I just want to say thank you again to MusEditions, Magik Quilter, CJWriter and Nova for their thoughtful messages about my previous post. Sometimes I forget that even though I’m losing friends, I’m also still having friends elsewhere, even though we may not know each other in person or we may not see each other as often as we would like. *hugs*
Today I had the most wonderful stress-relieving day (which I totally need, given the sad tone of recent posts) – going shopping with my shopping Angel!
I really hate shopping karma / Murphy’s Law. I never seem to be able to buy what I want when I do want it. And when I have to buy something that I need, I find many many things that I want. And since I can never get what I want when I want it, I of course ended up buying those things that I want even though I don’t need because otherwise I will never be able to get what I want on the basis that it just doesn’t happen when I want it. Does that make sense?
So, I blew RM200 just like that, on things I don’t need but I want. On top of that, I owe Angel RM20. 👿
RM30 for 2 t-shirts
RM30 for suspenders (just something I’ve always wanted to try)
RM32 for sling bag (I don’t like sling bags, but cannot resist the bookish print!!! I also have a pencil box in the same print which I bought some time back)
RM20 for KL cap (the KL version of the NY cap)
RM41 for a hairband, a bracelet and a hair clip filled with shiny bling-bling (that is freaking cheap okay, ‘cos we went to this wholesale place at Chinatown, wahaha)
RM45 for crazy sheep shoes (I’ve been wanting this when I saw the first purple pair but they sold out on my size… they’ve reproduced it again and this time in blue, woot! Yes, I know it’s childish and ugly but honestly, they just make me laugh when I look at them. And it matches the sheep cellphone keychain I got from the Yankee Swop game we played in the class farewell party.)
Keep checking back on this post; Angel took some pictures (one with me wearing the crazy sheep shoes and of a huge ass Spongebob Squarepants stuffed toy) with her cellphone which she will pass to me soon. Maybe if you pester her in the comments she would send it faster. 😛
Angel finally sent the pictures just before going outstation, woot! Pictures are in chronological order.
We had lunch at Kim Gary, a restaurant serving Hong Kong cuisine. Angel had the Hong Kong-style tea, while mine was the fresh lemon tea in the bottle-glass mug. Both tasted good! For our meals, Angel chose cream soup, some fish fillet with white sauce and spaghetti, while I chose something called borsch soup (which is more like tomato soup, sourish and so delicious!), hot and spicy chicken chop (which is just chicken fillet) with rice. Angel and I can barely speak Chinese (I can stutter in Cantonese and she in Mandarin) so when the waiter prattled off our orders, we just nodded and smiled like we knew what he said, haha!
Chinatown entrance from behind. I love to go there, even though it’s quite sleazy. If you ever go there, remember to haggle! And be committed to your price, because they’d give in most of the time; but don’t give a low price and when he accepts it, then say no. Haggle only if you want to buy something. And if you’re a foreigner, best to bring a local to haggle with you or you’d be ripped off! I love to haggle. 😀
Trying on my purchases; I get very excited about new stuff. The first picture I was trying on my sling bag while waiting for the monorail to take us to Chinatown and Central Market; sigh, see the tummeh? I gained some weight from all good food I had at our class farewell party! The second was me trying on the headband I bought, at McDonald’s. We were starving and we saw McD’s, so… I had a chocolate sundae and Filet-O-Fish. 😀 Drinks and fries I stole from Angel.
I always have fun shopping with Angel, but this time was especially fun. Thanks for a good time, Angel! 🙂