Great Works of Art: My #MarketFriday Post

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Hello Hivers, here I am again with my #marketFriday post, after failing to participate for quite sometime. I did really wanted to submit my entry every week but aside from being so pre-occupied lately I also run out of interesting things to share, I mean I got lots of photos to share when it comes to #MarketFriday but I find them something monotonous.

Anyhow it may not be something nice on your part but for me I find it a little bit different compared to what I had been sharing in the past.

And yes, I got something new today so I decided to create an entry to #MarketFriday hope you will like it especially @dswigle.

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So this morning we had a chance to go to a mall for some important reason, we don't really just go out during this time of pandemic, that is why I hardly get the chance to take photos to share.

This time I was with my wife who became my photographer LOL. I told her to take pictures while I'm maneuvering the wheels so here are some of those photos while on our way to the mall.

After a few minutes we arrived at LIMKETKAI Mall, its one of the pioneers when it comes to shopping mall here in Cagayan de Oro. It's quite old but definitely one of the favorite destination of shoppers from different adjacent places and even for those who live in the City.


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Maybe the reason why it has a lot of visitors everyday is because of its location, aside from it has almost all shoppers need. Students from nearby schools used to stay there during break times.

But that was before the pandemic. This time as you can see in the photos there were very people roaming around.

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Even restaurants at lunch time hardly have customers. This is because people are constrained to roam around without the required Exit pass and so on. People 60 years old and above are not allowed as well as those below 21 years old.

So if you notice you can't see kids running around or playing.


It's so weird to see in this time of the day, it's only my wife who was walking in that part of the mall. But it is the new normal. You cannot expect more people coming that is why a lot of shops and even food chains are closing their businesses.

Too bad I'm sure a lot of establishment will be closing in the next months, I just hope and pray that the end of COVID19 is coming so everyone could go back to a normal life.

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While roaming around we can hardly see other people although there are few whom I saw but as I see them they are actually those working inside the mall, maybe it's their break time.

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This is not what you can see during the time where there's no pandemic yet, it was even hard to walk straight along the hall way as there were lots of people walking too and some rushing towards different directions.

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The photo below is the place which used to be overcrowded with shoppers as it is the center of the mall. Here you can see few people, at least not as desolate as the other areas of the mall as shown above.

But since it's almost Christmas, this place is used to be full of people with some activities or programs to amuse visitors. I don't know if this will be the situation in this coming holidays.

Although I think it will be same uness there's no more Covid19.

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It's funny to see no one even in the customer's service booth, there used to be about 4 or 5 mall employees there. Not to mention the roving guards who used to stay there to check the area and for assistance.

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Anyway, here we go with what I mentioned a while ago, this is something that will make my #marketFriday post today different.

When I saw these wonderful works of arts, I thought of #MarketFriday, I know this is something worth to share. These are works of our local artists and been on display for sale to supposedly foreigners who loves paintings and even local residents who wants to have some paintings hanging in the wall of their houses.

Here are some of those which I put a number and named them myself, so it would be easy for anyone who would pick one as their favorite.

1.Dolphins and Birds playing

I love how this painting was presented, I love the color of the sea and looks like everyone is enjoying especially those we can see above the water, down there is so calm although a little bit lonely.

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2.Cathedral

This paintings reminds me of the Church in my hometown. It is where I was mold to become a good person which I am trying to portray up to this time. The Church where I used to attend mass almost every day.

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3.Woman

I'm not sure if this woman is someone famous or a significant personality in the society but this painting for me depicts a strong and loving personality. She looks like a kindhearted mother and someone who possess a remarkable responsibility.

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4.Beautiful Girl

Her face is so perfect, looks like a grown up girl with dreams in life. And that no matter what she will do her best to achieve her goals and aspirations in life.

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5.Abstract

I'm not sure if what I see in this abstract painting is the same as what you have seen. Although I cannot really explain but I see a happy person here.

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6.Gold Fish

They are fishes living in different world. This is what I see in this painting. But the message seems to be that even if we came from different race or culture, we are all the same in the eyes of God.

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7.Trees

Looks like trees grown on a dessert or mountain. I can't really decipher what the painter wants to convey in his work but maybe he wants to campaign for the preservation of the environment that we need to take care of the mother nature, that we really need to plant trees.

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8.Beautiful Flower

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9.Farm People

This picture showed abundance of life. People will never be hungry if they will plant trees and fruits.

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10.Mango

I love the Nipa house over there, although those mangos catches my eyes too. A very nice scenery so soothing to the eyes, if given the chance I would really love to live there especially during this time of pandemic. I felt safe when you are in a mountain or in the country side compared when you are in the city.

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11.Sip and Art

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12.Guitar

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Oh so I only got 12 wonderful paintings, actually there were lots of them, maybe I'll have to take some photos again in my next visit to LIMKETKAI. I enjoyed naming and looking at them once in a while.

So after taking pictures of those stunning works of art we had our quick lunch and snacks.


So there you go with my #MarketFriday post for this week hope you enjoyed watching those paintings.

Keep safe everyone and don't forget to wear mask and face shield at all times.

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I wonder how long before the shops start closing through lack of revenue...I'd imaging they still need to pay their commercial leases for their floor-space and can't see how they are doing so with little-to-no customers.

In our city I am sure while covid is still here more and more shops will close especially this time when the positive cases is rising every day. There are already a lot of people who lost their jobs.

If they will open their sales can’t be enough to cover their expenses especially the rentals, too bad.

I think the worst financial Times are yet to come. 2021 will not be a happy year for many people I think. We'll see...Maybe I'll be proven wrong.

I think you are right but honestly? I am hoping for a miracle to happen.

Keep safe with your family!

I hope you and your people are going well, and continue to do so. Stay safe and well.

Likewise, thank you!

Wow, great market post. I love the paintings, especially the Beautiful Girl. What's your favorite? How much are these painting priced?

It's really a bad time for business, especially the mall business. The mall here looks like a ghost town! I know this situation is temporary but I think it will still take a long time for things to get better and be like what it was before. Meanwhile, store owners are really going to be tested. There will be more casualties before a recovery is experienced. Here in Davao, it is pretty much the same. One of the biggest malls, the Abreeza, owned and managed by the Ayala's are pretty much ghost towns too. There are quite a number of stores that are closed already. See photo below of Abreeza taken Thursday last week at about 4pm.

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I noticed that it is only the supermarkets in the malls that are doing well, though still not as good as pre-Covid19 times. Let's hope things do turn around sooner rather than later.

Stay safe bro.

Thank you so much for taking part in #MarketFriday. You did not disappoint!! I am so happy that there were some of you that put in a post this week anyway. It was strange to be sitting here and not having to put together a post for tomorrow night. But, I do apologize for being so late getting the replies back so late this week. I failed to say last week that #MarketFriday has been going on for three and a half years and I have missed a couple, but, very few. Normally, if I am on vacation without internet, I try to find some to post, but, like I said, there were a few that missed. As you can see, I didn’t tip this week!!! It has nothing to do with you, but, they changed the way I buy it and post it, so I will be looking into that!!! How can I post and comment without the tip? They all bounced back to me this week, so my apologies!

I hope you are all taking the time to collect new pictures for #MarketFriday while we are taking the time off from the challenge. As I said, feel free to collect some pictures at the markets or other places. I am not going anywhere, posting as usual, and will be back, but, for the challenge to be done right, it takes a fair amount of time. :)

The entire challenge has migrated from a stroll through a market to a cultural extravaganza. ! It really surprised me, but, also delights me to know how much effort people put into it. It pointed out our differences in the beginning, but, then, it really started showing how many things our cultures share. When the day is done, it shows off how human we all are and how we basically all care about our families and others. I love the experience of it all. I appreciate the love and support given to #MarketFriday! Thank you! Truly!
Your participation adds a piece of your world, and I have to say, people are interested in is seeing it. This entire challenge has opened up the world to me and so many others. Thank you again for being a part of all this!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:

How to Participate:

Go to the market! Any market will do! Food, clothing, plant, or animal, if you wish. You can go to the zoo, an art auction, and restaurants. Anywhere or anything that you pay money for any kind of service.
Take pictures! Be creative! It’s fun!
Tell us a little bit about the market, what brought you here?
Post the picture.(s)
Don’t forget to use the MarketFriday Community #196308 to post from or hashtag it! #MarketFriday by @dswigle If you hashtag it, drop the link to your post here so I can easily find them.

As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!

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