This snapshot was taken a couple of days ago in front of the provincial capitol in Cebu City. It has always amazed me what ambulant vendors seem to be hawking at all hours of the day. Gone are the white bull led carts that were covered in all manner of baskets that you used to see in parts of Luzon and even Manila not too many decades ago. Lately, I have spied folks carrying all kinds of food and drink, long wires to de-clog your pipes, sunglasses, toys, plastic containers, plants and orchids, but perhaps the most impressive in terms of size are the folks seen carrying beds–yes–beds, as they walk around communities, hoping to make a sale. After all, if customers don’t come to your factory/showroom, why not take the products directly to their homes instead!? Here three guys apparently selling their newly finished benches, probably got tired walking all over the city, and decided to set the chairs down right on the sidewalk in front of the provincial capitol, and all three took a good nap at noon. Notice the “No Stopping” sign. :)
I have missed several great opportunities for photos from the front seat of our car in recent weeks. In one case, on EDSA, the main thoroughfare in Manila, I spotted a man on a motorcycle with an orange helmet, and behind him, a dog, also with an orange helmet, very adeptly balancing on all four legs on the back seat of the motorcycle. I was both amazed and mortified at the thought of the dog falling off at high speed, but he did manage to look right at home despite all the turns and weaving through vehicles going on. I wish my camera was handy for that snapshot. I also missed a photo of a motorcycle and driver in Cebu with at least 600 or more puso or coconut leaf wrapped rice parcels draped all over the bike, driver, etc. It was truly an amazing sight!