From Manila


crowded dyipni 
the kindness of 
perfect strangers

street kids' game ~
who can catch the first

peak-hour carriage
the sweet scent of 
potted Sampaguita

bits and pieces thrown together ~ the family home gated churches the city's poor catching rain
Chinese New Year
the makeshift lion's
milk crate head street stalls can't go wrong with the mighty adobo Little Tokyo foreigners pretending they're elsewhere Dunkin' Donuts small hands awaiting the tourist's change children in hysterics the boy's pants split luksong tinik
my daily coffee guard with a gun image editor adjusting the brightness of dull moments