December 31, 2010

No regrets

2010 is coming to an end.. And I'm sure everybody else will be blogging about how great their year have been and what they have done this year. Well, me too..

2010 have been a great year. I worked. I travelled. I eat. I slept. I bath. I shit. I shopped. I achieved. I loved. I dreamed. The end.

But before I end this year, I want to tell a story.

I had a lady who worked for me.. or my dad.. for the last 3 years. To me, she was almost family. Around Sept 2010, she left the company to settle some personal issues and planned to be back once its been settled. A week before Christmas, my mum received a call from her, crying because she found out that she is very sick. As I was very busy, I called her back only a couple of days before Christmas to find out that she was hospitalized and will be flying back to her hometown the next day. 3 days a go, I received a call informing me that she have passed away.

It happened so sudden and I was left with regret. If only I had called her earlier. If only I have visited her at the hospital. If only I have spend more time with her. If only... if only... And now I will never see her again. Regrets. Many. Sorrow.

Even as I enter the new year, I realized something. Life is short. It can just end anytime. And the sooner we realize that, the more meaningful and satisfiying our life will be.

There is so many things I wanna do. So many things I wanna try. So many dreams I wanna achieve. And this coming year - 2011, I promise myself that it will be a year of no regrets. A year of dreams. A year of living life to its fullest.

And yes, 2010 is coming to an end. As Rockstar is away playing at a gig to hundred of screaming girls, I parked myself in front of the TV, with my family, having a massage and considering putting on a mask. Bliss!! What a fantastic end to year 2010..

Will see you all next year..

Happy New Year everyone!!!




December 15, 2010

respect money.

I have so many post that I've started but did not manage to finish as my eyes will droop halfway through typing them.... Yes, most of my post are done at night before I go to sleep.. It's the only time in a day that I can sit down and take a breather...

CHRISTMAS TIME is super BUSY!!!!

Anyway, this post its not about how busy I am as all your eyes will start drooping by then and thinking that I'm such a boring person with such a boring life.. but this post is about MONEY!!!!

Ok, i see all the eyes wide open now...

Have you ever taken a couple of 10's or 50 from your purse, pay someone some money, collect the change and then STUFF THEM BACK INTO YOUR PURSE??? or pants or pockets?

If you are doing it or have done such things, I'm here to tell you to "Stop doing it"..

Why? Someone once told me, "If you want money, you got to learn to respect money". Do you see millionaires stuffing their money into their wallet or pants? Or are they arranged neatly by their values.. Learn from them. Learn to respect money...

Don't be like one of the street people who wads up their money and stuff them into some hidden corners on their body..

If you don't wanna be rich, then do this for the sake of all cashiers... it's really disgusting to take some dirty crumpled notes with a tinge of dampness from you... arrggghhh!!! maybe that's why the toll booth collectors wear gloves...

Learn to respect money.... and hopefully, money will come to you...










December 8, 2010

Kids

Overheard a seven-ish girl telling her mum, " I think its time you get me a handphone. I need one."

.......lol... kids nowadays....



December 7, 2010

Galactic Laser

You know what's the IN thing now? Nope... It's no longer paintball.. I did paintball before and it hurts... Oh, this is something much cleaner, fun, with the same energy level minus the pain *can I hear the Yays!! from the girls*..

It's none other then LASER TAG!!!

What is laser tag? Just think of paintball with cooler looking guns, laser beams and high technology...

Just yesterday night, a couple of friends called me out for a game of laser tag... and to tell you the truth, I was a little reluctant at first... I have actually heard of the place before a couple of months back but haven't had the chance to try it out... But since Rockstar was away.. I decided to go for it...

And I did not regret it...

For a game of about 25mins, I paid RM20 (peak season. non-peak RM18). The cost of it is 1 game for RM20, 2  games for RM35 and 2 games for RM45... After paying up, we were lead into a room to watch a briefing via a stimulation video about a spaceship going to be destroy and we were given a final briefing on how to use our guns and stuff like that... It was quite cheesy :)

Next stop, the "weapons" room... lol... Actually it was more like the gear room where we have to choose our own vest and guns.. The guns were attached to the vest via a clip... There were rows and rows of vest with different names... Some I haven't heard of but some i know like Magneto, Nemesis, etc, etc... I choose Trinity!!! not cos I like her but it was the only girl-like name that I know.. So now I'm Trinity... Don't mess with me!!!


We divided ourselves into 2 groups. Green team and Red team.. I was with the Green Team. We were determine by the lights emitting from the vest.

Destination : Battlefield.. We were taken into a room with the pillars, and walls, windows, ramps, higher ground, lower ground,ramps... similar to a paintball field... the only different... It is DARK!!!! like you are in space... with stars and galaxies all over... and all you can see are the lights blinking from your vest and other people's vest...erm, and some other dim lights..  and they turned on the smoke machine..

Our target : Shoot the opposite team with your guns. Aim for the chest, back or shoulders.

Once you are hit, you will be immobilize for a couple of seconds (that means your lights goes out and your guns stops emitting laser beams). Once you are activated, you can start shooting...

It was really cool... I've always watch action movies where the special forces goes undercover the guns.. with the cool looking laser beams guns and all... and I always wanted to know how it feels like.. it felt the same except the noobness and the screams from us... oh, and we did not have any night vision glasses...

The game of 20 mins lasted like a few seconds....We were all sweating... Really good workout.. Don't bother going to the gym anymore. Here is something more fun, while working out..

Once we were done, we return our vest and were given our stats...

The vest and guns we wore could track the number of times we were zapped (hit) or how many times we zapped others, and also who zapped me and how many shots I fired and stuff like that.. Talk about high tech..

My stats?

Score :3601
Rank 3 of 5
Level : Recruit
Shots fired : 121
Shots hit : 29
Hit ratio : 23% (see la... so noob)Times zapped : 30 ( i died like 30 times..)


Quite ok la for a 1st timer. The lowest score in our group was 1800.. Highest 6600.. and she is a girl.. don't play play! But even though the highest scorer wasn't in our team, we still won. Green Team won!!!!

Isn' it cool? For guys who like the shooting games and all, don't bother about arcades anymore... this is the real thing!!! And did I forget to mention, if you manged to zapped someone 3 times, you get to 'rapid fire'. Actually, i did even know about this until I saw my stats, I had 'rapid fire' twice.. Erm... but all i did inside the battle field was just shoot shoot shoot...Luckily I did not shoot the my own team.. or maybe I did *hhmmmm*.. Actually there were many other functions available like "Invulnerability", "Payback", "Missiles", "Reset" and "Nuke". Don't ask me what it is cos I couldn't even reach that level.. hehe..

Anyway, just go experience it... it will be fun and worth the experience...


Check out their website at www.galacticlaser.com. They are located in Mid Valley, on the 3rd Floor, North Court, in between Megakids and California Fitness.

Great job, Nick.. Thanks for bringing this to Malaysia...

Oh yeah, one last thing... They have membership. Just pay RM18 and you get discounts on everything... And its a lifetime membership..

I'm so excited for Round 2. Any takes?


December 3, 2010

trusty mechanic, un-trusty car..

In my house, we have an unofficial permanent "workshop" (Those that you can send your car for repairs, maintenance and check-ups). This "workshop" is open almost 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The "mechanic" is the best and more reliable mechanic I've ever known and I can trust him to save me anytime, anywhere *almost*, beret me for mishandling my car, teach me how to maintain and jaga my car.. and keep my car running...

Although there are occasion when my car will fall sick and need some repairs and upgrading...

Today was such a day. My car decided to die on me... It happened at the carpark of my workplace... Here's what happened.  Just before I turned up the ramp, the whole car just shut down and even after turning the key many times, it won't start... OMG!!!! There was a long queue building up behind me and everywhere was full as the Crocs Sales is going on.. As I was a couple of meters away from the Car Wash, I requested the Chinese guy to help me push my car to the side... And guess what he said "Mo Yan Tui" (translation "No One Push"). Considering that he had 3 other guys with him and only 1 car in the wash area.. I felt like smacking him... Arrgghhh!!! Anyway, I did manage to get some security guards to help me push my car to the side...

Next, phone call...... "Dad!!!! My car died." And he will come flying to save me. Problem solved..End of story..
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Oh wait, he is outstation... OH NOO!!! Starts crying...
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and crying..

And hoping someone will help me...
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Haha.. that will be a sight...

Anyway, nope... I did not repair my car on my own... I'm not so knowledgeable... But I know well enough that it wasn't the batteries... It was my car distributor.. It died...  So I walked over to the mechanic shop, and made arrangements for the mechanic to come and change a new one...  Oh, I did threw many "Esther's glares" at the stuck-up car wash guy.. and happily block his car washed area... After all, he refused to help me push my car to a safer location..

So now, my car is running again... and I'm left with dirty fingers, sweaty shirt and a bill for RM285 :(

And in case you were wondering, I did call Rockstar.. but just to ask him where is the mechanic shop... I think I know more about cars maintenance then him :)

Lesson learned : get a new car...any volunteers to send me some moolah?






December 1, 2010

Leave me alone!!!

I'm so super duper busy and I get so tired at the end of the day that all I wanna do its to curl up on my bed and sleep... oh, and maybe a massage... I really need them... Lack of sleep is making me grumpy and irritated... and its bad cos I'm in a retailing industry.. I actually gets frustrated when customers walk into the shop *eyes roll*... I think its cos of the messed up sleeping time and the metal exhaustion of constant "I NEED TO FINISH MY WORK NOW!!!! I'm running out of time.. So leave me alone. Don't bother me. Go layan yourself".... Retailing something sucks because when people start to enjoy the holiday or festive season, we have to work extra hard and long..

Anyway, talking about that....

.....it's DECEMBER!!! Yay... Christmas its just around the corner... and if you haven't started on your Christmas shopping yet, drop by my shop.. cos we are having SALES!!!! Oh wait, not exactly Sales as we need to apply licence for that... so its BEST BUYS!!!! It's about the same actually *duhhh* and its up to 40%.. *while stock lasts ok* so come grab them fast, do your shopping... and say hi to me.. I promise not to snap at you :)

Anyway, I need to go soon but here's something to bring that gleam into your eyes if whatever I said above "Christmas Best Buy" does not attract you...

The Atria Shopping Centre list of Warehouse Sales and Fair for the month of December...

1. Metrojaya Christmas Men's Fair ( 1st - 19th Dec) @ Concourse Area
2. Crocs X'mas Warehouse Sale (2nd - 5th Dec) @ 2nd Floor
3. Levi's Dockers Best Buy (10th - 14th Dec) @ 2nd Floor
4. Branded Sale (16th -19th Dec) @ 2nd Floor
5. Bata Warehouse Stock Clearance (23th Dec - 2nd Jan) @ Concourse Area

All happening at the Atria Shopping Centre, Damansara Jaya...

It's better get to bed now before I start chasing customers out the shop..

Oh wait, one last thing... 2 shipments came in last week, another 2 shipment came in today and awaiting another 2 this week.. So lots of new stuff and goodies to check out...

See ya.. and MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!






November 28, 2010

laughter, crapping and more crappings

My 2 elder sisters and BILs were in Cambodia during the recent stampede incident. And our whole family, distant relatives and even neighbours were so worried about them as we could not get thru their phone and there was no news from them... The only comfort I got was a " :) " posted on one of their Facebook wall ...*the wonders of FB*... and the news on The Star stated there was no foreigners involved..

But they arrived back safely on Thursday *Thank You God* and I blew off 2 friends birthday celebration last Friday... Sorry Mark and Michelle... to have dinner with the whole family...

Dinner with my family means 3 things... laughter, crapping and more crapping... My family is very different... We talk lots of rubbish, as the number of highly imaginative and creative people is at a ratio of 10/12... and we laugh alot... I meant really stomach crunching, tears dripping, incoherent words laughter... 

My eldest sister is known as "The Joker" in the family. She have a gift of retelling funny stories and acting them out.. and her loud addictive laughter makes everyone laugh without knowing what we are laughing about.. My second sister is know as "The Joke". Why? Because she is always being make fun off.. We are NOT mean. She is just fun to laugh at.. My younger brother and sisters have very imaginative minds. One idea can lead to another and another and when everyone chips in a thought... Its becomes mind-boggling.. My dad is a super duper lame joker. I meant really really lame. I used to squirm in embarrassment whenever my friends were around and he gets into one of his lame-nobody-can-understand jokes. Me? I'm the one who roll my eyes and give them a "you are so lame" stare..

I miss all of this now. My 2 eldest sisters have gotten married and moved out, its much harder to meet together as we are all busy with work... But whenever there its an opportunity, I'll grab the chance to have dinner together again...*not many times but I'm trying la*. Who knows? 5 years down the road, we will all be too busy with our own lives, work and family to enjoy the fun times that we had together...

I have learned to appreciated all of this.. Not many families out there enjoy the easy-going, crazy, friends way my family is.. Sometimes, after a long tired day at work, being with them is so relaxing and de-stressing...And lately, that's all I want to do *being anti-social :)*

So just a word of advice to everyone, remember to value your family... You won't regret this..

and to my sisters, if you are reading this... COME BACK FOR DINNER/s MORE OFTEN!!!!







November 24, 2010

perky breast

After yet another tiring day, I decided to take a breather tonight...  Watched some TV and flipped through my barely-opened October 2010 issue of Female magazine.

As you know, October is Breast-Cancer Awareness month and there is this article under the Beauty 101 section on "10 ways to beautiful breasts". The article asked "Are you taking good care of your breasts?" and listed 10 ways you can have beautiful breasts naturally.

And, yes... I did read through the article... not because I want or need to have beautiful breasts.. cos my breasts is already beautiful, thank you very much. but more out of curiosity (come on, don't tell me you won't be curious too?)... OK, enough of my breasts...

Something caught my eyes.. No.3 is about the "Cold Treatment". It say, quoted directly from the article, "Whenever possible, soak your breasts in a large bowl of ice water for a few minutes before going to bed. Women who have tried this swear it works to keep breasts perky and firm... "

Hmmmm..... Anyone in need of perkier breasts?



We are 10th KL....


It's almost year end... woots!!! I can hear Christmas bells ringing... Don't you just love Christmas?

Anyway, its been a week since the last BB meeting of the year and I must say that even though I enjoy the extra time that I have... I still miss the bunch of spoilt brats..

On the last week of October, we decided to take them to the Skytrek @ Bukit Cahaya *which I mention in my previous post. Skytrek is *wait, go website and check* SKYTREX Adventure provides an organized outdoor ‘eco-recreational cum educational’ activity which will take the participants from tree to tree via series of aerial obstacles suspended at 3 meters to 22 meters in the air. The first of its kind in Malaysia, SKYTREX Adventure is a place where you can enjoy jungle trekking from a height never reached before – via the canopy! Test your agility, challenge your fear, walk, crawl, glide and swing through our different challenges in the sky, in total safety while appreciating the wonders of the Malaysian Tropical Rain Forest.

Anyway, it was a total challenge for me. Why? Just imagine... I'm taking 150+ children into the jungle to do some stuff which may consists of hanging in the air up to 22 meters in the sky with only 2 ropes holding you up and maybe some Tarzan like stunts... It's enough to make any parents say "NO WAY!!!".

And the logistics was a headache. I had 150 children. 13 officers. 1 helper. 2 mothers. 1 father. 1 toddler. 4 buses which can fit 40 people people. Direction : Bukit Cahaya, Shah Alam. Entrance tickets of RM1 for ages 12 and below and RM3 for ages 12 and above. 5 buses from entrance of Bukit Cahaya into Skytrek which can fit 30+ person per time. 30mins intervals between buses. 3 different challenges. 5 different groups. 5 timing slots. Requirement of appearance at the challenge 30 mins before timing slots. Time for each challenges ranges from 30 mins to 2 hours and 30 mins depending on the difficulty level. Height requirements for different challenges. Waiting time of up to 2 hours to take turns for each challenges. You do the math...

Anyway, despite all the issues that arised such as mis-management by the Skytrax team which pushes us back 4 hours later, and the bus drivers who did not know that way there and made us late by almost an hour, and that it poured so heavily halfway through the challenges that we had to pull everyone in, rescue some from the treetops and hide under a shelter... WE HAD FUN!!! Well, at least they did... me? I was worrying much more :(

I'll leave the pictures to do the talking. Warning: Pictures overload.

I actually started this post last week but didn't have time to finish it. It's been really a really busy time for me. To people, Christmas = holidays season. Me? Christmas = work, stress, mental exhaustion, dark eyes bags and aching feet... I'm expecting 2 shipments in this week and another 2 next week... and Psalms Oasis will be starting its Christmas Best Buys!!! in 2 days time..

Anywhere, here are the pictures before I get distracted again..

Group No. 1
Challenge : Big Thrill


Group No. 2
Challenge : Little Adventure


Big Thrill Challenge


One of our smallest member trying to conquer the 1st obstacle in Big Thrill Challenge

 



 
   

Group 5 : Little Adventure



Bus to and fro Skytrek from entrance of Bukit Cahaya


Got stuck and needed to be rescued..


Yet another rescue..


I think that's enough pictures of Skytrek.. If you want more, just go to this link..
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Ok, next event .... the most exciting and funnest event of the year...:D

It happened on the last BB meeting for 10th KL..

10thKL gone bonkers :)

Actually, we did not really go bonkers... It's just a game I found on this really cool website called "Bonkers". If you have a group of friends or young people and some outdoor space, it will be a great game. And as we were using Sri Sempurna's School new synthetic grass field, we switch the flour to talcum powder..

It's a game that evolves stations, lots of running, mean officers/station masters, markers pens, talcum powder/ flour, nurses, socks and bonkers...

Station No....erm... can't remember


Mean officers..


Bonkers going bonkers

 



Some "sabo" short for sabotage on the Birthday girl after Closing Parade..


Me and my girls... You can see me squirming as they were all wet and tried to get me wet too..


10th KL rocks!!!

We are the best smelling company in Kuala Lumpur and maybe even Malaysia.


See you guys next year :)

*oh wait, I forgot there is still the NCO retreat and Christmas Party...









Group 4 : Big Thrill
 














November 19, 2010

Just some flowers

Arrgggghhh! I spend the last hour keying in a stock list and the stupid system 'hanged' on me... Now I got to key in the whole list again from the beginning... Yeah, it is kinda stupid of me not to save the file first :( but before I began my list again, here's something that happened today...


A guy walked into my shop with this...


Aren't they pretty?

The lighting in this outlet is quite yellow so you cannot really see the actual colours but it's really pretty. I especially like the rose for its very deep fuschia-like pink. 


Anyway, I dropped Rockstar an SMS that says "I want to tell you thank you but I know that it's not from you.... so just want to let you know that I received some flowers today."

He replied , " Is it from xxxx?"

I said, "No".

10 mins later, my phone rang and the first words out of his mouth was, "WHO IS IT FROM?"

lol....







November 13, 2010

Cruelty to animals

I was driving was on Federal Highway today when I saw this van...


Noticed anything special?


Nothing?

Take a closer look...


Still nothing?

Here....




Tigger must have done something to the van owner to be condemn to such a precarious position as this..


Should I report the van owner for cruelty to animal?




November 9, 2010

No more Banana

When I was a young girl, my parents wanted to train us daughters to be independent, to be able to stand on our own feet in a world such as this. They knew that if we were not trained properly, we would be bullied and scorned by other unkind people. So they decided once and for all, we must learn... and it began with ordering our own food at the hawker centre *=_=*

"But ....Mum!! I cannot understand them. They are Chinese"

Mum then asked me, "If they are Chinese, what are you?"

"I am English", I said confidently.

Please, stop laughing. It actually wasn't me. It is 1 of my sister. *I swear*.. And it happen long time ago... I now know that I am a Chinese... and I'm proud of it... wait, I am Malaysian...yeah, and I'm proud of it too..

Anyway, I have a problem. As you can see...I'm a 'banana'. Nope, I'm not going through an identity crisis but more like a self-realisation crisis. It was never a problem when I was in Sunway. After all, in corporate, most people are expected to have at least basic knowledge of English.

*please ignore the ugly looking banana above

But now, I'm in retailing and manufacturing... and it's hard cos I meet all kinds of people.. And they speak different kind of languages particularly mandarin or Cantonese....

And I realised, I have a serious problem.. I thought of attending Mandarin classes but knew that it will be a waste of money as first-hand experience is always the best...So that's what I did... I started conversing with customers, suppliers, fellow colleagues in mix English, Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese.... and it was tough.. try using words like rubberized printing, cotton materials, size, shapes, colours, quantity, bags, pouches, hand phone accessories, embroidery, 1 inches, 5 inches... pheww!!! I'm learned more mandarin and Cantonese in the last couple of months as compared to my last couple of years.. but I believe my fellow colleagues kept laughing at me behind my back because she couldn't understand me at all... we need a translator once in a while *failed la me*... and I still sound like a white person...

But... I have improved...

I was at the bank... and there was this young girl at the table next to me... She was waiting for her new ATM card... After a while, I overheard their conversation... It sounded like chicken talking to a cat or is it a cat talking to an elephant... Whatever it is, it wasn't working.. The customer service executive is a Malay guy... She is a Chinese girl from China... And she could not understand or speak a word of English... My goodness!!! How can you go somewhere without understanding the language of the people there. She must be very brave... He tried explaining to her that she must change her password at the ATM machine after receiving her card and also how to log in to Maybank2u. Anyway, after awhile, the Malay guy turned to me and said, "Miss, can you help me translate?"...

Mua??? Translate? Not wanting to let my race down... I stepped into my newly appointed role...

And to cut the long story short... I DID IT!!!! Well, at least I think she did understand what I was telling her...*give myself a pat on the back*

So, I can now officially announce...  I am NOT a banana anymore!!!!

Now, can someone please tell me how to say "online banking", "ATM machine", "password", "website", "log in" in mandarin please?














No more Youtube for me

I feel stupider and more useless each day.. know why?

Nowadays people are getting more and more talented. Look at the number of A's for SPM. Last time, my 7 A's is Wow!!! but the last I heard, 18 A's is the in thing.. That's like 2.5 times my result, my effort and my brains..

It feels like the harder I try, the harder it is to succeed.. why didn't God give me more talents and make me just a tad bit smarter then all the smart people?

Ok, this is me just crapping some stuff..

But just watch this and feel useless together with me..ok?



Feel un-talented and less useless yet?

No?

Watch this ...

I think I should just stop watching Youtube........and go to sleep..



November 8, 2010

a hero...

I'm getting attached...
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Attached to a guy in blue :)

I almost cried when I watch this...

*scene from Justice League - Hereafter

Superman died *sob*sob*... Not technically as he was actually send to the future but it was so sad... They had a funeral for him and the whole word cried...

-_-

And I just found out I have Justice League fans in 10th KL too.. :)

The world seems to be getting smaller...
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I was away in Peacheaven, Genting over the long weekend for a 10th KL Company officers planning meeting.. Had a great time getting to know each others, rub shoulders and emerged from it as friends :) But it's surprisely how well I thought we know each other but yet at the same time found out so many other new side to the others.. It is a weekend of knowledge gain, changed perspective and hope for the future..

A huge thank you to all who have been an encouragement or 'tried' to be an encouragement to me... It's what keeps me going week after week..
View from the bungalow on a cloudy day..


View from the bungalow on a cold day.. You can barely see outside as it was so misty... and it's the first time I bath in ice cold water in Genting.. *brrrrrr*


But I'm missing the coldness and wind... (PJ is so hot)

CHRISTMAS is coming!!! Can't wait..
* Just some random thoughts before I get back to work after being away for 3 days...







November 3, 2010

Zara Warehouse Sales @ Atria

This morning, as I arrived at my shop in Atria outlet, I was greeted by this..




And you know why? It's because of this..


*pic credited to Shopping n Sales

Zara Warehouse Clearance
Date : 4th- 7th November 2010
Venue : Atria Shopping Complex, Damansara Jaya
(2nd floor, just down the corridor from my shop)

It's crazy. People are queuing up way before it even opens. Not only that, its a WORKING DAY!!!! Don't this people have work to do? And it's not only the ladies... I see lots of men too. And I highly doubt that they are there just to carry their girlfriend or wife's bags.

And even as I am typing this, the queue is reaching my shop..

Sorry for the lousy drawing :)

Blue = Zara Sales
Red = Psalms Oasis
Yellow = Other shops

Should I pop in and have a look later? Just a quick look..

Hmmmm....

Anyway, if you are reading this, do drop by.. Not for Zara warehouse Sales but to the red shop as shown above.. Our new t-shirts have arrived and just as I was in the midst of typing this, another few boxes came. Not sure what's inside yet but drop by and find out k?

See ya..

p.s. Payless is having their Warehouse sales downstairs at the concourse area too...only till this Sunday..