Nice strangers make up for evil acquaintances

I met two nice strangers today, which made up for the rude shock I received yesterday regarding that evil person who badmouthed me. Yay!

The first was a Malay taxi driver.

When he asked me what route I wanted to take, I said with an apologetic grin, “Up to you, as long as you get me there by 3 pm!”

“Wah! 3 pm!” he said, “I’ll try my best, miss!”

And he really did! I seldom see taxi drivers willing to speed for their passengers, but this guy did. He was really pushing the accelerator whenever he had the chance to.

When 3 pm arrived and we were mere minutes away from my destination, he said, “So sorry, but I think we’ll be a bit late.”

I told him it’s okay and thanked him for trying his best.

We got there at 3:04 pm. Once again, he apologised for not getting me there on time (making me feel quite bad).

What a nice person!


The next was a Malay girl.

I was at City Hall MRT station going home. When the train came, I was the last person in “line” because I don’t like rushing into trains like rabid Singaporean commuters do. But by that time, the train was so full I couldn’t get in without stepping on toes, so I kinda hung around outside.

There was this Malay girl at the edge of the door on the inside. Somehow, we made eye contact and smiled at each other knowingly. Then she squeezed really hard to one side to create a space for me and sort of eye-signalled me to get in.

I smiled back at her thankfully and hopped into the train just before the doors closed.

What a nice girl!

It warms my heart when I meet strangers so willing to help another fellow stranger.

And I feel a lot happier today, too, thanks to all your encouraging and supportive comments.

Thank you, kind people of the world!


Because the two nice strangers I met today are both Malays, I’m reminded to wish all my Muslim friends and readers Selamat Hari Raya in advance!

Looking forward to all the yummy food! =)

19 thoughts on “Nice strangers make up for evil acquaintances

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    ya..can’t wait for the yummy food Hari Raya and then Depavali! it’s great to have friends from different races and religion :)

    anyway good u meet such nice pple, meet more!

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    Yeah, there something special about her metabolism, even if she eats a lot, it does not seem to have any effect on her body. Hmmmm…

    Doesn’t it feel good to know that there are still people who can still genuinely care? :D

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    tiger4: There’s always hope. Just that it’s in scarcity. :P And yeah, I could eat all day. Haha.

    amd: Frequent hunger doesn’t equate to fat. :P It’s frequent eating that does it. Haha. I dunno, I think I don’t get fat cos I eat irregularly and sometimes I’m too busy to eat. Although when I have time to eat, I’ll eat so much till I can’t walk. :P

    modchip: Of course. :)

    Wang Wang: Haha… if that’s true, then that’s nice! :P

    Jesta: My faith in people was never broken. In fact, it should be that only people who have faith in people would suffer hurt and disappointment. If I were cynical and cold-hearted, I would generally expect people to be mean and malicious and betraying, therefore I wouldn’t be sad or surprised if that happens, right? :P

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    tiger4, amd, modchip: Heheh, can’t wait to hear Sheylara’s comments when she reads the 3 of u discussing her appetite and metabolism:)
    Sheylara: All I can say is Thank God for little random acts of kindness! I’m relieved that positive stuff happened to you so swiftly following what happened earlier. Like what Jesta said, don’t give up on people just yet…:) And thanks for your Hari Raya wishes! Hope you enoy the holiday as well as the cuisine (same goes for everyone here:)) All the makciks you know will be more than happy to share their delicacies with you (and silently envious as to how come you stay soooo slim:))

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    I also have a nice encounter today. Walking to the bus stop when a road sweeper I pass by smiled at me and greeted me good morning. I was stun for a moment but I smiled and greeted her back

    Sometimes a gesture no matter how small by you or others will help brighten our day.

    Sheylara:Admire your amazing ability to control your hunger/appetite. Too busy to eat? That will never happens to me *blush*

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    Sometimes I focus on the negative too much that I forget the positive people that I meet along the way all the time. And if you really think about it, the negative only makes up a small percentage and it’s the negative that we keep focusing on. So there you go, thanks for the reminder!

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    Nice nice.

    3 explaination:

    1) law of attraction

    2) statistic and probability

    3) FSM

    and also, anyone who meets you have lady luck by their side. Too bad I don’t have such luck :( *sob sob*

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    Malays are generally nicer than non-Malays. Once, when as students we collected used newspapers for charity, it was always the Malay families that open their doors big big and not treat us like beggars. They would even invite you to have a meal with them even though you could tell that they are the sort that just get by. By default, many Chinese families would avoid us like plague or treat us like free labour to clear their junk.

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    @Mockingbird: You do have a point, if you’re referring to the cab driver, but the second stranger was a lady as well:)

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