Someone left this comment on my Instagram account today, based on my notifications:
However, when I checked the photo, the comment was no longer there. (Update: I stand corrected–it was still there, I just didn’t see it earlier. But I also deleted it already. Anyway, I think it’s a dummy account.)
I wanted just to ignore it at first, but if there’s anything that that experience taught me, it’s to fight back when you know you’re right. Perhaps if I spoke out right away and just brought the matter to DTI or something, hindi na “mas lalong nawala ang pagkasosyal ko dahil sa kayabangan ko” because I no longer needed to flaunt the Audi.
But for the sake of the slow comprehension of the owner of @designersuitcase, isa-isahin natin why I stooped that low.
1. “Wanting to acquire designer bags without wanting to shell out for the real price” – In the first place, I had no plans of buying because I knew they were still expensive. I went to the store to just admire the bags while waiting for our orders in the restaurant. But the saleslady of the store texted me and told me na CLEARANCE SALE. Everything must go daw. And as I also said, kung mura man yung bags, the CLEARANCE SALE & the fact that the bags had major flaws made it not that cheap anymore. I know that I also needed to shell out more money when I have the bags repaired. And dear @DesignerSuitcase, I’m used to getting nice things cheaply because I go to ukay-ukay, Divisoria, and sales, OK? I always say that here on my blog.
I don’t know about you, but there really are things that are sold way below their SRP. And usually, when we see them, we grab the opportunity to buy them. Hindi ka ba bumibili pag SALE?!
By the way, there are a lot of online sellers selling preloved designer bags–AUTHENTIC ONES–in the same price range that Madame XYZ sold me her REPLICA!!! bags. Those REPLICA!!! bags were sold to me for thousands of pesos, not just hundreds of pesos!
And at the risk of sounding mayabang again, FYI, after that incident I had already shelled out money for the real price of quite a few designer bags. Thanks to scammers, I learned my lesson.
2. “And the fact that you rub to everyone’s face na naka-Audi kayo is wow ha, hangin lang 💨” – OK kung mahangin, fine.
Issue mo ba that we went to Madame XYZ’s store in an Audi? I admit gusto kong magyabang. And if you read the other parts of my story, you’ll know why I deliberately did it.
Based on your IG handle, you sell designer bags as well (or do you really?!?) Do you think that those who buy designer items don’t want to flaunt them as well? Do you think they buy kasi matibay ‘yung bag or nagagandahan lang sila? Well guess what: they also want to flaunt it!
If your issue is the fact that I kept on mentioning on my blogpost the term AUDI (“Far greater ways to sound creative and real in telling the story…), that’s because it played a major role in my story. It was the reason why that woman suddenly became nice to me!
If your issue is that we use our Audi, uhm, ano ba dapat? We always use it when my husband drives because he likes driving it.
Whoever you are, were you born yesterday?!?! Check social media, marami pang mas mayabang! Haven’t you ever seen posts where people flaunt the new things they bought with the pasimple hashtag #Blessed?!? Or posts of coffee or work kuno then there’s a designer bag in the background na sa brand/logo naka-focus yung shot. I see lots of them, everyday! But it’s a non-issue for me! As long as the money they spent buying those items were hardearned, I’m happy for them. I even Like them or leave nice comments!
And by the way, that Audi is already old. We’ve had that for almost 6 years. Ngayon ko pa ba ipagyayabang ‘yan? I’ve had this blog and Facebook since then. Sana pinangalandakan ko na dati pa.
3. “Lalong nawala ang pagkasosyal mo dahil sa kayabangan mo” – Yes, I know that. But I don’t care. When I wrote the blogpost, I was merely unloading a painful memory that I kept for almost 6 years. I know that by telling my readers that I tried buying flawed, overused designer bags 6 years ago makes me look like a cheapskate. Or stupid. Same when I flaunt the clothes I buy from ukay and the things I buy from Divisoria–nawawala ang pagkasosyal ko. But I. DONT. CARE. 🤷♀️. Sa talagang mahilig ako sa bargains, eh!
There are people who flaunt the grades of their children, their “powergul” friends, their material possessions, their achievements, the photos they took, their travels, etc. But so what?!? To each his own. Perhaps annoying, pero para mag-leave pa ng ganyang comment?!? Are you for real?!? And you also know why I did it.
I admit flaunting our Audi (that’s already old now) because I was trying to make a point! I’m not asking you to cheer me or anything, but my gosh, niloko at nilait-lait ako nung tao, and yet you chose to concentrate on my being mayabang?!?!
You know why there’s supposed to be a Part 5? Because fake pa rin ‘yung ipinalit na bag sa akin! Hanggang kadulu-duluhan, niloko n’ya ako!
Ang tindi talaga ng galit mo sa akin, Muhther. The way you write, your swipes, and that you stumbled upon this gave me an idea who you are.
And if that account isn’t fake or just made to pester me, and you plan to sell “designer suitcases”, palitan mo na ang pangalan mo. Do you think potential clients will trust you that instead of condemning the seller of the fake bags, sa yabang ko ikaw nag-focus and you’re justifying what the seller did?
For your sake, magbago ka na–napatawad na kita kahit hindi ka nag-Sorry sa mga ginawa mo. After everything, ikaw pa ang may ganang magalit.
PS: Thanks to you, I lost my appetite. I was eating kwek-kwek when I saw your comment. I’m supposed to be on a diet, but I couldn’t resist the greasy kwek-kwek sold along the road that I bought in broad daylight. Yes, I didn’t care if anyone saw me buying kwek-kwek at lalong nabawasan ang pagkasosyal ko. Paborito ko ang kwek-kwek, isaw, at marami ako mag-rice. At walang-wala akong poise kumain.