Monday, July 23, 2007

Work for living

ice cream man
I was stopping in front of traffic lights and while waiting for the green light, I was playing and snapping pictures by using my oh-so-small compact digital camera. This is one of the pictures I've taken during the waiting. The guy who's riding his motorcycle is an ice-cream selling man. It was a rainy day, but still the guy had to drive around to sell off his ice-cream. It's for the sake of his living. I salute him.

8 comments:

Rambling Round said...

I think it would be fun to sell ice cream, making all those customers happy! I miss the old neighborhood ice cream trucks during the summer.

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

That's such a cool photo, Emily Lin. What are those palm-like things? Some sort of decorative street lights?

Does it rain often in Kajang?

Poor street vendors, they have to cope with slow sales and bad weather...

Cheers!

Per Stromsjo said...

I salute him too!

Here he would have been stopped and investigated by our health bureaucracy asking all sorts of questions about how he handles that ice-cream. Perfectly correct and he would have been perfectly unemployed!

Dijah said...

I know that place!It's somewhere near where my Uncle lives.He lives at Menara Jaya.

Anyway,the ice-cream man who comes to our school doesn't come on rainy days.I guess he doesn't mind missing a day off.

Emily Lin said...

Rambling round: Ice cream trucks? Oh.. sounds really huge but here it's hardly found. Normally they sell it with motorcycles.

Fenix: Yea.. It's for decorative purposes. It does rain often. Not only in Kajang but KL area, too. BTW, I've forgotten to mention the place I took this photo - it's not in Kajang but in Petaling Jaya. Ok I know I broke the rules but wait, my blog name is Kajang (Malaysia) so I wish I could "cheat" a little bit and show you guys photos of other area. I guess you guys wouldn't mind, would you? :p

Per Stromsjo: If it's happened, I would pray for the guy! How pity to lose his job.

Dijah: I don't know where is Menara Jaya but it's actually somewhere in PJ. Near Hilton Hotel. :p

Keropok Man said...

Waiting for the ice cream man is a very happy waiting time.

I remember when I was much younger, we would wait for the roti man to come. But not for the roti, but for the junk food that he sells! haha...

~tanty~ said...

This is a touching posting Emily. Life is hard sometimes and I feel sympathy for people who have to struggle hard for their life.

travelphilippines said...

i hope he was able to sell all his ice cream that day.