busy street corner
This is by far the busiest Sunday I’ve seen in downtown Tacloban post-Haiyan. Business is flourishing; traders from the south have occupied all available commercial spaces and the sidewalks haven’t been spared. Long lines of people everywhere, especially lines for food. Fastfood, that is. Money is switching hands, and that is good.
The opportunities seem to be endless. There are needs to be filled, and anybody with initiative and an entrepreneurial mindset is bound to succeed. This vulcanizing shop on 2 legs could be the next success story.
I miss the old flapping metal wings of days gone by, the wooden wheels and the bright hand painted bird feathers. Toys these days are mostly made of cheap plastic at a not so cheap price.
These boys will have to play with plastic toys for now…………
… and him, a plastic chick.
yes, we are moving forward. I hope things will be stable once food relief ends.
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Great photos as always and good to see things are getting back to normal.
thank you, Jeff. Here’s hoping everybody will take advantage of the new opportunities.
Beautiful, enticing, observant description. Thank you! This is where words and image complete each other. Xx
Reassuring seeing rays of normal life emerging from the clouds of the past few months.
Good to see and very nicely documented as always! 🙂
Thank you, Peter. How are things at your end?
I’m so busy Orlando, I’ve ignored WP a bit lately. Just settling into a new job and massive family demands at the moment. Hope you’re well.
I’m good, thank you. I hope you’re adjusting well to the new job, but most of all happy and enjoying it. Good luck and I wish you success.
Good signs of commercial ” progress”, People are moving forward. Thank you for the updates once again.