You never know what kind of treasures you'll find!
When I was young -- well, younger, my mama would always tell me, "Brian anak, remember: One man's trash is another man's treasure."
This got me thinking, "Who is this man and why is he picking up garbage?"
So on summer weekends my mama and I would walk around the neighbourhood looking for lucky pennies or yard sales. I always found myself digging into either collectors items (i.e. trading cards, dolls or action figures) or antiques.
The antiques were definitely my favorite, but it wasn't until later on that it came to my attention that the "antiques" I was fascinating myself with were just old-dusty-metal or wooden things you would find in the back of value village or dollarama shelves -- nothing special.
This fascination probably came to me because of my Filipino heritage (Duh. Everything we make is made out of wood or metal things), but I always found good use to them. One time I found this small old broken chandelier with 5 stems that only held those 3-inched chubby candles (you know, like the candles that kids would use to play near tombstones of their loved ones on All Souls Day- those ones!), but one of the stems were bent. So instead, my mama and I made it into a vase and put tiny plants into them. This is how I understood the concept of one man's trash is another man's treasure. Thanks ma!
Now, wouldn't it be nice to find a treasure of your own?
So, join us as KAPISANAN launches our first city-wide SUMMER YARD SALE! July 31, 2011 from 12pm-6pm
@Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture 167 Augusta Ave Toronto, ON M5T 2L4 Check out the FACEBOOK event for more info!
The Kapisanan "Jeepney" is in need of a tune-up, folks! Supporting this yard sale will help us KEEP A GOOD THING GOING. All proceeds will directly benefit Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture. Tell your lola, tell your tita, you never know what kind of treasures you'll find.