30 June 2010
A couple of vegetable stalls.
A man waits at what I like to call a "mini-deria".
Frighteningly colored pampalamig or cooling drinks, like aguas frescas.
A sari-sari store sponsored by both Coke and Pepsi.
Mother-in-law's tongue planted in a row.
One of the many public declarations of personal attractiveness in public scrawlings.
22 June 2010
14 June 2010
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