Taxi scene while being held by traffic. I was on the front seat while my friend A is at the back seat with her British colleague F.
F: A, what's going on.
me and A turning our heads in her direction and finding a boy with his palm pressed to the window
A: He's begging for alms.
me: But it's better to give them food instead of money.
A: (after rummaging in her bag). We better give him our takeout from the restaurant.
F: Oh. Is that what he wanted? I thought when he held up his palm that he was waving hello and so I have been waving back but when he did not budge, I knew something was up.
A: No, he's asking for a five-peso coin.