The First Child In The Family (Part 2)
It was my first time in a long time in the market. The last time I was there I was quite young. There were people buying stuff. Vendors would shout from their stall the things they sell. The smell of vegetables and fish was there. In short, the scene was rowdy.
I went to this stall that had vegetables and fruits. So I approached the stall owner and asked him in chinese.
Me: Uncle, do you have "poh ho hiok"?
Not bad, he understood my chinese.
I went to another stall and looked around. In that stall, there was this vegetable that looked like what my mother drew. I wanted to buy it but was afraid that it maybe another vegetable that looked similar. So I asked the lady owner. Before asking I thought whether I should address her as auntie or miss. She looked like she was in her mid-thirties but she may not like to be called an "auntie". Then suddenly she talked to me in chinese.
Auntie: What do you want?
Me: Do you have "poh ho hiok"?
Auntie: Yes I have. Wait a while.
She took that vegetable that I almost bought! So I was correct!
Auntie: How many of this do you want?
Me: How do you sell it?
She took it and place it on the weighing scale.
Auntie: I will sell this for $1.
After I bought "poh ho hiok", I bought some other stuff like breakfast, and some ingredients for some chinese medicine.
So that was my "adventure" in the wet market. Pretty boring I know.
In the afternoon, I went for lunch. After my lunch, I bought some cardboard to make a clothes folder. The concept is quite new and I thought why not make one? I went home and tried to make it. It took me about 30 minutes to make it and it was quite good. I tried folding clothes with it and it works! Not bad huh? In case you don't know what I am talking about, here's a video where I got my inspiration from.
Thank God that my mum's feeling much better now. I guess I can go back to work tomorrow. It's nice to know that your family is healthy.