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  • While taking location snapshots for a client, Papi jumps from nowhere and shows up in front of me, smiling.

    - Old one, take a picture of Papi, please.

    With such a generous request, I just held the camera steadily and the pose turned into the image. I got what I wanted and so did Papi. He managed to give his image to someone that would make it travel.

    We talked for a while and I told him:

    - Papi, your picture goes to Facebook.

    - Ya, Papi is the best “zungueiro” here and around.

    - Believe me Papi, a few people from allover the world will know about you.

    Papi doesn't know what Facebook is, and I couldn't explain him, however he knows his picture will be seen by other people.

    He is a "zungueiro", working over 10 hours a day on foot, under scorching sun, selling goods amongst the urban messy traffic of Luanda. Dear Papi, I thank you the joy that you gave when performing this act of pure sharing.

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    Papi, o melhor zungueiro de Luanda.

    Tirava fotografias de referência para um cliente e de repente, o Papi estaca sorridente à minha frente.

    - Mais velho, tira fotografia do Papi.

    Perante a generosidade do pedido, mão na máquina e a pose virou imagem. Obtive o que queria e o Papi também, que era pôr a sua imagem nas mãos de alguém que a ia fazer viajar. Falámos um pouco e disse-lhe - Papi, a tua fotografia vai para o facebook.

    - Ya, o Papi é o mehor zungueiro daqui.

    - Acredita, vão ouvir falar de ti em vários sítios do mundo.

    O Papi não sabe o que é o facebook nem lhe conseguia explicar, mas sabe que algures a imagem dele vai ser vista por outras pessoas.

    Ele trabalha 10 ou mais horas por dia. sob um sol de 30 e tal graus, vendendo artigos entre os carros da confusão urbana de Luanda. Grande Papi, presto-te aqui homenagem à alegria com que fizeste este "partilhar".
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