A "sari-sari store" is a very common sight in any Philippine neighborhood. "Sari-sari", translated to English means "variety" or "various". So, a "sari-sari" store is a place where you can find a variety of or various things you need. These stores are usually small and family owned and located right in front of the owner's house. It is almost like, "you name it, they have it"... More often than not, there are several "sari-sari stores" in the neighborhood selling the same kinds of things.
This photo is the "sari-sari" store in our neighborhood.
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snunney (90914) 2006-11-13 4:27
Excellent street capture. The expressions are marvellous. Good compoistion and nice colours.
dospordostres (1164) 2006-11-13 6:49
Nice image with the signs and the kids. I love those kids expressions. Your composition is good too. Maybe I would have named it "reload here" for the sign in there.
vedra (0) 2006-11-13 11:38
Good capture of daily life and a funny group of children. I especially like the expression of the face of the first one to the left - he looks really cute and silly :)
Sad but true: all the children around the world prefer not to eat healthy, but to take Pepsi and potato chips.
An interesting note, too.
Click3 (1886) 2006-11-13 21:58
Hola Roberto...what an expressive capture...cetainly well captured...those are the Customers...!
Lovely lighting, great colours, great POV...
A marketers...and I am one...dream !
Saludos from Chile,
jmcl (14535) 2006-11-13 22:43
In addition to all the wonderful emotion on the faces of those kids .. what a wonderful colorful image.
PJE (20758) 2006-11-13 23:06
Hi Roberto. I really love the expression of the little lad on the left. I think he is upset that someone gave him a real sour candy. Too funny and wonderful capture. Good work!
siolaw (38292) 2006-11-14 0:04
Nice daily life shot here, with excllent compo and framing ,fantastic expresions of the kids'reloading'!
batalay (37205) 2006-11-14 10:08
I like this image very much with the four "tykes" set in the lower corner of the photo. It was good to crop the photo into a virtual square. I also like the note, and a new item in my vocabulary, "sari-sari." Warm regards from Virginia, Bulent
raftad (585) 2006-11-14 11:35
Well captured street scene. Love the expressions of store's "clients". Great colours and details as well.
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-11-14 11:40
Nice and cute work Roberto, I like the way how you have composed it, really well balanced, fine picture, compliments!!
getg3 (149) 2006-11-14 17:11
Interesting street photo. Very well composed.
fjufju (335) 2006-11-15 10:31
what a wonderful shot. Kids are great. In this picture they look like old friends and permanent customers of sari-sari.
vincz (19113) 2006-11-16 3:39
Great compostion. Yu catched so funny and interesting expressions on their faces. Very well done.
roconnell (327) 2006-11-16 13:22
Fantastic candid at the Sari Sari store. The great variety of expressions on the children's faces, make the trip to the store look like a happy occasion. Wonderful color and great balance. Well done.
Silvio1953 (131920) 2006-11-17 1:20
Hi Roberto, beautiful composition, grat expression of the childs, well done, ciao Silvio
starky (1616) 2006-11-17 18:03
Hi Roberto.Nice picture and lovely children.
Good work, Bosko.
zeca (19762) 2006-11-20 0:47
Nice captured, Roberto! The colours are nice and the kids are cute! Nice framing.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-11-21 11:36
Hi Roberto - theres indeed colourful variety and a variety of expressions on the kids, do they have turo-turo and a nice cold halo-halo.
cessy (13647) 2006-11-22 3:54
very nice portrait of this children
we have the same view like in Indonesia, also with the little shop, we call it 'warung'
excellent sharpnes and colors
parbo (11092) 2006-11-22 19:07
He he. Their target is crisps and one of famous drink only. Look at their faces how they are happy. No responsibility, nothing. Excellent, pure, lovely body languages are in your simple but best scene. Congratulations.
pippo (596) 2006-11-23 19:03
very nice composition and colors,
jemaflor (90217) 2006-11-24 11:19
Well seen and composed this daily light shot, sympatic these children, tfs this view from our country.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-11-26 17:10
very good facial expressions, I like the comosition too, very nice daily life shot
RPoole5552 (1812) 2006-11-26 19:17
Excellent daily life shot. The kids look so innocent.
jdwyer264 (1082) 2006-11-27 6:00
Great shot Roberto.
I love the composition and sentiment behind the shot. These kids are adorable and it is funny to imagine these little nippers causing mischief in the neighbourhood.
Very well captured, brilliant, each child has such a sweet face and a great expression.
Thank you for your various comments on my shots, your attention is greatly appreciated.
Have a great day.
Glint (6171) 2006-11-30 4:12
lovely colourful well composed picture. I like the way the children look like two sets of twins...the biggies abd the littlies :-)
PixelTerror (0) 2006-12-01 4:55
A nice daily life view where I like the blue/green dominant on the house, the kids are well placed in the frame and funny, but It's pity you have cut the feet of the first boy.
Have a nice day,
banyanman (7789) 2007-04-01 3:55
A charming daily life shot, Roberto, showing a scene that you can see on almost every street in the Philippines. I love all the different expressions on the kids' faces - especially the little boy on the left - it looks like he doesn't like the flavour of his potato chips! Good colour saturation, but I agree with Jean Yves that it is pity you cut off the feet of the boy on the right. Cheers . . . David
pablominto (53746) 2007-04-01 4:04
This is a lovely slice of life!
The different expressions on the kids faces are great, and one of them has full focus on the photographer...
A fine composition, telling the essence of the sari-sari phenomenon!
Shoot_Score (650) 2007-05-13 20:58
Magadan Umaga Roberto,
I so well remember the "sari-sari" stores in the Philippines...
Are the bigger kids on the way to "overweight by Pepsi"?
Your photo brings back warm memories of eating great Lapu Lapu in Palawan...
- Copyright: Roberto Perez Bartolome (robertbartolome) (270)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-16
- Categories: Daily Life
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Street Photography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-13 4:21
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