The Land Where I Was Born 006
Random photos and thoughts about the Philippines
Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about the Philippines, the country I was born in and which I am now just discovering.
“Traffic near the Mindanao exit of the North Luzon Expressway was snarled for several moments before dawn Monday after a truck carrying bottles and cans of beer figured in a freak accident. Residents in the area rushed to the site to get some of the cans and bottles that fell from the truck, radio dzBB’s Paulo Santos reported. – GMA News, February 20, 2012
Apparently, when it comes to circumcision parties, size doesn’t matter. Guinness World Records officials distanced themselves from an event in the Philippines on May 7 that claimed to set the world record for most circumcisions. Public health officials claimed that more than 1,500 boys underwent the free surgery in a sports stadium in the city of Marikina. – Huffington Post, May 10, 2011
The habal-habal ride required teamwork. The driver would do his best to maneuver the motorbike at a seemingly suicidal speed, while the passengers would do their part of praying to God for survival. – SunStar, July 6, 2011