Monday, November 05, 2007

Hard to Resist

There are those who say they would never swim in Manila’s Pasig River – not even for the life of them. They say what deters them is all the garbage that floats in its waters. There are people though who can’t resist taking the dip there, especially with the scorching heat these days. Just like these children from one of the nearby communities – who even appear to be enjoying the swim immensely.

Taft Life

A man takes a nap on a contraption that he seems to consider home—a kariton hardly able to fit him in—somewhere near De La Salle University on Taft Avenue, Manila—from where many students come out in air-conditioned cars after their classes, usually straight to lavish houses in posh subdivisions. Life is indeed tough for such people as this man, who has a multitude of counterparts in other urban areas in the country.