Tuesday, May 6, 2008

the need to do it - in motion

tired and sleepy. while sitting and waiting for people to buy bottled water, she watches people passing enjoying the street dance. this girl is still 10years old but she already has an important role in the family. her mother sells food walking around during the Aliwan festival, while she decided to take a seat and sell the remaining bottled water. she also collects plastic bottles to be sold to plastic collectors.it was late night when i saw her here and i can imagine some other kids playing, watching television on a weekend. but not for her, she needs to work all day until midnight. she needs to do it to help the family.

donG hO's "in motion" - is a series of photos taken in one place.

34 comments:

Luke said...

I like the "taken in one place" shots! very cool!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

It's so hard to imagine a 10yr old having to work like that. We're so spoiled that some 10 yr olds don't even pitch in with chores in some U.S. households.

DatuPanot said...

well captured sentiments!

Earvin said...

I like this one.

Dra. Rio said...

kanino ba dapat isisi ang kalagayan ng isang batang katulad nya..sa gobyerno o sa mismong pamilya nya?

baka naman business minded lang yung bata..lols
Ako nga dati nagbebenta din ng tsoknat sa kaklase ko e..hehe

the donG said...

luke, thanks.

karen, exactly. even in the Philippines some kids grow up irresponsible. but it's not as many as the ones observed in the U.S. it usually happens to kids whose parents spends less quality time with their children.

datupanot and earvin, thanks.

dra. rio, in my opinion both. i agree some kids grow up being business-minded but in this case, working more than 12hours selling things at her age is different.

hahaha... may bumibili naman sa tsoknut mo?

lagal[og] said...

it's sad to see kids working at their young age, and i keep seeing it everywhere i go. minsan, i stop and talk to them if only to offer a smile or even a story, no matter how silly. i wasn't born to plenty either, and i had to work during college, but i was lucky that i never had to work when i was 10 years old. thanks for sharing this post, dom.

Dra. Rio said...

wala nga bumili e puro hingi..=)

SandyCarlson said...

Well, that's an important dose of reality. She must have been very, very tired. What a good kid.

the donG said...

oggie, i agree. dumadami kasi sila that's why in the same way, i also talk to them para kahit man lang sa kwento ko ay may matutunan din sila.

dra. rio, hahaha... baka naman doble ang presyo ng tsoknut mo. dama sinamahan mo sana ng libreng kiss. hahaha... just kidding.

hi sandy, yes but she is already used to that.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

nice

KRIS JASPER said...

ang galing mo talagang kumuha ng pics.


kawawang bata... nahiya naman ako, dami kong reklamo sa buhay.

dave said...

sad but its reality... that's why people should realize how blessed they are...

bid yan said...

compare her to all the spoiled bratts.. i think she earns more points to heaven.

tpos yung mga spoiled bratts pa nagwawal pg 'di binilihan ng toys na di nmn kayang bilhin ng mga magulang(parang ako noon.haha!slyt)..

i think kelangan tong marealize ng ibang tao. they have to learn to count their blessings. tignan m yang batang yn. makalaro lng ng konti may ngiti na sa labi..

another great post from u kuya. keep it up.hehe

the donG said...

sir lloyd, thanks.

jasper, karamihan naman talaga sa atin mareklamo at kung minsan demanding pa. hehehe... pero at least may mga model tayo na tulad nila para matuto. salamat sa pagpuri.

dave, exactly. we need to learn from them.

bid yan, there's a lot to learn from them and it's good because it is revealed to us. so that we may learn to value what we have.

Sandy & Dick said...

Working like that should be a requirement for every teen from all 'have plenty' countries to experience! May we all remember to count our blessings each and every day...and pray for the safety of these children everywhere.

mimi said...

madami dami pa sya lalakbayin... mas maaga syang namulat sa katotohanan..

Maya said...

This breaks my heart,seeing kids working at this age.I can't pin point to anyone who's fault it is nor i have the right to do so.

I just wish that she'll grow well in all senses & have a better life later on. she got a strong back bone to help her.

the donG said...

hi sandy, yes. we need to pray for them always and learn to count even the smallest blessings that we receive.

hi mimi, i agree and i hope that she'll learn the right thing. may she be protected with a good growing environment.

hi maya, may she see things more of the positive perspective. i know of someone who grew up in the same situation and fortunately achieved great success in life. i hope she will experience the same thing.

FINCH said...

thats life

Dakilang Islander said...

everytime i saw photos like this it reminds me to be contented of what i got pero iwan, di pa rin ako makuntento sa buhay...parang dami pangkulang

Pinay Jade said...

this is a sad fact!she could have been business minded and has great urge to help out with the family but it's late at night,she should be resting or in bed.

I hope that she gets a better life too when she grows up.

the donG said...

finch, thanks for dropping by.

dakilang islander, sometimes we forget how fortunate we are.

pinay jade, i hope for the same thing.

BW said...

You captured the emotions of the moment. Just too tragic to think that this little girl still works at this time of the night to help the family :(

Ferdz said...

Masipag na bata. Meron din akong na encounter na bata naman na nag bebenta ng balut. Pag ganun we patronize them somehow. Masipag eh

Napaboaniya said...

Proves of unfairness in life. Something not within our control :(

Thanks Dong for your birthday wishes :)

me said...

salamat bro sa pagdaan sa bahay ko... x-link kita ha.

nice pix, captures more than just the pic itself, but the reality behind those bottles of water. the reality behind the responsible-loaded girl.

the reality behind those colourful feast, there's this girl and her bottles of water...

God bless her. God bless us all.

the donG said...

bw, thank you. their family really grab events like this because it's the time when they earn more.

ferdz, tama ka dyan. we really need to patronize people like them who decides to sell and not to steal.

napaboaniya, for now, we may see that life is unfair but there will come a time that we will realize that everything was just be in place.

i always bear in mind this line "to whom much is given, much is required".

mangyan me, true. when everything is celebrating, there are still who are contemplating what really is being celebrated. thanks for dropping by. already added you as a link.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's sad to see children working at such a young age. They might be missing out on a big part of their childhood.

the donG said...

hi rachel, definitely. lucky yohan.

Panaderos said...

A very good and helpful child. I hope that life gets better for her and her family someday. Quite a moving set of pictures.

the donG said...

panaderos, i hope for the same thing. i think she will because she'll learn to value even the smallest of things.

Jave said...

kabayan!

It's a shame..a lot of Filipino kids work. I'm glad I wasn't like them but I wish everyone is the same.

Jave

the donG said...

jave, in one way, we also have a responsibility in helping them (maybe in a little way like educating them as volunteers) teaching them new methods on earning and even how to help them move on. things like that.

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