Kak Yan's comment in my previous post triggered this entry.
My sister S is a shopoholic, I can say that to her. I don't know where she has the energy and the money to do that. The energy perhaps because she is focussing all her energy and thoughts away from her marrital problems, so the energy is being diverted to the shopping. Pretty expensive activities, don't you think. Money? She is a working lady. Having the right "kaki" I can tell you the rombongan pengantin had turned out into the rombongan shopping.
During the Trengganu trip, my sister S went with her youngest daughter, my abang ngah, kak ngah, my niece Ina (Abang Ngah's daughter) and their other niece. My younger brother S and his family (wife and 2 kids). Abang Long and wife, SIL (kak long's colleagues) as well as a cousin and his wife Kak Nas. The ladies turned out to be are all shopoholics.
They started the journey at about 8.30 am from Penang. My sister S, along the way kept calling me to either ask where we were or to tell where they were at that time. The first stop was Bukit Bunga (somewhere in Kelantan), the excuse was to ease themselves and while others have gone to the toilet, the others would shop. My reaction was, "What? you all are already shopping?" She laughed and said, "Not me, but the others lah". I saw Ina and her cousin was wearing Garfiels bedroon slippers in the hotel room which she said she bought for RM10 per pair.
Then there was a stop for makan, again it the bus stopped for over an hour because someone went shopping. Purggghh, lucky for me I didn't follow them. Otherwise I would be so bored waiting for them to come back to the bus.
The next day after the nikah ceremony was over, S was already feeling bored. She asked around if the others would like to adjourned to Pasar Payang. Lucky the others were in tune with her thoughts. However they had only about 1.5 hours of shopping time there. She came back to the hotel, complaining that there were not enough time for her to go round the whole of Pasar Payang!!!!. I met S and my other siblings as they came down from the bus in front of the hotel. I was going to get something to eat for the kids who were in the swimming pool. She asked me whether I and hubby would want to go to the Pasar that evening, if yes, she wanted to follow us to continue shopping. Told her hubby said that he wanted to go but he was sleeping and as far as I know, the pasar would be closed by 5.00 pm. At that time, it was already almost 5.00 pm. Much to her disappointment, we would not made it in time to go there that evening. But after dinner, we the adults, leaving the kids behind at the hotel went shopping for keropok lekor/losong, ikan kering etc aroung Rusila, Chendering area.
That night, my sis S and my abang ngah had already been planning the route back to Penang. They wanted to suggest that the travel back route would pass through Kota Baru. That way they can all stop at the Pasar Khadijah. At first Abang Long didn't agree but Kak Nas (another shopoholic lady), had told Abang Long similar plan. S was so happy to hear that.
So along they go home, stopping to shop at Kota Baru. When they boarded the bus again after the shopping spree, I received an SMS from S.
S : "Aku untung RM15 juai kain kat Kak Nas hehehe"
Me : " Oi sempat buat business lagi dalam bas tu no? Hehe. How come?"
S : "Aku beli kain Siam 5 pasang , dia tengok masa bas dah jalan, dia nak bagi anak dia tak cukup so mintak nak beli, Aku muck-up lah"
Me : "Pandai lah hang".
All in all she bought 5 pairs of materials (1 in Pasar Payang, 4 in Kota Bahru). At least 2 tudung, and some blouses and Tshirts for her children. Kak Lang bought some talam for the hantaran since her eldest daughter will be getting married next year. Kak Ngah also bought some talam, she said just for spares, 3 has 3 unmarried daughters. They bought some beras siam, I got 1 packet and I think the whole bus was full of things from the shopping spree. :-), :-) Whateverlah asal diorang ni happy kan..
As for me, didn't have much time for shopping. When we were having our second breakfast with Po, my abang lang was already calling me.
Abang Lang :" Hangpa kat mana ni?"
Me : " Nak pi makan nasi dagang sat"
Abang Lang : " hah!! Nak pi makan lagi?"
Me : " Ada orang nak belanja ni"
Abang Lang : " OK"
Half hour later,
Abang Lang : " Hoi, hang pa tak habih makan lagiiiii?"
Me : "Dah habih dah, dok balik hotel ni nak check-out"
Abang Lang : " La tak check-out lagi?"
Me : " Dak lagi, hehehe. Awat tak larat nak shopping dah ka? " Sambil gelak.
Abang Lang : " Ha lah, lagi lama lagi banyak duit aku habih ni"
In the end we made it there and do a bit of shopping before we travelled home.
I am not much of a shopper really, usually I will go shopping when necessary.
Anyone has got an interesting shopping spree lately?