I met these kids while I was waiting for bus to the Tarsier Sanctuary (to visit the Yoda lookalike miniatures) in Bohol, Philippines. There was no signage of ‘bus stop’ but few locals reassured me this was the one place that the bus MUST STOP.
The first 10 minutes of my waiting time —I was like… ohhh what to do here under this unbearable sun? Went across the road to hide myself under the shade of cotton trees.
Doing some animal portraits was not a bad idea to kill time! This was a roaster meant to be on the cockfighting — a favourite sport in Philippines.
The owner was a serious boy. Took me sometime to capture his smile.
A while later, his siblings/neighbours came. They showed off their acts as long as I pointing camera to them. The situation went a bit uncontrollable.
It was fun. I wished the bus doesn’t come.
In order to make them calm down and not doing dangerous stunts, I asked them randomly about things in the area. When I pointed the cottons that scattered on ground, they brought one to me.
They showed me this. Picking the seeds from the cotton.
Make the cotton really fluffy. Spread and throw it to the air.
It was a beautiful scene even my heart felt the same — now I know what is the true meaning of ‘light-hearted’.
I did not expect such a simple act could be a game for them.
The bus was seriously late but this made my day. Thank you kiddos!