In preparation for our upcoming HK-Macau trip, the boyfriend and I went mall hopping to shop for some travel "essentials." I wonder if what we got were really essentials though. The wallet damage is severe, I tell you.
To start off everything, we filled ourselves silly with food at Cajun Red Rock, Megamall.
|Look, free buttered popcorn as you wait!|
|Not so tender Chicken Tenders.|
|Bountiful Platter Feast. It's all Pork! |
Breaded Porkchop with bland Alfredo sauce,
nice and creamy Pork Steak and
sweet Bourbon chops. Filling, but forgettable.
|Yummy hashbrowns with herbs and spices!|
Total wallet damage for pre-shopping food: Php 800.00 (approximately $17)
We hardly finished the food and had no room for dessert anymore so we proceeeded to buy the things that we would be needing for the trip.
I know that I would be doing a lot of walking in HK and in Macau so I looked for a comfy pair of shoes as he looked for some camera equipment. I wasn't planning on spending much on shoes, but I couldn't resist the comfort of Italian made leather shoes so I got this very comfortable pair from Pab Der uomo.
|Basic, but comfy shoes for everyday wear.|
Total wallet damage for comfy Pab Der uomo shoes: Php 2780 (Approximately $60)
Meanwhile, he got these for his beloved DSLR.
|Kenko CPL, Circular Polarizing lens and Canon ES-62 lens hood.|
Total wallet damage for camera equipment: Php 2,600 (approximately $56)
I saw some cheap leggings at the department store as well. For Php 279.75 ($ 6), this was quite a steal.
|Leggings in basic black is a closet staple.|
Look, clothes and eyewear on sale! Nice fitting jeans in dark colors are so hard to find these days so I bought two. Perfect for my upcoming trip, yes?
|Apart from the regular discount, I got 10% more |
discount because I had a SMAC. Neat!
Some random toiletries from the grocery.
|We chose the cheapest stuff we can find because |
we plan to leave the excesses behind.
Total wallet damage for clothes and toiletries: Php 3000 (approximately $65)
I needed just one pair of contact lenses, but the buy 2 + 1 promo seemed like a steal. I ordered 2 pairs of contact lenses in pure hazel and 1 pair in green. I bought my trusted solution, too.
|These lenses can transform the way you look.|
|I know I'll be wearing my lenses far longer|
than the recommended 8 hours.
Total wallet damage for lenses and solution: Php 3150 (approximately $68)
What? A BB cream under Php 300? This, I got to try.
|Watch out for my review on this.|
More skin stuff in small packages.
|Yeey, sunblock in sachets!|
I can't seem to fix this photo.
Total wallet damage for skin stuff: Php 420 (approximately $9)
Tired and hungry, we decided to have an early dinner at the Tempura Japanese Grill. It has almost the same price range as Teriyaki Boy, but I like it better because its branches are more consistent in terms of food quality.
|Good things come in small sizes!|
|I like that the batter was crispy, but not too oily.|
|So-so Pork Katduson. I have tasted better|
versions, but this was okay nonetheless.
|Beef Sukiyakidon. I'm not a fan, but he|
finished everything so I guess this tasted okay.
Total wallet damage for Tempura Japanese Grill: Php 800 (approximately $17)
He got a new luggage bag too!
|Got this at 50% off!|
Total wallet damage for luggage bag: Php 1300 (approximately $28)
Total wallet damage for the day: Php 15, 129.75 (approximately $329) Whew.
Now, now, meet these Big Spenders we are talking about!
Goodbye, money. Hello, vacation leave!