Window Shopping At Its Peak

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I wonder why I have few photos in any shopping malls i’ve been to.

Let me guess.  All of them almost look the same?  Nope not really.  Every shopping mall is distinctive in its own way.  Each one has its own unique ambiance and feel.

Now I know why I have such a few shopping mall photos.  It’s  because i’m not really a shopaholic or a shopping diva.  I get an orgasmic feeling (oops, pardon my words) in visiting museums or dropping by in flea markets.

I’m such a cheapskate when it comes to splurge shopping but it doesn’t mean I don’t get excited everytime i hopped in a mall.

It still offers a variety of experience:

– the excitement of letting my fingers run through a mountain of color coded items during the rummage sale and ending up not buying a single thing. 


(This is not intentional. I’m not here to give store people a hellish experience.  It happened just once,  nope, just twice,  alright, i admit several times but i do buy when i see something i like.)

– the smile in my face when i see an artful window display.

(Artful equals tasteful equals vulgar equals obscene equals tacky,  anything catchy.  Taste is subjective)

–  the hedonistic pleasure I derived from watching people as I sit on the bench pretending to be waiting for someone when in fact i’m just sitting because i don’t have a single cent to spend on that too good to be true discounted signature items splashed all over the mall.                                                              

(Did you see that va vaboom lady carrying a handful of  LV’s with her daddy?  I’m not being bitter here.  Envy is a green eyed monster,  jealousy is blue, my eyes are neither of the two)

–and that endless rebuttal with a friend proving my point that yes he is really her daddy, not the kind of thing that causes diabetes.  Until someone nearby butts in telling us to mind our own business.  Priceless!

 (Look who’s talking, unwanted eavesdropper, if only I could tell her to mind her own business too.)

There are things that money can’t buy.   Cliche as it may sound, the best things in life are still free.

 

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Shopping Freebies

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I wonder why i have few photos in any shopping malls i’ve been to.

Let me guess.  All of them almost look the same?  Nope not really.  Every shopping mall is distinctive in its own way.  Every mall has its own unique ambiance and feel.

Now i know why i have such a few shopping mall photos.  It’s  because i’m not really a shopaholic or a shopping diva!  I get an  orgasmic feeling (oops, pardon my words) in visiting museums or dropping by in flea markets.

I’m such a cheapskate when it comes to splurge shopping but it doesn’t mean i don’t get excited everytime i hopped  in a mall.

It still offers a variety of experience:

the excitement of letting my fingers run through a mountain of color coded items during the rummage sale and ending up not buying a single thing.                                                                          

(This is not intentional. I’m not here to give store people a hellish experience.  It happened just once,  nope, just  twice,   alright, i admit several times but i do buy when i see something i like.)

the smile in my face when i see an artful window display.

(Artful equals tasteful equals vulgar equals obscene equals tacky,  anything catchy.  Taste is subjective)

 the hedonistic pleasure i derived from watching people as i sit on the bench pretending to be waiting for someone,  when in fact i’m just sitting because i don’t have a single cent to spend on that too good to be true discounted signature items splashed  all over the mall.                                                              

(Did you see that va vaboom lady carrying a handful of  LV’s with her daddy?  Ok i’m not being bitter here.  Envy is a green eyed monster,  jealousy is blue, my eyes are neither of the two)

and that endless rebuttal with a friend proving my point that yes he is really her daddy, not the kind of thing that causes diabetes.  Until someone nearby butts in telling us to mind our own business. Priceless!

 (Look who’s talking, unwanted eavesdropper, if only i could tell her to mind her own business too.)

Who says you need to shop to get ample shopping freebies?  Cliche as it may sound, the best things in life are still free. 🙂

 

 

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Lessons From A Faceless Mannequin

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Passing by a window display, staring at the faceless mannequin, a sense of wonder touches me.  Why, most of the time that faceless thing wears an outfit classier than mine. That awkward moment when it can pull off an outfit better than i can.  So i tried to fit in all the sizes, trying so hard to replicate that thing and suddenly end up buying just to boost my self esteem.

That moment when i thought that fashion is all about name and not feelings. How can a faceless emotionless mannequin tell me what’s good for me and what’s not? I look into it and i suddenly see myself. A clueless expression covering my real emotions. The inner voice whispering that fashion is you, only if you truly feel it. Not how others see you nor on how the trends define you.

Fashion is never wrong. It’s like the clouds that change its shapes and the sky that changes its color. To be engulfed by it is like eating a cake and licking an ice cream.  Some days they’re so sweet, some days you don’t feel it , not because your mood dictates your taste buds but only because you think time is the culprit. It changes as fast as that ice cream melts long before it touches your lips so you better have it.

So different from Art that time is not a chief antagonist but a friendly ally.   Fashion is an art, but art can never be fashion. Art is timeless.  So next time i look at the faceless mannequin and see a beautiful window display, i just smile.  I know i will never be Fashion. I will always be an  Art

 

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Eaton Centre Toronto

toronto eaton centre, toronto shopping malls, joys of joel travelsI’m not really a shopaholic, ok, once in a while i got bitten by this adrenalin rush to drop by in the malls because of that to die for once in a century sale event.

There was no off season sale when i was in toronto and still i went inside.

The largest mall here in downtown toronto,  Eaton Centre is a great place to unwind and shop of course.  A colorful maze (not that i got confused finding my way) that will lead you anywhere you like to your sursprised.  A huge foodcourt with thousands of dishes, countless shops and great interior, although its ceiling reminds me of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport’s Ceiling. (How similar or is it just my mind?) That’s what you get when you walk and stroll bringing your lens and your jacket pass lunchtime without anyone in tow.  Good thing a friend arrived buying me a milkshake.  Now she wants to go shopping while i go window scanning.

 

 

 

 

 

Bugis Street Singapore

bugissingapore Although there are countless high end boutiques and really modern shopping malls in Singapore, one should still drop by in Bugis Street.  It is  a must see shopping district for those who are not into high end shopping like me . Truly a mecca for shoppers and bargain hunters, the best flea market in Singapore i would say. One can see a variety of reasonably priced souvenir and give away trinkets, keychains, ref magnets and the popular “I LOVE SINGAPORE” shirts. And even if you’re into high end shopping, you’ll still enjoy your visit here, one of the “must do” experience in this country and with a variety of  local refreshments and food outlets, one doesn’t need to go far to have a taste of the local cuisine and street food.  It’s a mix of Chinatown, Little India and toned down Orchard. No wonder it’s always included in the list of Singapore’s Top Attractions.  –  by JoelF

 

"I Love Singapore"
“I Love Singapore”
The colorful Bugis Street
The colorful Bugis Street

 

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my one dollar thirst quencher

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