Friday, May 2, 2008

poor man's cart

a shot of a typical poor man's cart. there's a rug, an ice water, cigarettes and other items for sale, a lamp and a bottle of kerosene. through these things they depend their survival. they believe selling is better than stealing. i hope that the corrupt politicians will believe in the same thing.

23 comments:

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

That's a great photo . . . very solemn. The lighting really sets the mood.

Panaderos said...

Nice and meaningful photo, Dong. It's a bit touching too to realize what some people have to go through just to make it through the day.

Thanks for the link, Pards. I'll link you up too.

the donG said...

hi karen, thanks. the light source comes from the lamp alone. it indeed sets the mood.

panaderos, thank you. the photo is dedicated to the people who still lives under the saying "isang kahig isang tuka".

Heart of Rachel said...

I admire people who work hard for a clean living. I understand there are laws to follow but I feel sorry for those hardworking people who are hounded by authorities because they don't have selling permit. It's sad to see their goods confiscated and sometimes destroyed in front of them.

Napaboaniya said...

The poor with conscious, yet the rich are without.... not all. But of course there are those black sheep of society.
Have a good weekend donG :)

aN2uAn gReG said...

we should really be thankful, contented and share with what the blessings we have.

we might not expect when the time comes that we may be one of them. I hope not. hehe

monsoon-dreams said...

true to life snap,dong.good observation.i am glad u had the time to stop for a while to see how fellow humans live.keep it up.

the donG said...

hi rachel, the country is to be blamed of which the government has the biggest influence to change and reform but i think they are not doing it and the majority of the people are not willing to change.

everyone is a victim but the poor are the ones suffering the most from corruption.

napaboaniya, yes. indeed there are black sheeps. may you have a nice weekend too.

greg, i think we won't not unless we become lazy and tired. hahaha...

thanks m-dreams. yes. it's an opportunity to meet them once in a while coz i learn a lot from them.

spliceanddice said...

With the poor living a decent life and the cabals of a sullied regime living a life damned to hell while pillaging the nation's treasury, no wonder the differences are glaring. Nice photo by the way.

Dra. Rio said...

eye opening and heartbreaking pic...
so meaningful...
Its a realization that no matter how difficult their circumstances in life, they still try their best to survive..
kakaiyak naman 2ng pic mo Dong...
ingat ka pala at tuwing gabi ka na gumagala...hehehe=)

Rebecca said...

Hi Dong,

This is such a moving capture...strikingly sad and true.

On a similar note, I was watching a featured story before about "ALTANGHAP" regarding some of our kababayans who can just eat 1 meal for the day...it is truly a depressing thought.

You are absolutely right, I do hope the politicians would have hearts and do a bit more to help.

dave said...

there is a season for everything under heaven... there will be for those corrupt politicians...-_-

bid yan said...

galing ng shot kuya. dramatic..

hm. oo nga. sa totoo lang mas karapat-dapat mabuhay mga katulad nila kesa dun sa mga hunghang na nakikinabang sa pera na dapat sa bayan.hindi pa nasiyahan sa sweldo nila..

tapos makikita mo pa sila minsan pinapaalis kasi walang permit. permit=tax pa.tsk3..

Sidney said...

It is a hard life... I also wonder how those people are able to survive those hardships.

acey said...

oooh, seeing people with carts like this on the streets make me wanna be powerful and able to cause great change and just do something about poverty in the country, in the world...!

the donG said...

spliceanddice, thanks. yes. there will come a time when everything will be justified.

dra. rio, talagang pang drama ka nga. "Its a realization that no matter how difficult their circumstances in life, they still try their best to survive.." - very true and usually they still give money to the church. can't imagine how generous their hearts are.

salamat sa pagalala sa aking mga kinukuhanang picture sa gabi. sa totoo lang sila yata kailangan mag-ingat sa camera ko. hehehe...

rebecca, thanks. i also watched that episode on "altanghap", it was really an eye-opener for us who live a normal lifestyle.

dave, i definitely agree. coz to whom much has been given much is required.

bidyan, natawa ako sa bago mong term sa kanila. hunghang. yes. sometimes they are more deserving but again, to whom much is given much is required. thanks for keeping in touch.

sidney, very true. sometimes they even have more than six children and for some they were able to have all their children graduated from college. whoa!

hi acey, yes. in one way we also need to help them and we can help them in many ways in simple ways.

bw said...

That's what you may call - the poor man's survival kit. May look drab but at least the man ain't stealing from others. Great shot :)

Vera said...

makes me sad :(

the donG said...

bw, exactly. thanks for dropping by.

vera, sad. specially when we are not able to help them.

Maya said...

Great shot, Dong. And the context is strong, wish that they hear this one.
hope some of them see this one & get enlighten.

the donG said...

hi maya, i hope so but i think they already know this. looks like corruption is already part of their system.

Maya said...

Sad to affirm your belief,Dong.I do also believe like you, but still hopeful that some may step up & do something about our country.A little effort will do.

the donG said...

hi maya, there's always hope. i agree little things can make a difference.

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