Jun 17, 2009

Shopping Spree

Assalamualaikum everyone. It's that time of a day when your stomach starts growling for food and you wish you don't have to go out to buy something edible especially in this unpredictable weather. Anyway... I have to eat right, so... I think I just eat some crackers and a glass of water. That would be enough before dinner. Lunch time in Kota Bharu is always a busy time. That's why I don't like going out between 12 - 2pm for lunch.

Okay, let's see what shall I share here after so many days without updates. My busy schedules have taken so much of my free time and whenever I have it, I just want to take a nap. Anyway, yesterday, I spent part of my working hours shopping and an hour after work also for shopping. Don't blame me for having such a fun time doing that because I was doing it for everyone at the office. Eheh, actually my colleagues and I went to buy cloths for our uniform. Yes... we do wear uniform once a week, that is on Sunday.

The morning shopping with the 2 friends was at Kelantan Silk Store. This time we are looking for a greenish cloth after 2 years of wearing brownish and before that baby blue uniform. I just couldn't resist to snap a pic when I saw a big mirror, lol. Yesterday was black-grey theme...


After spending nearly half an hour at the store we stepped into the neighbouring store, Rorine Boutique because I want to register as their member and I purchased 2 things there.


My not so hungry stomach later was feed with this traditional snack called 'Jagung Rebus dengan Kelapa Manis' or Boiled Corn with Sweet Grated Coconut. A very simple dish for only RM1.00 - delicious and yummy.


Shopping is always fun and can definitely release some tension provided that you have the MONEY. I'm not saying I'm loaded but yesterday was my lucky day. Someone has paid back his loan from me and then I have a few hundreds to spare. Just a bit, hehe. I bought a pair of shoes and a tote bag from Rorine for only RM100.60 after 20% discount.

The shoes are so comfortable and the heels are only 1 1/2" high. The inside is so soft and make your feet feels like walking on a carpet. And I got this bag! Yeah... you can see me trying it out in the pic above. Suitable for formal dinners and a special nights out with beloved Hubby.


That's the end of my morning shopping.

After office hours I stopped by Billion Shopping Complex to visit KF Collection. Someone was asking me to buy an abaya so that's the place I went. She asked me to find an abaya with the length of 56" or above. Sadly all the abayas are either 52" or 53" except this 2 - one black one purple. Each is priced at RM99.00.


And... I bought a black shayla set complete with an under scarf, an awning like al-amira and also a pair of handsocks for RM40.00. I don't know when I'll wear it because it's rather short for my taste. I have other intention in mind for it, we'll see... Another purchase is 2 cool beige undercaps for RM10.00 to replace the 3 old ones.


After I finished my business at KF Collection, I went downstairs to have a look at the Polo-Sentini-Revival Handbags Sale. Price was cut down to 70% less and I end up buying 2 bags that would have cost me RM400 but I managed to get 1/4 of the price. One bag already sold to my sister and here's the one left for me from Sentini. It's quite big, very suitable for me and even my laptop can be fit in nicely. Hehe... 3 bags for one day... am I too much?


See... it's like a shopping spree. I usually bought things that could be sold again especially to my sisters. And I always love having 5 sisters in the family because when I bought things like shoes or bags, they definitely would be asking to buy them from me. It's like my investmen, LOL.

BTW, that was yesterday's story and now I'd like to share other things that I've bought a few months ago. On impulse, I bought this 2 beautiful shaylas at Pantai Timur Supermarket for RM8.00 each. It's rather fancy and I'm planning to wear it over my black hijab during Eid. Yes... still so far away.


I also accumulated 4 type of cloths to be made into maxis (here we called printed abayas as maxi) just like the one wore by Oki Setiana Dewi and also Mama's Collection. Just wait and see... insya-Allah I'll share the pic when the dress is made. Oh, the green one would be my new uniform.


That would be it. My shopping spree that made me a few hundreds poorer. As long as I can afford it and I try to be careful with my money management, then it would be okay. So far it's still good and manageable.

25 comments:

Champ said...

Mak aih.. Sakan kakchik eh. About the abaya, don't really fancy the design la. Size berapa tu kakchik seperti sgt2 besar. Thank you very2 much though. Sori la kalu saya mcm nyusahkan kakchik je.

Champ said...

Itu jagung sangat2 menggoda jiwaku. Dan juga sgt murah nye la kelantan nih..

Zamani84 said...

Salam Kak Chik
3 bags in a day-'Terlebih suda'
Tp okeh lah tu, tak rugi pun sbb boleh jual kat adik beradik yg lain

kakchik said...

Wkslm Champ. Are you Suhail? Because she's the one that asking about the abaya. Yes, the size is XXXL, the largest of them all, hehe. I don't fancy them myself not because they're not nice but because of the material. It's a bit heavy and would be difficult to hand wash.
Food are still cheap in Kelantan. This place is food heaven.

xuen adyla said...

the bags are so nice
wow and the abaya the black one look nice on ya

nazliahnazeer said...

wow bestnyaaaa kak chik shopping.jeles betul. ;P bestnya bestnya. heheh. yala makanan kat kelantan best2 and murah. ;)

Champ said...

Saya la tu kakchik.. :-)

nona said...

those bags are so beautiful..
for the time being,ive prohibit myself from shopping.

*~Ange~* said...

look at all those colours in the background... wooo

milla said...

wah shopping sakan ye....sdpnya jagung tu. kasut tu sgt cantiklah...akk baru tengok2 kat kedai rorine ari tu & plan nak beli utk rayalah konon2nya (jauh lagi dah fikir pasal raya) sweet & sopan. anyway, shopping mmg seronok, belanja berhati2 takut2 terlebih budget...akk biasa mcm tu, bila beli tak ingat dunia lepas tu menyesal...

kakchik said...

Wkslm Zam, hehehe, kakchik beli 3 bag tapi sekarang dah tinggal 2 je. Tapi yang glam sikit tu dah ada orang nak beli dah...

kakchik said...

dear xuen, thank you... I was hoping that others would think so too about the bags. and that black abaya does not have my size, even size S is bigger than the usual.

kakchik said...

naz, org pompuan mmg suka shopping kan, malam ni kakchik mungkin keluar shopping lagi, kali ni ke kb mall menemankan adik untuk membeli barangnya.

kakchik said...

Champ, kalau cam tu, tak mengapa. Nanti kalau kakchik jumpa yg lbh cantik, kakchik bagitau ya.

kakchik said...

dear nona, you must have certain reason for prohibiting yourself from shopping right. actually, it would be good if we already have those things and impulse purchases should not be practice, lol... don't follow my behaviour.

kakchik said...

Ange, most stores in Kota Bharu sell colourful cloths because Malaysian likes colours very much.

Khazinatul_Asrar said...

Waah. Bestnya kakchik shopping2. hehe. Haritu balik kelantan sekejap sbb mkck kawen, then ingat nak ke billion n kb Mall tp xsempat pula. Pergi bandar KB je pun dah dekat 3jam. Huhu. Seronoknya balik kelantan! Xsabar nak balik raya ni ;). hehe. Jubah tu nampak sangat cantik. tapi, material nya mcm panas je? not sure lah..

Hijab Chic said...

I LOVE the abaya you're wearing! It's gorgeous.

Nice bags too, I wanna go shopping in Malaysia, heheh.. :)

BTW, are Malaysian abayas smaller than the ones sold in Arab countries? I'm kind of petite and having trouble finding abayas in size XS or XXS
Maybe you could help me?

kakchik said...

Syaz, shopping memang best sokmo... tapi duitnya mesti ada la kan, kalau tak mana best window shopping jer.

Jubah tu kainnya jenis kain korea, lembut je bila disentuh. Tak panas memakainya tapi kalau jenis kain abaya yang kakchik pakai tu memang agak panas sebab dia tebal sikit.

kakchik said...

Dear Hijab Chic,
Thank you and actually I'm going to sell that abaya. If you are interested, I'm selling.
Yes, shopping in Malaysia is good but shopping in Kelantan is the best. Among all the states in Malaysia, things are cheapest in Kelantan.
Actually the sizes are mostly the same. However there are certain dressmakers that produce smaller size abayas either in Malaysia or from Dubai. Most of my black abayas are from Dubai and they have size XS, shoulder length is 15" and the dress length is between 50" - 53". Bigger size abayas usually come from Saudi Arabia/Makkah.
I'd be happy to help a friend in need, any time.

Hijab Chic said...

Allright, thank you so much for helping! :)

I love the abaya but since I live in Finland it would be difficoult for me to actually buy it from you...

Coffee Catholic said...

What a feast for the eyes! I like the purple abaya and also those lace underscarves with the ties. I've never found anything like that over here! Not even on the internet. Did you by them from the internet?

I have a very hard time with abaya because I am one size up top and a bigger size down bottom. I end up with abya SO HUGE that I look like a sloppy tent!!!! I know that I am not supposed to show off the shape of my body (which I've just discovered is what my velvet dresses do!) but at the same time I'm not supposed to look sloppy like I don't care. Like I enjoy walking around looking like a massive tent!

kakchik said...

Michelle, that purple abaya is size XXXL, maybe it would fit you but rather tightly. If you'd like for me to find you that kind of abaya, maybe you can provide me with your measurement. Who knows I might find suitable ones. And those lace undercaps are only sell locally and their size is just nice for Asian. Hey, maybe I can venture into clothings business, hehe.
I think you custom made an abaya for you. My friend of Miss Abaya offers certain abayas that can be customized. Their abayas are from Mecca. Maybe you can try asking them. Insya-Allah you'll find some comfortable and pretty abaya that can suits your body.

umm ruman said...

Salam KakChik,

Can't resist reading your post after post..Truly addicted to it.:-)..If I were your neighbour kakchik surely we gonna be a good companion..What a great taste you have I loved the Rorine's handbag. It's like ala ala gucci giteww... very nice colour. can match it with any colours of abaya..Fancy the shoes too..simple and comfy that's the key..
Loved the colour of your uniform too..wow! it shows how unite you and your co-workers..

kakchik said...

Wa'alaikummussalam Kak Azah,
Syukran kak, I am so honored that you like my blog that much. I hope I've shared all the good things here so that you and others will gain benefits from them. I don't know whether my taste is as great as you say but I really hope it's true hehe. That Rorine handbag has become my sister's because it suits her lifestyle better than me. Thanks again kak for everything.

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