Market Friday That Made a Funny Day!

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Today is my 51st Birthday, I thank God for the gift of life that He has been given to me. I thank my parent, my mother in heaven for the life she gave me. I do not celebrate today unlike the previous year but today I am not in a perfect position to celebrate. There is no need to celebrate, and we should practice practically how life is going on. I have the reason inside and will not dig deeper into why and how it happens.

If God allows me to live until 60, 70, and 80. I would celebrate it not every year. It should be in 10 years. So, after 9 years I have to celebrate it, promise. That's my new rule. What matters most today, I am standing and keep on kicking. Wishing for myself, above all is good health. As long as we are healthy, everything comes along the way.🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤😇😇😇

Treating myself in a little way

I was walking yesterday amidst the very hot sunny day. Going to the supermarket buying some stuff for the kitchen. Would you believe that every time I went to a mall or grocery, my eyes were rolling up wanting to buy stuff for myself but I can't? I salivating wanting to eat delicious food outside but I refrain from buying because the more I am thinking for my family back home. I want them to be happy and I could send enough money that is why I am not buying anything for myself. People said, it's not good and I should give a prize to myself but to be honest, I can't do that most especially when my mother and grandmother were sicked at the same time.

But yesterday!

I was tempted to get inside a stall that is selling fresh fruit juice. It is expensive and we have fruits at home. But I just tried myself pretending to have money and can afford to buy fresh juice. It was a funny moment in my life. I felt a little bit shy buying like that. I thought poor people are not buying like that. Poor people prefer to buy water for the whole day than buying juice and sipped in just a minute then after that we need water again. I couldn't stand a situation like that. But I tried.

First of all, I talked to the man if he had a pineapple fresh fruit but there was no available. I saw the guava and it was imported guava. So, I choose it and he quickly made the process in a blender. While he was making it, I kept on taking pictures and thinking of @dswigle. I told myself that my friend would become happy when I have a market Friday story to share. Hahaha! I thought @dswigle will pay for my expensive juice on that day.

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This was me holding the guava juice.

It was made up of 3 big guavas, milk,, and ice with tablespoons of sugar. He told me that it was a special order but I didn't think so.

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The place was clean and well organized. The salesman was also wearing a mask and gloves.

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Menus were written in Arabic and I didn't know how to read them but I can fluently speak Arabic. When I pay it, I just put it on the top of the glass where the fruits were being displayed.

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There was a bench inside for the customer who wanted to drink their juice but it was a place for a take out orders only. But I sat down for 10 minutes, sipped the fresh juice, take a selfie, and walk away.

There was a big melon. I love melon juice but it was still uncut so I preferred the guava juice. It satisfied me and I pay 10 Saudi pesos, 140 pesos for Philippines money, and approximately 2.5 USD.

Anyway, it was just a small amount but I am just too much thinking of not spending money unnecessarily. I was thirsty, yes! But the house is just a walking distance. What a happy moment, I passed there a million times but I never thought of buying but I did before I became 51. The fresh juice was so delicious and it quenched my thirst. No regret at all. But I can't tolerate myself doing such a thing. I should be careful in spending my money wisely. I earned it from hard work so I must think twice all the time. No problem when it comes to foods but for just a material thing, I can not do it.

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That was a funny Friday market that ever happened lately. I hope that people get some good points about how we spend our money. We are different, you have your own way and this is just the way I live my life being an Overseas Filipino Worker, who sacrifice a lot of things just for the family needs.


Thank you so much @dswigle. I am waiting for your nice response. I missed it. And thanks to @asean.hive community for being nice to us.

Happy Friday Market Day! Hive On!

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Happy belated birthday, @olivia08! I am so glad you enjoyed your guava juice! Every once in a while, I think we should all treat ourselves to something nice and a little bit fun! If we don't do that, where is the joy in giving up a part of your life, even if it is for your family, one must give our own selves a piece of the joy! Yes?

I am smiling thinking how you will not celebrate your birthday but every ten years. :) I am thinking that every year is still a good idea. :) This way, I get to wish you the blessings of another whole year. Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend! May God make your year one of blessings! Love sent to you! Check your wallet. Happy Birthday! Nobody should have to buy their own birthday drink! ❤️ I loved your post!!!

#MarketFriday has evolved over time from straight shopping to a cultural affair as it highlights how we differ and then again, how much we are alike. Rituals, Festivals, food, architecture, even your language/languages. Along with the fact of what is normal for where you live? These are unwritten rules that rule our social behaviors. I see this as allowing for increased tolerance between cultures and nations, and opportunities to come together on an even playing ground. A strong culture can be beneficial to a country as it promotes unity, especially during a crisis, peaceful debate, and open dialogue.

I appreciate your support of #MarketFriday! Thank you! Your participation adds a piece to your world, and I have to say, people are interested in seeing it. This entire challenge has opened up the world to me and so many others. Thank you again for being a part of all this! I am so happy to see you here! I hope you have a fabulous day! Hive on!! Fridays are all about the #MarketFriday Challenge! Looking to take part in it? Here is how:


Rules of the Road to Join #MarketFriday!

  1. Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
    Take pictures! Be creative!
  2. Tell us a little bit about the market or the event. What brought you there? What did you buy? How much did it cost?
  3. Post the picture(s) Of course, you should tell a little bit about the ones you post
  4. Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post #hive-196308 (this is not required, but appreciated)
  5. Drop the link into the MarketFriday comment section so I can find it
  6. Following me and reblogging the post so more see it would be appreciated !! Not a rule, just appreciated, more vision for more views on your posts!
  7. You must put #MarketFriday by @dswigle somewhere on your post. If you don't and someone reads it, there is nothing to tie #MarketFriday to that post.
  8. Please only one post each week. Believe it not, I run out of voting power if you put in many more than that.

As always, please remember! #MarketFriday loves you!

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Do you feel my mindset is too funny? Even buying juice, I almost didn't buy for reason. But it is a true confession. Thank you so much for the gift. I felt shy but thank you so much
Yes! Don't worry I will lizten to you. @dswigle

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Nooo! Not at all! Your mindset is just your humble nature, always caring for others. That is an honorable trait as far as I am concerned!

I am happy to be able to send a small gift for someone who has spent her life loving so many.

Happy Birthday, my beautiful friend!

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!BEER

You made me cry dear

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Haha, you are like me, I am fluent in Cambodian, and can even orally spell things, but I don't know how to read or write the Cambodian script. My comment is a late one, so I shall wish you a Happy Belated 51st Birthday. With that extreme weather, I'm sure cold fruit juices and shakes are life-savers. Blessings from my family in Suriname to you.

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Thank you so much, youbare such a good community admin and your family. Keep it up and keep safe.

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Thanks for posting in the ASEAN Hive Community.

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