Ballpen = 50?


That is the question. Now this is the story:

There are people who offers various items and and say that the proceeds of their sale will go to a fund-raising activity, or to a foundation, or to help in their education, or such and such. And that's how I got this ballpen (with special calendar, as that girl told me so).

I was approached one day last week, as I go to SM City Manila, by a girl who introduced herself as Rose Anne. She said that she is a history student in PUP Sta. Mesa. I thought that she would invite me to Bible talk or fellowship or that she would ask me some questions relevant to her course in history. However, she offered me this ballpen and said that it will be for their activity. I forgot to ask what sort activity is that, but then again, after I noticed that she and her colleagues are having a hard time selling their pen, I gave in and I bought her pen. Shelling out a 50 just for an overpriced ballpen is no big deal. However, the deal is that I hope that she is not lying. Well I just hope that their activity is worth my 50 pesos.

At sana rin pala ay hindi madaling masira 'yung pen niya. Kung hindi. Naku....
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6 comments:

  1. Sometimes ang hirap mag trust ano lalo na sa mga nagsosolicite dyan sa manila. Pero may times na man na kahit sincere yung nagsosolicite eh nanloloko pala. Anyway what you did is very heroic since kahit medyo duda ka, just for the sake of the project, nagbigay ka pa rin. that's what you call "it's the thought that counts"

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  2. Hehehe...OA naman siguro 'yun bluep na tawaging heroic 'yun. Binili ko na rin 'yung ballpen kasi parang naawa na ako sa girl at sa mga kasama niya dahil nahihirapan na silang itinda 'yung ballpen nila.

    Baka nga naman kailangan nila 'yun or honest naman sila. :-)

    Ipinapasa-Diyos ko na lang 'yun.

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  3. hi. napadpad lang ako bigla sa blog mo. :)

    ang alam ko po ay totoo yun. actually yung perang napag bebentahan po nung mga items nila ay pinangsusustento nila sa pag-aaral nila.

    hindi po nila ako kasama pero nung high school po ako ay na-orient ako dun sa isang institution na nag po-provide ng ganoong scholarship. parang mag po-provide sila ng items tapos ibebenta ng mga estudyante tapos yung kita nga nila yung pang suporta nila sa pag-aaral at pag tira nila dito sa maynila.

    :)

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  4. Ah! Ganun pala iyon Atsitarter. At least na-clarify ang tungkol dito.

    Marami kasing nagbebenta ngayon na mga estudyante ng iba't ibang bagay tulad ng ballpen at mga pasalubong items. Sinasabi nila na pang-suporta iyon sa pag-aaral nila.

    Mabuti rin ang ginagawa nila dahil sa matyaga sila para makatapos lang sa pag-aaral.

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  5. Good day guys, im rowel ochavez galit..tapos na ako sa pag aaral..u know what, i graduated na walang support ng parents ko khit piso..dahil nagfufundraising ako..yes isa po ako sa topic nio na nagtitinda ng calendar pen sa halagang 50, sa totoo lang minsan tinitinda ko ung pen sa halagang 100, or 500 para sa pag aaral ko...dahil sa tulong nio at sa ibang tao nakagraduate ako as cum laude sa international peace leadership college. and after kong nakagraduate pumunta ako sa ibat ibang bansa para mag fundraising purposely, to support ung mga students na needs ng support sa study...salamat sa tulong nio sa amin...right now im here in korea..taking my masteral..

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    1. Congratulations at isa ka sa mga pinalad na maka-graduate dahil sa iyong pagsisikap at tulong na rin ng maraming tao. I hope na ituloy mo sa mga nangangailangan ang mga kabutihang natanggap mo.

      God bless you.

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