Stills: Sunny Saturday at the Salcedo market

Check out Salcedo market = Achib!

If all markets were like this, I’d gladly volunteer to do the weekly pamamalengke. On second thought, I don’t really have to, cos I can’t cook and I live alone!

I and my coeditor headed to the Salcedo market which is a stone’s throw away from our office after Saturday desk duty to grab breakfast. But I think the good Lord knew that this was going to happen because the night before (when I left the condo for Friday work) I left my wallet with all my ATMs at home! There were a lot of things I wanted to buy but I was low on cash. Being the impulse buyer that I am, it was such a blessing that I didn’t have extra cash with me. The Lord knows best. HAHAHA

Let me share with you my Salcedo Market experience through stills:

Bahay kubo.
Bahay kubo.
Those look really yum!
Those look really yum!
Stall keepers busy prepping the guy's sandwich.
Stall keepers busy prepping the guy’s sandwich.
Coffeeeeeeeeeeeee! Coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Coffeeeeeeeeeeeee! Coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Their wide array of kakanin are tempting. BUT.I.DID.NOT.GIVE.IN.
Their wide array of kakanin are tempting. BUT.I.DID.NOT.GIVE.IN.
Bottled jams remind me of my Mamang's homemade products.
Bottled jams remind me of my Mamang’s homemade products.
It was not at all foggy. That's smoke from all the grills.
It was not at all foggy. That’s smoke from all the grills.
Market goers all dressed appropriately for the sunny weather. But not me! I was wearing a faux leather jacket. Kakahiya.
Market goers all dressed appropriately for the sunny weather. But not me! I was wearing a faux leather jacket. Kakahiya.
Lovely weather apt for an outdoor market adventure.
Lovely weather apt for an outdoor market adventure.
Choose what you want, and the stall keepers will cook 'em for you.
Choose what you want, and the stall keepers will cook ’em for you.
I should have bought one of those brooms. Plane tickets are now expensive! haha Wizard's broom Pinoy edition.
I should have bought one of those brooms. Plane tickets are now expensive! haha Wizard’s broom Pinoy edition.
Look at those cute little things! I want one, or two... or three!
Look at those cute little things! I want one, or two… or three!
These native woven bags remind me of Mamang.
These native woven bags remind me of Mamang.
Flower power.
Flower power.
I want all of these in my garden! Oh wait. I don't have a garden.
I want all of these in my garden! Oh wait. I don’t have a garden.
Pretty orchids are to die for!
Pretty orchids are to die for!
I'm like a butterfly drawn to all the lovely blooms.
I’m like a butterfly drawn to all the lovely blooms.
My mama's namesake.
My mama’s namesake.
This cutie is intrigued by all the greens.
This cutie is intrigued by all the greens.
Little girl with lovely hair checks out one of the stalls with dad.
Little girl with lovely hair checks out one of the stalls with dad.
The wide array of choices are dizzying! I guess this teen would agree.
The wide array of choices are dizzying! I guess this teen would agree.
All I could think was "FRUIT SALAD!!!!"
All I could think was “FRUIT SALAD!!!!”
They were busy choosing.. while I was busy snapping. hihi
They were busy choosing.. while I was busy snapping. hihi
Free taste! Free taste!
Free taste! Free taste!
Gorge patterns and colors. Must not show these to mom! haha (She has a thing for native products!)
Gorge patterns and colors. Must not show these to mom! haha (She has a thing for native products!)
I think these are terracotta vases. I was too shy to ask!
I think these are terracotta vases. I was too shy to ask!
I love that stalls put info cards on their goods.
I love that stalls put info cards on their goods.
Affordable baked products. Those loves look delish. :)
Affordable baked products. Those loves look delish. 🙂
This stall makes me miss Ilocos!
This stall makes me miss Ilocos!

 

I am making a mental note to take more photos next time and to buy those affordable china offered by one of the stalls! See you next Saturday, Salcedo market. Who wants to join me?

-H

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