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Dried Tobacco Leaves

Dried tobacco leaves stall at Tanjay Public Market (Dec 2019)

Anti-unattended Bag

Sta. Ana Wharf in Davao City

Mermaid Folk Art

A faded mermaid image on the banca–with a face that looks like a portrait of a real human.

Tree Branch as Wet Concrete Warning Device

A branch of binunga tree (Macaranga tanarius) topped with yellow cellophane bag is used as a warning device for wet concrete manhole cover.

Tamarind Tree Signs

Egg Mass of Wedge Seahare

Egg mass (lukot) from wedge seahare (Dolabella auricularia). This is normally eaten raw and always a delightful treat. It is high in mineral and amino acids, an ideal food for human consumption.

Lukot is also used like a vegetable component of tinolang isda (clear fish soup). A glassful of it cost PHP 50 at Agdao Market.

Beware of Falling Durian

Basketball

Locals refer to this type of durian as ‘basketball.’

Folk Remedies

Folk remedies to drive away thieves, for protection during late stage of pregnancy, for good business, for allergies, etc.

Alingatong roots for kidney problems and other illnesses.

Tainan Post Boxes

Micro-retail Gasoline Stores

Gasoline for motorcycles.

Yellow Things in Phuket

Khao mok gai (chicken biryani rice, usually eaten at breakfast)

Hor mok (spicy curried fish custard, a savory accompaniment to rice or noodle dish)

A building in Phuket Old Town.

Phuket Philatelic Museum

Marigold with pandan leaves (flowers for Buddhist temple offering)

Fish maw soup (dried swim bladders soup)

Kanom jeen (boiled rice noodles slathered with curry sauce of your choice, like spicy fish curry, with fresh and fermented vegetables as accompaniments)

Clock tower

Yellow is the coronation color and also the color of Monday.

Phothong

Phothong is like a mini bus, the public transportation of Phuket.

To accommodate more goods and passengers, vehicles were modified by cutting the body leaving only the front part and lower chassis. Then a new body was built on it, made entirely of wood, with a roof on which goods can be stored and with two rows of benches along the length direction of the vehicle for passengers.

No need to modify pickup trucks but just install the new body.

Seoul

Gwangjang Market

Buko Halo-Halo Natural Container

Coconut as ingredient and container for buko halo-halo.

Discarded buko halo-halo natural containers.

Buko halo-halo shop

Wasp Nest Cavities

Birds have dug holes in the wasp nest for their accommodation. Must be safe in there as no predator will dare to disturb a wasp nest.

Bougainvillea

Binondo

Makati

Talicud Island

White and then green and then blue.

Nucos

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