28 May 2005

Shop 'til you drop ... not!

What do you do when you're in the office, it's raining cats and dogs, and there's a midnight sale in Glorietta?

Well, I was planning to bloghop while sitting out the rain but my colleagues had other plans. So off we hitchhiked to Glorietta. The girls (Gen and Dessa) went off to do their shopping, while Francis and I went in the other direction. Not that I had planned any shopping last night. In fact I did not have sufficient funds to constitute substantial purchases, sale or no sale.

Sarah joined us after a couple of hours. We had a late dinner, then continued looking for good items on sale. I was eventually able to purchase three DVDs (Star Wars Episode 1, Coyote Ugly, and I, Robot) for 950 pesos total, while Francis bought clothing from Mossimo and shoes from Mendrez.

Purefoods toysI also bought this ice cream cup (which tasted like ice candy) with the Star Wars promotional item inside. I got a nice Obi Wan pencil topper. (By the way, if you're buying Purefoods hotdogs for the Star Wars toys, think twice. I felt ripped-off. The lightsabers use balloons for the blade which starts deflating the moment you blow air in, and the artoo water bomb's two halves are not proportionately made. See photo at left).

When we made our final stop at the shoe shop, that was when I remembered why I did not like going to mall sales. I'm not really fond of the hustle and bustle and the long walks to the different shops. We walked for around 5 hours (I felt like I did my exercise that could last me the whole week!) and I was rearing to go home after we completed our purchase. I'm the kind that shops when necessary, browse at what's available (sometimes just scanning the racks and shelves will do then I move on), and when I find something I like, I buy it.


  1. Welcome to the club Watsky! Ako din hindi mahilig mag-shop! I guess that alone takes you out of big..big trouble.

  2. Hello Ting Aling! Madali kasi akong mapagod rin, at mas gusto ko yung kokonti ang tao. For the others, however, the thrill of bargain hunting is the ultimate in shopping.

  3. I can relate to this post, Wats..nahihilo ako minsan sa dami ng taong sumasawsaw sa paninda pag mall-wide sales. WE're so sale-crazy..buti na lang I've outgrown it..

  4. I am one of those few who hates malls and will not catch me there unless I really have to be there. If I can get it online - it will be purchased online hehehe.

    but somehow, this is also a good way to hang with friends and find the latest stuff out in the market.

    Huhmm you are making me think about going ot the mall now just to have a taste of some food from the food court hehehe

  5. Laos yun sa Purefoods? :( But thanks for posting about that! I wanted to get the toys as a surprise for H pero ang hirap hanapin, naubusan ata sa SM. Hindi ko na ka-careerin ang paghanap ngayon. Salamat.

  6. Hi Ajay. Yep, when there's a mall sale, the ladies in our office rush off after business hours.

    Hi Cerridwen! I go to the mall to pay bills, watch movies, have something to eat, and meet friends! Plus, it's air-conditioned! :-)

    Hi Toni! They're not really nice. They could have made it better. And they spent for its TV commercial too! The Jollibee ones are nice though.

  7. hi watson! i loooooooooveeee going to the mall during sale. pero i wanna do it alone or with my sister lang.

    you got a good bargain though, for your dvd's! inggit naman ako. ako i spent so much coz i got carried away! and to think there were somethings i wanted to buy but opted not to because my savings is slowly dying, if i may put it that way.

  8. kuya nick!

    may mini-shopping adventure ka pala but talo ka pa rin sa akin! hehehe

    btw, I saw a Matrix boxed set that had all 3 matrix movies plus a special documentary and the animatrix for 1,600 (or was it 1,900). cheap for a 10 pc DVD set. it was such a great bargain I would have bought it had I not emptied my wallet buying my CF card. :)

  9. pareho tayo sir nick. sobrang ayaw ko nagpupunta sa mga super mall sale. ang gulo-gulo tapos nakakahilo yung sobrang daming tao tapos minsan mapipilitan ka lang bumili ng bagay na hindi mo kailangan kasi mura! tapos after 5 years makikita mo sa ilalim ng drawer mo yung mga nabili mo pero hindi mo parin itatapon kasi maaalala mo na mura lang ang bili mo dun pero kung tutuusin BASURA na 'yon. tapos meron pang mga rude na shoppers! yung tipong babanggain ka at minsan itutulak pa para lang maabot yung 80 pesos na pekeng Ralph Lauren na yellow shirt sa harap mo! sampalin ko yung mga bwiset na yun eh!

  10. Hi dessagirl. I was wondering where you 2 gals went off to. And then you had a second day mega sale pa! :-)

    Hi Cherry! Yup, mine's not as interesting as your shopping story. 4 cities in 1 afternoon! whew! And I was complaining that my feet were killing me!

    I actually wanted the Indiana Jones boxed set. It's a steal at P1,200.00! But I had no money! At least I know now which stores will interest me the most come mall sale!

    Hindi ka affected ng mall sale Chu. Pramis.

  11. you forgot to mention piolo pascual was with you in your shopping :p

  12. ako rin ayaw ko pag sale...ang dami ng tao and sobraing init pa.

    pero pag BPI Madness at Rustan's sale, yan magandang pumunta dyan. Libre pa gift wrap para madaling ibigay sa pasko.... hehehehe LOL

  13. Hi Amie! Piolo kept insisting that he be with us. I don't know why; were not celebrities naman! hehehe

    Hi Pauline. I don't have BPI credit card, but I heard the deals on BPI madness sale are amazing. Hope I can get one too. But then again, I wonder what my wife will say when she learns I got another credit card ... I can see the pair of scissors now ...

  14. ang gwapo ni piolo. hehehe


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