Walking into the traditional market, the boss shouted and sold, the locomotive passed through the crowd, and the vegetable basket hit the vegetable basket. It's warm, rough, chaotic, and there's occasional friction when going straight. One-Forty's special project "When migrant workers enter the market" invited two migrant workers, Titinih (hereinafter referred to as Tiny) and Risca Era Ardiana (hereinafter referred to as Risca), to come to Taipei Shuanglian vegetable market on weekends and holidays . They bought and cooked vegetables together, and shared their eating experience. During the activities and interviews, we saw Taiwanese people from buying and selling, and stories of migrant workers from cooking. Ten years ago, growing vegetables in Taiwan At 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, the Shuanglian market was still crowded, the crowds were starting to dissipate, and the vendors were gradually shouting lower prices. Starting from the alley of Minsheng West Road, Tiny was like a fish, quickly passing through the crowd, with Risca jogging beside him.
The day before, we asked them to write down their shopping list for the day, worrying about what was missing when shopping. Risca took out a note from time to time to check, Tiny's list was in his hand, but he barely looked at it, scurrying away, watching the vendors on both sides. "I usually don't write down when I buy vegetables, I just remember what I want to number list buy in my heart; there are many times when I see what's in the market and buy it." The first time I visited a vegetable market in Taiwan, Tiny remembers it was 2011. At that time, she was working as a caregiver in Banqiao. Every Sunday, she pushed her grandmother in a wheelchair to a nearby market to buy vegetables. After years of experience, she gradually learned to go to the vegetable market by herself. In 2016, taking care of cancer patients in Keelung, she and the patient were the only two at home. When she has free time, she will walk for an hour from Nuan Nuan to the vegetable market in Qidu, buy a few days' worth of vegetables, and take the bus to get back to Nuan Nuan. Shopping alone is her rare alone time.
One-Forty However, as a care worker, grocery shopping is also for the care recipient. Shopping in Shuanglian that day, Tiny didn't have the leisure to go shopping, but made a quick decision like work. She and Risca stopped at the first stall after walking neatly through most of the market, and bought long beans and green onions. On the way, Risca reminded Tiny several times that the vendors passing by had something they wanted to buy. Tiny just said briefly, that is not good, it is not what we want. While moving quickly, Tiny buys vegetables carefully and not rashly. A certain vendor was selling bean sprouts. She glanced at it and said, "That's mung bean sprouts, we want soybeans." Later, when she bought lettuce (commonly known as mainland girls), she especially opened the leaves to check whether the inner layer was oxidized. I squatted in front of the vegetable stall and picked it out for a long time. When she first came to Taiwan, she often squatted to work. In 2010, Tiny came to Taiwan as a caregiver. Originally thought he was going to take care of Grandpa, he arrived at Yunlin's employer's house, only to find out that his main job was to help farming.