Enough of the frugality for the year, I decided to make myself happy for once and spend at City Square JB. No shopping for myself for another 3 months apart from shopping for new year food. (Bought the clothes since last year)
Went with ST, my mum and my uncle who sacrificed his day to accompany us cos we are F-graders in how to go to Johor.
Had lunch at Kenny Rogers. Embarrassed myself in front of the manager at the entrance. I told him “Tiga Orang” (my uncle is a hard liner vegetarian), then he said “Sekerang,……….blah blah blahbfhfbgeiwuhcrewbyefgcuiwefcpbgfyuvewtiyc”.
Me: WHAT??!?!?!?!? (Then everyone started laughing like crazy)
Seriously if you are to take up a language module, dont stop at the 1st level. Go all out. Dont be like me who decided to minor in religious studies. Guess I will never have the chance to take level 2000 and higher for malay again.
Anyway, he said that now the staff are cleaning up the table, so we had to wait for a while before we can get a seat.
Well the service have much room for improvement. I wont list out all the blunders committed, but you get the idea.
Food is ok, this was what we had:
ST and I, 2nd pic is my mum (I still havent got over the habit of making funny faces)
Happened to get dada ayam for the chicken. Daging banyak! Was so full after eating that I cant finish the drink. A pity cos I loved the drink as well. Anyway we had to resort to using our hands to eat the chicken cos it was to difficult for us to eat with utensils. Bet the customers there were super disgusted with our image. We look as though we are eating chicken wings from nasi lemak in the hawker centre.
One not-very-gracious picture of me eating:
Parts of City Square still under renovation. But most of the shops are branded clothing outposts so it looks like a singaporean shopping mall. However some designs of the goods arent available in singapore depending on which shop you go and prices are relatively cheaper. There is also a singaporean equivalent of Bugis street called Inner City with shops selling pirated dvds. Typical Malaysian shop assistants follow you silently around wherever you go. Arugh.
I feel tempted to do a review of my haul like any other girl blogger who finishes her shopping. Heck originality, I shall do it.
From Chamelon I got this tribal looking wood ring. There are more varieties of everything at Chamelon but some of the prices are similar to that of singapore’s so just be discerning. While trying for the size, one of the ring got stuck on my finger cos the size was too small (I dont want to admit that my finger is fat cos it isnt fat at all!) I was super panicky cos I didnt want to pay for a ring that will give me a blood clot along my finger. Price: RM2.90
Bought a pair of ribbon flats from Vern’s. Usually I either shop for flats with ribbons or zip up sandals. Initially saw a dark blue one at Summit but size 38 wasnt available. The Bata there also downgraded to a smaller shop size. Anyway there is a shoe shop at Inner City that sold Gladiator heels but the zip is too high (either half-shin or knee level). Other than that the designs from that shop are quite unique. I forgot the name already but the shop is damn recognisable cos it looks like a quaint little glass house from an english fairytale. Just look for the gate like exit door. Back to topic, the price of the shoe I got was RM 39.90
From Diva I got this horoscope cuff and a 5 charm necklace. Apparently Diva is having a sale from RM9 onwards but the items are still pricey. I have a bad feeling that I got scammed by the necklace but I already bought it. Anyway, the horoscope cuff happened to be the last for Virgo so lucky me! ahahaha. Saw quite interesting necklace pendants like a camera which produces a shutter sound when the button is pressed, and a gumball machine design. Virgo band is RM13 while the scam necklance cost RM29.
I got this wired virgo pendant from a pushcart at Inner City. In fact I think that’s my only buy from that place. Saw a bronze bracelet with music embellishments and was quite tempted to buy it. Somemore it is secured by magnetic clipping which is really unconventional. But it’s damn expensive at a price of RM39.90. Anyway the pendant cost RM10. RM34 with chain included. So scammerish! (It’s supposed to be silver; the filter made it look gold)
This is my happiest buy of all! At first we were prepared to leave the shop after I couldnt find a bag which I like, but I saw something pink and I was damn glad I walked towards it. Have been hunting for a backpack for quite a while. My shoulder is aching from carrying tote bags but I couldnt find a design I like/too lazy cos I was too preoccupied with studying than shopping. Anyway I am so glad I found this bag!!!!! Price is RM39.90 from The Bag Shop.
After ST and I are done with our shopping we went back to Swensens where my mum and uncle were waiting for us. And guess what happened when we walked out of the shop?
Mum: Thank you for the ice-cream coffee treat!
My uncle immediately ran back to Swensens cos he realised that he walked out without paying. Biggest joke of the century.
We went to a pastry shop called Lavender. It sells nice pudding which YY and RX likes so my uncle bought it for us as well. I ate the one below this morning. Tastes like egg custard with a burnt-tasting liquid at the bottom. Havent tried the one with mango yet.
On the way back to the checkpoint we chanced upon this accessories shop called Black Queen. It is having a sale and earrings can cost as low as RM1 but I didnt buy those cos they look rusty. The music bracelet below looks like the RM39.90 one apart from having lesser diamonds, different color and no magnetic clip. Total haul is RM23.
Had dinner at a vegetarian restaurant at Redhill. Surprisingly it tasted good. ST and I shared the mee and pineapple fried rice. My uncle had olive fried rice and I thought it tasted weird. Like gasoline?! We initially went to the jurong branch but it closed early. En route I saw the signboard to Chinese Garden and I thought we were lost cos we are going further and further away from Redhill! Guess I am too used to the MRT and forgot that there is something called expressway.
Yup so that sums up our trip. Saw many students shopping there even though school just started. Think Malaysian students start their term on the same day as us. So envious of them cos they still have time to go shopping! Why I dont even have time to go berjalan-jalan when school starts?!?!?! I wish I can have a more laid-back life but society now doesnt permit people to have one. Alright, people have liberty to choose to live a slack life but it is at their own risk and they have to bear the consequences sooner or later. And I think I had enough of the fun. Time to tidy my room to prepare myself for another challenging semester.