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Look what we’ve brought home from the weekend sale at Robinson’s Place in Manila:

Hardbound books from Booksale! Only P60 each (around $1.40 each)!  

Nikolai Grozni’s Turtle Feet has long been in my book list and it was a pleasant surprise to find it among the many hardbound books on sale at Booksale.    And as I have been a big fan of Anita Diamant since I read The Red Tent (her debut novel as a fiction writer), I was equally happy to find  The Last Days of Dogtown, her 3rd novel.   I’ve read The Devil Wears Prada (by Lauren Weisberger) and enjoyed it immensely (the movie version was totally unfaithful to the original book story), so when I found Chasing Harry Winston I know I have to get it too.   The last book I picked, Melissa Bank’s  The Wonder Spot, is my “wild card” because I haven’t read any of her works yet, but I was drawn to the story summarized at the back of the book sleeve.I can’t believe I got so lucky with my book shopping!   Rarely have I bought so many books in one go!

Just when I thought our lucky streak started and ended at Booksale (because we can’t seem to find nice sale items from the other stores we passed by), we discovered that a Saizen outlet has opened at Robinson’s Place!  Yipee!  And we used to travel to Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas just for this happy place!

This P85.00 (approximately $2.00) store is really a shopper’s haven, with a merchandise that just keep on adding and adding up (why, they even sell  colognes now!).   Just look at what we bought from the Saizen outlet in Robinson’s Place – Manila, all for less than P500.00:     We love, love this anti-bacterial hand soap from Saizen, specifically the winter melon scent, because it really smells like winter melon!   Their Oolong Tea (spelled “Woolong”, hehe) is my favorite, and I always try to stock up on this because I cannot find reasonably-priced one in the supermarkets.   We also got these milk tea bags (4 pieces in 1 pack) called Royal Milk Tea that we wanted to try.  AJ and I are now milk tea converts, after having tried it in the afternoon tea buffet at Manila Peninsula.   Lastly, we found these cute wooden toys for Liam!    So cute and yet so cheap!   We got him 2 boxes – which contain the wooden duck and monkey toys that will walk down the wooden slope when you place them there.  This weekend’s loot cost us no more than P1,000 or $43.00, and we couldn’t be more happier!

Don’t you just love bargain items?

 

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