I never expected that I will see this kind of mobile store again. Fellow Pinoys of my generation used to see and buy from this cart being pulled by a white cow (usually) which sells Filipino products like broom, bangkito (small chair), mirror, fan, hat, basket and crib made of native materials such as bamboo, rattan, coconut husks etc. ‘But as you can see, products made of plastic are mixed up with the biodegradable ones now. T_T
This store was even popularized by hit children show of the 80’s Batibot, which I heard will be resurrected by the new TV5. Well, that’s good news because it’s one of the old shows that defined the Pinoy pop culture. And I think, no other children’s show, has duplicated nor surpassed its success.
Well, my question is, with the cow being replaced by a sidecar ridden by the vendor, is it a good or bad change? For sure, I’ll hear varying views from animal rights advocates, culture enthusiasts, fitness experts and strict followers (and enforcers!) of traffic rules! =) Well for me, I just missed the old view of the cow driven cart but if the change led to something better, then I accept it with open arms. =)