In our own little way…

I never do garage sale. When I unload my stuff I give it away. I just don’t feel good in selling things that I have used already. And also becos I have sisters, brothers, nieces & nephews, friends, my household staff that I can pass it on.

Yesterday I did my first ever garage sale. Claudia and her friends decided to organize one here in our house so I joined them.

Claudia last minute went to Hongkong with her Grandparents and I was left to do everything.

Here in our village there’s always garage sale every week. Expats or Diplomats leaving or the residents here. My household staff especially my drivers and houseboys usually go to these sales.

Our next door neighbor have garage sale all the time and I caught my driver and my maid one time talking and laughing. I asked: “anong ka gulohan ‘to?” My driver answered: “pati lumang panty ni negra tsaka brief ng asawa nya mam sinama sa garage sale nila!” We call our next door neighbor negra becos we don’t like her. That’s going to be another post why we don’t like her!

That’s just one of the stories I hear about the garage sale here in our village.

Back to my garage sale.

I asked my assistant to report on a saturday so she can supervise and be the cashier. I helped them set it up but I left Nante our driver to do the pricing cos I don’t know how to price them.

Actually the night before we had a meeting so we can price them already. But Nante said: “ako na nga ang mag price Mam. Ang mura mo naman mag presyo Mam.” So, I left the pricing to him. It was just so hard to put a price on something you don’t use anymore!

Here’s the grand opening of our garage sale. (I know some of you saw this in Facebook already.)

and some pictures:

Setting up:

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As early as 7 am there were a lot of people in our gate already.

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I went inside when this was happening. Na gulohan ako! Gusto ko na ipa migay lahat kasi hindi ako marunong mag sukli!

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And look at the yaya’s! pinark ang mga alaga nila!

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It was a huge success! Everything was sold! 100% of the proceeds will go to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda thru Philippine National Red Cross.

Thank you!


  • But Ms. T, Nante also gave such low prices for your imported stuff haha. 50 pesos for your gucci shoes zomg! I don’t know if the person who bought it (or even Nante) is aware of its brand, naloka talaga ako! ;)) And another zomg! Please report those yayas who “parked” their alagas carelessly, mga bruha!!! @_@

  • Let me just say that I LOVE reading your blog. It brings out a lot of emotion for me. Matawa ako maiyak or ma touch with your love for your family.

    The stroller comment made me laugh. Thank you!

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