Friday, April 25, 2008

Great Finds....


Are you bargain hunter?? I used to do that a lot...well, when I had the capabilities to go somewhere without needing a 'personal driver'. Btw, I used to have a lot of personal drivers....some I didn't even know the names. I can go out of my house and there they were scurrying to get to me so they can drive me anywhere I wanted to go...hay those were the days.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand. I was just at Hailey's blog. One of her entries made me think about the good ol' days...and how much I liked bargain hunting! Back when I was still single and unattached...when all I was asked was: when are you going to get married??...LOL. Anyway, I used to live in BF Homes, Paranque and there was always a 'tiangge' near the place I stayed. Everynight, we would just walk and scout for some things on sale. I remember buying a lot of my Christmas gifts in those ko noh? Aside from that I also loved walking around Baclaran and Divisoria. Those were the 2 places I would go to on my way home to Pampanga.

It was much better though when I was teaching in Taiwan. They have what is known as 'night market' there where everything is cheap. We spent hours upon hours scouting numerous night markets in Taipei...and I was there for 4 years so I can't even count how many nights we walked around those night markets. And yes, I bought a lot of my pasalubong in those places.

Wow...I didn't realize how much I'm actually missing those things until I started writing. But...that's part of my former life. It's all part of good memories and sometimes, it's good to think about them.


Gorgeous MUM said...

who wouldn't love bargains?

i did loved walking through taipei's night markets, especially the one in tien mu (tama nga ba?). kze among all the night markets that óur helper showed us, un ung mas nagustuhan ko, though it's always crowded during weekends. even our australian friend came to like it too!

oh, missing the days . . . but not taiwan's fraking earthquakes!

Gorgeous MUM said...

so you worked in TAS? i heard a lot about filipino teachers being treated unfairly simply because of being a filipino! like there was a taiwanese parent who threaten to take his/her child out from that school because he/she doesn't want a maid(pertaining to the filipina) be teaching the kid. good thing the school stood up for the filipina!

heard a lot of sad stories there and even encountered those harsh discrimination myself! that's one of the reason i don't like that place.


L-O-S-T. I guess that about sums up how I'm feeling right now...with blogging anyway. I don't even know how to start this post. 😕...