The other side

Dear Sun.Star,


I am a fourth year Architecture student in the University of San Carlos (USC)-Talamban campus. I have seen the photo featured last January 30 in Sun.Star Cebu newspaper. I really appreciate the photo because it captured a perfect scene — a scene in which the mother and the child reminds the people on how the Cebuanos religiously praised our very own Señor Sto. Nino during the feast day.

I am not a professional photographer but I have a great love and appreciation for photography. It has been my hobby now.

I am here to share what I have taken in the 2008 Sinulog Festival because my classmate showed me the dramatic photo of the mother carrying her son with the Sto. Niño.

I was with my friends around 6:35 p.m. when the traffic from Mango Avenue down to Fuente Osmeña was “bumper-to-bumper.” We passed by cars stranded in traffic. On our way to the Mango Avenue, I have seen a cart carrying two children. The cart was full of plastic bags with plenty of plastic containers and cans inside. I really think that those kids were one of the garbage collectors after the Sinulog.

So I stopped by and took a shot of those two children. It was a quite an unclear shot but the lights made the picture more dramatic. My photo caught the other side of the Sinulog Festival.

Thanks for the wonderful time and appreciation.

Kon, Satoru A.


  1. Freezebox says:

    wow.. nice captured Kon.. keep it up.

  2. Jacob says:

    Thanks for sharing your story Kon. I enjoyed it.

  3. sail says:

    nice story I’m touch keep it up,

  4. i`m touch of ur story, i like d photo very nice, thanks for sharing us, keep it up my friend.

  5. Mr.Will says:

    Great Capture! Not bad for an amateur photographer. Your photo speaks a thousand words.

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