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940802_0803-KMU-057 | by Lennon Ying-Dah Wong
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This is the taxi driver in Manila who took me from the KMU office to the airport. He had to spend very long on his taxi to wait for the customers to pay the rent and gas every day. He didn't even have time to take off from his taxi and take a meal at the "turo turo" (a Philipine style of simple road-side restaurant that you choose every dish you like by "point, point", and that's what "turo turo" means), he didn't eat anything for lunch until he took me at around 14:00 that day. He asked me for permission for him to buy a handberger on the drive-in service of a fast-food restaurant (I forgot whether it's a Julybee, McDonalds, Wendy's or whatsoever). I felt sorry for this and just asked him to buy it and take his lunch freely.

 

After he bought the handberger from the drive-in service, I took this photo after his permission. This is for him and all the hard-working people in the Philippines, a lovely nation that struggles to get the freedom from US imperialism, the puppet regime and the local comprador capitalists.

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Taken on August 3, 2005