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Friday, June 1, 2012

Friendly And Generous Passenger.

Around 11.00pm on Wednesday night, two young men, cousins, flagged me along North Bridge Road just after Jalan Sultan and they wanted to go to Jalan Rumah Tinggi and then to Woodlands. They asked me to wait awhile when we reached the first stop to allow one of them to collect and hand over something to the other. Meanwhile, the other cousin and I alighted to have a smoke as we waited. We started chatting. He is a final year Polytechnic student in Design and when I gave him my card, he was very impressed and offered to design a new card for me free of charge and will call me when he is done in about two weeks time. I thanked him and he told me that he is at present helping out in his mother's Italian restaurant. He is a very pleasant young man and we spoke quite a bit as we continued again on our journey to Woodlands.
When we reached his destination and after paying me the metered fare which was $30.00, he insisted on tipping me an extra $5.00 which I refused and told him "You don't need to give any tips in Singapore you know". He said he knows, but he wants to and insisted that I accept. "We will meet again soon" he said as we wished each other goodnight.

4 comments:

  1. Nice blog, Uncle Frank. Its the most wonderful encounter to meet new people every day while you blog and drive. For most tourists and travellers you serve, it may be the first or last time to meet them personally if they do not visit Singapore so frequently.

    Om your blogs, your fans, followers and friends meet you on blogosphere to learn your experience and fond memories daily.

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  2. Hi Thimbuktu, nice to hear from you again. Yes, being a taxi driver, gives me great opportunities to get in touch with people from all over the world, from all walks of life, get to learn about different nationalities and lifestyles from where they come from. It is always a great pleasure ferrying everyone everywhere, making friends and engage in pleasant conversations everyday.

    Warmest Regards,

    Uncle Frank

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  3. Nice to read about such nice young men in Spore.

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  4. Hi Mr. Lam, yes indeed, there are so many untold nice people, young and old that I meet everyday. It is a great pleasure ferrying them and at the same time getting to know them and engaging in friendly and pleasant conversations.

    Best Regards,
    Uncle Frank

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