As the famous line goes: You can buy (almost) everything in Quiapo.
Quiapo, being geographically located at the very center of Manila, is referred to as Manila's downtown. It is known for cheap prices on almost all items ranging from electronics to native handicrafts. The place is ALSO notorious for pickpockets, robbers, huslers, etc. These people know who to rob and when to get it. Being robbed in a crowded place is a cliche already. They can steal from you in a snap, you wouldn't even know your valuables are gone already.
My friend got her bag sliced while walking the street. She didn't even realize it until a few minutes later. Fortunately for me, I've been to this place hundred times already and never did I lose anything. I guess, I really look "poor" to them. :-)
Anyway, the photo (above) is Carriedo St., one of the most diverse streets in Quiapo and third among my favorites. Most of the items sold here are clothes, hanky,slippers, sheets, curtains, even undergarments. My favorite street (of course) is Hidalgo St., tagged as Photographers' Haven. Another favorite is the Arlequi St. Now for those who are regulars of Quiapo, you know why I particularly like this street. :-)
I am still having an overdose of The Transformers, so much so that I am paranoid that every automobile I see would suddenly transform.
The transformers, more than meets the eye! The transformers, robots in disguise!
See? I can't even stop from singing...