I turned into a bird! haha... not the cuckoo bird la! Basket.
The food and garments are so cheap! Ah, genuine DVDs too huh! Less than 10rmb for one DVD! cheap...cheap...cheap... Chun and Feng brought me out to eat and shop whenever I have no appointments.
One day Chun brought me to Dongmen (东门) Wholesale Centre where you can get a woollen sweater for 5rmb (S$1)! Woohooo.... cheap, cheap, cheap! I bought a pair of boots. Chun did the bargaining for me. For 45 rmb (S$9)! Wow! ...cheap...cheap....cheap....Chun is awesome when it comes to bargaining.
I saw this sexy, lacy silk nightie the other day. The shopowner quoted 60 rmb, I couldn't control myself when she reduced it to 50rmb (S$10) and I shouted,"Done!" It would cost me more than S$40 in Singapore! Chun said she could get it at 20rmb! Huh?
I was chided by Chun and she forbade me to open my mouth when we were haggling over the prices. I had several mini heart-stopping minutes when Chun just walked out, dragging me with her when I was dying to buy the clothes.
That was a great strategy because the salesgirls would come running after us and agreed to Chun's 'ridiculous' prices! A 70rmb T-shirt, you could get it for 25rmb! A pair of Safari pants for Jaymes, from 120 rmb to 45rmb! Cheap, cheap, cheap.....
There were hundreds of shops and it would take me at least 2 whole days to cover the whole area! There were lots of shoppers as well as retailers from other provinces who were stocking up for their businesses. Chun said before the Chinese New Year period, this place was packed with shoppers every hour daily. And the goods were much more expensive.
Chun treated me to Minced Pork-Sauced noodles, 7 rmb (炸酱面) and grilled lamb kebabs, 1 rmb each (烤羊串). The lamb kebabs were simply out of this world! And they were so cheap! ... cheap... cheap....cheap....