While waiting for a cab this morning, a foreigner looking guy approach the security guard who was helping me find a cab. The guy asked the guard where is Greenbelt 1, unfortunately, the guard doesn’t know where Greenbelt is so the guard asked me if i know where is that place. I just answered that Greenbelt 1 is in Makati and probably 5-6 kilometers from where we are standing. Upon hearing how far it is, biglang parang nanghina at nalungkot yung lalaki. Then he told me that he’s been walking from 1:00am. I was shocked because it was already almost 9:00am then. Aba humahabol ba sa penitensya para sa holyweek ang lalaking ito at naglalakad ng ganon kalayo! Without asking him, he told me what happened to him. So, he’s gone through series of unfortunate events that leave him literally P1.00 coin in his pocket. Kaya naglalakad sya for almost 8 hours na. Mukhang seryoso nman sya and tellinh me his story teary-eyed. Nahabag nman ako. After telling me a summary of what happened, i told him that i’m also going to Makati and he can take the cab with me because i’m going to Board of Investments building in Buendia. So he will just walk maybe another 2 or 3 kilometers from there to Greenbelt 1. While on the cab, he told me the whole story and, oh my goodness, he was crying! His name was Orion Tamayo, his father is a filipino living in Pangasinan while her mom is an american. He is living with his lola in Binan, Laguna. He is a model and the modelling agency is in Glorietta 1, kaya doon nya gusto pumunta. He went to a club last night and he had the priviledge to drink all he can for free because he was part of the modelling agency who is holding the event. He got drunk and there are 2 ladies who invited him to go to their house. So he go. Unfortunately, the 2 ladies left him in the cab and asked him to wait. He was already waited inside the cab for more than an hour when 1 of the women came out and go the other way without saying a word to him. The cab asked him to pay the fare that is around P400. Unfortunately, his money is not enough to cover the whole amount so he just gave the driver all his money and the cab left him in that place that he was not familiar with. And the walking started there. He showed his fist with bruises kasi daw a group if guys mocked him. Mabuti na lang daw nakatakbo sya dun sa mga nagtitrip sa kanya. He is tall at ang haba ng nga binti kaya siguro mabilis tumakbo. Hehehe He stopped in a 7-11 na nadaanan nya and asked a female customer if he could borrow her phone and swapped the sim card so he could call for help because he got prepaid credit bur his phone’s battery is empty. But the lady hid her phone behind her back and told him na wala siyang cellphone. He was crying the whole journey from Shaw Blvd. to Jupiter Street in Makati. I gave the driver P200 and asked him to send Orion to Greenbelt 1. He was so thankful and called me a saint for being so kind and helping him. Whahahaha! Well, i don’t know, but i never felt any danger or threat that he might cause me when i helped him. I can see in his eyes and gestures that he badly needs help.