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I can buy my own damn flowers!!!

I might have mentioned in previous posts my Vampyre Den (tm). It is the lovely cozy studio apartment I live in. I call it thus because I have one window that faces an adorable brick wall... you can imagine that the amount of  sunlight streaming into my apartment is scarce.

A friend then recommended bamboo plants to me. They can live off any kind of light (even my hideous yellow man-made lights), and water. That's it. So easy to take care of. I have 3 small bunches of bamboo plants throughout the house, but, I wanted something... bigger. I'm such a size queen.

So, in honor of V-Day, and the mass rose murders that come with it, I decided to go out and buy greenage that will bring life to my apartment. BIG bamboo trees! They're so pretty, and so BIG! HUGE, I say. 10 of 'em.

The funny thing... when I was walking throughout Chinatown with them (and horribly trying to suppress my battering ram/bamboo fantasies), every store vendor stopped me. They all wanted to know the same thing... "How much? How much you pay?"

For the life of me I cannot figure out why. Part of me wonders if they were trying to get a laugh over how ripped off the schtupid gaijin was. (yeah yeah, I know that is Japanese, not Chinese.) But their eyes... every person looked at the plants with eye-boggling looks - as if they were amazed by how large they were. I mean, really, they have HAD to seen them before? I just bought them down the block!


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Feb. 14th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
how ripped off the schtupid gaijin was. (yeah yeah, I know that is Japanese, not Chinese.)

if I'm not mistaken, the chinese equivalent is gwailo, or "white devil"

regardless, congrats on buying yourself some green!
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Feb. 14th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
See, I thought of that. But they weren't. Random clothing/chotchke shops... and even the folks behind the counter at the bakery. It was just so odd. At least 8 different storepeople asked me.
Feb. 14th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
*beaming brightly*
Feb. 14th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
*kiss* Thank you for introducing these to me.
Feb. 14th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
I bought my own flowers too today.
granted not bamboo.....

looking forward to seeing that corner all green now. :)
Feb. 14th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
Have also read "lo faan" or guy lo faan "foreign barbarian." Glad you got some bamboo. Even gladder that it isn't rattan!

Happy V day
Feb. 14th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
I need to get some 'boo for my windowless bedroom. Hope the medusa lamp and its 5 daylights will be enough.

Feb. 14th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
I am still unconvinced you're going to be able to keep them alive in pots, but I'm totally prepared to be proven wrong. :o)

So now for St. Patricks day you have to get red stuff.
Feb. 14th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
All this and you left out how much you paid? What kind of sadistic bastard of a storyteller are you?
Feb. 15th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
You're just learning now that I'm sadistic?
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