The story of our overweight luggage

Bonita to Mom:

Dear mom,

Arrived safely in Manila (from Xiamen). All without a hitch except that we were overweight 19 kilos! As it turns out, every kilo is charged RMB 50 so we almost had to pay RMB1,000!



Mom to Bonita:

Dear Bonita,

Did you pay overweight?

Mom felt so bad because i am not alert enough yet to think fast. We should learn from our mistakes

We should have left the big carton with us cause we dont have luggage. Just one big and one small luggage.

Next time, think fast and make decision accurately.

Love, Mom

Bonita to Mom:

Dear mom,

In a way, it is God’s will. Yes we were 19+ kilos overweight and we were asked to pay excess of RMB1,000 (or 50 RMB per kilo).

However, because we were overweight, we talked/prodded/begged people if they can have us load our luggage with them if they’re only traveling light and under 20 kilos.

We had two good samaritans – one was an OFW from Dubai who bought a Php15,000 LCD TV from Samsung in China (25% of Philippines’ Php 60K price).

The other was a Filipino Chinese who studied in UNO High School, but finished in Xiamen university using international trade. Guess what? He is working for his uncle who is actually an importer for dried pineapple from the South. They actually talk to the pineapple farmers and consolidate — EXACTLY the supplier I had been looking for over the last two months. 

Both of them are truly my good samaritans. I have already given him my card and he will email me the price list this week. 

So mom, take heart. Calm down.

God is indeed good and He provides. There is definitely a purpose for everything. If we don’t have overweight, we would not have a story to tell. If we were not forced to talk to people, I would not have met our pineapple importer and maybe make a good friend out from it.

Hope that mom gets a smile in our story.



About Bonita

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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