When dusk falls in the Philippines, more and more people come out of their homes and flock to the gathering points of their homes in the communities and towns. These are often the markets and market streets. Housewives go to the markets again around this time to shop for dinner in the cooler evening hours. The tropical sun is no longer burning. I noticed again how many Filipino women, often alone or with their partners and husbands, eat a quick BALUT at one of the many stalls that spring up like mushrooms on every corner at dinnertime. After the often hot afternoon, the market streets of the Philippines come alive in the evening.