March 22, 2010

It's just a job

Working in a university with so much youthful energy can be a source of many surprises. I stepped out of our building one afternoon and came upon these two clowns having lunch under the small bamboo grove beside our office. One of the student organizations had organized a show and party for the children of the poor community that they work with. I wonder what the clown on the left is thinking. He looks quite pensive.

two clowns eating lunch under a bamboo grove

28 comments:

Wayne said...

Clowning is thirsty work

Nice capture Hilda

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

At least they were not dressed that way for class.

Good for them for entertaining children.

The TEFL Don said...

Hilda perhaps the clown is thinking "clowning around is all part of university life."

Well it was when I was there:-)

Youth_in_Asia said...

Great shot! The clown on the left looks deep in thought. I also appreciate the feedback on the comments section you gave me on twitter.

Manila is a city I've always wanted to visit. I've made it as close as Southern India, but that's still a ways away. A good friend of mine in college was from the Philippines and spoke so highly of it.

ρομπερτ said...

...and yet so much more.
What an impressive entry of yours. May the clowns be as happy as the laughing sound they do provide.
How very nice to see something, that I haven't met over here throughout all these years, with so many poor people, children as they are...
Please have you all a nice start into the new week.

James said...

I don't know why but clowns creep me out. Are you sure it's just a job?

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is such a neat portrait of two clowns Hilda. Everyone who crossed their path must have loved seeing them.
To answer your question about the City Daily Photo group, I am ineligible to join the portal because Long Island Daily Photo represents a region, not a city.
Eric encouraged me to join as just a city from Long Island, but I thought Long Island is an interesting place in and of itself.
It's OK though, I still feel like I am part of the network since most people do not notice and even those who do are just encouraging me to join. It is such a welcoming community. I really love it.
Thanks for asking!
: )

Bill said...

He's thinking of Pythagorus Theorem, obviously.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and nice portrait !! Great Hilda !!

Bibi said...

That's a side of clowns we don't often see! Good capture.

Olivier said...

un beau portrait de clowns, avec une belle expression

Halcyon said...

Two clowns lunching in the woods. That's a sight you don't see every day!

MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

Great composition!

Kaori said...

So bright! They must be taking a break from all the clowning around :D

arabesque said...

as much as clowns can be fun for kids, i dislike them. don't know why, but i'm pretty scared of them,
esp, when they flash out their gigantic grin. uh-oh!
probably reminds me of the movie "It".
^0^

Jacob said...

Great looking clown outfits and so nice to hear they are engaged in "good works."

The clown on the left is wondering why half of his hair isn't green to match his other pant leg. Or, he might be trying to figure out a way to distract the clown on the right so he can grab his food.

One never knows what goes
on in the mind of a clown!

Re your comment on Ocala DP - yes, at first I thought it was a raccoon tail, but it's probably a fox tail...

arabesque said...

ps:
congrats! congrats! to your 2nd yr! and more to come! ^0^
truth to be told, you're one of my inspirations why i have this blog, even sometimes, i feel like giving up. hehe.
so keep going okay?! ^-^

the donG said...

i really honor people who dedicate their time and talent for the good of others.

Misalyn said...

Maybe he's thinking of some other food since they're having their lunch :) or a new trick for the kids to enjoy.I like them.

Steffe said...

Pythagorus Theorem sounds correct.

Photo Cache said...

working in the academia would make your energy forever youthful and your blog full of posts.

Rob and Mandy said...

Wonderful capture!

VP said...

There is a stereotype about sad clowns, may be he is one of them!

Cezar and Léia said...

A very interesting surprise, indeed! I think the clown is just concerned about lunch... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

AB said...

Off-duty clowns! Great shot!

Evelyn Howard said...

A friend who had worked in weekend children's party as a clown told me it's actually rather rewarding. Kids actually came up to her and talked...

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George said...

I think the clown is wondering if this is why he's studying hard to get a university degree!