What’s your shopping story?
Growing up in a family of five, our parents showed us the modest way of saving money by keeping a tab of reality checks: what we don’t need, we don’t buy. I remember my grade-school self, using the same school shoes for five years (maybe that’s the reason why my feet never grew). This mindset kept me grounded up until now. I would walk into a shop and come out empty handed. I would know if I like a particular item if I kept seeing it in the same stall for months. That’s the only time I would buy it. This was my attitude towards shopping before I get to earn my keep.
Now that I am earning, I learn all the more to appreciate the value of hard-earned money. In the process, I became more lenient on myself. I earn and I do not get to splurge on myself? Here’s a quick reminder: splurge day holiday is coming. And you might want to take this moment to splurge on yourself.
And if I do splurge, I splurge accordingly to my 15-30 budget. The most I would buy once I entered a shop is four items at a time. Sometimes, I would just window-shop and imagine how much would the item cost if it goes on sale, then I would wait until it really does. Hold on to your wallets and credit cards people, our list of upcoming summer bazaars in Manila might pique your interest.
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1. Let your passions get to you at Passionfly Summer Bazaar
Of all bazaars, Passionfly Lifestyle Fair gets to me the most. There’s something about this bazaar by Karl Edward International that presents itself in the most intricate way – especially their product listings. An insider tip says she was able to bought upscale products at affordable prices in this bazaar. I first saw Passionfly in 2015 but sadly, I never got the chance to go there. Hello from north to Passionfly, which always happens in the south (why is it that all good bazaars happen in the south? So unfair). You can catch them on May 20-21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Green Sun Makati.