a lift! We boarded his mini van along with his staff and got a lift back to the hotel!
Wow, indeed, kindness can be shown without words! Likewise, let us do our part for the foreigners in our midst!
And this was our nice restaurant manager!
On the way to work today, something happened that brought a smile unto my face. A middle aged Uncle who was walking in the opposite direction as me clapped his hands as he walked. When he passed by, I heard a loud audible "Good Morning " from him. I smiled and greeted him back. This sets the tone for today and yes, it will be good.
Isn't it sweet to have others wish you a good day ahead ?