The little things

05 Dec 2010 | By Jeremy Boo

When xinMSN syndicated an excerpt of my story, I did not expect many responses.

After all, it was mainly an entertainment portal; how many readers are actually interested in poverty in Manila?

So I was surprised when people begin to grade my article (still five stars, thankfully), but what astounded me was when a reader wrote to me sharing with me how the article had reminded her of her own experiences with her domestic helper whom she had lost contact with.

It was not a very long letter and my story did not make any earth-shattering changes, but this is one of those little things that remind me that what I have chosen to do is worthwhile.