Haul: Warehouse Sale of National Book Store

I just survived my first warehouse sale, ever. Woohoo. This one is the famous warehouse sale of no other than the National Book Store, one of the biggest book stores in the country. The sale was inside their Quezon Avenue branch which spans four floors of book and school supplies.
The plan for the day was to be within the budget of Php500, go home by 1:00pm, and get good books.
I arrived around 10, and the area was filled with people scouring for wonderful finds. The density was bearable enough that I can go dance about and smiling at each price tag I see. Well, I am a fan of cheap but quality stuff so I am practically giddy the whole time. Not to mention I forgot the time and kind of got home around 3:00 pm. I even forgot to eat lunch!

As the day went by, more and more people arrived and the spaced got cramped. Too bad I couldn’t get an aerial shot.

20140119-202458.jpgAfter almost an hour of snakelike lines to the cashier, I am nearly done! Woo!

20140120-073732.jpgThis is the haul from the sale. Novels, educational manuals, and some self-help books are in here.

20140120-073802.jpgThe list of book titles are here:
Saving Midnight and Breaking Midnight by Emma Holly
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Light of Burning Shadows
The Barbary Pirates by William Dietrich
A set of Vampire Kisses novels by Ellen Schreiber
A set of Private novels by Kate Brian
Basilisk by Fūtaro Yamada and Masaki Segawa
Evercrossed by Elizabeth Chandler
and many others.

20140120-074103.jpgThere was one book that was originally priced at Php1000 turned out to be just Php25!

After the entire sale, I spent Php465. I still have enough spare change to grab lunch from our cafeteria. Yey!

The Paper Plate

On a bright Saturday morning, waiting for a UP-Pantranco jeep, I spotted two kids eating lunch near Palma Hall, UP Diliman. They shared a sinangag mix which probably came from the nearby cafeteria, CASAA.
They were giddy over the free lunch wrapped in a clear plastic. One boy said,

Saan tayo kakain?

The other one nonchalantly ripped off an event poster near bulletin board and said,