Hello, yes, it’s me, the blogger who churns out haul post after haul post… If it’s any consolation, these are not craft or planner or makeup finds. Well, at least not everything?
Kidding aside, as someone who loves shopping but hates spending a lot, I love cheap shopping destinations. You folks from Manila have Divisoria; we have Chinatown or Uyanguren. My favourite “mall” there is DCLA not only because it’s bigger than the other places but also because it’s cleaner.
A couple of weeks ago, my mum and I (and my tail, Yuri) went out on a Saturday morning to do bank errands. Deposit here, withdraw there, and get coin banks for Yuri and my sister who are both youth savers… Yuri was pretty ecstatic with his coin bank (he ditched his Mickey Mouse one for it) – too ecstatic that he gets almost every denomination from P1 to P20 from my wallet for his “savings.” Guess who doesn’t have coins and petty cash every single time? I swear, this is highway robbery.
I also made my very first time deposit. Figured I should put majority of my meagre money in a time deposit and invest the remaining in either mutual funds or in the stock market (which are basically the same concepts except mutual funds require less effort on my part – this isn’t accurate, I know, but this post is not about investing).
If I were someone else reading the previous paragraph, I would think, ah, Maan has her finances down to pat. Good job, girl! And then you place Maan in a bargain shop and all her motivation to be financially wiser goes down the drain.
After all those banking errands, we went to DCLA in Uyanguren just to buy Yuri a bicycle helmet. And I went home with a helmet – and more. Here are some of my interesting finds!
Do you also have favourite cheap shopping destinations?