Hi, my name is dementia and I’m a shopaholic. You’d know this by know if you’ve been following my blog but if you are new here, let me tell you about my adventure.
I’m an impulse shopper. My most recent catastrophe was during my trip to Hong Kong last New Year. I wasn’t intending to buy much since I just purchased my macbook last November and it left a big dent on my bank account. My family was staying in Marco Polo Gateway and it’s right smack in the middle of Harbour Square Mall. My sister went to a nearby tech hub to look for a gadget for her boyfriend and on our way back to the hotel, we decided to make a detour inside Harbour Square just to window shop. That was when I saw the Vivienne Westwood store.
Vivienne Westwood is one of my favorite designers and I’ve been pining for a Westwood bag for years. So when I saw that store in Hong Kong, I just had to enter and enter I did. I suddenly felt that I needed a bag, a pair of shoes, and a wallet. I charged all of them to my credit card and because I bought so much, the sales attendant asked me if I wanted to get the discount card. I said I want it and she informed me that I will get a 20% discount if I get another item. I browsed every nook and cranny of the shop until I decided on a pair of sunglasses which I also charged to my credit card. I left the shop with a big grin and felt so high because of the shopping spree. The joy abruptly ended though when we got back to the hotel room.
My mom went ballistic when she found out how much I spent. I racked up more than 60,000 pesos in 1 hour or 2. Mother got so mad at me which pretty much ruined the trip for everybody. She said I need to sell some of my possessions because she won’t help me in any way anymore because of a previous credit card debt which she bailed me out of. When we returned to the Philippines, I sold my old ibook, some of my toy collections, my ixus camera and almost my Nikon D80. They’re not enough to pay for my credit card bill which I got the other day.
Despite my money problem, I’m happy I bought my Vivienne Westwood items especially because there’s no Westwood store in the Philippines. The question is, did I learn from my lesson? I honestly don’t think I did.
Catch “Confessions of a Shopaholic” in cinemas on February 18, 2009!
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