B E H I N D T H E S N A P S H O T
It was an afternoon of two feasts -- one outside, celebrating the shoe industry of Marikina City and the other, inside a Thai restaurant. Everything was pulsating. Outdoors the locals were preparing for the procession of their patron saint, Our Lady of the Abandoned. Indoors, Christmas lanterns hung over the Thai restaurant's dining tables as dish after dish was served. The only thing not moving that day was the steel bar window.