Thursday, August 12, 2010

homELearning Activity 2 (S1-09: 09 Jia Le)

This picture depicts a scene at the road. The road is lined with many yellow taxis and many shophouses are lined along the sides of the road. The road looks very narrow. I believe the focus is the contrast between the rickshaw puller and his modern surroundings. This is because the rickshaw is a very old and traditional way of transport while surrounding him are motorbike and taxis which is a very modern way of transport. I presume the story behind this is about an indian rickshaw puller being poor and working for his life, never giving up. Today, a lot people are getting richer and technology is advancing very quickly. However, there are still people, in this case the rickshaw puller, behind along with the old traditional ways and they are having a hard time surviving. To sum it up in a nutshell, our economy may be booming, but some of us are still suffering thanks to poverty.
~Jia Le

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