Posts tagged ‘canon 600d’

May 31, 2012

The Sleeping Child of the Street

by endlessthinker

It was around midnight when we arrived at Butuan City to grab some food for a late dinner. We stopped by at a fast food chain. Then I saw this kid sleeping on a bench. Farther to the right is a small restaurant which sells fried chicken. And a little more to the right is the fast food chain we are heading.

I was groggy and hungry at that time, driving for several hours and did not know what to do with him. However, I am confident that someone will take care of him because at that time, there were a lot of people to his left, thinking they were his companion. So I just took a photo then ate. After the late dinner and passing by that sidewalk, we did not see him again.

More than 10 years ago, statistics said there are about 1.5 million street children in the Philippines. These innocent young people are facing a daily life in which they are not supposed to experience yet. They have the first hand experience of the cruelty of the world — drugs, health issues, human trafficking, prostitution, and all kinds of exploitation.

There are NGO’s and other foreign funded projects that aids the government in resolving this societal issues. It may not be sufficient to help all of those in need but hopefully, many kind hearted people will lend a hand, together with the government, to give these kids a future they always dreamed of.

 

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April 19, 2012

When the tidal flat mirrors the sky

by endlessthinker

Yeah, it haven’t completely mirrored the sky. But just thought that’s a good title because I was actually amazed with this one. I thought it can only happen in Salar de Uyuni.

Btw, I’ve narrated the story here why I was in this place and had the chance of taking this photo.

April 8, 2012

Narra Tree

by endlessthinker

Hi everyone! I’m back here in The Dark Globe with this photo of a Narra tree some meters away from our house. Last time I checked this was our national tree here in the Philippines. It has a very hard trunk and quite expensive if built into a furniture. Due to too much illegal logging, these trees together with the other endangered ones are becoming rare these days. I hope succeeding generations can still physically see and touch this tree.

By the way, it’s the beginning of summer here in Philippines and the weather is really nice with those beautiful blue skies, excluding those occasional rainy days (yeah we have rainy days during summer because we’re a tropical country). Anyway, I think it’ll be a good idea to go to the beach and take some photographs there. 😀

PS Good luck to the participants of the dark globe creative writing contest. I’m sure it’ll be very tough for the judges to choose the winners.