saturday morning with the moonchild
V: My barbie doll is made in
Ang sinabi ko: yes, anak. Because it’s cheaper to make them in
Gusto kong sabihin: Outsourcing ang tawag diyan. Isang manifestation ng globalization
V:My Barbie doll clothes are fake.
Ang sinabi ko: No they are not. They’re called unbranded. Fake is when you pass off something not true as real.
Gusto ko talagang sabihin: Tawag diyan ay value shopping. We need not always get the branded ones. What’s important is what we do with the toys/things that we have.
Ang sinabi ko: It’s quite complicated. There are many reasons: 1) sidewalks are for people, 2) vendors on the sidewalks means people walk on the streets causing traffic and possibly harm to their bodies, 3) there’s a proper place for everything. It doesn’t mean though that what the stompers are doing is correct.
And thenI was rambling already as I couldn’t stop myself from going into explanatory mode. I explained to her the quandary of vendors, Pinoys buying habits that makes sidewalk vendors a reality, the mandate of the MMDA. Infodump much? In other words, sinabi ko talaga ang gusto kong sabihin, pero syempre in kids speak. Kaya lang baka na-lost na sha. But at the end of it sabi niya: "Kawawa naman pala ang mga tindera." (cue music here:"Manggagawang impormal, Kabalikat sa buhay.")