5.7
August 4, 2012

“This is a young girl who wanted her picture taken with her makeshift hula hoop, playing at a dark & depressing charcoal factory in Manila. Hope is everywhere.”

Perspective.

A comment, via Reddit: “And as I sit on my $2500 computer, watching my 50 inch TV, depressed about my issues with my gf… I suddenly feel like a huge piece of shit.”

Excerpt of photo above (I’ve cropped it) via Imgur via Reddit via Mio Cade flickr.com. Click here for full image, much larger, and more photos.

Mio: “Could not remember this little girl name. But she was very curious of my camera. She requested me to take a photo of her playing the hula hoop. She was so happy to be photographed and kept asking for more photos.. Kuya, photo me, kuya photo me. I remember her sweet voices.

At the end I hugged her and swing her around like a hula hoop. She was overjoyed. To me she was a little princess. She was so adorable.”

Another photo from Tondo: chilling.

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