This is my 6 year old wallet that I use for my weekly trip to the Public Market.
I like the fact that it is long enough to be placed underarms while my hands are full of the things I bought. Aside from that, the zipped-coin compartment is an easy access for my loose change separated from my bills that can sometimes be bloody-fishy-smelly-with-scales.
Whenever I get comments from my friends regarding this wallet, like, it doesn’t suit me anymore or I should give it a rest, I can easily tell them that it’s only for my public market gigs and they will always understand. No need for further explanation. Maybe they would assume (just like me) that people from the market would not care at all on how my wallet looks… well we’re all wrong.
This morning, while paying for the tomatoes and calamansi that I bought from a regular vendor:
Vendor: 45 lang Madam.
Me: OK. (Sabay kuha ng pera sa wallet.)
Vendor: Madam, mukhang malaki ang sentimental value ng pitaka nyo ah.
Me: (Di agad nakasagot… nag-isip muna) Pwede pa naman gamitin eh.
Me: Kinuha na ang sukli ko, umalis at nag-isip… OA na ba talaga yung wallet ko? Or Hanap na lang kaya ako ng ibang suki? Hmmm… 😉