I seldom take pictures of people but when I get the chance, I love clicking my camera and freezing one particular shot that speaks of how they deal with everyday life – the man on the street, the rituals of earning a living, a dignified way of earning a few pesos to make both ends meet. I love the topic for the week – everyday life, everyday survival, everyday experiences of what life is all about.
I took this shot in Caleruega and I remember this moment because I asked this gardener the name of the plants they have there. Tilling the soil and loving it, I surely could relate because I am a gardener too.
It’s a morning ritual, taking a hot cup of coffee to start the day. Add those hot pan de sal and you’re ready to meet the day.
Saturday marketing would not be complete without our friendly suki. I regularly buy cartoons of fresh eggs from her and sometimes, dried sea food like pusit, tuyo and dilis.
They’re part of the garden scene every morning when I water the plants. Sad to say, we lost two of them recently.
Life in Binondo. Have you ever tasted a durian fruit? I don’t like the smell but they say it is one of the best fruits we have growing here.
Chestnuts…I always equate Christmas with this and even when they are plenty here, they’re still costly. How much do you think this vendor earns selling chestnuts?
This picture evokes childhood memories. Back in the province when I was in grade school, we used to munch on sugar cane to extract the sweet juice.
The dignity of labor.
Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. ~Marcelene Cox
Took this at Regina RICA in Tanay.
Student life. Do you miss it? It just makes me feel nostalgic at times.