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Life In A Wallet


My work allows me to travel. If there is an available submarine for public transport, I must have used it already.

I took a bus in my recent trip to my area of assignment. It was night time. After a few hours since we left the bus terminal, the lady carrying a baby seated at the back next to mine found out that her wallet was gone. She cried.

The other passengers told her that she must have lost it back at the terminal. They thought that one of those vendors who went inside the bus stole her wallet. But, the lady was pretty sure that she lost her wallet inside the bus. The last time she remembered holding her wallet was when one of the bus drivers (there were two drivers, they drive alternately) checked her bus ticket. The bus was already moving that time.

Insinuating that one of the passengers stole her wallet, she pleaded to all the passengers that her wallet be returned to her. She said that she and her baby needed that money. She also has important documents inside the wallet including all her identification cards.

It reminded me of my friend who also lost her wallet. All her identification cards and many important documents were in that wallet. It took her 6 months to get a replacement of the lost identification cards but not all. Many of her important documents were gone forever.

For the sake of convenience, we carry with us important documents. Most of the time, we placed them inside our wallet. It is like putting our proof of life inside that little container. When we lost it, we lost our proof of existence.

I only have a few things in my wallet – cash, credit card, ATM card and one (1) identification card. No documents and other stuff. Everything is replaceable.
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34 comments:

  1. i don't want those things to happen to me..to lost important docs and important IDs.

    cash, company id, atm at resibo (hehe) lang ang nasa wallet ko. 'yong mga mahirap palitan tulad ng prof id, gsis ecard etc naku sobrang hirap mag-renew nyan. laking abala kung sakali kaya ayaw ko talagang ilagay sa walet.

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  2. I have all those things you mentioned in my wallet.
    last end of feb, I was packing my things when I noticed that my wallet are missing.
    All my ID/s, credit cards, and ATM cards was there.The night before i was joking to my mother that she should take all of my credit cards,hide it till im gone para maiwasan ko kakautang habang wala satin lol, wala na talaga akong time maghanap kasi paalis na ko mga ilang araw nalang.
    So my mom said na di naman nya yun itatago bec aside from nandun mga ID's and ATM ko may pera din yun.
    Then after I left home (mga 3days after) our newly hired kasambahay was gone, jumped in a gate at midnight, leaves all the doors open and luckily my nagroronda sa loob ng village kung hindi napasok na kami ng masasamang loob dahil my mga kasama daw yung aming kasambahay na nagtakbuhan lang nung matanawan ng nagroronda sa malayo at inilawan.
    My mother learned that many things gone including money and jewelries, so they also assumed that sya din ang nakakuha ng wallet ko.
    Sometimes kahit nasa loob ka na ng bahay mo mawawalan kapa ng ganyang bagay lalo pa yung nasa labas ka at marami kang ibang taong kasalamuha kaya I learned my lesson, wag maglagay ng mahahalagang bagay sa wallet kasi yan ang madaling madampot at mawala since ang main target ay pera.
    ngayon akoy nalulungkot dahil bukod sa hirap akot wala akong ATM ay wala akong magamit na credit card waaaaaaa uhaaaaa
    (sensya na haba ng comment ko parang blog part 2 lolz)

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  3. Since my encounter with a "holdaper" a few years ago, hindi na po ako nagdadala ng wallet. I only bring a coin purse whenever I go out of the house. I bring an ATM card, one credit card, few bills, and 1 identification card. But they are not in a wallet. I put them in separate pockets inside my bag or separately in small plastic envelopes.

    Yes, mahirap mawalan ng mga mahahalagang document. Mabuti na nga lang kung mababalik sa yo yung mga document kahit kunin na nila ang perang laman ng wallet eh.

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  4. mahirap nga mawalan...ako kasi madalas mawalan kasi may pagkaforgetful ako. kaya hindi masyado nagtitiwala si mama sa akin

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  5. hay i agree naku ang hirap magprocess ng panibagong document
    i use to bring those things too sa wallet ko
    minsan nga di na me nagwawallet
    my brother lost his E1 form kaya ngayon panibgong apply ulit kami

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  6. It depends sa place... I have 3 wallets. Sa mga di ako siguradong lugar I use my second wallet where I only have few cash, a credit card, an ATM card and 2 IDs... my 3rd wallet is really not a wallet but purse and there's few cash folded. jijijijiji

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  7. oh my, di ko naisip to a. i keep all my ids in my wallet. hmmm.

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  8. We really need to be cautious and careful all the time. Splitting our "life" away from just one wallet is prudence!

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  9. @Eli, nobody would want to loose anything.. :), well... aside from those we want to get rid of.. hahaha

    @Twilight Zone, hahaha... oo nga, actually my ginawa na akong post na comment ng isang reader. Ang haba kasi ng comment niya at very inspiring kaya ginawa ko siyang post... of course, humingi ako ng pahintulot sa kanya.

    @Nortehanon, naka encounter ka na rin pala ng holdupper, ako rin. First time akong nakakita ng totoong baril at tinutok pa sa akin...yikes!

    @Ming Meows, alam ko ang reason kung bakit ka forgetful.. hahahaha!! peace..

    @bluedreamer27, during ordinary days, when i am not on travel.. di ako nagdadala ng wallet.. coin purse na lang.

    @Xprosaic, ang dami mong wallets... di ka ba nalilito? hahaha!!

    @Jason, you have to give it a thought now.. hhehehe

    @Desert Aquaforce, you're right!

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  10. hi elyong..
    out of topic to ha. nakita ko kase yong comment mo sa blog ko! sakto ang naishare mo. bakit ganun? mukhang pareho tayo ng dinadaanan? san kaba papunta? pasabay nalang? hahaha..tnx

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  11. @eli, malay mo magkasabay na pala tayo... di lang natin napapansi ang isat-isa! hehehe...

    Alam ko kung saan ako patutungo, kaya lang ang daming daan na pagpipilian, nakakalito... sa dami ng daan kadalasan ang hindi angkop na daan ang napipili ko.

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  12. It really pains me to hear people lost their hard earned money and essential IDs to thieves (snatchers, slashers, you name it), let's be cautious, thieves lurk in broad daylight, blend with the public, and probably sitting beside you or just standing in front of you. Poverty has made them more bolder than ever.

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  13. so far hindi pa naman ako nawawalan ng wallet, at wag nman sana dahil andun din nakalagay lahat ng IDs ko. i've always wanted to keep all my important identifications in one ID wallet pero lagi kong nakakalimutan. now, i guess kailangan ko ng bumili at baka ako naman ang abutan ng malas.

    twice na kong naka-experience ng hold-up and several times na muntik ng malaslasan ng bag pero never pa kong nakuhaan ng valuable things. buti na lang medyo alert ako. hehehe...

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  14. it's pretty devastating kapag nasa iisang bagay lamang ang halos buong buhay mo...kapag nga nawalan ng pitaka at nakastore doon ang halos lahat ng importanteng papel ng buhay ng tao..patay..para ka na ring nawalan ng buhay..aws...sa tingin ko lang naman yan..so far, coin purses lang naman ang madalas mawala sakin..pero same din, nakakapanghinayang din ang mga coins...


    happy summer!

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  15. hindi rin kasi ako sanay ng may wallet
    so i seldomly bring one with me
    just dropping by here again elyong
    have a great weekened

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  16. kawawa naman yung babaeng yun.

    syempre suntok sa buwan kung may aamin nun.

    sad.

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  17. hello there just dropping by here to greet you a happy palm sunday
    have a great day

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  18. true,thats why i carry a wallet with money on it and all my id and other stuff are on on other wallet inside my bag so if ever i lost my wallet back at my pants i still have those importants inside my bag

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  19. Waaahh.. That is so sad...

    I don't use a wallet yet I still loose my money.. =(

    That's what I also learned from my brother, 2 years ago, he was snatched of his things while buying some food in Minute stop in ortigas.

    i just bring the right amount of money and one identification card just incase I need to show one..

    ttyl and have a good holy week!

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  20. hello there just dropping by here again
    have a great day and happy blogging

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  21. luoja gud sa bae nawad-an man ug pitaka. sani na kaha ug mahalon pa to nga pitaka. hahaha

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  22. That is so true, napaka-importante ng mga documents sa panahon ngayon, para kang hindi tao kapag wala kang patunay na tao ka. like your passport at mga ID's. Good thing, hindi pa ako nawawalan ng wallet.

    tagal kong absent ah? hehehe musta na rito?

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  23. hello there my friend
    just dropping by here
    have a great day and happy blogging

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  24. everything is replaceable
    tama ka dyan

    Have a Blessed Holy Week, Elyong!
    That all in things God may be glorified.

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  26. hi!! Nice site ah..
    Buti na lang di ako nagwawalet..

    I added you on my site.
    Wala pa ako masyadong alam eh..

    Happy blogging...

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  27. Hi Friend.. Interesting post.. Keep up the good work.. Do visit my blog and post your comments.. Take care.. Cheers mate!!!

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  28. have a great day and happy blogging

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  29. the most of the unthinkable happened to me already kuya elyong..

    I got snatched inside my home.. it is super "kaasar"...

    ttyl

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  30. Hi Elyong, it is so nice to be back here once again.
    This is a great post. It reminds me those time that I lost my wallet, too. There was not much money in there but there was my SSS id, 2 atm card, 2 credit card and one membership card. I was really so sad. It took me four months to replace some of them. :(

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  31. hello there my friend
    just dropping b y here again
    have a great day and happy blogging
    happy earth day!!

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  32. hello just dropping by here again
    have a great day and happy blogging

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  33. Thnx for reminding me to bring only what is needed and can be replaceable in my wallet! hehehee . . . thnx for the add too!

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