17 November 2010

Break a Leg

Two days ago, I went to Quiapo to visit a famed camera shop that was said to be offering the best deals for cameras. You see, it's my birthday next week and even though I did not have the money yet, I wanted to check on the best camera deals around. I took the train from Anonas to Recto and from Recto, I transfered to line 1 from D. Jose to Carriedo.

In the D. Jose station platform, the next train was approaching. When the train doors opened, the train car was full, but this certain girl insisted herself inside but couldn't do so. After a few seconds, the warning buzzer activated and the train door started closing. Since she cannot get her self in, she stepped back. When she stepped back, her right foot got caught and was trapped between the  platform edge and the side of the  train.

Since I was the closest person to her, I held her back to prevent her further fall. I yelled at the guard  to stop the train. I gently pulled her back to untangle her trapped leg. In a matter of a split second, suddenly, everyone was trying to help including the guards. Realizing that she's already safe, I quietly stepped back and allowed the people to do the rest of the rescue.

She probably won't remember me. I probably won't remember her either. I just felt really happy that nothing bad happened to her and that I did what I could.

You know, looking back, I realized that maybe angels are not those mythical naked babies with wings. Maybe, angels are those special kindness in our hearts that do not expect anything in return.

9 comments:

VICTOR said...

Its true that it feels good when something happens and it tells us that we have purpose.

Advance happy birthday to both of us!

khantotantra said...

hero ka panda!

Sana ay nakahanap ka ng camera sa quiapo :D

gillboard said...

naks, tunay na gentleman. :)

p0kw4ng said...

wow sarap ng feeling non db?

yan ang pinaka ayaw ko..ang humabol sa nagsasara ng train...sakit kaya ang maipit ng pinto!

kikilabotz said...

naks isa kang tunay n bayani. hehe. cguro lahat nmn gagawin un. hehe. thank goodness at wala ngyari masama ^_^

YanaH said...

wow.. nice..
pero ang scary naman.. what if nakaladkad ung paa nya sa pag-alis ng train?
hayssss
nakakatakot din. at least nothing happened to her, she's safe.. thanks to you..

glentot said...

Natatakot pa ako habang nagbabasa kasi akala ko may karugtong na morbid yung nangyari sa kanya... like makaladkad sya ng tren or something. Buti na lang maraming angels na tumulong...

thegreatmaldito.com said...

i was expecting something gore at the end....yung tipong nakaladkad siya from one end to the other...but good thanks hindi pala...

sabi nga nila,everyone in us can be an angel...

Rah said...

@victor, advance happy birthday din sayo :) next week ka na din?

@khant, oo nakahanap na ako, kaya lang, mahal. hehe. Hero, sana nga good omen yon.

@pokwang, oo nga, naipit narin ako ng train dati. Nakaheadphones kasi ako, hindi ko narinig yung warning buzzer. Muka akong tanga.

@kikilabotz, Instincts narin siguro. It could have been worse. What if, naipit talaga at hindi huminto ang train...

@Yannah, On my own lang napakapassive ko. hindi inate sakin ang volunterism. I don't know san nanggaling yung initiative. Right time, right place perhaps.

@glen and maldito, oo nga, it could have been worse, kakapanood ko palang naman ng SAW II