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[1: 1,783 of 10,000] Out

In Journal on September 13, 2016 at 11:32 AM


My best cure right now for not being bored is to go out! Drive and go out of town for a day.

It was really refreshing to see things for the first time! I remember doing things I’ve never done and it lights up my curiosity and become a true sponge soaking the experience.

It was fantastic to visit two new malls that I’ve never been – The Galleria from Al Maryah Island and The Outlet Village, that satisfied both my palette and shopping therapy requirement. It was a true delight to find a very delicious and satisfying Caramel Macchiato from Godiva Chocolate Cafe and dining to a new Chinese restaurant called Dai Pai Dong. I scored a 70% off leather Tod’s loafer and 60% off Dolce & Gabbana baby jacket. I was having fun getting new work dress from Armani Exchange and Banana Republic with a totally ripped off price.

I am trying to contain myself not to go out again today; otherwise this becomes my new addiction. Yay! 🙂


[1: 1,595 of 10,000] I Wish I Have Right Now

In List on September 20, 2015 at 11:25 PM


I am human after all and here are the things that I wish I have right now but it’s okay that I will get them soon. Warning: Shopping List ahead! 😀

  1. Fixed Mini Cooper. The repair is going to eat up my whole September salary. 😛
  2. Buy the book “A Course In Miracles” and actually read and do it for 2016.
  3. Buy the book “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer.
  4. Buy the book “The Surrender Experiment” and practise it.
  5. Buy the book “Seat of the Soul”.
  6. Buy a new laptop bag.
  7. Buy the latest iPad and start reading books from there eventually.
  8. Buy my sissy and I 3 bath towels each with monogram.
  9. Buy 7 sets of pajamas.
  10. Buy 3 pairs of shoes for office.
  11. Buy new trousers in black, navy blue, and brown.
  12. Buy new jeggings in black and jeans-like faded blue.
  13. Buy 5 new office tops, as much as possible, the basic and essential ones that I could mix and match.
  14. Buy a Christmas 2015 Holiday, go somewhere in Europe.
  15. Get the ingredients for the famous baked macaroni with paprika.
  16. Get the ingredients for the fried baked macaroni.
  17. Get the ingredients for the beef bourguignon.
  18. Buy new sets of make-up.
  19. Sign up for gym membership with personal trainer.
  20. Time at the beach and all I have to do is keep on writing, eating, lounging, and hopefully swimming (I can’t swim).
  21. Buy myself a bread toaster and spread it with butter and pineapple jam.

I was contemplating that maybe if I see my own list I could think my spending over. Yay!

[1: 1,436 of 10,000] It’s Shopping Bags Organising Day!!

In Article on April 14, 2015 at 6:41 PM

Shopping Bags

I have the magnificent idea of storing all our shopping bags for future ‘recycle’ on top of our fridge. The biggest sort of paper bag was bursting with all the other bags that the lace handles are starting to obstruct the proper closure of the freezer. So, I finally get on to rearranging them by type and size to neatly store them. Not on top of the fridge but somewhere in our studio apartment, I hope my sister will accept the idea that under her home office table at the far corner would be acceptable. Waiting for her to come home from work and discuss the important matter. I will probably open that up after feeding her dinner.

The bags were consist from buying mostly for clothes and foods. Is it a sign of boosting the economy? Is it over consumerism? Is it living simply and in zen like? I remember last mid-year, we moved into the new apartment without any shopping bags, we usually throw all of them, now after about 9 months we’ve managed to accumulate lots. I am just overthinking about moving to a new place probably by June and just recalculating all the new stuffs make me question moving only after a year. I do love moving though, I like the part where we sell some stuffs and redecorate a new place. I am quite proud with this apartment, because it was the first time when I told my sister I am going to give you a shabby chic home, and I kind of did.

I am getting a bit emotional, no it’s not that time of the month yet, but probably soon. :p What have you organised lately?

[1: 1,434 of 10,000] #GirlBoss

In Review on April 10, 2015 at 2:04 PM


It’s now one of my favourite business books and it doesn’t even sound very businessy because the author Sophia Amoruso wrote it like how she learned not from a business school but from real life experience.

This Founder and Owner of the million dollar & very successful NastyGal.com fashion online store is a definite kick-ass!! And I’m not even exaggerating. It would be nice that whatever was written in the book was indeed authentic because if I’m treating it like really genuine, she rocks! The secret of her success is the combination of doing what she’s good at, loving everything she does, learning, loving her customer, listening, aiming to succeed, and working her butt off. It was not simple, it was smart and entails a lot of hard work.

My sister is not really fun of reading books so what I am going to do is read her every night before we go to bed; that way she learns business in a very real life scenario kind of way from one cool lady. I’m treating the book as a fairytale book for adult; dreams do come true and magic is real!

[1: 1,077 of 10,000] Got Tory in a Heart Beat

In Review on July 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM

My little sissy found me endearing yesterday because I was able to hold my cool for the series of unfortunate events like I almost lost a shopping bag and we almost lost her iPhone 5.

She got me my first Tory Burch wallet because my Kenneth Cole is begging for a replacement. I feel loved and it comes in a dark blue gorgeous leather with a smooth running zipper.

Tony Burch

[1: 813 of 10,000] 24 Mall Hours

In Article on October 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Dubai is trying to open selected malls for 24 hours in celebration of Eid Al Adha.

My siblings and I are supposed to try and go at around 3AM in 2 mall destinations this morning but darn no one woke up on time and when I try to get up at 5ish I got a terrible headache so I went back to bed and sleep until 10am.

The first stop could have been The Cheesecake Factory at The Dubai Mall, the thought of having cheesecake for breakfast in unusual time is appealing, new and exciting for me.

Photo Credit: Irhal.com

It will be followed by hopping to Mall of the Emirates for a little shopping, a bit more eating, and grocery time for Halloween. I am quite curious to see too if people are really awake and mall ratting at those wee hours.

Missed it! Urg!

[1: 639 of 10,000] My 1st ELLE Red Dress

In Review on May 7, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Thanks to Splash bringing ELLE in their brand…

because for a very great price @ AED 110

I got myself a red dress and I can’t wait to wear it –

still not decided if tomorrow would be the day!

Super like the skirt part.

[1: 536 of 10,000] Funky Gloves

In Photo on February 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Dubai Shopping Festival 2012 ends on February 5th.

We got Mum a “Funky Gloves” from Roxy on crazy sale price at AED 55.

[1: 457 of 10,000] The Secret Behind Why Women Shop With Friend/s

In Article on December 1, 2011 at 11:58 PM

There were several psychological explanations on why women shop with someone from they needed validation, admiration, opinion, or simply clueless that they bring someone in the wheel to keep things rolling and to find the perfect clothes.

Although shopping today with my family gave me an AHA moment on a simple reason.

It was an obvious reason that women can figure it out. Compared to men they will most likely don’t need a companion because of this reason.

Here is what happened early today. I went to the fitting room alone to try dresses only to find out that they have long zippers at the back that require very flexible hands to close it. It hits me; I got to call my sissy to help me zip my dress. I can’t see the beauty of the dress on me unless it is properly zip. It hurts unzipping alone too – I do get muscle cramps attempting to do it alone sometimes.

The simple reason is “convenience” and doesn’t necessarily end with seeking someone’s opinion or whatever psychological explanations; somehow at the end of the day I buy the clothes that makes ME feel good.

Side note: Man’s clothes don’t require zipping or tying at the back or side.

Ladies, would you agree about the simplest reason? 😉

[1: 325 of 10,000] Fashion Doesn’t Need To Be Expensive All The Time

In Photo on August 12, 2011 at 7:06 PM

I can’t believe I was able to purchase the cheapest flat shoes (AED 49.00 or USD 14.00) and I like the colors, the design, the comfort, and I don’t mind if it get busted next month.