Tuesday, September 15, 2009

School's out

You wonder where the people of Koronadal - the city being landlocked - get their daily source of cheap protein. I have the answer - they get it straight from their own public market!

"School is out" for these two common food fish of the Filipino - the bilong-bilong or moonfish (above, in B&W) and the tulay of the scad family (below) as they lie to serve their purpose in this circle called life.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Joy Ride

Good thing they were all seated. I could have titled this photo, "The circus is in town", had one stood up on one leg and placed the baby on his shoulders. I took this photo in October of 2008, while cruising the highway in General Santos City. Lest you accuse me of being reckless myself, I was not the one driving my car.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Old sew

There's a tailoring shop in Koronadal City awkwardly named Aurora Sari-Sari and Marketing Center. It's where I took this photo of an old sewing machine. I remember my mother (who's about to turn 79 in a couple of months), who used to sew our clothes using a similar but differently-branded tool. She hardly uses it now as its already too laborious for her to just push the thread into the eye of the needle.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

End of the road

I had to stop when I saw this motorcycle ablaze in the middle of the highway in Tupi, South Cotabato sometime in April 2009. The driver was beside me helplessly watching when I took this photo. He escaped the mishap unscathed but was out of words as to what happened.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


"We only ask that freedom be returned; we ask nothing more but
we will accept nothing less." - Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.