Today was a bad day to go down to town! Most, if not all, schools had half day, so the streets were full of little children running amok.
Hui Lin wanted to borrow a purse from me for a friend’s wedding, so I asked her to meet me at Tangs Orchard as I was working there.
When she saw what I had clipped onto my top, she exclaimed, ‘You have a supplier’s pass! How cool!’ :P
At the end of the day, I went to Lucky Plaza to check out this jeweller who does repairs. Was leaving the building when I caught sight of a couple of pearl necklaces at Taka Jewellery.
Asked a sales assistant for the price of the one with the largest pearls. He opened the display cabinet and told me the price. I thanked him and started walking off. He immediately went to a calculator and informed me that the price was before discount. And after discount? More than $2000.
I said okay, and wanted to make a move, but he asked me, ‘给你自己戴的？’ And I answered, ‘For fun!’ He immediately said, ‘For fun你应该买这种!’ and showed me some necklaces which were made of considerably smaller pearls and cost about $10 each (I think).
I replied, ‘But so small……’
‘Too small lar……’
Very amusing really. Anyhow I’m not a person who would spend $10 on a throwaway accessory. :P