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Tiangge sa Lopez

“Tiangge” is a Tagalog word for a flea market where products and items can be bought at a cheaper price. In our hometown (Lopez, Quezon), it is scheduled every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.

 

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As I promised myself that after a short visit to our hometown in 2014 I will try to come back to take more photos of our market (I used to sell tomatoes, spices and other items when I was a teen, helping my eldest sister).

Nine months after, I was back again in the Philippines for my annual vacation.  I spent 3 days in my father’s house and arranged the photo walk with a fellow photographer from our group – Lopez Photography Club.  We did it on a Friday to catch the flea market where more vendors and more people will be around.

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Unmindful of the Rain

She caught my attention, she was walking towards my direction.  I focused my camera on her and started clicking the shutter.  Then, I just realized both of us are unmindful of the rain but with a different purpose.

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The rain started falling that day and I had the feeling of excitement. Rain is very rare in Qatar where I am working for about a decade now.  Excitement as I was longing to take some photos while raining.  I grabbed my camera and went outside and fortunately I got an interesting subject.

I saw this lady from afar heading towards me walking purposely seem unfazed by the rains. I took series of photos of her until she walked pass by me.   She has bags of clothes with her, I do not know where she is leading to but I should have thanked her I got some precious memory through her photos.

Hasty

After more than a decade, I set foot on my hometown’s public market again.  I was not able to roam around as my purpose was to purchase food for our 2-day stay.  I just took photos of the vendors from whom we bought meat and fish thinking that I can still come back the following day. Unfortunately, time did not permit me. Nevertheless, I am happy with the outcome of these few photos.