Tuesday, May 1, 2012
FILIPINO HOUSE SHOES
When we were little, my parents (Filipino mom + American dad) would always tell my sister and I to take off our shoes the moment we got in the house. We never, EVER wore shoes inside until we were about teenagers, and for the most part, we still don't. I remember that I used to forget something in my room before I was about to leave, and I'd lazily throw off one shoe and hop all the way to my room on one particularly unbalanced foot until I got back to the tile in the kitchen, where I would plop down and put my tossed-aside shoe back on.
I used to never understand it, but now that I live in my own home with my husband, I get it. Cultural differences + ease of cleaning. Our reason fits with the second choice...we just don't want to spend every hour of lives mopping, I guess.
These little slippers are meant to be inside, but they just wound up outdoors since I always seem to run around the house barefoot. Let's just say they don't do well when you try to walk through a muddy garden...