Front Page

Manila

In by Michael on July 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Corporate logos and American cultural influence make the place feel more familiar than it should,

given that oversized billboards in Tagalog line the streets, where lane lines are only a suggestion for the bikes, scooters, and public buses, buses which are individually decorated conversions of former US Army vehicles from closed-down bases.

and given that on the table are chicken adobo, cow tongue, pork face and the best mangos, coconuts, and pineapples on the planet.

and given that wherever I go I get wide-eyed stares, from ladies, men, and lady-men alike for blue brown and white eyes hair and skin.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: