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It’s harder and harder to get up at six in the morning. It’s already cold minus the rainy weather.

A cat curls up under a bench in a carinderia. 6:47 am, 20th Ave., Cubao, Quezon City

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Where did these flowerpot decorations come from?

Bobble Head
The rain drizzle across a taxi windshield; inside are bobble head puppy and flowerpot decorations. 6:54 am, along B. Serrano Ave., Quezon City

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The rain fell big drops that could hurt heads. It’s a relief when you’re already inside a vehicle unlike when you’re still waiting to commute by the roadside wearing a cotton jacket and holding an umbrella for one.

The company umbrella Christmas giveaway has a purpose after all.

Two men taking cover from the rain under a flyover. 6:59 am, EDSA, cor. B. Serrano Ave., Quezon City

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In some building vicinities they put spikes around their flowerpots or anywhere people could sit and take a nap all day.

A man sleeps outside Mercury Drug. 7:44 pm, Gen. McArthur Ave., Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

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I’m travelling back in time when a security guard catches someone testing different variants of deodorants before going to work. He waits for the mall to open at ten, walks by the cologne section and purposely catches the attention of a salesman to let him try that new Polo scent.

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Deodorant products with a “No Trial” sign. Mercury Drug, 7:52 pm, Gen. Araneta Ave., Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City


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