the penguins of tacloban
I wouldn’t have believed it possible to see penguins smack in the middle of a busy street in the tropical island of Leyte had I not seen the Penguins of Madagascar. Yep, Hollywood did some amazing work on my brain that I now believe anything is possible and if I look at the moon long enough, I’ll see cows jumping over it.
Ok, I exaggerate a bit. They’re not smack in the middle of a busy street. They’re on the sidewalk waiting for the traffic light to change, but they’re penguins nevertheless, and I’m still in the tropical island of Leyte the last time I checked.
Somewhere down the road, I met this little guy. He was smack in the middle of the street.
I haven’t seen handmade wooden scooters for a long time. Many decades ago, every kid probably had one. They were made from strips of wood nailed together and had metal bearings for wheels that made a lot of noise when used on the streets and sidewalks. (This one has rubber wheels.) There should be some authentic scooters lying around in some neighborhood, unless they have all been chopped up for firewood.