Thursday, 29 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011

"And now I lay myself in Morayta to sleep.."

"And now I lay myself in Morayta to sleep.."






"A Christmas instrumental"

"A Christmas Instrumental" 


Well, it's too common to call it "A Christmas Carol", and since they play instruments without singing, instead I called it as "A Christmas Instrumental."

In fact, I sought these two people yesterday in Cartimar Recto, that instead of the usual drum and tambourine Christmas Caroling, The other played a drum, but one of them played a violin to the tunes of Christmas Carols they remember most. I then took some pictures as well as asked the violin player who trained her.

The player said that she's been taught by her aunt how to play the violin. And it seemed that it is very rare to see poor people playing instruments such as a violin since most rather play the drum and lyre and horn during  a holiday such as a town fiesta. 

Perhaps despite having few people playing strange instruments being called as "for rich people", there are others willing to play in it-even in dreams.








"Flowers"

"Flowers"




Shot in Quezon City

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

"BEATLES HAIR POMADE"

"BEATLES HAIR POMADE"




I sought an old box of pomade in the shop  last week. And it seemed to be similar to those being sold at EBay for PhP 250.00. But the owner of the shop rather put it as a collection, a display that there's an old pomade made during the Beatlemania in the Philippines.



According to one blogsite of a collector, it was made perhaps to popularise the draper hairstyle of that said band. Kinda weird but that time it was trendy to make Beatles popular not just by making LPs, Posters, but also a pomade manufactured in San Juan, then a part of Rizal Province in the Philippines.


But sadly to say, the Beatles were been called "persona non grata" as well as threatened by the Presidential Guards in the Philippines for not showing to the President and to the First Lady in Malacanang during the 1960s. Perhaps I think because that time you need to present at the presidential palace and sing  some Filipino music like "Pamulinawen" for FM and "Dahil Sa Iyo" for FL as a foreign artist. Kinda weird but perhaps a factor-noticing that some foreign artists used to present to the first family during those times (like the Lettermen for example).

"Sidewalk Vendors"

"Sidewalk Vendors"




Shot in Recto, Manila