Nuong bata pa ako…!

I sometimes miss these days…

… Nuong sumasabit ako sa dyip habang may sumisigaw ng “… Valiches, Novaliches”!

… Nuong umaangkas ako sa traysikel na kakalog-kalog dahil sa lubak na daan!

… Nuong sumusundot ako ng pisbol sa kalyeng mausok at maalikabok at isasawsaw sa sukang punong-puno ng naiwang pisbol na lumulutang pa!

… Nuong nagbabasketball sa kanto na ang pustahan ay isang litrong Coke at handang maki-ramble dahil lang sa isang litrong Coke!

… Nuong nakikipagsiksikan sa bus at pinagpapawisan ang kilikili sa init dahil walang aircon pa ang mga buses nuon!

… Nuong tumatakbo at naghahabol ng dyip sa may Blumentrit para makasakay!

… Nuong naglalakad sa gatuhod na baha sa may Dimasalang!

… At higit sa lahat, nuong nakikipag-inuman na isang baso lang ang gamit at sardinas na maanghang ang pulutan, solb na!

Yup, those were the days! Masaya at laging exciting ang araw! Gawin ko nga uli minsan yan to feel how exciting it was… :):):)

Abby Uy… A Budding Street Photographer!

There’s a new girl in town… and oh boy! Her photographs really caught my eye.  I have featured one of her photographs which shows a dramatic image which made use of colors amid a dark, woody foreground. The image above is an artsy photograph of a concert with the band members placed inside a bokeh “peep hole” of leaves. Genius, isn’t it?! And I like it a lot!

Believe it or not… she’s a newbie in photography and is really a fast learner. Imagine what else she can do with her camera after a year!

Introducing, Abby Uy and her blog site Abby – Street Photography! Please do pay a visit at her blog site and share your photo experiences with her.  She’ll very much appreciate it!

The Filipino Daredevils…!

Imagine this, you are driving along a major road in the Metro and then suddenly, a jaywalker darted in front of you missing him by a few inches on a road where there shouldn’t be any pedestrian crossing the street in the first place!

But we, Filipinos, are known as the most bravest people in the world. We are Daredevils!

We pride ourselves of having fearless pilots flying second-hand military airplanes made almost a hundred years ago. We have motorbike riders running at more than 60kph wearing no helmets. We have glass cleaners hanging on the 30th floor of a building with very low safety standards. We have construction workers with no hard hats or safety gears. We have kids on the back of our cars wearing no seat belts when cruising at neck-breaking speeds on our expressways. I could fill up the entire volumes of Encyclopedia Brittanica just to show-off how brave and fearless we Filipinos are.

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Would you drink what he will serve to you…?

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I don’t mind having a half-naked person serving me a coconut “juice drink” who pays taxes and works hard for everything he earns under the searing heat of a mid-day sun amidst the smoke belching buses and dyipnis.

Compared to those people doing nothing (and yet, have almost everything) wearing expensive “Barong Tagalogs” sitting in a luxurious airconditioned government offices indirectly paid by this half-naked coconut vendor, I’d rather have a nice simple drink of coco juice from an honest hard-working person rather than have a sumptuous meal in an exclusive five star hotel offered by a person who uses the taxpayer’s money for their own personal gain!

The Colors of Manila Streets…!

Manila is always swarming with ambulant vendors but this vendor of pillows and towels along a road in Manila caught my attention…! In a day’s work, the vendor may just probably earn about US$3 which is enough to buy her family a meal consisting of a bowl of rice and a handful of noodles mixed with vegetables.

But this vendor appear to be
Optimistic as it was payday for the weely rated workers… I think she will bring home the bacon today!

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Creepy or funny…

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… If you saw a man with his head looking like it is inside another man’s butt! Remember the prison scene where Hancock (the movie starring Will Smith) shoved the head of a prisoner to another prisoner’s butt?

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.”