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7/31/2006

Waiting In Vain

Hey... 'Been busy lately for the party preparations... Last Saturday, I went to the LOTF (Land of the Fakes), Greenhills... Actually, it's a one-stop-shop, you can find almost anything in that place... Maybe that's why it's always crowded, they got everything, from imported tops to cellphones to appliances to antique furniture... But we went there to look for costumes to wear, and stuff to use for the decor and some props for our games... good thing we didn't have a hard time looking for those... We spent around two hours looking around, finding what's new, but we only stayed at the Shoppesville area, we didn't have enough time to check on the Tiangge coz' we had to meet my BBIL who was craving for Filipino food. So we ate at Grilla, at the Promenade, and sorry BBIL, I didn't like everything we had... Teehee... I guess I'm really not into Filipino Food...

Then, we went to UCC to meet our friends MchC, TRV, MG, AIH, PDL and CCY... PDL is the one getting married in two weeks and she looked very beautiful... As corny as it sounds, I just have to say that, she's blooming!!! I am happy for my bestfriend...

We had the famous Banana Chocolate
French Toast! Now BBIL, this is food!!! Yummy.... Oh God, my tummy's rumblin'... I remember I haven't eaten dinner yet, and it's 11pm!!! Oh jeez... Can no longer eat, just have to forget about hunger... Teehee... Or else, I wouldn't fit in the "too cheap and too beautiful to let go" cocktail dress I found yesterday at Debenhams!!! And that's another story!

My BS (beloved sis!) picked me up Sunday around 1pm and I hadn't eaten breakfast yet.... Just had coffee... Anyway, we went to her second home, which is the Shangri-la Mall... First, we had to wait 30 minutes for a parking space... I didn't want to leave her alone waiting for a slot, so I just ignored the grumbling sounds I hear from the insides of my well being... So when God realized how long we have been suffering there in the parking lot, He finally granted us a nice parking space beside the elevators... We went directly to Goodies N' Sweets, one of our favorites, and my BS, a real chocoholic, had this! Cappuccino and Choco Lava!!! While I had this! Brunch at 3:00pm... Ouchhh... Feelin' the acid flowing like it's going to explode out of my intestines any minute!

Originally, my plan was to look for a cocktail dress for the wedding...
So we went to Debenhams, coz' honestly, that is the only place I know who sells and carries not only plus sizes shirts, pants, dresses, but also evening gown or formal wear as well.... Since I heard that the store's on sale, we really didn't have second thoughts of going... But look at this place!!! My gosh, I had'nt seen such a long cue since I went to the US Embassy!!!

Anyway, so we went to the formal wear area, and my eyes literally popped out when I saw this dark blue cocktail dress in my size!!!
My heart was literally pounding too fast!!! I hurriedly tried it on, and to my surprise, it looked good on me... I asked my BS to look for the price at the back of the dress and whoa!!!! It really is cheap!!! My gosh, they were not kidding when they said 70% off!!! So I told the manager to hold the dress for me, as I have no plans of waiting in line like that! I heard somebody say that she's been on that same spot waiting for 2 hours already!!! So, the kind manager was good enough to hold it for me and not display until closing time...

So after 3 hours, we came back... And to our surprise, the cue didn't get better... It got worse...

There were too many customers, too many items, and two cashiers... Golly... And mind you, each customer was carrying a basket tons of "steal" inside!!! I asked the manager again to hold the product for me until the next day, but she said that it really is not possible, since it is on SALE, they are not allowed to keep merchandise behind the selling area... They can only keep my dress until closing time... So I had thoughts of coming back the next day, but I figured out that it would be impossible for me to go back on a Monday, office day... So I had no choice... We waited... Thank God my BS really stood by me and kept me company while waiting in line... Burden time: 2 hours , no exaggeration here...

We had dinner at Cibo, too tired to take pictures of what we had, and too drained to talk... Imagine, we just ate and didn't even talk to each other!!! The long waiting was really agonizing... For me, it's better to walk 8 hours than stand in line for 2 hours, isn't it???

It's just that, the dress is too beautiful and too cheap to let go... I just had to make huge sacrifices for it to be mine!!! How 'bout you guys, would you do the same thing???

2 comments:

Ms MS said...

Hmmmph! I will never forget that day! I even told you that I just want to have a relaxing sunday, window shopping, eating, etc...HAHAHA! I came home very exhausted, legs were both aching...WHAT A DAY!

jcc said...

im also a cheapskate so ill do the same