Well, I was trying to find used or rebuilt generators to supply to the devastated areas of Davao Oriental. We were working with "Save the Children Foundation" and needed four generators to supply power for areas that would not have power for 8 or more months. Danny overheard me in the office making phone calls and said "I can get those". He made some calls and we have an appointment to see some generators near his business the next day. He escorted me to the area we needed to look. This is not an area that we would normally go unless we had a reason and a personal escort.
We are in the heart of downtown Manila where the old financial district was located prior to WWII.
You can go for blocks and find almost anything you could want. At this point even Danny looks lost.
This area is one of just RTW (ready to wear) clothing. Another block would be just cameras and lenses. Other large sections were shoes, electronics and bags.
These guys just wanted their pictures taken as they were calling me to buy something.
Two full blocks where just optical shops that will supply most of the Philippines with frames and lenses.
We finally find the location and see the generators. The price seems right. Now it is time to negotiate.
Danny again shows his worth when it comes to items we may need. He has become a personal friend and a great family man. He is a former Bishop and has 2 daughters attending BYU. We have a lot of common interests and enjoy working together. Again, we find that one of the best things we do is develop relationships that are mutually beneficial. As we would say, Win/Win.