Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Living with a Fire

Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental.

"Yeah, this is an easy job - EXCEPT for the occasional burns!" he laughed.

"You must earn a lot from this," I said, noting that - as the fire dancer claimed - he had been doing this "for years and years now."

"P3,000 per month - give or take," he said. "That's our 'regular' pay."

"That's not a lot. Considering the burning and all."

"Yep," he smiled. "We live off the tips."

And then, as he started twirling again: "So don't forget to leave your tip."

source: Speak Carabao

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