Nowadays, we often hear ourselves complain about how fast money goes out of our pockets. We’re holding a thousand peso bill, bought a few things, and a thousand has suddenly turned to a hundred. This is why I’ve always loved a bargain, who doesn’t?
Last week was quite a revelation. I never really believed that a hundred pesos can go far these days until my friend and I went to Robinsons Mall here in Iloilo and found several boutiques having their Christmas Sale. The display rack outside a particular boutique (for the life of me, I couldn’t remember the name of the store and couldn’t find my receipt), displayed blouses for only Php100. Pardon me, but I never thought that you could buy a blouse for a hundred pesos, maybe you can from ukay-ukay, but not from a mall boutique.
Despite the large sign indicating that all blouses on display cost Php100, my friend and I kept asking each other if they really were that cheap. We asked the sales lady several times if they really were sold for a hundred pesos and I stopped asking for another several times when I saw her half-annoyed look.
This is a two -layered blouse. It’s so comfortable to wear even for a pregnant woman like me! Underneath is a tank top, which I love to wear alone in a particularly hot weather. I’m not sure where the actual front and back side is, because I think they can be worn in both ways.
Another two-layered blouse. I love the color of the top layer and the red tank top underneath. It’s also very comfortable!
As usual, my friend and I bought the same blouses (we always do every time we shop together) with the usual condition that before we have another date, we’ll talk about not wearing the same blouse or else we’ll look like we’re having a field demonstration or something.
I only paid Php200 for two blouses. Wow, that was fun!
Aside from clothes, another great find I had lately happened during our weekend out-of-town trip. Our family had a little excursion in Banate, Iloilo. It’s a coastal town located in the northern part of Iloilo. This town is well-known for its kasag (Ilonggo term for crabs) and other fresh seafood. In fact, it’s one of the main supplier of seafood especially in non-coastal parts of Iloilo. We love the idea that while we were having a good time at the beach, several sellers would approach us and offer their fresh catch of seafood such as different varieties of fish, clams, crabs, and squid. I love seafood!
Because I’m particularly craving for crab these days, I was just so happy that there are plenty of it there in Banate.
My 100 pesos was good for 8 large and meaty crabs. What a bargain! Sorry, only 4 appears on the picture because my son and I already devoured the rest
So, how far did my 100 pesos go lately? I couldn’t quite believe it, but considering the prices of commodities nowadays, I realized that I can still buy a new blouse or devour meaty crabs with a hundred pesos. I can’t wait for another 100-peso adventure!