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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crafts Haul from Chinatown

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Photo by Richard Noel

Last Tuesday, I went to school and found out that we don't have classes (so much for waking up early). Instead of going back home, I decided to visit Chinatown. I loved this place ever since my college days when my friend and I would look for giveaways for our organization's events. After graduation, I worked for a bank in that part of that area and I really love looking through shop windows before going home, just takes the stress off away from me. Of course aside from the scene, you'll also love bargains like buying cute flats to walk in before and after office hours (made my heels last longer if I only use it inside the office) at only PHP 150 or lower, huge bags so that you could put all your gym stuff inside it and a whole lot more.

That day, I was hunting for cellphone stickers. I bought mine from the mall and it was PHP80 per piece but then I met this girl while I was on field the week before and saw her cellphone which she also blinged out and asked her where she bought her sticker and she said she bought it in chinatown at only PHP30 per piece. It was quite a big difference from the mall. Finally, I discovered the place, it's actually not on the main road but I've passed by it a lot of times when after work we would go to the gym on the main street from our branch.

It was for real, the stickers were really cheap plus there were more varieties that there were at the mall. I bought about six packs.

I also bought jewelry-making stuff. I've always wantedto make jeweled stuff like headbands, bracelets and earrings but didn't have the right materials. I've just learned how to make miniatures from polymer clay and just mastered making roses and cupcakes so I am very optimistic I will be making my own charm bracelet soon so for the meantime, I just bought beads, hooks and a chain all at below PHP20 each pack. I blinged out my Samsung Star that night and on Thursday, my friends saw my phone and also wanted to get some stickers to decorate their phone so we went back to the store after our seminar and instead of buying stickers only, we also bought fashion earrings which were really cute. Here's mine:After we made our purchases, my friend went to the mall because she was meeting her college friend there. They were able to pass by this shop where she saw the exact same pair (the one at the bottom) and it was priced at PHP170 she asked the sales lady if she could haggle. The sales lady told her she can't because it was stainless. My friend smiled secretly because we just bought that at PHP67.

Really had fun shopping there. I'm gonna post my video how I blinged out my Samsung Star since a lot of my friends are asking how I did it because they're gonna bling out their phones too.

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