Sunday, October 11, 2009

Confession of A Shopaholic

After months living like a pauper, I decided that today I should do some financial spending hehehe ... Women best secret weapon against stress, aging and boredom. Glory be to the Lord too that after almost a year, I finally manage to get myself out from "the hardcore poor category" (at least now di atas paras kemiskinan).

My destination today was Mid Valley's Megamall and The Garden. Waa so long didn't come here to do actual shopping! Anyway, so sad that despite everyone shouting One Malaysia ... The Festival of Lights mood seemed sombre and gloomy. Overshadowed by Chinese Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival and Moslem's Eid-Al-Fitr. I noticed not many stalls selling Indian goodies this year too. Huhuhu apa sudah jadi! Hopefully Christmas will bring many many Season Greetings ... too bad coz this years festive seasons are so close to each other.

Nevertheless, this stall owner impressed me. Own by a Punjabi family, selling Indian sweets and goodies (look like Northern Indian's) like Jalubi, khalwa .. this lady owner speaks Hindi, Tamil, Cantonese and Malay fluently. I love listening her chatting her way entertaining her multi racial clienteles, urging them to taste her vast selection of goodies. I love some Indian sweets, mostly the milk based variety ... As if knowing that I frequent Brickfield or Jalan Tun Sambathan area, she asked me to take her card and visit her shop next time - Jesal Sweet House. I will definitely will!

Her milk candy with almond slices and gingerish aftertaste ... oh! How shall I describe it ... heaven! Soooo ... Punjab, the land of milk and honey ... As I was savouring each bite, I could here this song ringing in my ears .. "Tujhe deka to i janna sannam ..." a song made famous by Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. So kuch kuch hota hai ...

After paying for my milk candy, something attract my attention! Huhuhu ... Playboy playmates? OOOooo ... this is delicious! Not want to miss a nice "subject" I quickly took out my Ix's (yea yea me and mie ol buddy snapping nice shots again).

Oh yea ... the Nigel Barker in me started working babeh! Okay strike a pose ... yes that's right!

Great! Now smile for mamma ... that's right! Perfect!

Ooo ... this model is so profesional, following my lense. Though I was not using my DSLR. Yes... you are so "pandai" girl. Bloggers will make you famous, not some amateur photographers hehehe!

Next stop was MPH bookstore. Collecting my renewed member's card. So far, am very happy being a member of MPH. Maybe because they always give great discount on best selling titles. However, if i need a free read ... I still prefer Borders. They do have reading lounge for members in MPH but its embarassing to ask the customer service people to unwrap a book and not buying it where as in Borders, most of the books are unwrap so we can take our sweet time enjoying and reading it. It's true, some people said that who wants to buy a used good. But not everyone can afford a good book everyday and have you been to the National Library?

Suna, I just wish there is a Border in KK during our uni time with all our craze and crave over Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood ... hey why are our favourite authors start with J. Will there be a Jaime Kim? But first, Jaime Kim need to experience and master that juicy and steamy scenes first huhuhu. My taste of book these days ....

Hahaha ... so theological and controversial. I love Dan Brown ... no matter what! MPH members got 20% discount for this book.

My next stop is Jaya Jusco. I need airtight containers for my Bryggkaff Mellanrost (I think it means medium roast coffee in Swedish) and Earl Grey teabags. My mum has this wonderful habit of brewing fresh black good quality coffee in the morning, to start the day and later in the afternoon for tea time, the sweet smelling Earl Grey tea. So whenever I miss my mummy, I make myself a nice cup of fresh coffee or treat myself to a tea party of Earl Grey with scones, strawberry jam and cream.

For your information, I am suffering from a severe "Crocs Attack". I just couldn't get enough of these Dutch clogs inspired sandals after reading about it in a travel photographer blog on how these sandals solved his problems for an easy to clean, fast drying, durable, comfortable and hygienic footwear for all his travels. The first time I saw this sandal on Ida's eldest brother (who works in the State), I automatically labelled him as a person in dire need of a serious fashion lecture. Perhaps from someone like Olpic? I was like ... who the hell invented this fashion disaster footwear. But now I am a "convert". The black Mary Jane on the left is my new third pair. I have another purple Mary Jane with spider Jibbitz (love you Tom) in the car. Emel's had a Nemo Jibbitz ... so cute.


My face needs pampering so I stop at the Body Shop to get my Aloe Protective Restoring Mask. So far, I think Body Shop products suit my skin and my soul ... against animal testing, community trade, natural ingredients and love our environment policy. That is why I drive a "green" car hehehe

All these "trans fatty acid" food from all the open house has caused my body to loose it's shapely curves ... hahaha ... I know what you are thinking Suhaila! So I had no choice but shop for a new attire at Marks & Spencer huhuhu ... gambar plastik dia jer la ye.

Highlight of my trip to The Garden@Mid Valley was joinning the World Pink - World Without Breast Cancer Campaign. Can you identify which picture is mine? Saja buat diva pulak when I have no smaller change hehehe ... as shown in the photo below ...

But of all my spendings today ... the one that I am most satisfied is a lifetime membership to D'Aura Spa - One Stop Centre @ South City Plaza. Finally I found a spa that offers facilities like a clubhouse, not heavy on the pocket and various treatments to choose from. Plus, it boast to be the largest spa in Malaysia and very, very near my home. This spa was featured recently in Harian Metro.

I don't like spas that bundle expensive packages and force us commit to it. Whenever I need a treatment or two, its either RM 58 each or RM 118-150 for 5 treatments. I can bring my friends over to entertain and unlimited usage of the facilities provided. They can also use my card for members priviledges. Hmm... guess what, I am treating Nijah to a private bachelorette party cum wedding spa treatments this Wednesday. Oh I just can't wait ...

22 comments:

white said...

this entry, aku tertarik ngan dua benda:
(1) duit bertaburan-wah..banyak duit kau..ayo..kasih sikit kat sini, aku mauk shopping juak

(2) alovera mask--aku pun guna produk line ya..bagus kan..

hehehe

norzah said...

Wow, your visit to Mid Valley's megamall and The Garden nampaknya cukup adventurous - itulah, a good tukang cite makes everything spring up to life with all its charms. Especially the Playboy mate and the white sports car (what's it called?). Today u atas paras miskin, esok tentu paras atasan dan boleh bawa keta tu pulang! Kalau dgn keta kebun ( Wira Arena) I boleh pecut 160-70kph, dgn white beauty tu tentu boleh sampai 250kph...atau hospital/kubur. (Pantng mati sebelum ajal, kan?)

Tantang fesyen kasut atau apa-apaje, memang menghairankan. Boy ( my son) beli slipper Flintstone dekat RM400. Tok dia tanya kenapa pakai slipper buruk. Hahaha....

Tentang buku Dan Brown, memang I minat sesangat dah baca Da Vinci Code serta Deception Point. Kalau u ada yg lain pinjamlah nanti, tukar dengan mine. Eh, biarkan kaki digigit ikan tu memang syok. I dah try. Geli betul. TRapi gi spa,, I lebih suka eksersais di kebun je. Happy shopping.

Jett said...

kenak awal gilak pegi shopping spree sik nunggu kmk org dtg?

Si Yoyop Bah... said...

Deepavali ni tak balik rumah keluarga mentua- Mr. Manogaran?. U-no Mr Manogaran rite?. Kalau dah lupa, ingat balik kenangan terindah korang naik Kapcai kat Penang. Huhu

Sumuk said...

wow, u got the latest Dan Brown! pinjam...........

emel said...

well, u must have a very good time on the weekend, ha.. go shopping, enjoying the walk at midvalley.. oh, i miss tat. thought wanna do some shopping together, ma.. i sudah habis my bodyshop stuff, y u dun wan to wait for me?.. so, looks like i hav to do my own shopping.. btw, aku ngan tom br lekak go thru ur blog, and guess wat.. really3 amazed n impressed on ur "crocs", OMG, i dunno wat to say (speechless)..

rambomadonna said...

White: ooooo how I wish all the money ya are my money. Sik jadi masalah if you want some. Oh you pun Body shop product kah.... bagus lah! Mun moisturiser atau toner habis boleh pinjam ngan kau hehehe

rambomadonna said...

Norzah: Yang tak bestnyer the model are all female. Cuba ada Playgirl Playmates ... you know like the Chippendale hunks, sanggup balik rumah ambik my DSLR with 70-300mm zoom lens hehehe.

Hehehe ... funny betul lah your father/father in law? Kesian your son. That was wat I thought when I saw the Crocs on Abe Idi few years back ... and I heard Ida's father said "Be, abah beli slipper baru kek mu deh... buruk sungguh abah tengok slipa mu nie. Mace orgh takdok pitih" ... lebih kurang lagu tu lah.

So far, yang beli baru the lost symbol. Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons I read for free at Borders ... opppsss. Few yars back, I love to spend 2 hours reading at Borders evry Tuesday and Thursday. That time, I noticed I hardly read books at all.

The spa sebab malas nak join Fitness First or Clebrity Fitness. Rasa tergugat tgk great looking chicks in 2 piece training gear kat gym.

rambomadonna said...

Jett: Dont worry, ya baruk appetiser.. main dish tunggu kitak orng datang.

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rambomadonna said...

Yoyop: You want to know the saddest "Kollywood" story between me and A/L Manogaran? His late mother was so sick on that Deeepavali night and he just disappear without penjelasan... my auntie Rose until now ... even after 6 years ... "hey, when your friend want to come and take his helmet?" hahaha

rambomadonna said...

Sumuk: after I finish reading kau pinjamlah. Tapi kena cook bidayuh lunch for me.

rambomadonna said...

Emel: Lamak gilak mauk nunggu kau, kelak aging my skin hehehe. Kau ngan thomas sik habis2 diving.

... well, "these crocs are made for walking, that is what they do, and one of these days, these crocs are gonna walk all over you"

You know, masa aku mauk beli that third crocs, terngiang2 suara si Ah Tom ... "why you want to buy these very expensive Crocs, you can buy RM10 "korok"s at Penang street maa ..."

SeMiN said...

rupanya ginilah org yg dah dapat kluar dr garis kemiskinan yerrrr hehehehe!

rambomadonna said...

Semin: Tu sebabnya Tuhan takdirkan seseorang tu "miskin" selalu. Kalau tak inilah akibatnya hehehe

Abet said...

Aku Jeles - Pengakuan Berani (daring confession)

rambomadonna said...

Kazen: Teruskan jeles Zen. I will buy some of the milk candy back for you 2 try. Ada juak lah Tamil hawkers nok jual sweet Indian treats ya but I like said... when it comes to milk and honey, akak suka lah yang Punjabi punya.

ida said...

hahahahah trend setter tuh abe idi

p/s: buruk giler dialog abe-abah tuh. berusaha lebih sket master bhs klate. BERUSAHALAH!!!

ida said...

erkk ah so kata environmental friendly, awat ada "supik" m&s? bawaklah envirosax shopping bag barulah chic ;p

rambomadonna said...

Ida: am trying am trying ... hang dok serumah ngan aku dekat 4 tahun, takdak pun offer kursus intensif Bahasa Kelate kat aku hehehe

pasal supik tu, kadang2 4got, tapi tgk gak kalau its biogradable.

Sumuk said...

uuihhh bulihhhh.. tunggu aku carik buah kedondong aku masak special utk u. aku ada Point of Deception, tapi kawan mpun... oi. from front to back, best giler. sampe sik dpt lepas!

rambomadonna said...

Sumuk: wah dah 2 orang mentioned Point of Deception ...menariks. BTW, mcm review untuk the lost symbol tok sik berapa menarik jak. aku belum habis baca, start pun baru muka 2.

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