Pages


.. for the blog vist, see you again ..

Monday, August 30, 2010

Off to Work Today


Speaking of Christmas shopping, my apology to the daddies and mommies who do not want to think about the occasion yet, yes some of you are correct it is too early. However, the reason why I shop early is because of pre-Christmas discounted sales. I guess some of the malls in Manila are trying to dispose some of their stocks to replenish with new ones. Manufacturers instead of taking the items back. They sell the items at discounted price. I developed the technique of scouting for items that might go on sale. I checked on the original price of the items.

During mid night madness, it is how we call it here. Malls are open until twelve midnight during the sale. That is why it was called midnight madness. When the items go on sale I tried to check how much they are being marked down. I noticed mall owners had been wiser this time. They would only get few stocks and would reorder when needed. Before, I could buy books for as low as seventy percent mark down, now not all the books go on sale. If all of them do, only up to twenty percent off. Budgeting? Count me in, folks. Well, just being wise when it comes to spending.

Today, the 30th of August is Philippines National Heroes Day, and therefore it is a holiday. No work for those that goes to the other offices at daytime. Not me, I got work. Call Centers do not have work Holiday. We do get additional pay though when we work on Philippines Holidays. I received a text message from our team captain at work that we have to render at least one hour overtime today. I replied okay, count me in. Hush! I do not want to frustrate him in exchange of my remaining vacation leave. I want him to approve the vacation leave at the latest next week.

13 comments:

Jane said...

Oh, I hope that you get your vacation approved! As for me, my Christmas shopping is done entirely online!

Jane

beanizer_05 said...

MommY!! buy me ice cyeeeeeeeam will yah??..i wonder why ice cyeam vendor didn't give me sale that time..so i ran as fast as i could when he insisted me to pay..ahmmm..Mommy, i told him you gonna pay him soon..*puppy eyes*

sudhi said...

vacations vacations they r always sweet!!! i hope u get ur leave!!!!

and im sorry for u tht no holidays n call centers!!!!

Melanie said...

Wow! I haven't even thought of Christmas shopping - I have yet to do the boys' back to school shopping!

Hope you get your vacation leave soon!

Thank you so much for the blog review...my very first one! :)

Luke said...

Christmas in Asia, always a little disenchanting.... but good never the less. I used to like the traditional Englishman's way of shopping. After a few lunchtime drinks on Christmas eve, panic buying before the shops shut for Christmas. Perfume, soap and bad music. Lots of fun and all returnable....
send me you address and I will send you a Christmas card if I make it England this year for Christmas!

Jean said...

I love a great sale! Happy National Heroes Day!

Janz said...

Wow! Christmas shopping already huh?! LOL. I do my shopping the last minute. And yes, I hunt down for bargains as well. Dont we all love bargains? :) What malls in Manila do you go shopping at? I love the malls in Manila! Gosh, I miss Pinas! I wish I did a lot of shopping when I went there last year :(

Ryan said...

I'll be shopping for Toy Story 3 stuff this year for my little boys, I'll start dropping hints to my wife tomorrow for my present!!

Hope you enjoyed heroes day.

cissydette said...

ate princess.. here i am again.. :)HAPPY BERMONTH.!! (kinda FC) lol.

Jill Wellington said...

OMG, Jolly...Christmas comes up so fast after summer ends! I LOVE the bargains, too, so I am already Christmas shopping. Your post made me smile.

I love Beanie's new profile pic of him kissing his mommy Jolly and his pants are UP!!! LOL

Jolly Princess said...

@Jane and @cissydette - Welcome aboard ladies. Thanks for joining my circle of friends. ♥ Mwaahhh!:)

NENSA MOON said...

Happy National Heroes Day, JP!!

Bestmac1 said...

The most important time to me is my leisure and vacation period,cause these are the times i get to engage in a different schedule.
Happy National heroes day.

My blog list. What they are blogging about. ♥