Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shopping

Today I went shopping. I don't enjoy shopping so much; I'm more of a "run in and grab the first thing that looks like it'll work and run to my car" kind of shopper. But that kind of shopping doesn't exist here in Singapore, so I dropped the kids off at school and headed to Holland Village. I needed to go to the bank, but they weren't open yet, so I stopped at Starbucks, which is just two doors down.

After Starbucks (where I saw Gillian and Camille and asked their advice on where to buy earrings), I headed to some little shops to find a birthday present for a friend. Neither shop was open yet, so I walked around a bit. It started raining, and I wasn't sure when the shops would open since there were no posted hours, so I decided to head to Orchard Road to find a purse and look for some shirts. The bus I needed to take had just left the bus stop, so I grabbed a taxi. It was actually the first time I've had trouble getting a taxi driver to understand me. I couldn't remember the name of the shopping centre that "Isetan" department store is in, so I was trying to explain and he wasn't understanding. And I wasn't understanding him. We eventually figured it out.

I didn't have any luck there. The only purses that were the size I was looking for were $300, so I moved on. :-) (Justin, you're welcome.)

I walked to another shopping centre and still no luck. I walked some more and some more and some more and finally found a purse that was only S$40. I also found a pair of pajamas for Caleb, and in the process found out that almost all of the kids pajamas here right now are long-sleeved with pants. I found one short-sleeved pair for $12.90, so I grabbed it! I tried on about 20 shirts and none of them worked, which was quite frustrating.

After walking some more and some more and some more, I bought a journal at Borders, walked to the bus stop and headed back to Holland Village (3 hours later) to see if the shops were open. I was happy to sit down on the bus for a while. Once there I bought a pair of earrings and a bracelet for a certain soon-to-be-16-year-old we'll be seeing on Friday (her birthday).

At this point it was 2:30, so I decided to go ahead and pick up the kids since they got up at 6:30 and I knew Levi would be exhausted. He's decided that eating dinner isn't really something he wants to do, so he wakes up hungry every morning. It's getting old.

And I'm tired.

1 comment:

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

Wow ... wow.. you were a shopping star.. HV and Orchard you go girl... we saw you pass by us while we were getting our feet done but you did not see us... I am glad that you found something and glad you got some time to yourself... shopping is crazy here but you seem to have the hang for it.. see you soon.



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