Sunday, December 26, 2010

Confession of Rebecca Chua *part 2*

This shall be about the pro and cons of online shopping and all the stuff I bought online.
At the same time, doing a blog post (or I should say an advertorial that I did it voluntarily so that I can get free credit from that website?*but it is really good one, ok? I don't simply recommend one.It's just nice that I'm doing this shopping post and at the same time I found this event on the website.)

P/s:To the blogshop, I'm doing a combination of all the blogshop I shopped. So, I would say all parties have their pro and cons and not all the content in the blogshop are the same. You don't shop in only one place also right?

Some criteria I check before I start shopping online:
1. ready stock
I prefer ready stock for a few reasons:
a) sometimes the owner will post up the actual photo since the clothes are already with them. If it is preorder, all we can see is the taiwan model which obviously have big difference between our height. If it is a real person, it adds credit. Hanging on the clothes hanger is still acceptable.
Let say, if you really x1000 want to get the clothes on the model, try to get those clothes which looks nice when they are loose and unisize. Eg: long t shirt, cardigan and legging. If you really like those body fitting type, buy with your own risk lo. Last time, I WENT AND BOUGHT IT. I'm very regret as the cutting is weird.I don't have those standard body shape, so it turns out very cacat.

b) you can get it like in 2 days? whereas preorder needs 2 to 4 weeks time, and sometime got custom problem as well.

c) safer in the sense that you are getting it in a short time, so even it is a cheat blogshop, you can know immediately and BOYCOTT THE FELLA (a bit violent). Anyway, so far, I never get cheated. *touch wood* If it is preorder, they might make up excuse like your shipping is lost when they're coming from China. It is your responsibility because they're not responsible to the lost. bla bla bla. (I'm thinking too much maybe? I have good imagination sometimes)

2. Price
In online shop, the good thing is you can compare price easily. You don't have to walk the whole mall to search for the exact same piece (which is almost impossible) to check for the price and not only that, you will not get the scary stare and too passionate service from the salesgirl for touching the clothes and checking the price tag.
Golden rule: every price have their own quality. expensive things normally come with good quality and better material. The "taiwan model" photo may look the same for both website, but in fact, the expensive one might be made of better quality. Again, it's your luck and that's why actual photo is important

3. the banking info.
preferably maybank as money can be transfered via maybank2u. I have not try other bank online service except bank islam so that I can check on JPA payment at home. Maybank2u has higher security control where you got SMS for every transaction. Not only that, before you do a transaction, a code will send to your phone. Thus, money can only be transfered when the code is available. UNLIKE BANK ISLAM. They don't ask for my hp no when I register online banking in the ATM. so I assume they do not send the code to us and I'm not going to use that acc for online stuff. again, I'm a poor student. even with allowance, I spent them very fast. SO PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR ENERGY TO KIDNAP ME. It's better to use the energy to work and earn your own money.

4. shipping method
I prefer skynet or poslaju or pos express.
Skynet staff are friendly (at least for my area la) I can call them to schedule the time if I'm not at home to collect the parcel. So tracking number is important to me. With tracking number, I know I'm not cheated by the owner and at the same time, can check on my parcel location.
Whereas for poslaju, even if they leave a note for me to collect from the office, it's still ok as the poslaju office is still somewhere I can go with public transport.
The best thing is they are almost same price.

5. the colour.
try to avoid sheer colour like white, sometimes, since it's China brand, the fabrics is so thin that it can be seen through easily. So do not take risk, choose darker colour, even if it is thin, it's still not so obvious to be seen through.

That's all I think. I think I should make this a post and another post for my online haul? It is for easy viewing purpose.
and my readers will not wonder how come I never post the next part after so long.
very sorry >.< , I was busy with LAN subject assignment recently.
My bf is making me not to shop btw. He kept on repeating that, cheap stuff doesn't mean you have to buy it and you have too many clothes + bags d.
So, to somehow please the bf, and at the same time, my shopping rate is too terrifying. I decided to put part of my money as FD.

Again, if you wanna kidnap me, what I have in the FD is a small amount. It's not worth it to spend all your brain juice in planning to kidnap me. If you have the mind to plan a kidnap, you must well use your mind to invent something. God gives you brilliant mind, and you use it to kidnap people. You have brilliant but immature/inhumane/irrational mind.
Actually, if you kidnap me, I will let you do, as Mahatma Gandhi said that, when the villain hurt you, just let it be, so that they can realise their mistake. something like that, can't find the quote. It's the same theory from the scriptures in Bible, if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap on your left cheek too. So I'm heading that phase, not going to curse people when they do something wrong. I will thank them as well so that they can realise it's their mistake. Lots of patience needed for this phase.

But at the same time, I'm afraid of getting raped.-.-. anyway, forget the last part. It's because of too many moral essay were written recently.

*random stuff inserted instead of the main topic. Btw, my stuff that I bought online in next post. need some time to organise my stuff for photo!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Confession of Rebecca Chua *part 1*

From now on, my name is Rebecca Chua. (FYI: Rebecca is the character in Confession of a shopaholic )
However, I don't like the name. So in this story, my name is Rebecca, but in real life, I'm not Rebecca, so please, do not call me Rebecca in the public. I will not answer, because I'm not used to the name.
I returned 2k to my mom, for the registration and IELTS fee.
do the math, I left 2.6k right?
let see how I spent it.
So, I got the money on 2/11/2010. My uni friends are lucky stars, after eating bah kut teh with them, I got my money. XD

I shall start with the real life shopping.then to the online shopping in next post as photo is attached to every transaction.

The opening day for Uniqlo.
I bought a RM 279.90 down jacket for my mom,as she was going to China few days after that.
In addition, I spent around RM 170 on these.(a pair of RM 80 wedges, a RM 10 t shirt, a RM25 dress , transportation and meals.)
Comment: still acceptable la. lai, let's do some calculation, my cash in hand left RM 2150.After that, my mom sort of pay back the jacket as my pocket money. I still have RM 2450

Got the Uniqlo tote bag because I bought RM 200 above stuff. HAHAHAHA. eventhough I'm not the 1st 1000 to enter and get it free. The RM 25 dress is so berbaloi lo, because it's so fit on me.(you know, those sg wang RM 25 shop doesn't allow you to try on the spot. It's luck-based. :P)

The bazaar in Subang Parade.
spent around RM 80 for those lovely fabrics from Fabrics Fanatic, pretty cupcakes and someSouled Sister preloved clothes.
Comment: ok la. investment for Seenamon stuff and one of the skirt is RM 5. how on earth you can resist that? and i got free stuff for buying from Fabrics Fanatic and Souled Sister.
Comment: Erm, for so many stuff bought in less than RM 100. for me is still ok la. (later on, I will share more terrifying experience.)
mathematics time: I left RM 2370

The red stripe shirt is RM 10, the floral skirt is RM 5 and the pink skirt is RM 10.

My exam ended. And my shopaholism grew wild! bought my bday dress, peacock feather head band and peacock feather earring for RM 134. stuff from Diva for RM 19.
Comment: spent around RM 150. left RM 2220

This is where I started to get broke. I went GM, bought clothes for RM 60. and RM 210 investment in Seenamon stuff. (okay, some earrings are mine.)
Comment: I left RM 1950.

The jumper and cardigan are RM 20 and RM 16. then both singlet are RM 5 each. One more dress is Iona's present.

Went to bkt bintang area again. with fei fei and jie qi. the main theme is to dine in Jogoya and dress hunt for fei fei. But she didn't get anything, but i got my bday party dress and a si beh sui statement ring from F21 and two pairs of shoes from Nose. total spent: RM 190 + jogoya meals around RM 65= RM 255 round it off, RM 260
Comment: I left RM 1690

The black pump is RM 43 , the flat is RM 30. Both after 50% off. and yeah, not going to show my bday party dress here. it supposed to be a surprise.

Since my summer classes starts, I go to Sunway pyramid like everyday I have class, because the canopy walk from Sunway College to Sunway Pyramid is done. So, easy access to there. This is where the shopaholism growl more fierce than a lion.

I forgot the date.
In total,I bought 2 pairs of rubi for RM 25, cotton on earrings for RM 5, 3 cotton on bags for two for RM 5 and another for RM 29, a pair of cotton on slipper for RM 15 and a key necklace for 21st bday for RM 15.
Total spent: RM 100 (round it off to RM 90)
I left RM 1590

the floral one is PWP, got it for RM 29, the "I love shoe" bag is RM 5 for charity purpose, the stripe tote bag, RM 5. I KNOW, SO CHEAP.

Bought the wrong size for floral shoe. It's size 36. and I'm size 37 for rubi covered shoe.
ANYONE WANTS IT? RM10/= only! wore once.

And I have to minus some money for all the good food.
I had Chilis for RM 90, BBQ plaza for RM 50, O'briens sandwich for RM 16,then go makan with my uni friend in Sunway Pyramid.

And I spent RM 50 on Daiso stuff. I bought the button kits for Seenamon and all the la la zap zap stuff.
I left RM 1390.

Oh, and one day, my cousin brought me to reject shop or FOS warehouse sales. spent another RM 200

Bought this trench coat for RM 90 after 50% off. It's from Somerset bay, one of my fav brand because they have all these very Old England style with all the roses and embroidery. Many said it's a waste. But for me, I think it's wearable in M'sia as it's made of thin fabrics plus it's short sleeve. I prefer outer wear in short sleeves because I look weird in long sleeve sometimes. AND IT'S SO BLAIR WALDORF. The fabrics got some motives one. cannot show in the pic.

both for RM5 each

all for RM100.
Comment: I left RM1190 T.T (continue spending for online shopping, next post when I have time)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

blog debt

I got some inspiration while I was in the bus or class.
and everytime when I 'm free to blog, I forget the theme.
So, better jot down here.(not going to blog because it's 12.46 am. lame excuse)

1. story of a dumb "brunette" spending 2.6k in a month. By the way, it is a sad story, so remember to bring tissue. It is more or less like 'Confession of a Shopaholic'.Inside the story, you will know the pro and cons for online shopping and real life shopping & some good bargain and lousy bargain. It also includes the protagonist showing off her purchase. oh, and how she is going to pass the days until CNY. The story comes with some useful tips to save money because she learnt a lesson from this.*expecting a long post or I shall break them into pieces?*

2. How to 'renovate' your room with some cheap tools? errm, how to organise your stuff?*tutorial*

3. this topic is slightly boring. It's about training our brain.I'm currently reading a book on this.

4. some ads for Seenamon maybe, since we're planning something great for year end. So, save some money for this grand sales!