...of crying. I went to Smokey Mountain with ~dae-mon1 today. It's a semi-isolated place in Tondo, Manila where garbage is dumped daily by thousands of trucks. About 25,000-30,000 people live there and even though some houses are far from the mountains of trash, an unpleasant smell and a misty smog lingers around the whole place.
We met some kids around the area who were giddy to have their pictures taken. Most of them were barefoot and were climbing the garbage heaps, like stepping on and touching garbage was a normal thing. They also seemed to be immune to the smell already.
I heard their situation was even worse a few years back. Now, proper housing and recycling facilities already surround the area, fortunately. Glad to know the government's doing something about it. (!)
There were two particular little boys who caught my attention. This boy is one of them (the other one was his best pal). When I asked him if I could take his picture, he didn't refuse. However, he had this expression on his face as if he was about to cry. After talking to him for a while, he started to warm up to us (I assume) and laugh and smile with the other kids in the area. Maybe I'll post a picture of him smiling next time. :]
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Canon EOS 350D. Sigma 28-300mm. Adobe Photoshop CS3.