adjective (thriftier, thriftiest)1. using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully:
he had been brought up to be thrifty and careful
My friends, classmates and almost everyone who knows me, know that I am very thrifty dude and a certified cheapskate. So in everything that I buy I make sure to get the most out of my money, specially when it comes to my buying my lunch.
The reason why we eat here? Duh, of course, because it's cheap. Well, the food they serve is good enough for my pedestrian taste, but it's really the price that makes us a suki (loyal customer) of this tiny eatery here in Intramuros. Most of their regular customers are students and office workers from colleges and offices within the Walled City.
We like it here because we can order half a viand (e.g. Menudo, Bicol Express, Caldereta, Sisig, Tokwa't Baboy and other usual Pinoy fare) and rice, plus free sabaw (soup) for just Php28.00 (around $0.64). What else can a cheapskate like me could ask for?
This is the Wandering Lion signing off.
*Aling Taling's is located at Victoria St. Intramuros, Manila