Giving and begging seem to integrate very well among the Tibetan.hazmee said:Errr... give her some money? Is it bad move to do over there?
:bsmilie: She didn't posed for me la.... I just snap when shesumball said:I won't as I can foresee that once I give to the first one, there will be second, third,.....etc
I am not there to be a Santa Clause though.
But, Hosea, you need to since she posed for u. hehe
for me, I will not give them money. this act will encourage them continue to beg. if I give it to one, others will follow.hazmee said:Errr... give her some money? Is it bad move to do over there?
I did the same, but my crackers were smashed to chips when I reached there.29tim05 said:for me, I will not give them money. this act will encourage them continue to beg. if I give it to one, others will follow.
I was taught to give them food like crackers, cookies and etc instead.
so coming to these countries, I will buy a big packet of cookies and re-pack into samller packs. by doing so, i will not have a big hole in my pocket and at the same time can fill up their stomach for a while.
anyway this is very common in all the third world countries.
have to admit they are very pity people. :cry: :cry:
Same mixed feeling... felt like helping and yet dislike the troubles.hazmee said:Reminds of the situation when I was in Jakarta giving money to the less fortunate. Its both sad and scary at the same time. They pulled my bag and shirt asking for more. After leaving that place, I am always left with mixed feelings. I guess its pretty much the same over at Jokhang. Cheers!