Monday, June 06, 2005

After an orgy of buying, a shopper confesses

Dear Lord,

I know You said not to store up our treasure on earth and that we won't be able to take any of it to heaven with us, but if you had seen the buys I got over the weekend, you would totally approve! After all, since I'm going to be on earth for a fair amount of time (by human standards), I might as well make the most of it, right? Right?

Let’s start with my biggest purchase. Now you know I’ve been carrying the same phone for the last 3 years, and it was time for an upgrade. So really, this buy was practically an investment! And given the recent laws on talking on the phone in the car, I just HAD to get the wireless Bluetooth headset. No pesky wires to get tangled up in, no need to plug the connector to the phone. It even came with a car charger! Ooh!

And you know, that queue to get the new phone sure was tiresome, I had to do something to while away the time. It’s not my fault there’s a Gramaphone right next door to M1, is it? And I would have gotten those 2 CDs at some other point anyway.

I know I don’t need a new pair of new shoes, especially since I had just gotten a pair over the weekend in KL, but these OZOC shoes were such a bargain! They were originally at $95, but they were at 50% off. Half price, Lord! Sparkly and sequiny! They look good on my feet! Then you know how everyone is going organic right? I'm all for saving the environment and not using processed chemicals, so I had to show my support by purchasing some make-up fluid and a lipgloss from Lavera. And since we're talking about make-up, my make-up bag at home is getting too small for its contents, my eyeshadow, lippies and brushes are practically spilling out. I needed to get a larger one to hold all my stuff, so you wouldn't begrudge me just one pretty flowery make-up bag right? After all, it was only $15.

And then, MPH was having a 20% storewide sale. I haven’t visited a bookstore in ages, and my book-wishlist has really been growing steadily over the last few months. Naturally it made sense to try and reduce that wishlist by actually purchasing some of the books. Anyway, I see this as enriching my mind.

The breakdown
Motorola V3 phone: $328
Bluetooth headset & car charger: $128
OZOC shoes: $47.50
Books: $47.88
Lavera Cosmetics: $62
Tea makeup bag: $15
CDs : $41.90

Holy moly. I did spend a lot over this weekend, huh? But if you really look carefully, most of my buys were meant to be scattered throughout the year, only this happened to be squashed into one weekend. I promise not to spend so lavishly for a while. So Lord, please give me the strength to resist further sales (unless it's a really really really good bargain).

Amen.

5 comments:

One Little Twit said...

Spending is bliss!!!!

Fashionasia said...

they dont call it the GSS for nothing......hehe

Fashionasia said...

oh and the V3 is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cheap??????!!!!!

Ang Ku Kueh said...

GSS lah...heck care! HP not counted lah, because it's a neccesity! Books not counted, because educational! so actually you spend quite little! Relac....:)

JellyGirl said...

Twit: Yes, and even better than the spending is the opening and admiring of objects bought!

Fashion: Oops I got the price wrong, it was $398, with a 2 year contract. It would have been cheaper if I had a phone to exchange ($198).

AKK: You are a girl after my heart, who can justify any purchase. :)