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no longer a flea market virgin~~ :)

With Trish and camera shy Ethan

Oh man..the week sure swooshed by swiftly..Been a hectic week with a birthday party on Saturday and ze flea market on Sunday..

The flea market thingy was fun but hectic..It was both my and Jean alisonrae's virgin flea market but Jean was definitely more well prepared than me with printed out 'price tags' and inventory list..It started slow but the crowd picked up after lunch. Realised that 'touting' doesn't really help. Those who were interested in buying will just head straight for the item/s that caught their eye and start looking at how it looks on them and after that, will rumage thru the rest of the stuff. The ones who weren't interested will simply cast a disdain look at our stuff and just walk on.

There were a few 'interesting' browser/buyers though. One was this lady who saw this Gap top and quickly arrowed in on it.."Any more branded clothes?!" she barked.I was like err..well, not that many American brands but I do have some local stuff (like Mphosis, G2000 etc).."I only buy branded stuff!" she sniffed..and added "So..this top, sell me for $1 ah!"..Man..I didn't like her attitude and didn't want to sell her the top and she said that the top was stained and all and left in a huff..some people ah~! (by the way, I was only asking for $5 and was willing to let go at $4)

And then there was this other guy....he was sauntering by with his 2 other guy friends and he saw this black Project Bros dress that was hanging on the rack and began feeling the material and muttering his approval and declared.."Oooh, my friend would love this..it's so her type and her size!"..I told him that the cleavage of the dress was pretty low and he said "No worries..the lower the better. She's a slut!!" He was so hilarious! Anyway, he asked for the price and said he'll take it..just like that without any bargaining..After more of my koyok-selling,he then bought one more other dress (the blue evening dress in my previous entry) for her and a see-through black blouse for another friend. And no asking of cutting of prices even though he bought a few pieces..

And he was looking at my shoes and oohing at them tho he lamented that they were too small for his friends and asked me why I was selling them. I told him coz I had about 60 pairs at home and that i had to discard some to make way for more shoes. He was like "Sixty???!! Dear, where got enough shoes!! All my friends have like over 100 pairs of shoes!!!" Jean and Yun Hueie_rambler(who came and support me) overheard that and laughed. Hee..he was such a great & fun customer..I wouldn't mind having such generous friends like him. :) </i>)

I made about $200+ yesterday which I thought wasn't bad. Most of all the really nice skirts and tops were snapped up first. Buyers nowadays are so discerning..even at flea markets. The shoes hardly moved though *sob*.I brought abt 11 pairs there and only 2 were sold. Most said that they were just too tiny! Trish, flipover, Yun-Hueie_rambler, Lay Seevamprila and Lena mathtoyz came to support us. Lena even brought a X'mas stocking with Aidan's name stitched on it for the wee one..Thanks u guys! *muakz*

Jean and I enjoyed ourselves (surprisingly) and we decided that we must do it again soon (much to the chagrin of our hubbies), probably after X'mas. Trish said she'll join us the next time round. This time, we decided that we should not just bring our clothes but all other barang barang like our CDs, books etc etc. Oh yeah, we must also remember to get some free labour to just 'crowd' round our stall coz we realise that people tend to gravitate to stalls that 'look crowded'.

Jean has an interesting name for second-hand goods ..She calls them pre-loved items/stuff. Nice sounding eh :)
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My li' can-opener


Meanwhile, the li' wee one was at my nephew's place (my brother-in-law's kid) celebrating his 2 year old birthday..My parents-in-law had came to our place early to clean him up and took him there first. Hubby who helped me move all my stuff to Clark Quay and set up shop joined them later..

According to them, he had a great time, playing with my nephew's toys and crawling about. By the time the cake was to be cut, he was so tired out that he konked out without eating the cake although they did keep some for him in the end.

I was told that my sis-in-law's parents were gushing about how gwai the little fella was..He was unlike the other babies/toddlers there who constantly wanted to be carried and stuck like glue to the parents. Aidan would be happy on his own as long as he has something to occupy himself. And they marvelled at his eating speed coz when he had finished his 3rd small bowl of porridge, they were still struggling to feed their grandchildren their first bowl..

I think Aidan tends to be more gwai when I'm not around..With me, he knows he can bully but infront of strangers, he does tend to be a li' less 'rowdy'..though he has begun to 'bully' his grandparents already.


If u guys ever need help with tincans or fruit juice box, I can rent him out by the minutes :D~~

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Ashley & Tiffany, Moi & Aidan, Gwynne & Evan :)


The 2 moms to my left and right, whose babies are abt the same age as Aidan makes me so determined to lose weight..or at least achieve my pre-pregnancy weight...

Ashleyashleyneo, June bbhome and Gwynne koalababy have lost all their pregnancy weight abt 3 months after their babies were borne.. I always feel like a whale when we go out together coz they are so darn slim! I know it's not good to compare, especially when all of them are total breastfeeding moms (yeah, you lose weight more n faster) and are fantastic slingers (me..I sling or carry Aidan in the babybjorn of 1 day and I ache for the next two)..

Anyway, am still on the South Beach Diet wagon I think..I did 'cheat' a little when I ate a li' of baby Evan's birthday cake (Aidan ate almost all of it)..buay tahan lah. Everyone was saying it tasted great and I had to try it so that I know whether to get it from the same shop for Aidan's bday ehhehe..*excuses*.

Some pics taken on the birthday party on Saturday.I didn't have a lot of pics becuz I misplaced my cam for a while *sigh* and only found it after the cake has been cut *sob*..


Birthday boy Evan with mommy Gywnne holding on :)/Babies in the wading pool..

Aidan being surprised by water..He likes it tho :)


more pics here :)


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ngader
Nov. 30th, 2003 05:44 pm (UTC)
where did you sell your stuff at?
I've been toying the idea of selling my stuff for the longest time! (still a flea virgin)
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:21 pm (UTC)
We sold it at Clark Quay..heard that the crowd was better than the one at Far East Square. I think they only do it once every month..must check with my friend whether it's 3rd or 4th week of the month..
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oiseauxbleu
Nov. 30th, 2003 05:51 pm (UTC)
Wah, pretty good business! That generous guy sounds really funny... yeah, more people like him and you'll be set :D Too bad you had to deal with that $1 branded woman... I would have said something nasty! Ai pi ai chih

At least you managed to sell 2 pairs of shoes -- your feet really small lah. Next time I come crowd around your stall.... shouldn't be coughing by then!! Heh.
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:23 pm (UTC)
yeah,and he was so 'Carson'-like hehe..tho not as caustic.

Ya..my feet were pretty small..they've actually grew after my pregnancy..abt a 1/2 size more so i cant wear any of my size 5 shoes anymore.

hehe onz ah..next time u be our 'crowder' :D
munchkukie
Nov. 30th, 2003 05:57 pm (UTC)
dun worry lar..I tbf my bb and I am still 3kg above my pre-p weight...u do look ok in the photo though...
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:24 pm (UTC)
eh 3kg is not bad leh. I'm still like 7kg above *sigh*
I dunno but i tend to look slimmer in pics..i guess it's coz my face looks slim. I'm 'bigger' irl, trust me :)
ashleyneo
Nov. 30th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC)
The babies had fun in the pool, too bad it rain thou or they might have played longer.

The flea market thingy was a success for a first-timer thou.
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:47 pm (UTC)
agree..the rain actually came when they were all having fun and warming up to each other..Pity. Nvermd..always a next time I'm sure :)
troubadour42
Nov. 30th, 2003 06:32 pm (UTC)
Aiya, forgot! (Bangs forehead with palm.) Meant to drop by and give you support. Next time, ok?

(Sounds like you had fun!)
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:48 pm (UTC)
hehe no worries lah. I know Sunday's a precious time for most of us..esp those with babies :)
flipover
Nov. 30th, 2003 07:00 pm (UTC)
The 'branded' lady is one such 'customer' that makes flea markets so fun LOL!
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:48 pm (UTC)
eh i dun want too many of those ard the next time hor *touch wod*
burbur
Nov. 30th, 2003 07:15 pm (UTC)
AHHHH HAHHAHA MY LITTLE CAN OPENER!!!! SO CUTEE!!!

*falls over laughing*
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:48 pm (UTC)
hehehe i rent u by the minute aimai? :D~~
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twp77
Nov. 30th, 2003 07:48 pm (UTC)
Wah not bad arh? Good money back :D And i have another can opener back home too!
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:49 pm (UTC)
hehe yah yah..urs same as mine..! We can do brisk business together!
cottontimer
Nov. 30th, 2003 08:29 pm (UTC)
Angelia, really can't compare your body to others. Everyone has diff body types and metabolisms. You look great no matter what your size. I can tell b/c of your fab smile!
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:50 pm (UTC)
i guess no matter what, one will tend to be a li' dissatisfied with oneself.Yeah. after 30, one's metabolic rate tends to lower..
Darn..it just seems to easy for some to lose those pounds but arghhh, so tough for me , or rather some of us.
carolinalim
Nov. 30th, 2003 08:35 pm (UTC)
Your can opener look so cute...may rent him to open up food for nat :P

Wow not bad ya, still can earn 200 bucks for a day....guess it must be really fun meeting different kind of customers(the generous and the stingy kind), i will like to join in the next time round. How do you apply to sell in the flea market?? Maybe the next time round we can sell those used toys as well....
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:52 pm (UTC)
yeah..i think 200 bucks aint bad money, especially since X;mas is so near and I would be spendin more dough.

I didn't apply for the booth..Jean did ..will ask her abt it.
laurapoon
Nov. 30th, 2003 08:44 pm (UTC)
YOu make me soo guilty too... I TBF Caleb, but my weight didn't go down leh. In fact, my fabby arms and thighs are worse than pregancy time... Argh!!! So hate myself in this area. Really got to do something about it.

BTW, when I saw you in person, you really look ok. where got fat???
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:53 pm (UTC)
i dun think of myself as fat actually but more than i'm heavier than my pre-preg self. Im hoping to achieve my pre-preg weight actually but abt 50kg is fine.

I guess it's more for myself than anything. U know lah..nu ren tian shen ai mei hehehe
mcflurry
Nov. 30th, 2003 08:57 pm (UTC)
-> I can rent him out by the minutes :D~~

hahaha...you are really funny. I like the photo with aidan under the "faucet" !! Seems you are having lots of fun in selling the stuff leh.
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:54 pm (UTC)
yeah it was tiring but fun :)
Do pple in hk sell their stuff at flea markets too?
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spacenuke
Nov. 30th, 2003 09:09 pm (UTC)
isn't selling your old stuff just so addictive! i started selling my junk on ebay recently and made USD100 from JUNK that i don't use! amazing! i've been looking for stuff to sell. :lol:

60 pairs of shoes?!?!?!?!?! *pengsan*
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 10:59 pm (UTC)
woah USD100 is alot of money. What the heck did u sell? I think i'm too lazy to do online auctionin coz i'll probably never mail out the stuff to the buyers hehe

Hee..i'm sure moonberry or some of ur other galpals have more shoes than that!
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debralim
Nov. 30th, 2003 09:27 pm (UTC)
$200?! not bad for a day's work.
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 11:00 pm (UTC)
yeah..that's y i was pretty satisfied!
joeiira_yoong
Nov. 30th, 2003 09:53 pm (UTC)
leilong....
me and my 2 sisters have been toying with this flea market idea for so many years but we never move our butts to actually do it!

i have tonnes of lovely postcards that i should really give away. they are chiefly from Aust, US, Japan, Vietnam, Brazil, London, Thailand, Malaysia, Middle East etc. they cost quite a bit of $ to collect and i was hoping to contribute to another collector's lot. can't bear to part with them, but i reckon it's better than to leave them to dust...anyone here collects postcards?

i was reading your LJ last Friday and my dh saw Aidan's pixs and he went 'so cute! whose kid is that?' Aidan very photogenic leh, u should consider submitting his pixs for baby contest.

Cheers
Jo
angeliatay
Nov. 30th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC)
Re: leilong....
hmm y dun u do a collage with it or frame it up somehow..I'm sure they will look interesting on the wall of ur study ..

hee..I've always been tempted to send him for a contest but i never know where/when it is..and those online ones are usually 'fake' coz it's just gettin ur own friends n family to vote the pic so in the end, it's the one with the mostest support wins.
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