Enchek Kedek said to Ariana,
“Mai.. This month is mommy’s shopping month”
…dan Ariana mengangguk seolah-olah setuju dengan kenyataan yang di berikan oleh Papa nya.
Well, I did spulrge more than usual this month sampai my sister, Ica said, “Why are you soo spendy?” after receiving continuos pictures of showing her my new stuffs via whatsapp.
Here’s what I spulrge on this month.
I changed the products that I used again. Previously was Biotherm, after series of dissapointment with Lancome, Etude & Body Shop.
This time I go for local brand. My sister recommended me to use this when I went back to KK last month. So I used hers. Hehehe. I can see visible improvement on my skin, so I bought the whole set. It has been 1 month plus and I am still with Bio-essence Tanaka White.
Eh rupanya Tanaka ni sejenis pokok yg tumbuh di Myanmar & Nora Danish ada keluarkan product yang berasaskan pokok tanaka ni. I thought that ‘tanaka’ was connected to something from Japan. Hehe.
Sana-sini cerita pasal collagen kan, tapi saya tidak mudah lah mau terpengaruh, kecuali this one brand of collagen, Ephyra.
I first read about Ephyra from Kak Diana Green Apple’s blog. I think it was last year. And only this year I bought it. See.. Betapa susah nya saya untuk senang-senang terpengaruh. Haha. Actually, Ephyra punya harga ni mahal, sebab tu mengambil masa setengah tahun utk saya berfikir mau beli kah tidak :p.
So far, I can see the improvement, but, I had set my goal higher on something, and still waiting for the good result, barulah saya akan share here. Kalau tiada perkongsian di sini tentang Ephyra, means goal belum tercapai. Of course my skin ada improvement, kuku cantek, tumit kaki cantek, tapi semua tu obvious result that people get. Kononnya saya mau set higher goal because I did read some of the testimonials, and wanted to see the result my self. So every 3-4 days lah saya ambil gambar so that I can see the different, if any, dan photostream Enchek Kedek pun penuh juga dengan gambar-gambar saya. Haha.
The last bag that I bought was 2 years ago and since that, as we all are aware of, saya ialah penjahit bag separuh masa and I sew my own bags. But lately, I was very busy with other things and I need new
bags bag desperately. Reason mau bag baru pun masih samar-samar. Tapi yang penting, mau bag baru. So I bought a few.
The first one that I bought was on Enchek Kedek’s approval! Ala you know lah the relationship between husbands and handbags/shoes/clothes. So, upon receiving the green light from Enchek Kedek, My face was glued to my ipad. Scrolling and surfing.
After I purchased the first bag, I was in dilemma. Saya rasa bag yang saya pilih tidak cantik. Tapi sudah order, payment sudah buat. Lagi dilemma. Maka saya meng-gam kan lagi muka ke ipad dan jumpa bag cantek. I whatsapped Enchek Kedek. Enchek Kedek ni kan, jenis yang tidak boleh terima kalau tiba-tiba dapat gambar sesuatu barang dari saya dengan caption, “cantek kan?”, tanpa mensyakki sesuatu. So he suspected that I wanted another bag, walaupun banyak kali saya deny. Extreme punya deny pun dia tidak percaya. So I admitted that I liked that bag, and he generously sponsored for that second bag. Naaaaa…. Huge grin on my face.
And the third bag was just a percubaan. Percubaan mengorder sendiri from the website. After consulting from a friend who is very arif in customs handling, I proceed with my order, not known by Enchek Kedek. A week before my third bag arrive, ada package for Enchek Kedek from Italy. He helped his friend to buy something from there. I was the one who receive the item at home dan amat terkejut tengok cas dari kastam. Mahal. Mau menangis because harga barang tu murah dari bag yang saya beli, tapi tax suda beratus. And that was the day I told Enchek Kedek abt the 3rd bag. He’s ok. Cuma kasi ketawa. Then he explained to me how the tax was calculated. I’ll try to find time to make another entry on guidelines of calculating the tax. The third bag arrived safely without custom tax. Pheww!
The 1st and 2nd bag (bottom row) was purchased from Princess Victoria Stylo. You can search for her FB page or blog. So far, her price are the best. I compared with other personal shopper, and harga diorang ada dalam RM50-100 lebih mahal dari si Princess Victoria Stylo. And she have a lot of ready stocks juga. For KKians, you can personally go to the shop in Wisma Merdeka, ground floor. Check out her blog for the name of her shop sebab saya lupa walaupun sudah beberapa kali pergi ke sana.
The 3rd bag, I ordered from www.coachfactory.com. Every week ada special price and you will be invited to certain event. Tidak selalu dapat invitation tu.
I just got back from Langkawi few days ago, and that is one of the reason that I bought this camera. Initially, I wanted a simple-not-expensive point & shoot camera and it has to be in PINK and I dont really care about the specs. That is typical me. But, I am married to this wonderful guy, Enchek Kedek and that ‘typical me’ does not applies on him. In fact, i was not even done with my survey on the net, he sudah gave me his suggestion.
And behind this camera, there’s a story.
So I suggested to Enchek Kedek to look for the camera around Miri town first. We didnt go to every shop, but I did called most of the camera shop and too bad, they dont have this yet. Need to order lah. No stock lah. Kalau order pun, harga mahal RM500 than Shashinki. We did our survey on shashinki dulu. Then I emailed to Shashinki asking whether they can send the camera before 14 June because I need to learn how to use it first. So we ordered from them, and waited for 2 days, still no updates on shipment. I called them again, and they told me that they dont have stocks for that item. Enchek Kedek called another shop in KL, and they dont have it too. According to the person, habis stock seluruh Semenanjung. Kemudian, saya gundah gulana sebab xmau bawak dslr sebab besar & berat & xmuat dlm handbag. Shashinki did a very good job, by refunding our money, as soon as I sent them my account number. Very very effective. We found 1 shop that sells this camera, in KK. To be exact, nama kedai Photo Saga, location, Center Point. We always buy camera accesories from this shop whenever we went back to KK. Belikan kawan pun ada. So Enchek Kedek called that shop and told that auntie that my dad is coming that night to get the camera. Hehe. It was already Friday night and I dont trust any courier service to send in my camera on Monday, and Tuesday morning is already my flight to Langkawi. Then there’s Naomi, a friend who worked in Miri, tapi balik KK every week sebab family & anak-anak masih di sana. She helped me to bring the camera by hand and passed it to me! Punyalah my heart beat naik & turun on those few days starting from the day we submitted our order to shashinki. Pheww!!
So everybody are talking about Pandora. Pandora is an European Charm Bracelet and besides Pandora, there are other brands that selling this kind of bracelet, and of course less expensive. I was on Etsy, looking high and low for nothing (cuci-cuci mata ja) and saw a seller selling charm bracelet. Scrolling and surfing, then I found Pugster. Pugster is the name of their brand, and if you look it into dictionary, it is actually a type of dog. Kan ada chihuahua, rotweiler, bullgod and pugster is one of them. Anyhoo, i surfing and scolling lagi in their website, and the next thing I know, I was already adding items into my shopping cart.
The last pair that I bought was last year Raya. I managed to get in back my old jeans which I bought before I was pregnant with Ariana. Pendek kata, ada pengurangan kilogram lah. Hehe. But I still need another pair. So I bought 1 Levi’s, and picked it up on the next day because I need to cut it according to my height yang tidak berapa tinggi sangat. So the next day, I went there alone after I send Enchek Kedek for motorbike class. Sampai kedai rupa-rupanya, ada past season punya jeans yang on sale, which I didnt see on the previous day. Harga murah RM100 from the one that I bought, and they have my size too! This is something that is really hard to resist. So I picked one. Sekadar untuk cuba-cuba. Selesa pulak. Hmmm… Tutup mata seja lah!
Then I told Enchek Kedek about the jualan murah.
“Ada lah ktk beli?”, he asked.
“Beli pakai apa?”, I answered.
The next day, I tried it on and showed it to Enchek Kedek, “cantek kan?”
So that was my shopping haul and stories behind it. I realize that I didnt always buy things, but when I do, this is how I do it.