Tuesday, October 18, 2011

guess who?

Michael imitates Filipino-style headgear for working in the hot sun

After the heavy rains over a week ago,
The street out front wasn't draining.
Michael noticed a neighbor chipping away some excess concrete in front of another drain, 
so he decided to try the same thing in front of our place.

He took a hammer and chisel,
armed himself with protective glasses,
(and oh yes, the head gear,)
and went to work creating a smoother drain hole.

He got lots of smiles from passers-by,
amused to see an Americano boy outfitted and working like a native.

this photo reminds me all over again that yes, we live in a foreign culture

Unfortunately his work didn't totally solve the problem.

So Mark helped him uncover the drain...

and Michael dug out some of the clogging sludge.
Not exactly a job he would have learned to do in our old American suburb.

Now the street is dry.
Thanks, Michael!

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison


Lois said...

What a great kid! Go Michael!

OliveTree said...

Love your Thomas Edison quote. I'm sure Michael finds all kinds of different opportunities where you live.

us5 said...

♥ thanks, Lois! ♥

...Olive Tree...i love good quotes, don't you? and i love all these unique opportunities,too. :)

Rosalie Grant said...

This is great!