Thursday, June 14, 2012

Do you think You can do it?

Brother and I went to visit an adventure park close to our hometown. Construction is still going on and mind you this place is on top of the mountain. 


This guy ( we saw three of them) carries at least three hollow blocks per trip. It is his job to carry the hollow blocks for the whole day to build a swimming pool. He is paid 2.00 pesos for each hollow block (if I am right it is equivalent to 5 pennies here in the US). I talked to them and they are happy they have a job. They all have a smile they are willing to pose for me even if it is raining.


                                             And so here it is the swimming pool they are building.


"It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction. "
                                         by Henry Ward Beecher


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14 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiul pictures. How far did they have to carry those block?

TexWisGirl said...

oh my. that's a lot of weight on their shoulders!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Hard way to make a living!


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Jan n Jer said...

Wow..what a hard worker...its nice he has a smile on his face n is greatful!

Carletta said...

That's hard work for so little money.
The rain is why it is so lush and pretty there.
Lovely shots Kim!

Bev said...

Oh my goodness!! but that quote is true!!

Elaine said...

Wonderful post - great photographs, brilliant quote, fabulous fence and scenery. Goodness, those men earn their pay.

Tanya said...

wow, that's some hard work but great exercise and i love that they are happy to have a job and smiling about it!

Rose said...

Your quote is so true...

I love the shots--like that it there are people included.

Beth said...

great shots. what muscles you would have after that job. wow!! (:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by today as another Friday fences participant, interesting compositions for the meme Kim.

Nellies said...

Pfew, these men work really hard for their money! Beautiful photos!

Marie said...

Love this rough-hewn fence! And love the quote!

Faye said...

A hard lesson to learn for any-most--of us who worry too much. Recently I saw a wonderful movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and one quote that I'm trying to remember from it is "Everything will be all right in the end. And if it is not, then, believe me, it is not the end." Here you'll have a beautiful place for people to enjoy themselves and give work to men who really want the job.

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