ABOUT THE PHOTO:
I met the kid last weekend. I was languidly sitting in front of the jeepney, waiting for the traffic to move. The traffic in Crossing, Los Baños was drastic (as usual). When we got in front of the San Antonio de Padua Church, he came to me. He was asking for money. I told him I don't have change and asked if I could take his photos instead. He said he was shy and got scared by the flash. He said, "Huwag, ayoko!" Later he got the hang of it and posed for me even when the jeep was already moving. I didn't even get his name.
We meet people we're bound to forget, even those who promised that they won't forget.