Shopping is fun (when you have the money)

Note: If you noticed an unfinished post of this, it’s because I can’t figure out how to insert photos using the original text box. I have to go and switch to the edit page to insert the pics. I could’ve just saved it as drafts though…hmm…

I bought some stuff for the laptop, new phone, and myself that I planned on buying since last year. Finally got around on doing it this time.

So here’s what I got:

Keyboard Silicon Guard

They’re (what do you call it) somewhat sticking to the keys but not really. Typing on it feels weird, but it attracted some dust that’s usually found at the bottom of my keys. Would need to borrow a mini vacuum for it (I’ll do it probably next week).

The USB Hub and a data cable for my phone still in their wrappings (a tiny fraction of the wrapping my keyboard silicon cover can be seen on the upper left)

This is what they look like when being used (like, right now):

Yellow USB four slot Hub, data cable, and look! A pink dolphin!

A black cellphone jelly case.

Do pardon the scratches on the screen. Good thing there’s a plastic covering on it.

This is a tough find. Since the model of my phone is relatively new here, a hard case for my phone is hard to find. So I opted or a jelly one (and figured I would buy a hard case if I find one in the future).

What it looks like from behind.

A design flaw that I realized when I brought it home.

Excuse that little red dot on my finger ^__^ Anyway, the above picture shows a design flaw I noticed when I got home. I do not blame the product itself, because come on, it’s a soft jelly like cellphone case. That area has a big gap for my second sim and memory card, which leaves that small strip of plastic unsupported, and thus will tend to get loose. Oh well. Maybe I can tape it over or something…?

AND FINALLY, something for myself 😀

Shoes! Finally!

My mom and my sister had to convince me to buy this. Bought this from a boutique in the town where I live (for Php 750). I guess its a reasonable price for a pair of wedges. And it fits me!

Black wedge shoes. The height is not too high, which is perfect.

This is me wearing it.

That’s me wearing the shoes. It’s a bit tight, but I figured that the garter at the back will get a bit loose as time went on. And did I already mention that it fits me nicely?

I still need to buy a backpack for my laptop, but I’ll wait for a mall sale for that 😛

I think I just broke Rule #4

Note 1: I changed the display name to “terribells” since this blog is becoming more of a personal one.

Note 2: Oh, and Mikazukii, please don’t tell anyone about this. I swear, with my oddly light frame, I can seriously hurt you (but no pressure. I still love you :P)

Remember I posted a list of some money tips (for myself). Well, I broke this rule:

4. Canvass. To prevent from, what’s that term? Spontaneous buying?

And I now remember the term–It’s Impulse Buying.

I was planning for to buy a phone. But I never thought to get one so soon (just one day since I got the money O_O). I was aiming for these specs:

a. Dual Sim

b. With a capable cellphone camera

c. Wifi

d. MicroSD capable

e. Preferrably Touch and Type phone, Qwerty.

f. PHP 5k budget

I am eyeing something similar to this one:

Click on image to see specs.

But when I was going around in the mall earlier, I found a less expensive alternative:

Click image to see specs.

And you know what, I bought one on the spot (insert facepalm here).

I bought it for Php 3.5k. It came with a free 8gig Sandisk MicroSD, but it has no wi-fi. Someone had pointed out the ratio of having wifi to places I’m going to. So I realized, I don’t really need the wifi part. I already have a laptop for that.

And compared to Motorola with a 3.15 megapixel, this one is 2 megapixel, which is all right (or normal for phones nowadays).

And it’s newly released.

Aaannd it’s in pink. Yes, in pink.

I got some buyer’s guilt right after buying the phone, but after dinner, I’m okay with it. I’m pretty excited about it actually. I was planning on buying a dual sim phone, and now I got one! 8D

YAY FOR MUNNIES! (And tips for myself on how to save money)

I even made a shopping list! See?

But Im going to buy most of the things in my list when there’s a sale, and not before I go around and actually canvass the things Im going to buy. Two months of no shopping does wonders (horrors?) to a person.

Also Im going to try to do some habit and perspective changes to see if that’s going to change on how I spend my money.

1. Don’t buy what I don’t need. I think I’m okay with this one, though I need to remember this just in case.

2. When it’s not important, maybe I can get it the next chance I get. If I find something, it doesn’t mean I have to buy it NOW. Think it through, or, if budget does not permit it, buy it next time. This is so as to NOT go over on my budget.

3. Make a list. And according to that list, make necessary budget moves. Like, if the list said “Payment for Rent,” I would need to put aside a certain amount for the rent. Same goes with “Food”, “Internet”, etc.

4. Canvass. To prevent from, what’s that term? Spontaneous buying?

5. Take advantage of thrift shops, sales, etc. To save money, of course! Though there are some things that SHOULD not be scrimped on (like healthcare or stuff like that). And if I can get things for free, why not take advantage of that? 😀

6. DO go to work early. Because those extra minutes of tardiness can reflect on my bi-monthly paycheck. If I can come in early, I’ll get my monthly wage in full, plus, I can go home early if I get some excess time in my clock.

Most of these tips are for me, but if you find some of my tips or suggestions useful, feel free. Let me see if I can get some money in the bank for three consecutive paydays. That could probably inspire me to not spend so much (except on food, my guilty pleasure :P)

Battalia Royale: Battle Royale Filipino Style

I have NO idea THIS was going on here in the Philippines!

The headline: Can you kill a classmate?

That is the theme of the whole event. Good thing that the students who participated did not die (they used fake blood), but think about it. If you were in that situation, would you kill a person (or persons) to ensure your survival.

It’s morality versus your chance to live. I wouldn’t be able to decide myself if I was in that situation, nor bear to watch something like that. But the “fakeness” of it all is making my curiosity of the event valid.

Hmmm…I wonder when the next event will be?

 

[EDIT]

Upcoming Battalia Royale in Cubao

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 7:00pm until Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 4:00pm

For more information, go to their Facebook page, though last I heard it, tickets already sold out.

“Why should we accept you?” Answering application letters.

Smile for the camera

Smile for the camera!

For the past week, I’ve been putting up some materials for my application to an art group. The last question in the form comes in that dreaded sentence.

I am not sure how to tackle the question, so I asked my seatmate “How do you think should I answer this…?”

“The practical way?”

Because it can provide me with more job opportunities.

“The (slightly bit) butt-kiss-uppery way?”

Because I know that your group can help me grow as a person.

“Or the super honest way?”

Because I like your group. That is all.

My seatmate gave me a look that says “I don’t know/what the hell/your call.”

I laughed. I’ll probably give it my own version to that answer. And I hope my answer will fit in the provided box.

Room for Rent in KNL are like this

But not as pretty xD

A medicine kit. Everybody needs one.

There is something about this week. Yup. Something that involves physical strenuous activities and that I get to suffer for it. Last week (until early this week), it’s badminton for five hours with muscle pain on my right arm, back, and leg…which eventually led to a fever and cough. Now, I am limping because of a sore muscle on my right thigh. I think this is my fault. I woke up the wrong way this morning.

Last time, I wrote about how we are on a “moving limbo”. Earlier while I was segregating some toiletries, I came upon my “med kit” (an old cheese spread bottle, with gauze, a bandaid, a couple of anitbacterial pills, some antihistamines, and a tablet for fever). I was getting the antibacterial (for my cough, to reduce phlegm infection) when I realized I need a better medicine kit. I can’t seem to get the pill out.

I did eventually. As I look at the bottle, it needs to be bigger, and the pills and tablets needs updating. Maybe I can throw in a mini alcohol bottle, more band-aids, and medicines for the flu. I don’t know what else to put in there, but I guess I can find a list on the Internet.