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Have you ever slept beside the street in Manila?
It was so hot, humid, polluted by the smogs and noisy with the number of vehicles. In addition if your legs or arms were outside of blanket, it was the food for the insects....
However I saw the society of the street venders, have chances to communicate those people who was running the business on the street as spending full day there.
Everyday on the street in manila, many kinds of venders passed with their products. Vender of vegetables, fruits, ice cream, door mats, grasses, clothes, flags, cell phone case, etc.....
I joined one of my friend, farmers family came from their province, laguna with their products, vegetables and fruits, crammed into their jeep. Once they arrived manila, keep selling untill sold out, get money to live. It had taken about 5 days.
While they left their home, children looked after their home, took care younger sister and domestic animals like their parents did.
During those camping days on the street in Manila, we cooked with fire made by wood around the place. As for water, off course the place was no tap of it, we always brought the big size bottles to the neighborhood building's outside tap.
The life style of camping is not easy, not so comfortable especially street in manila. However I learned how to sell the vegetables, cut the pine for good to selling, script of the conversation of between the vender and customer.
Also learned how to manage tools even if not so clean and safe place, adjust myself for those inconvenient life.
*how to make camp(Japanese)
Sometime I miss the camping life in Manila, because it was full of amazing, to survive.