Thursday, April 12, 2007

Having children is always one's own risk...

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My children are my own risk? Good thing I don't have any.

I found this sign during a visit in a fishing village in Lawis, Calape. The sign was all over the place so I can't help noticing (and scrutinizing) it.

We had to cross a narrow bridge made of a bamboo to get to the middle of the sea where the fish cages are being tend. The bamboo creaks and sways as I stepped on it, so it's a bit wobbly getting by. Thus, the precautionary signs. Your Children Are Your Own Risk, when translated literally in Filipino: Ang Iyong Mga Anak Ay Iyong Peligro (Panganib). One gets the whole idea of the sign but reading its sense makes one thinks of other things aside from keeping your kids out of the danger zone.

9 comments:

Sidney said...

Shame on me, I was never in Bohol!
This was probably a "Babel Fish" translation...

Ferdz said...

Ah kaya pala. Hugas kamay ang may ari ng establishment pag me nangyari sa anak mo. Pero ayus sa literal translation ah. hehe

bagong lipat ka pala ulit! Mas ok na ba dito?

tutubi said...

one of my favorite things to do: signspotting

nice pics you have here. care to exchange links? :P

pieterbie said...

My children are a risk.
Ouch, if my wife reads this, I will be in the doghouse.
I like the colours in this photo. How the sea progresses in to a cool green. And the sky starts off rather darkish on the horizon and then gets lighter the higher you get. Very interesting photo, this, nice texture in the sky.
I used to crunch ice cubes too when I was a kid. When I got a drink with cubes, the cubes were the first thing I consumed. That and the slice of lemmon, of course.
And then drown the bitterness with the icecubeless and lemmonless coke. Not the light or zero, only the real thing when I was a kid.
Have a nice w-e!

Chris Vallancourt said...

Ouch! As a new dad, I would have to say that, Yes, children are a risk, but also a reward. I love signs like this.

ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
No wants to take responsibility for fear of condemnation should something go wrong. The best thing to do is to deny all responsibility and make it known you are/take no responsibility. The world is a callous and inhumane place sometimes. I would love to find some time beneath a sunset and sunrise of two out where that little platform house exists.

enoc said...

Nice pic huh... sa bohol b yan?

cruise said...

this sign is very helpful especially if done by locals, i have heard stories that some visitors ignore such sign tapos talagang may na-aaksidente, worst nababawian ng buhay.

Mike Dougan said...

Love this shot!

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