Sunday, August 10, 2008

front seat

taking the front seat of a jeepney will give you the best view when traveling. but maybe the best view from this seat is the driver. in some instances the driver involves you on a certain topic and starts sharing his own story. but on this trip, the driver was just silent thinking of something.

30 comments:

Meikah said...

good candid post! If you observe these jeepney drivers, ma amaze ka talaga. They can drive, collect fare, and give change - walang mali. hehehe
We can consider them as our every day heroes, too.

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

Maybe he didnt want to be distracted?

Maybe he thought you were a cameraman from ABSCBN, doing an undercover job?

Maybe he thought you were from FHM and will put his fotos in the next issue?

Ely said...

Mas ok ang tahimik na driver, at kadalasan, sasakay lang ako sa dyip pag bakante sa harap. Siksikan kasi pag sa likod. hehe

pensucks said...

astig talaga ang mga driver,pwera na lang sa mga balasubas. pero hinahangaan ko pa rin sila,kaya naaliw ako minsan pag sa harapan ako umupo may libre pa kasing kwento.hahaha

R-yo said...

bakit ba feeling ko mumo yiung driver hehe. nanibago ako sa dilim ng shots. :-)

Raft3r said...

ok talaga kausap ang mga drivers
astig ang mga pananaw nila sa buhay
saludo ko sa kanila

btw, i keep forgetting to tell ya you're linked
there i said it
hehe

Lawstude said...

i agree dong. i miss those days when i was working there in makati na sumasabit ako sa jeep ng naka long-sleeves tapos bigla uulan.

ingat sa biyahe sa gabi.

Carver said...

I like the affect of these shots. Very interesting lighting.

Shionge said...

Hmmm...not I wonder what was he thinking then ;)

Rio said...

nag iisip siguro si manong drayber kung papaano kumita ng malaki o baka nahihiya lang sya sau dong..hehe=)

Pietro said...

Very fine night photos.
I enjoy them.

Ferdz said...

Mukhang na conscious yung driver ng kinunan mo. Hehe. Minsan dyan din ako nauupo sa harap pag nasasakay ako sa jeep.

sho said...

Hey bro. How's things w u?

I've been caught up in the house design which has finally been finalised and reno work should begin sometime this week.

I rem the jeepneys being really colourful and fanciful when I was in Manila a few years back. It is truly reflective of the flamboyant character of Filipinos in general.

redlan said...

I remember when I was in high school. Palagi kami sumasakay ng friend ko sa frontseat. Noong college hanggang ngayon ayoko na umupo dun unless kapag pumunta ako sa isang lugar na hindi ko pa napuntahan. Kailangan ko kasi magtanong sa driver kung saan banda. May mga driver na mahilig magkwento. Meron naman concentrated sa byahe niya. Masarap magbyahe kapag gabi at madaling araw. Walang distorbo, hindi ma traffic.

the donG said...

>hi meikah, ganun na nga. galing talaga at nagagawa nila yon.

>jasper, hahaha... hindi nya nakita camera ko. maliit kasi tapos black pa.

>ely, pareho tayo. favorite ang front seat. dami ding tahimik na driver usually yung mga maiingay ang barumbado.

>pensucks, tama. parang mga barbero din sila kung minsan. daming kwento.

>r-yo, madilim talaga. hidden shot kasi yan. hehehe... tsaka gusto ko na yung ilaw lang ng jeep ang magbibigay ilaw.

>raft3r, thanks! oo dami mo ring malalaman sa buhay nila pag nakakausap sa byahe.

>lawstude, hehehe... astig yon ah! hindi pa naman nangyari sa akin. muntik na nung sa kapangan kasi magtop ride sana ako kaya lang puno ng gamit ang taas ng jeep kaya sa loob na lang tapos biglang umulan. buti na lang nasa loob kami.

>carver, thanks!

>hi shionge, maybe he's thinking of his profit for that day.

>hi doc rio, hehehe... kakatuwa naman. sana nga dadami ang mahiyaing drayber. meron nga ba?

>pietro, thanks!

>ferdz, hindi nya alam na kinukuhanan ko siya nung time na yon. sarap talaga sumakay sa harap kasi maganda ang view.

>sho, you're right about that. im also busy in the past days and in the coming weeks. so i spent less time in the net these times.

the philippine jeepney are really nice. some looks old while others really looks nice in the streets.

>redlan, sarap talaga bumyahe sa front seat lalo na pag bago ka sa lugar. lagi ko ginagawa yan kahit hanggang ngayon. kahit ordinaryong byahe front seat pa rin pinipili unless nagmamadali ako.

eastcoastlife said...

I went to Manila a few times but my filipino friends didn't want me to ride that because they find it too dangerous. duh.

They have never sit in a jeepney, becos they are very wealthy. :)

Napaboaniya said...

Some of them will happily chat with you throughout the entire journey filling you with even his family history!! Sometimes it's fun and entertaining, but sometimes quietness to view the scenery will be the choice.

Hope your coming week will be much better than my nitemare :P

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful shot. Nothing like a driver who pays attention!

Nanaybelen said...

nagko-concentrate lang siguro ang driver

mga driver sa lalawigan ay mahiyain

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Jaki said...

dong, nice concept. in fact pwede rin sigurong isang series ng mga jeepney drivers ang i-feature d2. (wala pa ba?). btw, saan mo pala ito kinuhanan? aling kalsada, naitanong ko kasi di ba delikadong maglabas ng camera lalo na sa gabi? ",)

CARLO said...

It's ok to engage in a conversation with drivers sometimes.

Kaya lang, many times din, some drivers would talk to you senselessly. Othertimes naman, they'd do it just to segue and ask you for an extra. STYLE!

I hardly sit beside the driver. Nakakatakot most of the time.

Metro Manila ba tong photo na to?

Photo Cache said...

ako din noon gusto ko sa harapan sasakay para may view lagi, basta ba ok ang amoy eh.

Rochelle said...

I miss the jeepney rides. When we came back to the states my daughter just could NOT understand why she had to go back into a car seat!! :)

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TENTAY™ said...

I ride jeepney everyday. at ang galing nga nila magmulti tasking. mag drive, tapos ang dami nagbbayad ng sabay sabay. tapos un iba ang sunget pag di pa naaabot ang sukli. wala lang. tapos ang sinasakyan ko jeep un maluwag kasi naisip ko wala pa sya kita. kaya dun na lang ako... di naman ako nagmamadali eh.. =)

kegler747 said...

Whenever I'm here in Metro Manila I don't ride a jeepney as much as possible because of the pollution but when I'm out of town, the jeepney is my #1 choice :)

alicesg said...

I guess it is same with our cab drivers too. Some are very chatty while some are quiet.

Heart of Rachel said...

Interesting shots. Perhaps the driver was thinking of going home soon to his family. Driving the jeep around can be a tiring job.

prinsesamusang said...

baka nag eemote yung driver.

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