I’ve been known to drive a mean bargain whenever faced with something I really really want to have. I learned from an expert. My Lola. Now there was a lady who could drive any tindera to tears with her bargaining skills. Truth be told, I have seen her earn the ire of her suki’s in her favorite palengke but still manage to convince them to sell her their wares….at less than half its price.
Today, I am considered the “shoppingera par excellance” in this family. I too can earn the ire of merchants both here and abroad yet manage to walk away with my shopping find….at a much lower price. In fact, whenever my husband wants something whose price can be haggled, he […] Continue Reading
At the recently concluded book fair, I chanced upon one of my favorite children’s books stall and immediately started browsing through their racks. After getting about a dozen books, one of the sales staff informed me that they had a “Bag All You Can” promo wherein you pay about a thousand bucks and you get to stuff as many books as you can into a bag. This, of course, got me all excited. I scanned through the selections and decided that this was a good deal.
As soon as I got the bag, I started stuffing it like there was no tomorrow. I can’t exactly remember the exact number of books I bought but in the end my bill came up to around 6,000 bucks!!! And I paid only a thousand…not […] Continue Reading
I have recently rediscovered the joys of canned tuna. I swore off the stuff after tasting a batch that had an unmistakable metallic taste. Besides, fresh tuna is readily available in almost all supermarkets today. However, the cost of fresh tuna can be rather prohibitive. And I can’t imagine making tuna salad with it.
So one day at the grocery my husband saw a new brand of canned tuna and decided to give it a try. Lo and behold, the stuff was delicious. The best we’ve had so far. The brand is Permex and we’ve been using it eversince.
And as for our fave, tuna salad…..here is how we like to have it….on rye bread with lots of cheese then broiled until the cheese melts. […] Continue Reading