Meals to go
We, Filipinos, are known for our creativity, resiliency, diligence, and sense of purpose, which make me believe we are the world's best entrepreneur--given the right opportunities, resources, and education.
Last year, while I was waiting for a cab after a meeting in UP College of Public Administration and Governance, I thought that the UP Diliman waiting shed was really a work of art and is just waiting for me to be photographed. (Smile!). So I positioned myself at the inner side because I wanted to get that curved concrete bench and the lines of the roof, and waited for a jeepney to get that UP Diliman identity (you know, with its Ikot route). Then, a jeep slowed down that made it easier for me to shoot without the blur. Just in time when I pressed the shutter, the man with a plastic bag ran towards it and appeared inside my frame. He handed the plastic bag and returned with some pesos in his hands.
I realized he is a food vendor, waiting for jeepney drivers so he can sell meals-to-go complete with rice and viand. I thought it is a cool idea! No kick-ass fast-food company has ever thought of that. Or perhaps I should keep mum about it to keep them from copying this man's selling idea. I think he is already a permanent fixture in the shade because the drivers already know him. What a way to earn money! He just sits there waiting for money to come by.