03 November 2008


Boredom alleviation tools.

Undas, or Araw ng mga Patay ("Day of the Dead"):

On the first of November, Filipinos flock to the cemeteries to honor the deceased by getting together, eating on mats and grass, making balls out of melted candle wax, catching up on each others' lives, telling stories about the late greats, making syesta on a grave, and saying the rosary somewhere in between. One thing about this country is that solemn moments are few and far in between.

Here are the gentlemen plying the streets, hawking things that get us through the morbid marathons.

Cowboy hat proliferation.

For the heat or the rain.

Orchids for the dead.

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