little aliens and mazes
There has never been any time I regretted keeping a camera handy, but there were many times I wished I had one with me. Never mind about camera phones; mine takes forever to start up. If ever I am forced to use my phone’s camera, chances are I’d be interrupted by an unsolicited marketing ad trying to sell me a condo unit, or an announcement telling me I’ve won the lottery. Just deposit the money in the bank and I should get my lottery winnings in another lifetime.
I thought I saw an intoxicated cardboard box with legs falling onto the grassy curb a few times, and it really was, sort of.
I must have been watching too many cartoons to be noticing short little alien creatures just about everywhere.
I have made a resolution to explore the side streets and alleys, and today I’ve done just that. It is a maze of small pedestrian alleys with many paths leading to different parts of the main road. A 3 minute walk from one end of the alley to the other end will take a car more than twice as much time. There is a big community in here, and there are more of these places within the city.
The ubiquitous sari-sari store. They don’t carry much stocks, but they have most of the basic stuff, including cigarette and Snow Bear menthol candies. The latter two are absolute necessities.
Chinese garter, played by bigger girls. It looks very easy.
….but it’s a completely different sport for little girls.
Coming back from the main road through a different route, a different scene. Rice grains are set out to dry under the hot noontime sun. A young family member is tasked to keep an eye on it while the adults go about their other chores.
On the other side of town, a lovely view of Tacloban City from the barber’s chair.
This is one of the best photo walks I have ever taken.
A super typhoon is coming our way and is reportedly stronger than the one that devastated Mindanao last December. How I wish it can be called off. I just hope that damages will be at a minimum if it cannot be averted.
thank you for sharing this –
it shows how happy we are despite the situation we are in
i just hope one day these kids find a way to get farther than where they are now
Ang cute ng mga bata. :))
These are great. The first two photos are especially and unbelievably cute. I think the second one is my favorite.
I wholeheartedly agree that this is one of the best photo walks you’ve ever taken! I loved all the pictures, especially the cutie pies in the first two 🙂
Please stay safe and I hope to see some interesting photos of the typhoon in a future post.
I can’t tell you (or maybe I have, once or twice) how much I love your photos and narratives.
I’ll be praying, to the extent that I do, that you will remain safe from the effects of the storm and that your beloved land will ride it out as best as possible.
Thank you very much for your prayers, Maya. We’ll be ok, and I also pray that everyone else will be safe too.
And thank you also for the kind compliments. I appreciate them very much.
Ha! A walking Magic Chips! I love that snack!
Stunning collection of images….love them!
I really love your street photos. makes me want to explore alleyways and streets too.
Thanks. There’s a lot to be discovered, so go ahead and explore. Just be careful. 🙂
this set is entertaining and full of humor, and the story telling is wonderful. I love the ‘chinese garter’ frame #2 good catch:) where can you find an outdoor barber shop with a wonderful view of the city? Only if Mr. Uy finds them:))
I hope the typhoon will not pass by there.Good luck stay safe.
I forgot to ask the barber if there’s a discount for half a haircut, but the view is definitely worth returning to.
Landfall tomorrow; I hope there won’t be any damage, especially this close to Christmas.
Big big LIKE! Beautiful. (made my day with these…)
Lovely, I didn’t know b/w photos could bring out so much life!
These Are Great!!! Hunker down and be safe, maybe typhoon will be a bust and find somewhere else to go.
We’ll see how it goes tomorrow, and praying for a miracle. Thanks.
Beautiful set of pictures, as always. I love taking photos of kids.
Thank you. I’m glad to be on this side of the world where there are no laws against taking photos of children, and I hope nothing will change this.
I didn’t think about children before you mentioned them. Sometimes it is getting very crazy in USA. If I do a photo session with kids, I always sign a photo release with parents.
I’m sure we will get there one of these days, but not yet. Hopefully not in my lifetime.
I hope the typhoon turns out to be stronger in rumor then reality. If not stay safe and my best to you and your family.
We’re keeping an eye on the storm updates; it’s veering away but it still is a threat. Hoping it fizzles out before landfall. Thanks, Thomas.
Beautiful, big like 🙂