Welcome to my new weekly post: Monday Moment.
Let’s face it. Mondays aren’t that that great. I hope to brighten up your day with one photo – one story from across the globe that captures a slice of expat life here in the Philippines.
Introducing the produce truck…and the people that ride them:
I was waiting at a stoplight in Manila when this produce truck crossed the intersection. Luckily I had my camera in hand and I snagged a shot. Back in California it’s not unheard of to see a truck hauling a container of garlic or tomatoes. What caught my attention here was the guy in the back, laying down in a bed of bananas with his arms folded behind his head and personal belongings hanging in a hammock above. Part of me thought it doesn’t look too bad back there!
These people come from distant provinces, leaving their families behind to sell produce or other goods in the markets of Manila, Makati, and surrounding cities. I don’t know how much they earn – it can’t be much. I do know that if I worked that hard and traveled that far, I’d kick my feet back and enjoy the ride too!