March 1, 2013

Red plastic

carinderia CITY DAILY PHOTO THEME DAY: CAFE CHAIRS • Nothing pretty today, just some of those uncomfortable plastic monobloc chairs. At least they're a cheery, cherry red, and not the plain white ones that get so dirty-looking after only a few weeks. Metro Manila has lots of these tiny, streetside eateries which we call carinderia or turo-turo (from turo, to point, because that's all you have to do to tell the server what you want to eat), especially around public transportation terminals, whether for taxis, buses, jeepneys or tricycles. Obviously, you won't find them in posh neighborhoods.

20 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I always complain when a cafe uses plastic chairs. But as long as you can sit down they will have to do!

LONDONLULU said...

A very cheery red, indeed. While they may not be the comfiest chairs around, they certainly get the job done!

Barbara Farr said...

I guess if the seats are uncomfortable, patrons won't be tempted to loiter.

Jim said...

Good theme day post.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Uncomfortable chairs but good food. I like the sound of turo-turo.

Kris said...

I don't care the chair really as long as the food is good ;)

Dina said...

The red brings color into the grayness.
Turo-turo is a nice idea for a name.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Of course ANYTHING red works for me - but when there's food involved as well ...!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful red details in your picture!Great image for the theme day!
hugs
Léia

magiceye said...

Very common in Mumbai too!

RamblingRound said...

These are attractive and serviceable.

Judy said...

A little slice of life in the city. Good shot for the theme!

Elisa said...

I don´like those kind of chairs! I totaly agree:)

Nice to meet your blog
Elisa, from Argentina

raf said...

Like the colors and the "turo" culture. Good food on the run is always a tricky business. Good choice, Hilda!

cieldequimper said...

The whole scene is so much how I imagine Manila to be! Love it!

Jo said...

as long as there is somewhere to sit I guess..
Great post for theme day

JM said...

I enjoy the fact you have posted a real life scene instead of the fancy chairs most of us have chosen. Well done, Hilda.

Tanya Breese said...

well they do the job! nice scene!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Like your choice for the theme day.

Rob Siemann said...

Some things are universal, like red plastic chairs