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Running like Bob

One more pic on the Chom Chau project (VIJ2008012G) and in particular about the garbage collection issues. The factory workers who share rooms in the cheap housing near their work throw the garbage down from the balcony. No one has money to pay to the garbage collection company… It just stays there. Stinking… And it is not rainy season yet…

Besides that I’ve been doing short stories on vasectomy promotion (VIJ2008021G)…

and on the soaring rice prices (VIJ2008020G) and the pre-election measures taken by the government like prohibiting the export of rice and having state-run companies sell rice for cheap (0.45$ instead of 1.5/2$ per kilo)…

That and the launch of www.Ka-set.info peppered with a few power cuts has made it a busy week… 

6 Responses to “Running like Bob”

  1. I shouldn’t write so many comments here but this title… ha ha ha… everybody running like Bob do… great pictures mr. Vink like always.
    running…

    ps. this is second comment, first one disappeared again… peace.

    marcin luczkowski - March 29th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

  2. Marcin, I don’t know if it is because of you, but I get an awfull lot of visits on this weblog and on my website from Poland. Poland is in fourth position regarding the number of unique visitors , after the US, France and Cambodia.

    If you’re responsible thanks for the proselytising…

    john vink - March 29th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

  3. Ha ha ha… no I’m not responsible only you are! I’m not suprised at all. I check what happening on your news site always when I run cross important sites few times per day only, so I’m responible only for small part. But this is good to know that my compatriots appreciate good photography!!
    pozdrawiam! (greetings)

    marcin luczkowski - March 29th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

  4. :))))))))!!!…

    literally, am running this weekend, no sleep last night (shooting late and writing late) and now off to finish the rest of 2 day shoot, but if my running has entered your running, i am happy…there are only 2 places on the web i go EVERYDAY and johnvink.com is one of them…..dah the other…

    that Virgo-bull picture is miraculous :)))…oddly, fits nicely with vasectomy story ;))…and Marcin is to be credited: he sings as loudly and runs as often as I ;))))…waiting for the next story…

    namaste my friend :))

    really running today
    bob

    Running Bob Black - March 29th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

  5. Marcin, Poland is now in third position after the US and Cambodia…

    john vink - March 30th, 2008 at 5:00 am

  6. Mr. Vink

    What can I say? It’s still two levels to go up!
    I like your news site because of your amazing photos and everyday posts. Here is always something interesting to read !
    So maybe some exhibition in Poland where you have so many fans of your work?
    :)

    Marcin Luczkowski - March 30th, 2008 at 1:25 pm