15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
morning routine

this is what the farmer's morning routine in my village. they go to the rice field in early morning. even the sun isn't rise yet. they do hard work. and not everybody can do it. they work from early morning until mid afternoon, some farmers even work until the sun almost set. they do it all so they can fill their dish. they keep working, no matter how cold is in the morning or how hot is in the afternoon. sometimes in the very hot days they keep working, no matter how much are the sweats running through their faces then falling to the ground. no matter how hurt is their back because of the sunburn. But, what breaks my heart is people sometimes don’t respect their work. How? You see, peoples sometimes throw away their edible leftover rice. Just because they don’t finish it on the same day they cook it. So, they throw the rice away. Its not a good thing to do, unless the rice is not edible, you better made something with it, fried rice perhaps. My mother always cook the right amount rice and add lime juice to it before put it to the rice cooker. It will make the rice last longer. It just an example from my family on how you respect their work. By not throwing away edibe leftover rice. Their work can end up in your table too. Will you respect them?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2017
Photo Location: madiun, Indonesia
Copyright: © kartika cahyani