Monday, March 17, 2014

Retail therapy

Sadly our retail therapy is mostly limited to sales, now that clothes are getting so expensive you might as well wear currency notes. Plus there's the not so little matter of the paunch- there are few tops which are forgiving enough- so then the constraints start tending towards becoming mutually exclusive.

Coupons- get a bargain deal- who doesn't like these? I have got some fantastic ones, before parlours caught on. 70% off on getting pampered- what bliss- unlikely that we would indulge at normal rates. Mani-pedi. facial, waxing, haircut, the works. So what if I signed up for a membership and then got crappy service for months to come?

Cashback's another catchy C. I so identified with Confessions of a Shopaholic. I've always wanted to buy whatever there's a cash back on, but luckily my needs set and the stuff that I'd get a cash back on set haven't intersected yet :)

Giveaways- now that's a magic word! Guaranteed to make me fill out a lucky draw coupon. I actually did come close to winning the grand prize of a Mercedes recently, in a shopping mall draw. If the winner would have declined, I would have got it. Sometimes they do, you know, gift tax and parking are nightmares. I did win a Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani cassette for writing a slogan in school.

My first prize was 3 Benetton tshirts- which were oversize- but I still wore them everywhere. Target, the children's magazine- asked why do Hindi film heroines move from short skirts to the kitchen after marriage? My answer- they move from sizzling to cooking sizzlers :P

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mmmalaysia Musts for Me

Travelling abroad is always refreshing. Everything is new. Sometimes too much newness can be tough to take in at a go, so travelling within Asia's a good idea. Where better to start with than Malaysia?
(Drumroll) Here are my top 5 things to do in Malaysia
1. Soak in Langkawi island. Since pictures speak louder than words, I'm going to let this do all the talking.
2. Gunung Mulu National Park's next on my list. Doesn't it look out of the world? These look like people in robes, waiting for something...a UFO leader?
3.The gorgeous aquatic life at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is definitely on my list. Want to just let that multitude of colours wash over me...
4.Redang Island for its corals also makes my list.

5. I'd never heard of a river safari, but now that I have, I sure want to go one! Kinabatangan River, you're on my list too.

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