I told the one that I am supposed to add another point in my previous post – where we had also started to shop more wisely ever since little jj arrived. Especially in this unstable economy situation and I am contributing much lesser $$$ now that I do not have a full time job. But, this has been a good change… we had observed prices to goods we normally buy and we weigh our options more wisely. And, we kinda compare prices especially on little jj's diaper where at times we would get Huggies Dry Comfort while at times, Mamy Poko, both realiable brands and since over a month ago started to offer pretty competitive discounts depending on where it is sold.
Last 2 weekends, we had taken advantage of the SOGO pre-sale where things were going on offer like nobody’s business. The Mamy Poko that is sold around RM42 per pack at Tesco and RM39 at Giant was offered at RM31.50 per pack. The day before, Huggies Dry Comfort was on sale but the one couldn't get to it on time after work as it was sold out. If you have a little baby, and you breastfeed him/her, you would understand how costly it is getting good disposable diapers as you'd need to change the baby quite often. Since we missed out on Huggies, we made some calculations and found that Mamy Poko was an even better bargain per piece. And since I had wanted to check out the Raya sale there that Saturday, we decided to dash for disposable diapers as well ;D
I’ve always liked their sale as they are pretty genuine and their sales promoters are really friendly, unlike those in bigger-supposedly-better shopping malls where the promoters either irritate you as they know you ain’t buying or they judge you with insulting ways at times.
We got such a good bargain but we only stayed for awhile… there were too many people that it was pretty difficult to move around since we were there with a baby stroller. However, I do have to give due credit to the department store as they were very considerate. When we arrived, it was almost 10 am, one hour after they had opened and since their sale was extraordinary, people crowd the mall like swarm of bees, so much so that police even had to barricade the lane heading towards the parking lot as it was already full! We had to go one big circle across the Merdeka Square towards Jalan Parlimen back to Jalan Raja Laut and decided to park at Maju Junction. The thing was… it was drizzling and we had our little baby with us.
Walah… the sporty stroller that I got was put to the test and it aced the test! I realised that I had bought a sporty stroller that is durable on harsh terrain as it has large tyres and a large waterproof hood that effectively kept little jj comfortable and dry. We were worried for nothing and I was glad that I got the simple Graco stroller during the Mega Sale in December 2007.
Little jj slept soundly all throughout the journey even thru those rough pavement. And when we got to the entrance, the line was so long, you'd wonder how the situation looked like inside... we didn't mind queueing up but the security officers saw us and asked us if we had a little baby in the protected stroller and immediately helped the one lift the stroller up the short stairs, escorted us towards their other colleague and we instantly entered the mall via another door sans the queue! It felt so good especially since we took a 1 hour drive going thru a bad traffic jam having to detour to find another place to park, etc. Well done, SOGO.
It was still drizzling when we left later in the afternoon and I kinda got a little rain on me although I used the umbrella and fell sick after. After all, I had only finished my confinement period and I believe was still a little vulnerable to the cold. Thankfully, I only had minor flu and only got better on Monday.
In the weekdays, waking up early to prepare sahur and taking care of the baby throughout the day can be pretty tiring. Especially since I am trying to finish off several baju rayas while tending to the little one. So far, I had only started on my mom’s and I still have my MIL’s, mine and aiming to do the one’s baju melayu as well, which I am not sure if it is possible now, looking at how demanding little jj can be. I will also have to do my best buddy’s little girl’s baju kurung and am waiting for her to send over the material.
With the hectic schedule and lack of sleep, I got sick again last weekend with the bout of flu and I hope I can complete the bajus. Hence, updating the blog, or even logging into the net has not been my priority. Heck, that also includes checking my phone for missed calls or sms.
Hopefully, things will get thru fine come Raya.
Now, am eagerly observing the political scenario and playing guessing games with the one. Heh.
Oh, I would also like to thank Zaza for sending little jj such a beautiful gift that she has personally made. You’re so creative la girl… I feel so touched and looking forward to one day tell little jj that aunty Zaza sends her girly gifts all the way from Holland! *kisses to you and Aidan*
Well, till then, let's hope the local political hu-ha's and the current global economy slump brought by the US economy will not affect us that badly. But then again, who am I kidding...