Manong and his Indian passenger =P
The rickshaw is like our tricycle in so many ways, except that it is symmetrical in structure. However, it runs like 3 times faster than our tricycle – but that, I guess, is just manong driver having the need for speed… like bigtime speed, hehe.
“I feel people here do not have sense of road safety” I told Prabha. “No, no, they really know no road safety here” she responded. She even added that lives are lost every second because of road accidents.
Come one, come all… let’s rock n’ roll =)
Yes, it’s a beach. It is, however, different from the beach I know from back home… this has much more life. A lot of snack bars in the middle of the shore. There are even mini rides for kids run manually by hand. It’s like a mini-carnival. =)
Go Valencia! Go!
There are also peddlers of all sorts of stuff.
Fried Tapioca, Grilled sweet corn, or rice snacks?
The glass bangles caught my colleagues’ attention. Tradition, culture, beliefs - a lot of them revolve around these glass bangles - some worn in sets of 6 (to mean something), some of 8 and more (to mean a another thing). Prabha and Valencia also talked about some of the reasons on why, and methods on how, the bangles should be broken. Interesting! Too bad though, I didn’t pay much attention. In my defense, one can hardly focus on just one thing, in the sea of interesting items to buy and activities to do in this beach!
What’s for dinner?
Idli and Gosa
Indian pancake and puto-like bread (in texture and taste), eaten on plantain leaf with 4 different sauces. My favorite was chutney– that’s the white one.