It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to shop!
Since Christmas season is just a few weeks away, people in Metro Manila are starting to panic because they know that they have to start shopping soon. The great thing about living in Metro Manila is that there are various malls to visit. Huge shopping malls are within reach around the metro. Big malls are very popular because of the wide assortment of stores that will be found there.
If you are more into bazaars or tiangges as they call it in this side of the globe, Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Divisoria are the places to visit. You will be able to find affordable things here too. Toys, for example, can be purchased for less in bazaars as compared to when you purchase them in shopping malls. Where you would be doing your Christmas shopping depends on you. Have fun and shop away!
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Most moms that I know are getting ready for the opening of classes this month. They have already bought new bags and shoes for their young ones. Some are readying up the school uniforms checking if they still fit or need minor repair. We, on the other hand, have yet to enroll our kids. We have transferred the younger one to a new school so he needs a new set of school and P.E. uniform. He also needs a new pair of sneakers as the old pair is already worn out and no longer fit his growing feet. Imagine he is only 14 years old yet his shoe size is 10 ½ already. He has the same shoe size as his Dad so there are days that he borrows his Dad’s rubber shoes. Buying a new pair is not a priority at this point, but he has already chosen a design that he likes. It’s a blue sneakers from Zalora. It looks comfortable and cheaper than rubber shoes, too.
A neighbor’s daughter asked me where I bought my daughter’s prom dress last year. I told her that we didn’t buy the dress; we only borrowed it from my niece. The girl said she has a limited budget so I told her to ask her mom to accompany her to Divisoria, which is our local hub for quality but inexpensive dresses. I also suggested that she check out for second-hand dresses in the thrift shops, or better yet, scout for gown-for-rent outlets nearby. She can have the gown altered a bit by an expert to have the perfect fit of the gown or dress. The girl said she and her mom will spend the whole day to look for that perfect prom dress today.
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