Thursday, February 28, 2013

Keep calm and continue online shopping ...

February is ending today. A pretty lovely short busy month. And a very productive month for the creative and industrious online entrepreneurs out there who had ever crossed path with me. And you know why? Because...

My second parcel of the week, my fifth for the month, my eighth for the whole year! Okay, calm down. Calm down. It's only February. There's always room for more.

  Hello again Mr. Postman...

Who knew how exciting it could be, this weekly affair with the mailman? The daily visits to the online malls? The thrill of discovering newly opened e-retails? More pretty dresses! Oscar fashions! Duchess of Cambridge makeover! Oh man the sales tactics! The bargains! Drop-dead discounts! Total must-have! Positively exhilarating. Downright therapeutic. Adrenalin shot. Damn...

Okay, calm down. Calm down. Remember the promise not to buy another thing online for the next few months until the trip. But perhaps a new beach dress till then?... I mean, look at the pretty packaging. These people mean business! You have to be a step ahead if you want to impress your customers, and most especially if you want to retain them. Tie a ribbon somewhere, add a free woven bag, and I'm roped! I'm not that difficult to please at all.

 No secret now to where I was last seen...

Do you know that most things now can be found and purchased online? Amazing what technology can do these days. Even more amazing is the fast moving trend from the conventional mall window-shopping to hours of online browsing. Easy, fast, and convenient, although sometimes risky (where sizes or material and quality are concerned). Dresses, bikinis, tees, jeans, shoes, peep toe sandals, jewellery, perfumes, makeups, accessories of all kinds, house ware, kitchen ware, electronic goods, gadgets, car cares, gifts, baby paraphernalia, books, stationery, etc. You name it, they have it.

Awesome gadget bargains too, with free delivery

You know, it doesn't help that I have a little more to spend this season. It's as if they can smell my bank accounts! And while I should be focusing more on saving instead of spending, a little self-pampering or random gifts to oneself once in a while is allowed. Right? A tiny drop in the ocean. Won't even dent the pocket. Won't even feel the pinch. Okay stop rolling your eyes.

What? I settled my debts a year ago. So no poking on my conscience. I shop with a clear knowledge that most of the things I buy I may not need right away or will perhaps overrun my wardrobe or sometimes thrash or even gifted to some other if the shoe fits. I shop knowing full well that I can and will in fact, do it again.

Bought both my Nokia XpressMusic online in 2008 and 2010...

A word of warning: This is an honest random confession of a third-generation shopper who prefers the warm comfort of the chair she lounges on (forgive the bad poise) and the cool coziness of her room/home to the busy traffic and cashier queues or rubbing shoulders with other eager shoppers in a real mall. If you feel that you can't or shouldn't add on to your current financial burden, then put this post into your I-read-her-but-will-not-follow-her-example list. As a matter of that, I don't condone online shopping binge. Shop within your means and control your speed limit when you can before you turn into the next incurable shopaholic. Hear ye hear ye the words coming out of my mouth keyboard.

The world outside is currently busy campaigning and throwing bullshits what-nots at each other and pretending to be a better character than the next person as the election draws near. Me? I shall sit here, keep calm and continue shopping.

Just for heads up and because I firmly believe some good stuffs should be shared, here are some of the e-shops I tested and frequented:

Sally Fashion
Pop Look
Zalora (but I bet you know this one already...)
I Wear Sin
And the rest you can just Google.

No, I don't get paid for these links. But you, go ahead, have fun shopping!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Fortune Cookie...

Yes and Amen. Money lai lai lai!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Steady hands sturdy feet settled heart ...

9.49pm on the eve of Valentine's Day. A bit of time to update the abandoned blog before all resolutions fly out the window.

Doing not too bad lately considering the game and the current score. The mind is currently on a semi-recess. The Chinese New Year weekend was a welcoming reprieve, however short and unfocused it may be.

Rushing for sunset in Miri ...

The brain has been on a mental workout since I started work on 2nd January of this year. All the KPIs to list down, record, perform and then measured. All the work-related travel to endure or enjoy, whichever way you want to take it. It has been non-stop since the beginning of the year, but hey... not one to complain right now (at least not to general public on social media network). We take a deep breath every chance we got.

The soul is sunbathing in the glow of a pretty awesome -- and sometimes somewhat unfathomably  amazing -- relationship. My emotion included. The adjectives as proof. Say no more.

Some say love are stuffed cuddly animals...

And the body. Well. Looks like the pretty curves aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Between standing on the feet all day long in 2 inch heels a week ago running around with a walkie talkie during the office gala dinner function, and again while in Miri two weekends ago, and again the weekends before that in Bintulu, it has been ridiculously physically straining. Why that didn't do much, if at all, for the weight, is stupefying. The whole resolution to take the stairs instead of the elevator which started on a good note... went down the drain a few days upon returning to work from the endless journey. Sometimes taking the flights feels like taking a bus on a normal route home to and fro.

Kuching from up above...

Shall not talk about the glorious food along the way, because I'm sure some judgmental side of you (the readers) will put two and two together and sum up that the generous hard-to-shed curves on the vital corners were the results of over indulgence. Yes that too but oh if you only knew how constant traveling makes you get hungry so fast it messes with your meal schedule. Between the next city or the next flight, there's always new food to be discovered, or rediscovered, depending on the company you hang out with or the amount of work you take up to boost the appetite.

 Right. How do you say no to this?

It seems that everytime the job changes, the remnants of weight from the previous post gets carried forward to the new. Wow. If I get a dollar for every kilo I gain each time I resign and start a new stint elsewhere, I'd be a millionaire and a half by now. Imagine that. 

11.41pm. The ramble ends. This post shall not make it to any newspaper column.Who knew why it took so long to write huh.

11.57pm. I'm hopeless. Zzzzz...