early childhood

So I missed the sunrise again.  It’s really very difficult to get up early when we all know that the sun will rise again tomorrow.  And the next day, and the day after that.  Don’t get me wrong; I love watching the sunrise, but I love staying in bed a little longer even more.

a little boy trying out an adult sized tricycle (pedicab)

This is probably the best early morning photo walk I’ve ever had.  The residents are already up before 7:00 in the morning while downtown is still quiet on this Sunday morning.  The neighborhood kids are mostly awake, but still in a transition from sleep to wakefulness.

a boy gazing emptily behind a wire fence

What’s on his mind?  Why so pensive?

a little girl and her brother heading to the beach with their father

They’re heading to the beach!  As a kid I’ve spent a good many Sundays at the beach too.   The water was still crystal clear and the beaches were mostly uninhabited then.  Not anymore today.  It’s very sad.

2 boys sitting at the back of a parked pedicab

Boys at the public market.  They’re just sitting there, as with their  parents tending the stalls.  It looks like a slow day.

a girl holding his little brother who is holding a bag of bread for breakfast

Breakfast will be served.  I love pandesal bread with coffee.  Just dunk the bread in instant coffee; it makes me happy.

pig being brought to the slaughter while 3 children look as it is carried away by men

This is the story of the 3 little kids and the little pig that went to the market.  I left out the wolf; we only have stray dogs.

girl sitting on the sidewalk

Still too young to get lost in thought….


21 thoughts on “early childhood

  1. Hi Orly, good photos you have here. I just wonder if is it camera black and white setting or you use a software?

  2. Thank you all for the very positive feedback. I appreciate them very much.

    @Leisa, I do hope our kids will appreciate everything we provide them. There is a lot to be thankful for, and every time I walk the neighborhood I find myself being more thankful than before.

  3. The little boy in the traysikol got to me. So young yet already doing his share to help the family. When we were in Sorsogon, Ray and I saw a kid, perhaps 7-8 years old, riding a Karabaw hauling some water I think it was. He looked so young and so little and we instantly thought of Little Ray and how his life is so much different. Definitely put things in perspective.

  4. I’ve been following your blog since digital photography school featured it. I love your work. I check it out daily. Keep ot coming. Great stuff!!!

  5. Hello Orlando, I love all your black and white photos… Your photos always tell a story. It only goes to show that you are a great and talented photographer.

  6. Hello orlando uy. I really enjoy your photos, your style and your comments. I live in the Chicago area.

  7. Good Morning Tacloban!! Such a wonderful breakfast treat. The dunking of the pandesal is funny, because most of us do the same 🙂 I love the kid on “lost in thought”. Bless the children. Thank you.

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