Category Archives: Arrangement

Empty Seashells

The orderly arrangement of empty discarded seashells

Fish Presentation

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Betel Quid Peddler

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When you hear sounds from a tambourine of crown caps, then most likely it’s the betel quid ambulant vendor with his sling of slatted wooden box containing neatly arranged betel quid in between slats. Most noticeably are the betel quid cones of colored grated coconut that are grouped together in alternating colors. I have seen more than a few betel quid vendors walking around in Colombo.

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About the betel quid, though it is prettily presented and happily chewed, its habitual indulgence will have adverse oral health impact according to this informative article from a medical journal.

Railway Pica-Pica Carrier

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Finger snacks in cellophane packs are tied to a thick wire that is formed like a bag handle for easy carrying on a packed and moving train. Now from a passenger’s perspective, it is easy to see different sort of pica-pica available for sale.

Ovoid Flower Arrangement

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Oval shaped framework

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Lads arranging flowers

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Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum adorned with several arranged flowers

Vertical Corn Arrangement

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Disarranged corn stack is good news. There had been a sale.

Corn stacked vertically and were held together by tying straw around it in multiple levels.

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Fish Chain

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In Korea, dried fish are vertically arranged by chaining in ropes. This reminds me of a thousand origami cranes arrangement.

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Fish Jumping Illusion

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Why do you arrange fish like that? To which Madam Fish Vendor answered, “Para nindot tan awon, kanang murag buhi pa ba, kanang mag ambak ambak pa” (So it would be nice to look at, like they are still alive and jumping). And that’s what I thought too, that it will look fresh and still firm, though I didn’t guess the jumping part.

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Corn in Circular Stack

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Boiled corn arranged in a circular stack inside a giant clear plastic bag with visible 20 peso folded paper bill that serves as price tag for each corn

If a vendor sells one and the same merchandise only, day after day, it is highly likely that this vendor is sort of a subject matter expert on what he sells. For example, a boiled corn vendor is an expert on how to tell a good corn from a bad one even without removing its husk, and of course he knows how to boil it perfectly, and he has taught himself how to arrange the corn in an artful and optimal manner on his kariton.

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Not wanting to mess up his arranged corn, he gets corn from his stock underneath

Moreover it is wise to buy from specialized vendors than from a grocery store because they themselves would have carefully selected their stuff. A single bad corn is bad for a single merchandise retail business.

Hull Hues

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As I walk by the Kawaguchi lake, I would encounter from time to time parked boats lying in bottoms up position having uniform hull color. That wasn’t just a short walk as I’ve managed to collect four snapshots.

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Overloaded Tricycle

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Sta Cruz, Marinduque: A tricycle with cargo occupying even the driver’s seat

The arrangement of stuff to maximize the load of a transport is not unusual in the country, or generally, in third world countries. Because of limited resources, improvisation and art seen in day to day life make third world countries more interesting than sterile and expensive cities.

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Stack of Egg Stocks

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Stacked eggs at the evening wet market in Kota Kinabalu

Middle Finger As Money Clip

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Filipino drivers don’t need paper money sorter

The role of a tsuper’s middle finger is similar to a money clip and is basically used to secure fare income. Therefore, holding bills while driving is possible using this fold and tuck around the middle finger method.

Incense

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Neatly stacked aromatic sticks

Eggplant Overload

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Tricycle Cargo: Rattan Hammock

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Allium Braids

Braiding shallots and garlic in a bundle for selling per bundle

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It was nighttime when I passed this stall to buy shallots

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They've really put some effort by braiding the garlic and shallots

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A 50-peso braided bundle of shallots

Inatata

 

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Suman packaged in banana leaf and sold in ammo like bundles in Ilagan

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Ammunition for hungry self

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Inatata is one of the good ones (among the many suman in the country)

Newspaper as Food Wrap

The bamboo container used during smoking process holds the smoked tamban for roadside selling. Each container is wrapped in newspaper as a sanitation idea while being displayed using stacking system on the bamboo shelf just by the national highway.
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When you buy the smoked tamban, these will also be wrapped in newspaper.

Well-Stocked Look

The appeal of a well-stocked store.
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