Money Musings

6AM – Stumble out of bed and rush out of the house, conveniently forgetting my breakfast apple. Sigh, will buy breakfast at the office then

8AM – reach work and make myself a giant brew of English Breakfast tea. Settle in to reply a flood of emails that have landed in my inbox overnight.

10AM – finally look up from my computer and realise it’s way past breakfast, especially since I don’t eat lunch when I’m at work. Ah well, I’m meeting friends for dinner and drinks tonight so that’s something to look forward too! They’re my executive team from my club back in Vancouver and I haven’t had the chance to really get to know them yet, especially some of the newer members.

1PM –  pop downstairs to The Body Shop to get that new multi-purpose balm they’ve been advertising (I work above a shopping mall). It smells heavenly!!! $16

3PM – get really peckish and to make it worse, my stomach is making atrocious sounds. Pop downstairs to get a sparkling mango juice and some roasted almonds from Starbucks. $11

4PM – Get bored and start browsing Nordstrom Canada. Stumble upon the Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Mini Tote and wonder if its worth spending $1200 on it. On one hand, it’s always been a bag that’s caught my eye but it’s not gotten to the point where I KEEP thinking about it. Hmmmm, I’ll think about it.

5PM –  get really antsy at work because I get to end work soon! I’m ending my internship tomorrow so this week has been slow days all round. Brief the new manager on stuff she has to take over from me when I leave. She invites me to lunch tomorrow as a farewell and gets the whole team to come along. Fun!

6PM –  dash out of work to meet my boyfriend (who’s the club president) and the rest of my team. Wonder if it’s cool to hug him because he’s my boyfriend but also the prez, y’know? We walk to look for this coffee place he used to work at.

6.30PM –  Boyfriend gets his mocha and we meet the rest of the team. We eat a super chill dinner of local Singaporean food before heading up to the bar upstairs which supposedly has good deals during happy hour. $8

7PM – get a ton of good drinks and 1-for-1 beer deals. Most of the team doesn’t really drink and left so it’s just me and three others who get beers. It feels good, especially since I haven’t drank in a long time. $13

11PM –  finally get home and knock out because I STILL HAVE ONE DAY OF WORK TOMORROW.

 

DAY 1 EXPENSES: $32

Falling for Coats

It’s fall. Temperatures are dropping and this can only mean that it’s time to stockpile coats!!

I’m a boring dresser and serial outfit-repeater. For me, stockpiling coats consists of me buying the same style of coats, in varying boring colours and textures. I’m a granny coat person; my parents are understandably disturbed by how I seem to have a penchant for woolly, oversized grey coats reminiscent of the coats my grandma used to wear.

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What do we say to the God of Shopping? NOT TODAY.

Forgive the GoT reference in the title, I’ve been trying to get myself interested in it just to see what the fuss is all about. Somehow, there’s too many houses and too many names for me to keep track, so I’m just watching out for key points. DRAGON! FIGHTING! REEK! LANNISTER! WOLVES! That’s the extent of my knowledge, I’m ashamed to admit. Obvs not the birghtest crayon in the box over here.

I digress. Question for you: Can you fathom  the agony and heartbreak when the items you’ve been coveting since the age of time finally go on like 50% OFF SALES AND YOU HAVE INSUFFICIENT MOOLAH????? I’ve never been attached but I do think I know what heartbreak feels like, online window shopping has given me plenty of that.

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Dude Dress

With summer hitting me right smack in the face in the form of sweaty necks, stifling heats, greasy faces and general annoyance, I’m increasingly reluctant to pull on jeans when I go for class. For the love of god, it sticks okay IT STICKS. Yet, shorts feel like I’m disrespecting my professor and skirts are just flouncy and girly and just not my cuppa tea. The solution? Dresses.

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Food or Clothes: The Eternal Struggle

My outfit inspiration is plateau-ing off and to be honest, it’s distressing. In my defense, summer school has such a fast and heavy curriculum it’s actually a wonder I’m not going to class without my lipstick or wearing my exam-jam-outfit-lethal-combo of my favourite oversized grey Gap sweater with baggy boyfriend jeans and my trusty Stan Smiths. I still do, but i have to neaten and structure it up because the Asian kids on campus are so well dressed they put me to shame. Think platform heels, skirts, blow-out hair, luxury tote carried in the nook of the arm (as one does obviously…) and perfectly porcelain made up faces.

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Big City Move

Had a pretty crazy past few weeks making the big move from small-town Kelowna to big-city Vancouver.  Twas a haywire rush of getting cards set up, buying things for the house, buying food, getting ready for school and then actually having school.

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