Category Archives: Sidewalk

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The Day Before Palm Sunday

Palm fronds for sale on the day before Palm Sunday.

Triangular Prism Signs

Sidewalk and Trees

A sidewalk that accommodates trees

Kilometer Stone Marker

Kilometer stone marker for pedestrians?

Middle Noodle

Small noodle, big noodle, and middle noodle

Shoe Cleaner 

Street shoe cleaner in Hanoi

Alugbati sa Bangketa

Somebody has decided to plant alugbati (a green leafy vegetable) on a sidewalk.

Another patch of alugbati protected by grille.

Yonder on that sidewalk  are patches of alugbati plant.

Sidewalk Plant Pot

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Bougainvillea in a pot

Greening the sidewalk of Kota Bharu using intricately designed plant pots with stand.

Rice Breakfast over Continental Anytime

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It was an early morning weekday rush hour where street food vendors abound. And where locals hurriedly buy either packed breakfast or packed lunch to bring to work.

From the lady with huge pot in front her; I got packed rice meal that was a cross in taste between chicken biryani and Ilonggo’s valenciana. I wished I had more breakfast mornings in Bangkok – it was that good.

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Early morning street food

Back at the hostel where travelers of different nationalities were having breakfast too in the “mess hall”, I was very delighted of my rice meal packed in brown paper than the Continental breakfast set some just ordered in there for 65 baht, which looked good by the way. But Continental breakfast is so dull and the last thing I would have. However, the-last-thing-I-would-have-for-breakfast is eternally present in almost every breakfast menus.

Catching Tilapia in Sungai Melaka

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Caught tilapia

Around midday on a weekday in Melaka, things are quiet by the riverbank walkway. But for this local guy, it’s the best time to drop a net and catch some tilapia.

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Somebody else is interested

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Receptacle for the catch

 

Metro Mornings

Typical scenes everyday in Metro Manila mornings.

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They are most likely ambulant vendors that peddle inside a moving bus

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Car washing and other car services done on the road eating up a lane. Yet another typical scene

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Rain proofing a sidewalk carinderia by setting up tarp

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Mekanikong tsuper

Live Ornamentation

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Looks like the aquarium fish vendor found a way to make his seating theft proof

Goldfish and other aquarium fish for sale on a sidewalk in downtown Iloilo.

Roadside Seafood Commerce

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Lesehan

A kind of street restaurant (rather a sidewalk one) minus the chairs. But who needs chairs when one can comfortably sit and eat on the floor. Utensils are optional too but each one gets a bowl of water for handwashing.
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The floor mat I noticed were those weaved plastic ones.
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One can always have a typical restaurant dinner anytime in my home country and for occasions such as New Year’s Eve it’s kind of natural thinking for most (who can afford) to celebrate it in fancier restaurants (if eating outside home), in fine dining style. But my last dinner for 2013 was a very satisfying meal of bebek goreng and nasi goreng with lots of sambal, hand as utensils, in lesehan-style.

Store in the Wall

In Naga centro particularly around the wet and dry market building, one can notice these rectagular shelves attached to a wall column that serve as modular stores for bangketa sellers. Looks like it was provided by the city government to minimize the spaces occupied in the bangketa.

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City seal in the wall store

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Shelves are not enough for all the goods

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Bangketa Unusual

One can see all sorts of stuff being peddled in the sidewalk.

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Pitcher plants from Cebu says the peddler

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Bottled honey and honeycomb

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