There is alway a little bit of comedy to be had in a large block of ice being strapped to a tricycle or rickshaw or tethered by a narrow rope. Particularly when these huge ice blocks aren’t hand carved from the surreal mountain lakes of Disney’s Arendelle but man-handled by real people (poor people) in the tropical Philippines.

The little piece of ice-on-a-rope this morning was headed into the Estancia market, and I wouldn’t like to describe what might have wandered and excreted onto the pathway where that ice was headed. Like the travel website says “avoid ice cubes“.

Sometimes it’s really stressful living here in Estancia but my days are often relieved by these little  moments.

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine


group of men handling large block ice
These blocks of ice at the Provincial Capital were looking a little worse-for-wear in middle of the day’s heat. The men were very happy to pose for a photo.


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