|my wallet's on a diet
||[Dec. 21st, 2004|04:18 am]
|||||orange n lemons cd||]|
even with my stupid weight gain here in bicol (for some reason, my metabolism got screwed up...bahhh), a lot of people know that ive never really had a love affair with food. and whatever money i saved given that attitude, i spend on books, CDs...and girly things.
and even though my first word as a kid was visa, i made it a personal mission to keep swiping at a minimum given that i am earning right now. i havent really bicol-ized my lifestyle just yet (no plans either), but i have made a bit of tweaking that has thrilled me so much that i just have to write about it. haha. some people have discovered these things ages ago, but i guess i grew up looking at different things haha.
so i celebrate little victories.
1. nivea body lotion
to replace my marks&spencer waterlily lotion for good...cheap-o, smells super nice, and really delivered the promise of soft skin more than pricey brands.
2. j&j baby powder with milk
to replace my marks&spencer waterlily powder for good...cheap-o and effective.
3. giringgiting shop
from journals to lamps, my room in the boarding house is reminiscent of my beach-y room in manila at half the cost...plus the cutie girls there give me discounts haha.
4. 3/f gaisano mall, legazpi city
there are four kick-ass shops there that ill definitely visit twice a month (stupidly forgot their names though, but i know their locations haha)...one with export-quality filipino home decor, another with cool beads just like jo in greenbelt, the third one with clothes handpicked by the owner reminiscent of nullah at the powerplant mall, and the fourth one with quality basics at 100 bucks per top.
5. cagsawa shops, albay
durable steals at a quarter of the price of filipiniana stuff in rustans.
1. grab and earth angel from chocolate clothing company
jeans may cost at least twice the price of levis, but everything in the store is super yummy and just screams my name hahaha.
2. marks&spencer, triumph, and undercolors of benetton
their undies lift my self-confidence tenfold.
3. schwarzkopf bona cure shampoo and conditioner
pantene just needs a complement, considering i spend how many hours under the sun.
4. olay body wash
super hard to find in bicol, and sometimes sold at twice the price in manila (so about 300-400 bucks), but it makes my shower session super yummy haha.
5. nine west, aerosoles, and lily
bags i can find even in ukays (yeah!!! i go to ukays now...treasure-hunting rocks), but shoes i seriously am particular (and indulgent) about.
good riddance to bad habits:
1. mineral water has replaced alcohol in my system.
i dance the night away without the buzz (and the bulge) and still feel high the morning after. coolness.
2. nesvita bumped off sweets for snacks.
i do have an occasional oatmeal cookie or apple walnut crumble, but generally, i have more fiber in my diet now haha.
3. walking to gimmicks versus taking the car.
just thought id enjoy shuffling and just blending in the night before i inhale second-hand smoke haha.
1. a working laptop given that mine is busted now
2. a stunning suitcase that will be easy to find in the airport
3. a pair of white sneakers
4. new books to read
5. ivory chopsticks