Sunday, October 01, 2006

Shopping..a girl's paradise

I love shopping. and anyone close to me knows how much I love it. they say shopping is the (one of the) best therapy, I couldn't agree more. shopping is a mini-vacation...where you forget about your problems in the office; forget about pending assignments; forget about ur bf's grumbles for that 2 hours of priceless time in the shopping mall. nah…. shopping is not about buying. its about letting go of burden in your heart.

Some may not agree, but I hate shopping during sales. I hate sales. sales is basically a marketing gimmick. there is no such thing as giving discounts as for the benefits of the consumers. if someone can slash the price for 50% or 70%, just think about the real cost of that product. *sigghh.. but then, we still find womenfolk clogging the malls during mega sales. oh yea.. did I tell you Malaysia has 3 mega sales???

I love to push the trolley with ease without need to worry about banging on kids who are running around screaming like there is no tomorrow. I love to stock up blouses and skirts, and yet manage to walk around the mall without the fear of tripping on someone. I love to carefully select my lingerie without getting caught by naughty eyes of some men. I love to go all the way to the 3rd floor to select the heels, but only to come down to the ground floor again to purchase the first pair I laid my eyes on. So what if I take 2 hours to buy a blouse - shopping is a luxury after all.

When I say shopping is a only means I should find satisfaction at the end of my 'therapy session'. not higher blood pressure as the result of squeezing myself between seas of people in the boutiques. not nagging foot ache as the result of queuing up for 1/2 hour at the cashier counter. not headache at the result of breathing in various types of smell (yuckss).. what I want is pure satisfaction. that is why I finished my Diwali shopping one month ahead of the festival. cramming between people in Little India will be the last in my want-to-do list.

So, mommy.. I am NOT coming with you for grocery shopping in weekends anymore!


Anonymous said...

And I was wonderign why I haven't come across a post on shopping in so many girls' blogs I read...

Nice post though, I can even agree with some of the points in the post (i.e. shopping away from sales crowd). Though for me, shopping is a commando exercise... go in, engage, retreat before your enemy (read, he girls with you) know you are in shop (or otherwise, be ready to be stuck for 3 hrs to chose anything) ;)

Shopping vs Grocery... now that's an eternal war for women, I hear.

Anonymous said...

Of course! Shopping is a deffy mini-vacation and YES u forget about almost everything! loved this post. MuCh LuV <3

-Princess Shin- said...

I love shopping too!!! =) just dont have that much money to do so.. boohoo..

Jeevan said...

In my family shopping is a Half-day vacation! The shopkeeper will think they are big customers, going to take much items, but finally doing a big research, they buy one sari, for this they will go with a group of 4 or 5.

Think my mom will be on a half vocation soon for Diwali purchase. Nice One Ammu:)

Ghost Particle said...

oh, i so so so HATE shopping. Could never make my mind.

visithra said...

Ahhh now were talking - i dont mind crowds - im very patient - ill tell the shopkeeper to take his time he can attend others as well ;p so they like showing stuff to me

everytime i go saree shopping they dump at least 300 sarees in front of me - even after ive made my purchase ;p they want me to see the latest sarees ;p

But i hate going to shopping malls on weekend - coz of parking

Keshi said...

Im a shopaholic - no doubts abt that! I'd do anything if u let me shop lol! btw Im bakk babez and I was at the annual Tulip festival in Canberra...check out the pics in my blog...u'll go crazy cos ur the Tulip babez.


tulipspeaks said...

@ fleiger

I was wonderign why I haven't come across a post on shopping in so many girls' blogs I read

now u have.. looks like i've fulfilled ur wish :)

shopping is a commando exercise
lolz..thats how we stay slim!

@ quz boss

yippee.. i got a company here! *wink wink


tulipspeaks said...

@ princess shin is always a setback nah? thats when the boys come in handy! cheer up and have fun!

@ jeevan

pudavai vangerethe ore thani sugam theriyuma? :D

we MUST go to at least 3 shops and MUST go through at least 10 sarees to purchase one. if not, we wont be at peace.


tulipspeaks said...

@ gp

thats why u need a gal around *blink blink

@ visithra

saree...saree..saree..reading about sarees everywhr..thinking about purchasing another one for deepavali


tulipspeaks said...

@ keshi

Im a shopaholic

lolz..i knew about this one..kekeke

welcome back sweetheart..saw the tulips..cant help it but to save the snaps in my lappy..



Anonymous said...

Naah, from what I know, it's more like a trench war for girls. You have to get in and stay in for hours and hours,picking and choosing your targets. Just for one rush at the end to reach the err.. desired dress before the enemy does ;)

Commando warfare is for boys. Get in, finish the job as quickly as possible, and get out...

Thanks for fulfilling my wish though :D

priya said...


I never do shopping during sales season coz they r not real sales and we landup paying more than the normal price.

I prefer outlet malls than to other regualr ones as you get some good prices over ther.

Keshi said...

good on ya! :)


Nirek said...

me too in same boat ammu. Hate those sales! you land in some bad purchases during sales! :(

tulipspeaks said...

@ fleiger

lolz. i had fun reading this one.

@ priya

exactly.. smart gal aren't u? ;)


tulipspeaks said...

@ keshi

*wink wink


@ satu

you shop? seriously?