LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA

SCENES ON KALAG-KALAG | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA | Photos by Julius D. Mariveles and Text by Hannah A. Papasin

It’s the day of remembering the dead, of trick-or-treating, of things going bump in the night.

It’s the day when people take a breather from their lives and remember those who have gone ahead.

It’s the day when, in pure Pinoy tradition, people go back to their roots to offer candles, flowers and even food to the dead just to prove that they have really not left us.

As we commemorate the day of the dead, we took time to document the usual and not-so-usual things happening at this point.  We hope that through this, we would be able to capture the spirit of the occasion (if not the spirit of your Uncle Berting who died of a heart attack last year!).

SCRUBBING THE DEARLY DEPARTED’S TOMBSTONE | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

LIKE PETROLEUM, prices of flowers rise by the day as the Feast of All Souls and the Feast of All Saints near | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

FLOWER VENDOR | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

CHOOSING | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

ISA KA GATOS | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

YOUNG FLOWER VENDOR | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

ORCHIDS PARA SA PATAY | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

MANUGBALIGYA BULAK | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

ENTERPRISING | The pilit and mascobado competition gets tough a day before November 1 | This vendor sets up shop outside the Bacolod Central Market | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

WHAT SHALL I BUY? | A buyer ponders her choices at the Bacolod Central Market | Foreground shows a pile of mascobado sugar and pilit (glutinous rice) | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

SUMAN IN THE RAW | The main components of suman, that traditional delicacy that is sure to be found in almost all Filipino homes during Kalag-Kalag | These are pilit (glutinous rice) and mascobado sugar | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

FOR THE GATA | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

P50 A KILO | The price keeps rising as the Kalag-Kalag nears | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

PILIT VENDOR | Photo by Julius D. Mariveles

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About Hannah|JuliusMariveles

English instructor and broadcast journalist

Discussion

10 thoughts on “SCENES ON KALAG-KALAG | LITRATO: IMAGES FROM SUGARLANDIA | Photos by Julius D. Mariveles and Text by Hannah A. Papasin

  1. Wow… that’s all I can say. whoever taken this is a pro… I want to say good shots but these are really great pix.

    Posted by Arie G | November 4, 2011, 6:23 am
  2. ur fotos r olweiyz telling a story, sir. they could easily be fit for publication in magazines… im always fond of ur fotos sir…

    Posted by Dean Develin | November 4, 2011, 6:34 am
  3. The fotos make me homesick… 😦 I miss the kalag-kalag in my hometown in Kabankalan…

    Posted by Pinoy Abroad | November 4, 2011, 6:42 am
  4. What they said. ^ Great compo, great framing, great everything. I understand your using an old model, Sir Juls? I now agree — it’s not the camera, it’s the one handling it… 🙂

    Posted by Brian Herbert | November 4, 2011, 7:58 am
  5. Juls, ok mga kuha mo. i like them all

    Posted by primo de la cruz | November 5, 2011, 6:32 am

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