Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Hectic last weekend..

It was quite a hectic weekend in Thailand. It was like a shopping spree, buy and buy. Credit card swipe like nobody business, swipe swipe, another purchase and money notes flowing out from wallet as fast as you could say “cheers”. My sister in law accompany us in all our shopping activities and she said my wife and me behaves as though as we are in a market buying vegetables, once we look at the item we will buy. Actually she did not notice my hand and forehead is fill with sweats each time the card goes through the machine. Its like blood being squeeze out of my body, hahaha.

Actually we have gone and did an initial ground work during my last trip. We spent almost 2 days scouting for potential brands and items to buy. So this trip is more like just point, signed, booked delivery date and continue shopping. The last trip we have bought an air condition for our own room. This trip we bought one for my parent in-law room as my father in-law decided to stay in the house to accompany my wife.

Nowadays the air-condition itself comes with a lot of new features. In those days all you need to do is to decide the air-condition capacity and that’s it. Now you will need to think if you need those special filter function or ioniser or features that will save the electricity, less vibration, less noise, continuous and etc. In Thailand when you buy any electrical goods like air-condition, fridge, it will comes with a seal. It will denote the amount of electricity save, it has number 1 to 5. If the label shows 5 (or in thai, Bur Ha) it means it saves the most electricity.

This trip alone we have bought an air-condition for my parents in-law room, washing machine, Amway Water filter, 2 stainless steel plate, 1 stainless steel plate dryer, 2 dustbins in the house, 1 big dustbin for the outside, fridge, dining table, 3 seater sofa in the living room, 2 sideboard (1 for living and the other for my room), 1 shower curtain and the rod, 1 water heater for my room and a lot more miscellaneous items. In total it’s more than Rm10k. There are more to come. I took some pictures on the item but it’s in my wife camera. Once I got hold of it I will post it up, in the mean time I will need to work somemore to get the "blood" from my employer to replenish the loss one in my "body" or wallet....

9 comments:

crazycat said...

hehe, maybe u might like to swipe the card against some magnet.. might stop ur blood flowing out..

Lynne said...

Cut, cut, cut, cut the card up. Then you can no longer swipe, swipe, swipe. Then no need to wipe, wipe, wipe the sweat off your forehead! Haha

Anonymous said...

maipen rai, as long as khun kap teerak khun sanook mak mak, dai leaw. money well spent!
keatix

jettykey said...

that's a lot of stuff you're buying... I'm sweating just reading. I'm sure you sweat even more, being the credit card holder... haha

SooHK said...

Crazy Cat and lynne, hahaha that will definitely stop the swipe swipe activities.

Keatix, Teerak phom sanook mak mak teh mah chai phom. Phom Sanook mak only hahaha.

Anna, yeap a lot, after counting its around Rm15K... hahaha

hui ying said...

Soohk, faster way to get back money is to wait for the lottery.. :D

Never know that u can speak Thai so 'fluently' although I knew you have a Thai wife...

hui ying said...

Sorry.. forgot to mention.. if only u strike.. :D kahkhakhak...

rhea said...

OOOHHH, I was jsut talking about credit cards and the "goodness" it brings. Shop til u drop is soo good, credit card bills are soooo bad. work hard, earn that money and pay the bills.....
I wish I can go furniture/house appliances shopping one day. SOunds FUN! have a great day!

SooHK said...

Hui Ying, I bought Toto every week. The highest price I ever get is Rm1008. We (including LeeCS) have attended a thai class before.

Rhea, its fun shopping for things. I love it. Like you say lor the bad part is paying for it... hahaha

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