Went to Elias Green today (SOB SOB SOB- THE ENTIRE HOUSE IS EMPTY- but they still have my old hula hoop and the nails from our erstwhile Hall of Fame- PICTURES UPCOMING, I TOOK LOADS FOR SENTIMENTALITY'S SAKE) and visited our house (handover November; can we just say "I don't
want to give it to you"?) and neighbours. Then went to White Sands with Mum and Da-ge and finally found my dream sneakers
! North Star finally listened and made a white version of the light grey pair I'd been eyeing! Back in... September, I think, they had black and light grey versions for 19.90, and now they come in navy, white, black, light grey and bright purple, for 24.95. Desperately eyed navy, white and purple; bought white firstly because they're the ones on my wishlist and secondly because -this second reason stood on slightly wobbly grounds- a girl in ISB has a navy lookalike and they look kind of horrible, and the purple would be hard to match.
Went to Tampines with Mum (Da-ge went home first to study for his exams) and bought a pair of nerdy socks from Uniqlo!
Yes, nerdy, I don't know what's wrong with me, even my grandmother asked me if they were "in trend" and that she didn't think they were that nice. Oh no I MUST BE GOING CRAZY
! But they do look adorable in an aforementioned nerdy way. The label says "beige" but it's really kind of brownish knit. They look like something a Professor of Boring Academics might wear, but when scrunched down (they're almost knee-high but a bit tight when worn that
high) they look acceptably cute with the new NS sneakers. (Of course, both my brother and grandmother had to refute that judgment. But I'm hoping my mum won't.) Now I'm wondering if I should've bought the bright blue non-knit version instead; my mother refused to buy me 3 (4 for 14.90) and used the discount to buy my dad 3 pairs of black socks. (Can you yawn? His black socks are quite cool, though. I'm envisaging them over black leggings...)
Mum left me then to go visit 2 of her friends, while I wandered around (nonchalantly: "I'll probably take half an hour... just looking around...") for slightly over an hour. But THANK GOODNESS I curbed my excessive spending. I was rather sleepy and developing a headache from the number of songs being pounded from the speakers in EVERY SINGLE DAMN SHOP so, despite getting tempted by a lot of things, managed to spend just SGD11.55 before I went home. (If you think that's a lot... I used to spend about 25 dollars every visit. So yay me! Next goal: TEN DOLLARS AND UNDER, ALRIGHT.) Bought gifts for Mum and Ching Ying. Couldn't resist all temptations
and bought a pair of diamond studs for myself (I lost my old pair and this one was only 1.20 even though now I know they're kind of hard to take off), as well as the set of 3 bangles ("fish bone" + pearl) that I bought for Sway Sim in September from Montip. (I COULDN'T RESIST: I almost stole them last time, when they were the only set left in the shop, but thank goodness they stocked 1 more set this time. Just one, and I took it! Finders keepers.)
So considering 1/2 were gifts and 1/4 was (kind of) necessary....