Since it was Shang, I expected the price tags to be steeper than what I was used to. Still, the feeling of walking empty-handed out of several boutiques was very disquieting. It wasn't something I'm used to, especially after seeing lots of stuff I would have bought if they had been cheaper... or if I was rich.
(There was a dress in Topshop that had 50% off the price, but still cost around P2500. SALE NGA!)
To add to me disappointment, we didn't eat at California Pizza Kitchen, which I was dying to try out. Combine that with the fact that my bajingo's doing the monthlies (read: I am menstruating), and I was a very unhappy girl this afternoon.
What cheered me up was seeing a Fully Booked on our way home. I entered and immediately, my mood soared. Even though they didn't have Aimee Bender's The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (the only book of hers that I don't have yet), they did have Chuck Palahniuk's Invisible Monsters, which I bought. Yay!
After some thought, I also got a Fully Booked discount card.
You can get one by: a) spending ten thousand pesos' worth of products in one purchase; b) accumulating fifteen thousand pesos' worth of receipts in one year; or c) paying P700. I took the last option, which entitles me to 10% off on cash payments and 5% off on credit card payments. Since I buy books a lot, this is worth it.
Lots of books to read.
|Andy recommended this book to me. It's about a guy who pretends to choke in restaurants and... just Google the plot.|
|The words that caught my eye were Aimee Bender. Seriously, I'm such a fangirl for her! I didn't buy this just because it had her name on it, though. It's because this book seems really good, like it gives a refreshing twist to old fairy tales.|
P.S. This has nothing to do with books, but today, we bought a scratching post for our cats! It cost P1500, which is a hell of a lot to spend on a couple of stray cats, but Mom and I love to spoil our pets, so...