"Those smile on their faces really looked enlightening seeing our indigenous brothers enjoying their time. But, behind those smiles, is an issue I have seen. "

I never thought these Igorot brothers are going to pose in a camera with their two fingers positioned in a "peace" sign. What a wacky shot out there folks!

Wacky Igorot Shot


Of course, this elderly Igorots [not the new generation] for sure have no idea about wacky shots because they just live with their culture and tradition. 

But the changing world has taught them to do these things and embrace a behavior not in consonant with their unique culture because of the influence of mass media. I did not tell them to pose like that, they did it themselves. 



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Those smile on their faces really looked enlightening seeing our indigenous brothers enjoying their time. 

But, behind those smiles, is an issue I have seen.  If you think, taking their pictures are free, it's not. 

I paid them just to be able to capture them with my point and shoot. It felt so sad seeing that their unique and beautiful culture has turned into business. This is an issue for me. 

Well, I made a commentary regarding this and I'll be posting it next. Really, I was so affected and gloomy. This culture should be as it is. It should not be for business. It should remain free so that other people will appreciate it. 




This culture must be free: free to be appreciated, free to embrace, free to be experienced. Oh no. What's happening with us? Don't get me wrong. 

With my next post, I will reveal all my opinions and the reason why I am so affected like this. 

Thanks for viewing. Keep in touch, my heartfelt commentary regarding this encounter I've seen is coming next, click here.

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EDMAR GUQUIB

Born and Raised in Vigan, Philippines. Hardcore Ilocano. Genuine Bigueño. Sucker of Long Land Trips. Loves the Highlands. Professional Nurse on Weekdays. Coffee Addict. Travel Blogger in Between. For sponsorship, advertising, event invites and collaborations email me at edmaration@gmail.com.

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