Friday, June 15, 2007

niños inocentes cum gremlins

I was rummaging through some old pictures in my photo folders, and after piles of porn flicks and other evidences of moral carnage, I unearthed this shots that I took two years ago on a Holy week inside the walled city...


Kung titingnan, talagan nakakaawa yung mga bata--frail, innocent, puppy eyed and the puss-in-boots' pa-awa expression. But honestly, this is not what I'm expecting to see in a historical place during the biggest Catholic celebration of the country. I'm expecting a bit more solemn yet colorful pageantry of colonial throwback and ecclesiastic artistry in motion.

Langya! . . . yun pala eh: alms begging, filthy drama and ugly showcase of poverty and economic mishap (read: SQUATTER) I'm sorry people but it is SOooo (take it superlatively) uninspiring. Not worth the basking under the spf-60 cracking heat of the mid summer sun of metro manila.

PHOTO CAPTION: akala nyo lang mukang nakakaawa mga batang yan, pero sa totoong buhay... masasakal mo sila sa leeg hangang lumabas ang utak nila sa mata, ilong at tenga.

Pucha! ayaw ako tantanan, hinihingi yung buco juice ko na pagka-mahal-mahal na parang pwede mo na ipang-down payment ang presyo sa utang ng pilipinas sa world bank!--"Hoy bata ano ka sinuswerte? mag aral ka mabuti para maka kuha ka ng disenteng trabaho at maka bili ka ng buco juice mo!" (with an evil-max-alvarado-ish inflection)

"sige na kuya, kahit limang piso lang" . . . aba at may minimum pa! bakit pag tatlong piso ba binigay ko hindi nya tatanggapin? pero sige, binigyan ko na ng ten peso coin . . .

"si kuya naman, parang buco juice lang e . . . mahal na araw naman ah! . . . (nung makalayo na ko) . . . KUYA TANG'NA MO!!!"



2 comments:

sHauLa said...

damn! that was nice hehe i liked it.. tama ka dun! :)

ron cruz said...

thanks shau! mishu! muah!