December 12, 2005

S Stands for Shopping

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?

25 comments:

MA said...

I pun tak suka shopping. Masa pergi Pasar Payang - satu benda pun tak beli. Brood pun boring semacam.

Kalau gi mana2 pun, janganlah kirim pesan beli apa-apa. Sure haram tak beli :-)

Tapi kalau ada duit seguni -- ha, itu takyah cakap lah kan :-)

.

RojakBuah said...

tk per soping, duit leh carik...sekali skala shopping kan...best wooo...ambik je...pastu pk kemudian...nyesal kemudian...

marlinda said...

Huish borong jangan tak borong... heheh

cL said...

my duit belanja for dec 2005 habis licin pada 30 nov 2005!! 5 hari di kuching, sakan aku soping...heh heh

next week kaban belayan dr topografi seblah mao dtg & lepak2 kat sini, mana mao cekau duit belanja depa jln2,makan2,soping moping????


duhhHHHsss...!!!

AuntyN said...

MA : Duit segunu pun habis kalau shopping gaya gitu tu. Lagi nampak ada ruang kat bas tu, lagi rasa nak shopping hehehe.

JB : Duit memang boleh cari, dok cari pu hehe. Tapi yang dok jumpa sama je selalu tu, korek, kampus, korek, kampus, habis camna :-).

marlinda : nak lawan dgn borong tu yang sakit tu hehehe

cL : InsyaAllah rezeki datang bergolek dapat melayan pelawat yang datang bertandang. Amin...

narfnarf said...

la ni, mat-mat dan minah-minah salleh semua dok sibuk buat christmas shopping depa. semua on sale, auntyn! tak tahan tgk...rasa cam nak join skali beli...nasib baik dok pokai skarang. kalau takkkk...habihlah takdak duit makan nanti :P.

chooobaaaaaaan. hehe.

edryna said...

semalam saya baru shoppin sakan. Beli blouse for work 3 pieces + 1 slack. pastu kasut sepsg..semua for work. Actually nyaris2 beli blouse 4 psg tp hubby cakap 3 pasang cukup le tu...hehheh saya dulu2lah kalau tension je mesti g shopping. Hilang tension ...kekkekeke tapi taklah buat selalu once in a blue moon je shopping sakan ni.

JoKontan said...

AuntyN,

I don't shop, I don't buy, I purchase.

Cewah! Perasaaan bunyi macam baguz jer..:-))

Pernah gak terbarai beli jeans + corduroy sampai 5 helai sekali gus. Try try, rasa besst jer, amek ser, amek dua, amek tiga. Aleh aleh aaa. sampai 5 helai lagi.

Kalau ada rejeki boleh blog orang shopping microwave oven, deep fryer, vacuum cleaner, yang package tuu. Kena scratch cabutan bertuah kat parking lot tuu.:-))

Kat Penang ada kar cam nii ?

Ordinary Superhero said...

Sometimes gi shopping jugak kalau dah tension sangat. "You must reward yourself sometimes for your hard work" - itu nasihat dari dato' dr fadzilah kamsah yang saya selalu pegang. he he heh.

AuntyN said...

narfy : kalau tak da duit nak makan boleh kering ayaq 5 kg tu hehehe.

ed : nasib baik hubby ada no? :_0

TJ : kat mana pun ada. Lepas scratch kena bayar for things we don't need.

OS : thanks for coming. I hope you and family have recovered from the accident. Me too usually I go shopping bila stress.

dr in the house said...

I am good at window shopping but when it comes to buying I will do a lot of weighing out.

So I might have taken hours out 'shopping' but I'd probably end buying little or nothing at all!

So AuntN- tak beli langsung Batik Silk? :)). Kaftan ke?

AuntieYan. said...

N, KY gila shopping masa single dulu.....cukup bulan dapat gaji je pi dok perabih duit..beli baju, beli kasut, beli make-up...:-)
Bila kawin, slow down sikit,dah tak shopping pakaian lagi, tapi lebih kepada keperluan r/tangga...la ni dah kurang benar bershopping ni...dah insaf gamaknya....La ni dok perabih duit isi perut...makan, makan dan makan!!!!!

AuntyN said...

Dr Rosa : memang tak beli batik silk/kaftan pun. I ni dah lama tak beli metarial buat baju, malas cari tailor. Po ada tunjukkan NorArfa's factory tak sempat nak singgah. Maybe next time.

Kak Yan : sama lah sekarang pi shopping asyik, Carrefour, Tesco Giant dan sewaktu dengannya hehe

Audra said...

Shopping? Hmm.. ada ada... shopping groceries.. every 2 weeks kat Jusco or Carrefour or Tesco.. eheeh.. shopping skirt and top ari tu kat Nichii Fashion City at The Curve.. shopping novels kat Borders.. sakan jugak, last last baru sedar.. alamak.. balance dalam akaun ngam ngam untuk belanja duit poket bulan ni.. ehehehhe...

wss79 said...

saya tokleh nampak set cadar + comforter.. altho dlm rumah dah ada dekat 5 set (not including wedding sets)..

crave for shoes dah lama habis.. :)

Arena said...

Dulu gila beli kasut dan baju. Now dah malas.. Tapi tak leh tahan kalau tengok barang rumah (bedsheet, towl, rack dsb) dan kitchen gadget. Adoi, tergoda sunggoh. Tapi Ed tak bising sangat bila beli kitchen gadget, sebab bila ada gadget baru, semangat gila nak masak, sapa yang untung dan kenyang? Dia jugak..kekekke

AuntyN said...

audra : yang jenis shopping tu memanglah selalu, kalau tak tak makan lah kami sekeluarga.

waa79 : kami beli comforter dari Thailand je tu brand TOTO dan sewaktu dgn nya. hehehe

arena : Patut ed tak marah, pandai lah tu dok bodek dia tu. The way to the man's heart is thru is stomach no? hehehe

Audra said...

Hehehe.. biasa la kak N, sebenarnya lebih jimat masak sendiri dari dok beli kat luar tu.. and lebih puas ati.. kalau masak tak sedap tanggung sendiri la kan, hehe.. kalau sedap boleh offer kat orang lain kan.. ;)
tapi selalunya kalau shopping benda lain macam kain baju semua tu, kalau ada megasale aje la.. kalau tak.. window shopping aje la.. ;)

Acik Liza said...

Hi AuntyN,

Selalu duk datang baca jer tapi topik nie yang best.. sbb saya pun suka shopping :). pantang boring dan tengok barang murah mesti nak beli.. kalau dulu suka beli baju, tapi skg nie beli barang2 utk rumah ajer.

last weekend balik Alor Star. berhabis 1.5K la shopping kat kedai jual barang2 kat langkawi tuh(branch) beli dinner set, tea set utk pengantin, another dinner set utk MIL, langsir 4 pasang, pyrex,

Sbb hobi nie la timbulnya minat berniaga, beli baju cara borong, lepas tu jual kat kekawan..

bergen said...

I don't like shopping but I love to shop for Aunt Su. It gives me the greatest pleasure to see sparkles in her eyes looking into a shopping bag finding something she has always wanted.

AuntyN said...

audra : haah betul tu setuju sangat.

acik liza : mana lama tak tegur? Pandai no buat duit. Bagus tu.

bergen : I can see that you know how to please aunt Su. I think the next entry will be very close to your heart.

cyberdad said...

Shopping? Time ni fobia sikit la ngan perkataan ajaib tu. Tunggu dapat gaji kalu... hilang la fobia tu.. :)

AuntyN said...

cyberdad : tak shopping untuk baby baru ke?

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