Big Buys

I told myself I’ll limit our expenses while here in SG because we are saving for something big late this year or early next year. Aside from a few toys for Kaila, here;s what we’ve bought so far.

melvin's RL perfumes + freebies. my bro's Armani perfume. kaila's h&m dress. my shoes Anna Nucci and a bargain buy (SGD 23).

It was Melvin who spent more, not Kaila and I. I’m still thinking whether to get an iPhone 4S, iPad2 or a high-end camera for myself. But then again, the “big purchase” of the year was for myself na din, so ‘wag na lang diba?

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Staying Indoors

I am a homebody, that’s why we have not been to any pasyalan lately, and we’re in Singapore right now, which means I should take every opportunity to go pasyal, right?  Here’s what we’re up to lately.

Monday, October 24. Celebrated Dad and Mom’s 29th year anniversary. Twenty nine years of love, and most of those years they spent far apart because Dad’s always abroad ever since the world began.  (When I say most, it means they only get to spend one month together every year in Dad’s 18 years in Dubai. Plus two years before Dubai. And then three weeks every three months when Dad was in China. And then Singapore.) I admire how loyal and faithful they are to each other. Long distance relationship is tough, but see, their relationship is still as strong as ever.

Here’s the mandatory couple shot, hihi, plus a few other photos. We ate at New York New York (again! yes, we’re predictable like that) located at  the nearby mall, Jurong Point.

Twenty nine years of love

new york new your. caesar salad. super big burger that's good for four pips. signature bbq spareribs.

Tuesday, October 25. Melvin’s off for the day because he had to get his personal employment pass at The Riverwalk. We woke up late, went to the market first kung saan inabutan kami ng malakas na ulan. (We were walking in the rain, good thing I brought my umbrella so Kaila did not get wet as much as Melvin did). I think it was a surreal moment, sayang walang picture. We went out around 1:30 pm. I did not bring the camera because I predicted that we’d get tired because we’d go malling. (I should have brought my ever reliable Sony Cybershot. So confused na naman ako whether to get a DSLR or evil cam, sobrang inconvenient to bring the DSLR when you have a kid.) We were tired indeed. Kinailangang pasanin si Kaila for many times because she kept on saying “pagod na ako.” Good thing Melvin’s very patient with the little girl. Gusto nya laging kasama si Kaila wherever we go kahit mahirapan sya sa pag-carry kay Kaila, go lang. Sweet isn’t he?

uso ang pikit sa pictures. family shot before pasyal. di kami mahilig sa terno shirts. 🙂

We went to Paragon for some shopping. Of course, wala na naman akong na-shopping for myself. Melvin bought one set of RL perfumes (four bottles labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4) for himself and we spent S$531 for those! I bought an Armani perfume for my brother. Fortunately, we got 10% discount for the perfumes, excluding 7% GST plus lots of freebies. (Photos to follow) After which, we searched where H&M was. To my dismay, plenty of people are also there. Ayoko pa naman mag-shopping pag ganon, parang palengke. Bought a dress for Kaila. Couldn’t find anything for myself, boo.

We got home around 6:30 pm, rested for a while then proceeded to cook Melvin’s baon for the following day. Melvin was the one who cooked, I just cut the carrots, potatoes, and bell peppers. He cooks better than I am so I let him cook. The result: yummy menudo! Congrats Daddy, I am proud of you. 🙂

I don’t plan to go anywhere today. I’m planning to clean the unit, wash our clothes, and then sleep all day. I love this life. 🙂

Shopping attempt

So I went shopping yesterday, thanks to my hubby who gave me more than enough so I can buy anything I want (with limits of course). It was unplanned. He requested me to buy pineapple juice, which can only be found at Lucky Plaza (Filipino shopping mall) in Orchard Road. He said that he is feeling dizzy lately (might be high blood–no Lord PLEASE) and that he needs to drink PJ. Kaila did not want to go with me because she was watching Disney Channel so I decided to go alone. It would be my first time to go to Orchard alone, although we’ve been there a few times already. We usually go there by taxi because of Kaila. Only once did we ride the train. I chose to ride the train though; it was faster and more practical. Success, I did not get lost. 😀

Two hours of window shopping and I gave up already. I could not find anything that interests me–blouses/shoes/bags. I already went to several famous (as well as designer) shops–ZARA, MNG, Forever21, Gap, Charles & Keith, etc etc–but did not find anything that suits my taste. What I shopped? Two blouses for Kaila (haha, you always include your daughter when you shop) @ S$20 (sale), 1 Lacoste polo shirt for mom-in-law @S$119.00, and 1 for me! @S$139 (blue.white.red stripes because I love stripes). Finished shopping already, haha.

Since my friend requested that I buy her Royce’ potatochip chocolate, I went to Takashimaya to get her a box of these famous chocolates from Japan. Reviews say that these chocolates are very delicious so I also bought some for my sister and my friend’s daughter (who loves chocolates). I also grabbed one for myself. Hehe. Such a sweet tooth. Of course, I did not let the day pass without tasting these luscious treats. For myself, I tasted NAMA Chocolate (Au lait). Here it is:

melts in your mouth. and hands.

Nice packaging right? These chocolates have to be kept inside the fridge because they easily melt in your hands. How did I manage to brought them home? The store provided me with an ice pack and a cooling bag to keep the chocolates from melting. Wonderful. 😀 Guess what. My shopping-for-a-new-wardrobe attempt ended up as shopping-for-chocolates-for-pasalubong. I spent S$75: 2 NAMA chocolates (au lait and bitter flavors), 2 chocolate bars, 2 potatochip chocolate. Click this link to their site if you are intrigued by these famous treats from Japan.

Of course my mission not yet accomplished, I proceeded to Lucky Plaza to buy PJs and some cheezewhiz. Spent $39.90 for 3 1.6L cans of PJ and 2 large cheezewhiz. Went home by taxi for S$18.

Yes, yun na ang shopping para sa ‘kin, hahaha.