Retail therapy

Today I spent ten thousand pesos in a single shopping trip in Trinoma. Now, as extravagant as it sounds, it’s only because of a major purchase: a new cellphone.
I bought a Samsung Corby Pro B3410. It’s a full touchscreen phone with a sliding QWERTY keypad. It has excellent sound quality and great photo resolution. This baby cost me PHP7500.
Since this is the first time I bought a cellphone with my own money (even though I didn’t save up for it, it’s still my money because my mom gave it to me as a birthday present), I’m thinking I should give it a name, kinda like how some people name their laptops or DSLRs. What do you guys think I should name it? Comment, please!

The remaining PHP2500 of my money, however, I spent in Powerbooks.
After years of lusting after it, I finally bought the Griffin and Sabine trilogy. Yay! Each book cost PHP899 each. I also bought Pugad Baboy and Kikomachine Komix.
Yes, I am a dork.
We had lunch at Five Cows, a restaurant/ice cream house where my aunt works. Let me tell you something: the pasta in Five Cows is incredibly delicious, and the ice cream is orgasmic. Seriously. The first time we ate there, I could not get enough of their Ferrero Crunch Supreme.
Today I opted for Balls of Fire, an ice cream baked (?) in a dark chocolate dome. It was set on fire in front of us, which is the main reason why I ordered it. It was okay – bitter, yet satisfying.
When the four of us (me, Mama, Tita Ninang, and my cousin Dylan) finished, we could barely breathe; we were so full.
For dinner, we ate at Oki Oki, a Japanese restaurant. Dylan and I were the only ones who ate sashimi (raw fish were unappealing to our squeamish moms).
It was such a fun day! To a materialistic girl such as myself (I admit it), shopping is one the the best ways to spend a weekend.

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.


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