Thursday, March 27, 2008

mang erwin's vending ingenuity

last time i featured mang manoy on the road for his mobile craft business. this time let's see what mang erwin has to offer. mang erwin is a mango vendor in the Quirino field in Manila. at first you might think that he is just one of those mango vendor with a typical carrier yoke but take a closer look at it.

a small table attached to an electric fan cover with wires connected to the yoke on both sides. so when you see him walking , you will see two small tables hanging.
i approached him and of course i bought some mangoes to try it and it tasted good with bagoong*. he then explains how he made this auto-drop table. the woods used for the table were taken from destroyed homes, wires were bought and electric fan cover from junk shops. he sells mangoes all day until midnight for his family needs. out of poverty, you'll get to learn that there's so much that you can do with old stuff. for us some things might already be useless but looking at this, you learn that some people need those junks.

they can make something out of almost anything just to earn a living.

*bagoong - enhancing agent of fermented fish or small shrimps.

18 comments:

KRIS JASPER said...

sh*t!!!! miss ko na yang indian mango!!!! im annoyed kc wala niyan d2.

SandyCarlson said...

What a story! He sure does have some ingenuity. And there is so much we can use to make our lives work, even if we don't have a lot of money. As the US economy worsens and the dollar buys less, I find myself relearning that lesson!

Earvin said...

Kudos to Mang Erwin!

happyhousewife said...

Great pictures and story

Lori said...

What a great story and pics. So many people dont know how great they have it:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

the donG said...

Jasper, ipapadala ko na lang dyan. hehehe...

Hi Sandy, great that it helped you relearn something good.

Earvin, Kudos talaga sa mga munting bayaning tulad ni Mang Erwin.

Lori and HHW, thanks for appreciating it.

arlene said...

you have a knack for finding situations displaying filipino's ingenuity. keep it up! i enjoy reading your blog..

lino said...

nice feature, it showcase also the ingenuity of the pinoys... :)

otep said...

congratz.... wooo hooo!!!

the donG said...

thanks arlene, lino and otep. mabuhay ang karaniwang pinoy ingenuity.

Travis said...

Great story and photo you shared here. I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for sharing. He certainly is creative.

Brad said...

Mate,
You certainly inspire.
Have been preparing some of my scenic piccies from the last trip and will show them in coming weeks.
http://manila-downunder.blogspot.com/
Please never stop sharing views from the Philippines.
I can see from the amount of feedback you get back a lot of people appreciate your efforts.
Salamat
Brad

collapsingbarrycade said...

simple post, big insight. kudos for finding great stories in seemingly insignificant things around you!

the donG said...

Travis, Brad and Barry, thanks. keep in touch.

Heart of Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing this story. I admire Mang Erwin's ingenuity and how he maintains a good, clean living.

monsoon-dreams said...

mouth-watering mangoes!and thanks for his story.really creative guy.

the donG said...

thanks rachel and monsoon. now mang erwin is not just an inspiration to his family but to the people who read this post as well.

monsoon, green mangoes are really good when eaten with bagoong.

honey said...

another of Filipino's ingenuity at work!
nice idea, mang erwin!

-honey-

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