Couple’s Corner: Shopping Galore


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Shopping is women’s favorite moment. It is when we, women use our knowledge in buying stuffs and at the same time use the knowledge in budgeting. It’s when we use our charm to the vendors to get discounts and save some pennies for another item.

I do love shopping and love window shopping a lot. Before I met Gary, I used to get items on sale it may be  foods or clothing (except for stuffs that I really, really like to have - Shoes and Bags) and getting more discounts from discounted stuffs. Thrifty, they call it. Well, I had not much money to buy stuffs I really wanted. With my meager salary, I rather use it all for foods. Living away from my family at 17 to find luck in a place I’ve never been, oh yeah, I got to know how to use my salary wisely or else, I’ll starve to death.


When I met Gary, I can say I was darn gracious with our first meeting because you know; first meeting is when men try to please girls. I sensed that he was trying to please me by being too generous to the extent of spoiling me. He thought I was “that kind” of girl who can easily be pleased with expensive things. Well, he was just a little bit right because for me, it’s not wise to buy expensive stuffs most of the time esp. if only for a purpose of bragging it. I mean it is ok to buy expensive stuffs if (1) you have lots of excess money in the world and you do not know where else you can use it, (2) it is useful and with good purpose. As for me, I buy stuffs from the heart; it may not be expensive but if I like it and it is useful enough, why not get it?

There was one time, hubby and I went shopping. He dragged me to this Levi’s store and asked me to take what I want. When I looked at the pants and shirts in there, I sensed no style at all other than the “glory of the Levi’s tag”. So I said, no and took a Lee Pipes jeans that cost 1000 something but with 25% discount. There was also one time, hubby and I were talking on yahoo messenger, and he sent me a link to the Victoria secret store online. I asked why. He told me to pick what I want and he will order it for me. I told him “So you are allowing me to walk on the street wearing only Victoria Secret lingerie and their two-piece under wears?” Yep, my undies cost only 20 pesos each and 300 pesos being the most expensive for brassieres. Who cares? They can't see it!

It is indeed unwise to buy something just for the sake of having it “the glory of the tag line”. It’s better to give the money you use for it to the street kids who have nothing to eat. If you can buy the "glory of the tag line" and give something to those who are in need, that would be better.

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