Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another Day in Paradise

You were on a jeep you see them on the sidewalk...You were walking along a busy street, there they are looking blankly at the sky...You go to somewhere and they were almost everywhere...I know you see them too. They are what we call 'taong grasa'...

The world is really getting worst now.On all aspects of life, I can say. Maybe the proliferation of beggars and taong grasa is the sign that the world is now different. In the Philippines, we can't deny the fact that there are a lot of people in the streets and it does reflect our way of life.

Admittedly, I was afraid of those
taong grasa because they might go berserk and run after me. We see them as smelly and crazy people. We really don't know what is going on inside their minds anyway.

Now, I was just a bit scared of them and I find them lucky. They have a world of their own and they are much away from the real and harsh world. Maybe in their world they see themselves as clean and a very happy person. They have a beautiful life and everything is just fine.

A lot of documentaries had featured
taong grasa and beggars and people who have watched it have different response. It can be pity, or yuckiness. They may be a lot more different from us but they are in this world because of us.

Taong Grasa, whether we like it or not, is the real picture of our society nowadays. We can't just hide them and pretend that they do not exist. They are the mere reflection of our lives.

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