Online Shopping for Boots

I got my first pair of boots online thru eBay UK. I can still vividly remember how the Customs officers at PhilPost-Lawton tried to charge me exorbitant tax fees as if I were claiming a dozen pairs of footwear. My experience at the post office left me traumatized. I promised myself the next time I purchase something online, I’d choose the door-to-door shipping option.

My boots, on the other hand, lasted only for two months. It was mid-calf and made of synthetic leather. To think I had only used it twice made my trip to the post office more regrettable.

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Christmas Bazaars are Love

Last Saturday, I finally started checking out bazaars with some blogger friends right after attending a blog event at Eastwood Mall. The other side of Eastwood called Citywalk was having this bazaar and I couldn’t stop looking around. I ended up getting several pieces of clothing, accessories and shoes. I spent close to P2,000 and at first I was wondering why I wasn’t regretting buying anything at all. I’m very frugal, you know. It must be because all the items I bought were dirt-cheap!

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A Full-Packed Weekend, Kinda

So, the past weekend has been very engaging and fun for me. I participated in the Canon Photomarathon 2010 and spent the day eating, brisk walking and taking pictures with blogger friends Nicely (a.k.a my Superfriend), Arvin, JP, Alex and Vince. The three of us (Arvin, Nicely and me) even sneaked out of the venue late in the afternoon to take a peek into the Nido Science Discovery Center where we got free entrance and a personalized tour of the place courtesy of Arvin’s contact. I recommend this interactive science center to all kids and kids-at-heart. It’s very educational and entertaining.

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iPod Touch 4G is My 2010 All-Occasion Present

As an all-occasion present for this year, I got a sleek and shiny iPod Touch 4G from the boyfriend and his sister. The three of us have this small tradition where we give expensive gifts to each other yearly. We call it the all-occasion present. Yes, you read that right. It’s supposed to cover all the personal/group celebrations we’re having this year.

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meet Chloe, my latest gadget acquisition!

Here’s how it applies: the first two givers pick a gift for the receiver and share in the cost of it. The cycle continues until all three of us have received our presents. Cool, ayt? Personally, I think it’s a great way of pampering myself with nice stuff while making two souls happy at the same time.

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An Impulsive Shopping Spree and BPI’s Latest Credit Card Promo

I don’t have a BPI credit card but the boyfriend’s sister has one. That’s why a few weeks after BPI launched one of its exciting promos, I ended up shopping with her. Actually, I didn’t see it coming last Monday night. I thought I’d just stroll the mall with her and the boyfriend while the rest of the Philippines was busy finding out who were leading the polls (read: barangay elections). But, before I knew it, I had already committed to pay for my purchases with clasped hands and a silly grin.

So, what is this particular promo all about? BPI credit cards let you shop and do deferred payment at 0% interest for a minimum purchase of P5,000. It’s quite self-explanatory if you’ll ask me. You shop for a few months worth of supplies and pay for your purchases in installment within six long months. It’s practical and at the same time, convenient. And who wouldn’t be tempted if there are tons of participating stores offering the same promo mechanics?

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