Saturday, February 10, 2007

Sleeping Friends


It is always good to carry a camera with you whenever you go. I use to do that since I am a keen photographer and I don't want to miss shooting any interesting or important things or events which I might come across. Sling bags and waist bags are very handy and also fashionable nowadays. I have several of them which are solely used to keep my cameras. The first photo above shows a coffee shop owner caught sleeping comfortably with his legs up on a chair and his head leaning againt the fridge. He sleeps like this almost every afternoon when there are less customers. " I got used to it already" the friendly boss said, adding that he has to wake up early in the morning to start the business at about 5 am. So by afternoon, he gets tired and sleepy and a short nap is always necessary to recharge him so that he can continue working until about 8 o'clock in the evening.

Two years ago I took another photograph of an old man resting on two tables in a market. I befriend this old man by inviting him for a drink. He was very friendly open-minded and outspoken, and at 86 years old, he was also very healthy and strong. Unfortunately less than a year later several tradegies struck the old man .He was first robbed of his gold necklace and his rolex watch, then not long after that he was hospitalized for a week for having taken too many viagra pills at one time. Upon his discharge he was still boastful about his sexual powerness. The third and final tradegy struck him while he was having a meal at home. According to his relative, the old man just died while having lunch on the dinning table. What an easy way to die, so fast and so peacefully.

1 comment:

saoirse said...

Your sleeping friends are cute. :) Haha... you are creative!