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Girls on a Jeepney

Girl on a Jeepney – in fact several cute girls!

Girl on the Jeepney

This girl on the Jeepney was a cutie too!

Well, indeed, on Thursday this past week, it happened once again. Yep, I met another girl on the Jeepney!

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And, I can tell you, this girl on the jeepney was a real cutie.

This time, I did not sit far away, she was actually sitting right across me, I could reach right out and touch her, and being honest, I did! I was so tempted to do that because ever since I got on the Jeepney, the girl on the Jeepney was reaching out trying to touch me. Imagine the temptation, finally, I could no longer control myself, I reached across and touched the girl on the jeepney. Not only touched her, I hugged her! She was pretty happy when I did that too!

I did ask permission

Before touching her, though, I did ask permission and was told it would be fine. That put me at ease, and I proceeded! The girl was so happy that I did. After only a couple moments, the girl reached for me and wanted to sit on my lap, so I obliged her.

How it all got started

I got on the Jeepney at Bankerohan, the largest Public Market in Davao City. I had bought a few products there and was ready to head home. When the right jeepney came along, I hopped on and sat at the back, just near the door. When I looked across the aisle, there she was, and she was staring at me. I hollered out that I was going to pay, sent my change up to the driver, and told him where I was going, in Bisaya. When I looked back across the aisle at the girl on the Jeepney, both her mom and her Lola had their hands over their mouths!

Mom and Lola told me that they were so surprised when they heard me speak Bisaya, they were just shocked! The girl on the jeepney didn’t seem to care, but she was fascinated with me nonetheless. I would estimate her to have been about 8 or 9 months old. I spoke a little with Mommy and Lola and they were nice. Turned out they lived not too far from me.

The Jeepney came to a stop

The Girl on the Jeepney

The Girl on the Jeepney, she was so happy when I held her!

When the Jeepney came to a stop, waiting for traffic, I asked the Mom if it would be OK if I held the girl and had a picture with her. Both Mom and Lola were so happy when I asked and very happy to oblige. I was also happy because I like kids a lot. My son who was traveling with me snapped a picture of me holding the girl on the jeepney.

I showed the picture to my son, the girl on the jeepney, Mommy, and Lola. Everybody smiled and laughed, and we enjoyed the rest of the ride home.

People on the jeepney are friendly

I have always found the people on the jeepney to be friendly and open to conversation. In most cases, Filipinos can be shy and they don’t usually start off a conversation, but if you say hi, the conversation will go on and on!

Pretty much every time I have said hi to somebody on the jeepney I have gained a new friend, so I like to greet the people, especially if they are looking at me.

Kids on the Jeepney

Kids will often stare at me on the Jeepney, just like the girl on the jeepney did. Whenever a child shows curiosity about having a foreigner on the jeepney, I always talk with them, and they seem to enjoy that. If it is a little kid I might give him a few pesos (my change from my fare usually) and they get a big smile on their face. That always makes my day.

It was time to get off of the Jeepney

When it was time to get off of the Jeepney, I handed the girl on the jeepney back to her Mom. The girl was not happy.  She wanted to stay with me! She cried and kept reaching to me showing that she wanted to come back! Maybe I will see her again sometime!

Did you see my other articles

Did you see my other articles about girls that I saw on the Jeepney?

I was infatuated with this girl and had to follow her home!

Now the rest of the story about my infatuation!

Bob Martin

Bob Martin is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine. Bob is an Internet Entrepreneur. Bob is an American who lived in Mindanao from 2000 until 2019. Bob has now relocated back to the USA.

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Alex Mooney
4 years ago

Here we go again! haha good read

Daniel Christian
4 years ago

Aha. And here we were thinking it was the 3 beautiful girls in pic 1 sitting on your lap.

Andrew Heasman
Andrew Heasman
4 years ago

Awesome , i miss Davao so much

Andrew Heasman
Andrew Heasman
4 years ago

I miss Davao so much , everyone so friendly

4 years ago

A lovely little girl. I found when I was visiting and especially in the Mall that a smile went a long way. Even sitting outside the house the locals got used to us and those who spoke English would stop to talk, especially if my Grandson was sat on my knee.

MaryJane Maglangit
4 years ago
John Reyes
4 years ago

I wonder what MaryJane Maglangit is saying. Her comments do not show.

4 years ago

Hi Bob,

We visited this summer and Mama’s house in Bohol which is turning into a compound as more family is building and moving in on the lot. Anyway there were lots of young kids 5 and under. It is hard not to be happy when they give you the mano and beso beso. Nice article!



4 years ago
Reply to  Bob Martin

You got a much better response then i usually get, Bob. When i smile and do a little wave to a young child in the Philippines, i almost always end up with a crying or screaming child ! Not the response I had hoped for

4 years ago

I get stuck in these situations. Over last ten years I have seen more Americans and others especially Australia and some from Europe. I get there stares from the cute kids and mothers trying to not look. If I knowledge or try to talk or play this will come back later from my wife if I am with her or her brothers and cousin seems to make sure to let her know there was an interaction if I am out or at store. This is something that aggravates me. They seem to want to cause a argument.

3 years ago

Who are the girls on the first photo? 🙂


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