Last summer, Randy and I swore to ourselves that once we get the chance to go out and have a leisurely day at the mall with our son, we will. You, know—‘yung hindi nagmamadali or hindi ‘yung pumunta lang sa mall dahil may clear-cut purpose. We had that chance one Wednesday about three weeks ago.
Since we had a relatively ample amount of time, we went to Southmall instead of our usual Alabang Town Center or Festival Mall. After eating at Bon Chon (which by the way had a really, really, really slow service, grabe! Poor Raviv ate our spicy chicken out of hunger after waiting for about 25 minutes for his seafood platter!)
To make his waiting less boring and painstaking, we played peek-a-boo using newsboy cap:
After lunch, we went to Toy Kingdom. Father and son excitedly picked up toys.
Naku ang Randy!!! He wanted to practically buy everything Raviv wanted! I tried removing so,me stuff from our cart but when Randy realized something was amiss, he berated me! As in nagalit, bakit daw hindi ko kinuha. At ipinakuha uli sa akin. Raviv’s cart was so full of toys and a few books!
The kuripot in me was sulking, but the mom in me was overjoyed. It feels good that we are able to spoil our son when we want to. I remembered a young mom telling me that once when she, her hubby and toddler were shopping. Her son loved a toy so much that he won’t let go of it even when they were pulling it out of his hands. And when they pried it out of his hands her son cried so much. Her exact words were, “Ang sakit pala nung feeling na may gustung-gusto ‘yung anak mo tapos hindi mo mabili.” If you’re not a mom yet you’d think it’s shallow, but I do understand her. Truly, it pays to plan one’s pregnancy talaga. I am thankful that Randy and I had Raviv at a time when we were physically, financially, mentally, and emotionally ready—that his conception brought us joy and not misery and worries. So to my single readers out there, isip-isip dapat kahit walang time ha? Kawawa ang bata if ever hindi siya planado. And I’m not even talking about toys.
At dahil nasunod ang gusto ni Randy na mga bilhin for Raviv, hindi ako nagpatalo! When we went to Baby Company to buy Raviv a new carseat (his old carseat was already too small for him) something caught my eye:
A luggage for my little boy! Aaand, it was on sale! 50% off! Yes, my penchant for bags is extended to my little boy!!! To convince Randy, I told Raviv to sit on the luggage-cum-truck-truck and told him to tell Randy, “Tatay I want this!” And he did exactly that! So it’s a tie: Randy bought Raviv toys, and I bought Raviv a bag. 🙂
Anyhoo, since this is the Raviv Day, we brought Raviv to Dave Fun House.
So while Raviv was having fun at Dave’s Fun House with Yaya Gigi, Randy and I did some shopping of our own. We separated so we could “be ourselves in shopping”. The shop where I spent the most time in was Charles & Keith.
I love Charles & Keith! Its designs are really chic and en vogue, yet the prices are makatarungan!
The only thing that kept me from buying was that I can’t choose between the two!!! Honestly, I was more enamored with the one with heels. However, since I was 99% “Ma’am Dew” last summer I can’t risk wearing heels that steep (I stand and walk when I teach—6-7 hours a day, 6 times a week! Ang varicose!!!) And just after a couple of months, on sale na sila pareho! Price significantly reduced. Since I had time, sukat-sukat ako. 🙂
Buuut, because there were so many gorgeous items, I wasn’t able to make up my mind!!! Ending? I wasn’t able to buy any bag or footwear. But since it’s nacacahiya to the salesladies of Charles & Keith (since I’ve pestered them, asking, “Paabot naman nito” or “May size 7 bang ganitong design?” I still bought something from Charles & Keith…a pair of sunnies!
It was my first time to check their sunnies and just like their bags and footwear, their sunnies are really nice! They were unlike other (relatively) cheap sunnies with stalls in the middle of malls na parang katulad lang nasa tiangge: the materials are sturdier, its optics are Carl Zeiss vision, and it comes with a sturdy case. Designs are classy, chic and best of all, makatarungan din ang price. This pair cost P2,000+. Those that were on sale were just P1,500+.
Aside from Charles and Keith, another store that amused me was CD-R King. Randy was buying a UPS (that’s uninterrupted power supply) for the software we had custom-made for Brain Train. On the side, I was checking out some novelty items that CD-R King offered. Here were some:
Here’s a Kiddie iPad Case that could stand! I wanted to buy one for Raviv because he’s so addicted to Randy’s iPad and sometimes he would ask me to hold the heavy iPad while he’s watching. It cost only P680. Only caveat is that we would have to remove the leather case of Randy’s iPad to use this. Randy did not want that.
Vintage ba kamo? Here’s a mobile phone handset! I remember that during the heyday of my telebabad days in high school, I wished that there’d be a landline phone na headset lang, kasi sumasakit ang tenga ko sa pagkakaipit ng receiver ng phone (my record was 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.! Yes, it was with a guy. Maraming may type sa kanya pero hindi ko masyadong type. But since maraming may type sa kanya in-entertain ko na rin. Pero alam kong never kami magiging item. Especially because I was a lot smarter than he is/was. LOL ;)). And lo and behold—that’s exactly a feature of almost all mobile phones! But now…I think I and the other telebababaders of our time missed this handset!
Anyhoo, we left when Raviv was no longer having fun at Dave’s Fun House. It was a fun day, both for Raviv and me. 🙂
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