Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sabang Market























In search of fresh fruit, avocados and pictures, we headed to the Sabang Market place early one morning where women sat selling bananas and panicky chickens met their untimely demise. As I wandered through the maze of vendors selling everything you could imagine, I came across a group of children who thought I was the funniest looking thing they ever did see. They followed me first shyly, ducking for cover when I turned to look or pointed my camera in their direction. But soon they got braver and all it took was one photograph and a peek at the image on the back of my camera and they were goners! It was like they had discovered a magic box and I was their magician! They became clowns following me around with goofy boxes on their heads as hats and shouting my arrival to everyone near and far "bule, bule!" or foreigner, just in case anyone missed that little fact. Most of the children grew bored with my wandering, but two little boys in particular were tenacious, waiting outside the restaurant for me and peeking in the windows as I ate and finally yelling after me morosely as I drove away.

3 comments:

Inge Kathleen said...

beautiful! love the kid peeking out of the door. :)

katie said...

i love the bananas, and max bittle says he loves the last one!

Mandy McConaha said...

Thanks guys!

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