Friday, March 11, 2011

Bonding with Mum

Mom did some last minute shopping today for our trip. We both had business to do in the morning so we just met up for lunch. We had lunch at Seafood Island then started our shopping. Our family has been through a lot in the past 8 years and so I was very happy that mom was able to treat herself today.

First stop was Promod where we bought cardis:

promod cardis, by bitsandtreats

Then we went to All Flip Flops to buy her first pair of Havaianas:

mom's havis, by bitsandtreats

We wanted the blue one (this is actually purple) but they ran out of sizes so we settled for this. I really hate the Havaianas here as they always run out of sizes. MB and I always have a hard time buying because most of the time they don’t have our sizes.

We also went to M&S to get some underwear and a thermal top for me. We got this freebie bag:

pink bag and thermal top from m&s, by bitsandtreats

It’s actually a nice tote bag as the material is quite sturdy and the bag is big, perfect for shopping unlike the bags from other establishments that are too tiny. Masabi lang na may free ka…

Off we went to Clinique to buy her foundation. Mum saw  Clinique’s Bonus Time so she decided to get a moisturizer as well. Aside from the Bonus, we were also given other freebies:

clinique and beauty by sm goodies, by bitsandtreats
Thank you Clinique!

We got the Etude House Concealer and in2it brow kit at SM. This was a freebie at SM too:

beauty by sm freebie, by bitsandtreats

She also got this toiletries organizer from Clinique:

clinique bonus time toiletries bag, by bitsandtreats

I didn’t realize that mum still needed a bunch of clothes for our trip until she told me. In all those 8 years, mum sacrificed a lot so she was content with a few things for herself. Today I resolved to change that. At SM, we got these:

sm blouses, by bitsandtreats

The selection of clothes at SM for women of my mum’s age are blah. They are either for very young or very old (and very fat) women. Aside from that, some of the SA’s are bitchy. I was still looking at this red dress while mum was on her way to the fitting room. I stopped her and told her to look at the dress I’m holding. She didn’t care for it so I went back to the rack. I haven’t even finished looking at it when the SA grabbed it from my hand. So, I was like, okay… Then I got another blouse and she was standing guard over the clothes and gave me that look saying don’t touch my clothes if you’re not going to buy. So I dumped the blouse back to the rack and waited for my mom to finish. She asked me if I saw anything else and told her, “I don’t want to shop here anymore. Let’s go some place where people appreciate our business.”

We went downstairs to get her some shoes:

shoes from sm, by bitsandtreats

After that, I was already tired so I asked for a break. We ate at Dulcinea then continued our shopping. We wanted to buy a few things from M&S GB but they were out of stock. We searched at G4 but they were also out of stock. We saw some pretty clothes for her but I decided to go to Rustan’s first. Fortunately, I saw the huge Debenhams sign and told her that we must go there. It was a good decision indeed:

debenhams blouse, by bitsandtreats

white tops from debenhams, by bitsandtreats

I realized that we only got one blue top for her and the rest are white. But it’s okay as these were the prettiest of the lot. Mum loved this store so much that she got us both loyalty cards.

That was our last stop for the day. I think she’s 90% complete with her “to pack” list. Although I didn’t buy a lot, I was very happy that mum was able to treat herself today. She deserves it.


  1. Oh wow! When I shop with my mom, she shops for me! I think it's quite nice to reverse that sometimes. :)

    I agree how some sales people in SM are very bratty. But some of them are very over-eager that it makes buyers feel awkward sometimes. LOL

    I got the package by the way! :D:D:D:D I'll blog about it soon. Thank you!!!! :D

  2. I agree some SA's in SM Stores can be very "female doggy". Here in my place, some of them are also like that.Especially when you're scanning at expensive blouses and makeup, they point their eyes like snipers on you.

    Anyway, I'm getting the package later from lbc. :)

    I'm so excited! :))))))

  3. Hi Michelle! That is why I like shopping at Rustan's and the SSI Group of Stores better as the staff are trained well. You're welcome!

    @MissK: It's really annoying when they give you that look like you can't afford their merchandise.

  4. nice, jealous your close to your mom.

    i saw fun accessories at debenhams, i like their accessories there more over fashion21.

    you take care on your trip~ hope to see you next week

  5. @Kate: yes, the accessories were nice. I hope they don't tarnish. I will! See you soon!

  6. From your post I can see the smile on Mom's face and yours as well. And I agree with you that SM Staff are not trained enough. They won't assist you till you show them how thick your purse are. I had a bag-full of sad :( experiences.

  7. your mother is very lucky to have you..i received the package, actually it was sent at the wrong house..hehe thank you..(",)

  8. I blogged about your giveaway already! :) Here's the link if you want to check it out. Thanks again! :)



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