Tuesday, October 30, 2007

THE CEMETERY'S ENTREPRENEURS
























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Related link: Chinese Cemetery

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posted by Señor Enrique at 2:59 PM


12 Comments:

Blogger pusa said...

very nice photos, so you went in early at the cemetery to avoid the crowd huh? :)

btw that MAG-INGAT in the first photo is really clever!!! dumadalaw din tuwing todos los santos very funny

October 30, 2007 4:36 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yeah, that is funny, Pusa, that's why I decided to take a pic of it :)

I sometimes pass by Manila North Cemetery and had never taken any pictures inside. This morning, I just decided to cab it over there.

I've classified these photos -- I've selected from the shoot -- into three series. I will post the second in a bit.

October 30, 2007 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Jayred said...

Yes, the "Mag-ingat" warning sign was really funny. Hahaha! Oh, I love Pinoy humor. I miss it a lot here in Switzerland.

October 30, 2007 7:04 PM  

Anonymous jepaperts said...

good and crisp shots senor.

im going to miss this one again... it's like fiesta when you're there. :)

October 30, 2007 7:15 PM  

Blogger EM said...

I used to live in Sampaloc and we are walking distance to the north cementery. We used to join the long pilgrim of people walking to the cementery. Ours however is at Loyola (i hope i got that right it's been too long). We get more space so we can set up a small tent to spend the night. That's when all the fun ghost stories starts :)

October 30, 2007 7:57 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I'd like to go back there tonight, EM, and check out the various tents that some people had set up which resembles the July 4th picnics in America. I remember years ago when they even had a carnival (feria) set up next to the cemeteries, which the elders found hocking ... hehehe. But since such holidays is also regarded as a family reunion, it wouldn't be as much fun for everyone if everything would be focused on man's mortality and causes of which :)

Mahjong, anyone?

October 31, 2007 6:35 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That's right, Jeff! It's a festive atmosphere at the cemeteries all over the country. However, spirits are not allowed through the gates, only the unbottled ones ... hehehe.

Many thanks!

October 31, 2007 6:37 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

But the Swiss do make some fine chocolates and watches, Jayred :)

Pinoys are incredibly talented with word play, I must admit.

October 31, 2007 6:39 AM  

Anonymous kyels said...

Everyone is looking so happy in the photos!

(:

Why do people camp there Eric?

October 31, 2007 9:35 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Most local Pinoys enjoy their photos to be taken, Kyels. That's why the happy faces :)

Especially on the 31st, many people opt to remain overnight -- sort of keeping vigil, as well as waiting for relatives from far away places to arrive. As said, some consider this holiday as a significant family occasion.

November 01, 2007 6:42 AM  

Blogger Francesca said...

Looking at the photos, feeling ko andyan ako sa manila, joining the crowd.

may andoks pa sa tabi ng cemetery, haha

November 01, 2007 7:26 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I was coming around the bend in this tranquil section of the cemetery, Francesca, when suddenly, much to my surprise, the sight of an Andok's Chicken eatery came into view.

I just had to take a photo of it with this lovely area of the park as backdrop... hehehe.

November 01, 2007 9:00 AM  

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