Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas!

It's Christmas time! Wow all the shopping malls are brightly decorated with Christmas trees and lights! Everywhere you look you find sales going on to tempt you to spend for Christmas.

Not to be left behind wifey and I have started working on our Christmas list already. On Sunday we found the perfect gift for the little one at Toys R Us and it looked huge in the picture. Unfortunately when we wanted to purchase the item we were told that it was out of stock. I asked them to check around with other outlets and pretty soon the manager said that they had only two more units left but it was at another mall called Bangsar Village. He also said that they would only hold it for 24 hours. Boy talk about pressure LOL

The next day was Monday of course and I had go to the gym at 6.15 to meet my trainer. I was also swamped at work and couldn't get off early either. So after work we rushed down to Bangsar Village. At first I didn't see it there so I asked for the guy who was supposed to hold the item and he said he had it in the store! Phew!! We actually wanted to see it first before buying because all we had seen before this was the pictures.

So off he went to the store and after a few long minutes I see the makings of a huge box appear with the guy slowly pushing it from behind. You'd think Toys R Us would have enough staff.

Anyway, I help the poor fella open the box and inspect the item. It looked good and we said okay we'd take it! He said that it was the last one. It seems that after we booked ours the night before someone had come and purchased the other set. Another branch had called to ask if they had it too and he said that he had told him no...keeping his promise to save the toy for us. Nice guy huh? Well we paid and of course the box was too huge to carry all the way across the mall so for the first time in our lives we asked the sales staff to help us carry the item with a trolley. Good thing I have a small SUV and push downs seats because I'm pretty sure that it would not have fit in a car!

After that rushed to take it home and still managed to make it in time...well just a few minutes late for gym.

You'd think that the story ended there right...but being a long winded wind bag I have to also say that we were supposed to go to the gym again today. BUT!!!! Yes there is always a but...realized that it was the start of the Metrojaya sale. Good thing gym was just a routine cardio workout so wifey and I bailed out and headed for the Metro. Yes more shopping! THe thing is we usually argue about what to buy for the family. She'll have her ideas and I'll have mine. Then we'd spend a ridiculous amout of time shopping and looking for the perfect gift for everyone. We love giving pressies at Christmas. Seeing the joy in the faces of young and old as they unwrap their presents is worth every penny! :)

Today though, uncannily, we both had the same item in mind. So that spurred us to go. So within a half hour we'd bought everyone their gifts. What we usually do is get a his and a hers item for the guys and gals in the family. This year we consolidated and got a large item for both. And that item came with some gifts that were large too...two in fact per item. So suddenly we were facing another carrying crisis. Well we sent the items to be wrapped and did a little more shopping for a few other folks and wifeys cosmetics. By the time we finished we had another two bags...although small to contend with.

I must say before I go on that this time there were a lot of freebies. Basically (sing to the tune of the twelve days of Christmas LOL)...we got

10 white balls in a box,

90 minutes waiting for the gifts to be wrapped,

8 free pillows,

70% off,

6 free vouchers for Gloria Jean's coffee,

5 nice paper bags,

4 large presents,

3 free multi purpose canvas bags,

2 free Citibank watches

and a pair of high heeled shoes for wifey!!!

So after all that shopping (it was only around 7.30 pm) we had to get help from the store to take the stuff to the car AGAIN! LOL I guess when it rains it pours! LOL

We still have a few items to go for my nephews and niece and maybe we'll try go go somewhere where we can Save Buckets of money like we just did today. I saw a site that goes by that name and judging by the vast array of electronic goods from MP3 players, portable hi-fi set and other gadgets and gizmos I'm sure I'll be doing just that if I make my purchases there. Check out this cute MP3 player I just found that is in the shape of a whale which I think my niece will love! I might also get a new digital camera because mine seems to be giving me a little trouble lately...or maybe I'll give it to wifey as a pressie LOL

Okay time to hit the hay now and dream of a white Christmas...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz yawn...What it's morning already???....hehehe

Found this over at Marzie's place this morning and since it's not a tag nor is it December I did it PDQ....join in th efun to see which reindeer you are too?

You Are Dasher

You're an independent minded reindeer who never plays by the rules.

Why You're Naughty: That little coup you tried to stage against Santa last year

Why You're Nice: You secretly give naughty children presents.


Mariuca said...

He he!!! Wonderful shopping spree that was, I'm sure Ellie will love her pressie since u guys had to go through lotsa trouble to get it! :)

LadyJava said...

Wow.. Shopping... bestnyer...I always love shopping especially if I find a good bargain.... do you still have lots more gifts to get or are you done with your Christmas shopping.. btw.. love your christmas header lahh.. very chrimasy :-)

Raghav said...

Wonderful Effort!
Hats Off to you!
It already looks like u have done most of the shopping & arrangements!
All the Very Best!

Regards & Best Wishes!

Nick Phillips said...

So Bud, which one is my present? I DO HAVE ONE, don't I? LOL!

Oh, I'm still blinking hard from the church outing you and and Seansy went, but it's a good thing :)

Nick Phillips said...

Oh, and I can't wait for your Christmas bash :)

Mariuca said...

Hola Dasher! Am lovin the Christmas feel here! :):):)

Adrian said...

Marzie! Yay First commenter! Sorry I'm late in replying but went shopping again yesterday ! ;p

Daughter also didn't want to sleep so in the end I slept first LOL

I do hope she'll love her pressie except now we have to figure out how to assemble it and keep it hidden from her before the 25th! She already asked what ws in the booth th eother day when we brought it had to hide the box too LOL

This is so much fun hehehe

Genie King

Adrian said...

LJ!! Yup shopping...even yesterday too LOL So many things to buy so little time hahaha
But I liek to get my shopping done early so that can sit back and enjoy later instead of rushing around...although that can be fun too sometimes LOL

Glad you like my Christmas header! Was supposed to be a little different but that version didn't work out so went with this! :)

Genie King

Adrian said...

Raghav! Welcome! Thank you very much! I still have shopping to do...lots of family and friends so this is only the tip of the iceberg!


Genie King

Adrian said...

Bud! Your lah don't know what to get you yet...still on the list though! :) But managed to get Darren's and Nigel's last night! :)

I knew you'd be amazed that Sean and me...and our wifey's went to church last weekend...and guess what? we're goign to try and go this weekend're welcome to come too...would be nice cause we'd take a whole row! :):):)

Adrian said...

Nicko neither can I! I mean wait for the bash that is! Hope it's gonna be fun! :)

Adrian said...

Hi GP! Yeah I'm a dashing Dasher! LOL

Come by more often for I'll be serving hot Cocoa and cookies all through the festive season! LJ you too! :):):)


Genie King

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