Monday, June 9, 2008

Murmurings

When I arrived here in the US a little over a year ago, the gas price/gallon was only $2-now it’s freaking $4.39! It’s really sad to know that your dollar can't buy that much anymore. One Sunday, we went to PF Chang’s for dinner and we’re so surprised to see the place is almost empty where it’s been so shocking one-hour wait every time we go there. Even cruising around Laguna Beach, you will see a few of stores that were closed for business. I even felt sorry for our housekeeper who lost her house because she lost part of her job- the Yoga place was closed.

Last Saturday, we went to the boat show. My husband was doing some window shopping as he missed boating in the river. Well, it turned out to be another dead show. Wow! There was even a boat that was 30 grand cheaper than last year. Yes, right- not too many people can afford the luxuries anymore. Yet, when we went to the Old Pasadena (Colorado Blvd.) place after the boat show; we had trouble looking for a place to eat! Okay, we both don’t like Japanese food that much so; we were walking for about an hour and indeed up eating in a Pizza place, hahaha! Most restaurants have an hour-wait, gezzz! Maybe they’re not affected with the recession or maybe because it’s Saturday night.

Oh well, who knows where this gas price increase will end up.

3 Grateful Heart's Words:

the donG said...

i can see how the soaring oil prices leads us. dito sa pinas medyo ramdam na rin pero dahan dahan pa naman.

i hope something good happens in the coming months.

Salamat said...

After a year of being gone(Phils), it's shocking to know all those price increases to almost everything specially rice :(_even doubling the price from last year, whew! but the salary remained the same, too bad really:(

TOPolk said...

Let's hope they end up going the other direction.

I completely agree with you. A lot of places I frequent are just empty because of gas prices. At the same time, I've been noticing that I've been going just to and from work (and no where else) more often.