I’ve always wanted to buy a new oven. I didn’t want to spend for it, though. So what I did was I sold my portable sewing machine and used the money from the sales to buy the oven.
the oven that a portable sewing machine bought
My new oven is just a basic one. I bought it last Saturday from SM Appliance Makati. The brand is Asahi and I got it for only P2,525. It’s a convection oven with a capacity of 23L. It’s very ideal for newbie homebakers like me. It was actually this Asahi convection oven review that a blogger friend wrote that convinced me to choose this particular brand and model over the others in the market.
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After 10 years, we were able to visit The District again last, last Sunday afternoon. We actually attended the birthday celeb of a friend’s son held at Blackbeard’s Seafood Island, one of the restaurants at that mall. After a long, sumptuous lunch using our bare hands to eat, I asked the hubby to check out Saizen with me before we went home and he agreed.
I only had one item in mind and that was a belt. I bought two basic belts (made from faux leather) at Saizen before and loved how sturdy they were. I lost one of them and decided to get a replacement. When I saw the lovely belts on offer at Saizen, I had to buy not just one but four! It was one of those moments when my EQ was at its lowest. I didn’t hesitate to grab four belts and even added more items in my basket. Haha.
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I’ve finally bought an electric mixer last week. It’s a Marubishi 5-Speed Stand Mixer MHM-505 which I got for P990 from Lazada, a local shopping site. This purchase was a gamble because 1) I don’t know the brand and 2) I don’t know if the appliance is durable or not. It was also my first time to shop at Lazada and I had no idea about their service until this transaction (which turned out to be okay naman).
Anyway, I plan to use my new electric mixer this weekend! I’m quite excited because I was doing the mixing manually in my past baking experiments. (Yes, I’m that frugal.) If you’re following this blog, you may have seen pictures of them before. So far, I’ve already baked banana cake, brownies, chocolate cake and red velvet cake. With this new addition to my baking arsenal, I can already imagine happier baking days!
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I once read from a fashion mag that dresses are best paired with clutches. After seeing a lot of stylish women donning dresses and with clutches on their hands, I started to accept this fashion combination. This becomes more relevant when you’re attending an event and you suddenly decide to wear a cocktail dress (for a party) or an evening gown (for a formal gathering). Clutches are your perfect accessory there.
While a lot of girls prefer small clutches, I like big clutches more than them. I find big clutches stylish, fun and functional. I remember my first big clutch was a red one from Mango. It was plain and with very simple design. I still loved it, though, because of its color. It would instantly brighten my outfit and keep my essential stuff safe and secure when I would be out in malls or to some casual events.
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I once heard Uniwide Coastal Mall is closing shop, but it seems it’s just a rumor because it remains operational up to this day. Anyway, the hubby and I finally got the chance to go there last Monday afternoon and we were lucky to find some really nice items for our home.
I don’t remember the exact price of each item anymore but it goes anywhere from P25 to P79. Nothing above P100, promise. Super cheap, right? My most favorite items from the batch are the decorative letter E and the girl in white figurine. Here’s how I arranged them in our tiny living room along with the decorative plate of a snowman that shouts happily of Christmas:
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During one of our Saturday night-outs last weekend, the hubby got himself a Starbucks Card. It’s actually free because the P300 he paid for it is consumable. You earn a star every time you purchase a handcrafted beverage from any of Starbucks’ 210 stores in the Philippines. Cool, ayt?
You get a Grande (midsize) drink from Starbucks for free for every 12 stars earned. And by registering your card online (thru the Starbucks website), you instantly get a free Grande drink. As an added benefit, you also get a special treat on your birthday! Last time I heard, it’s a slice of cake. Sweet!
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