Market Friday - Of Books and Swim Wears

I haven't posted here for a long time and now I have something to share again for today's #MarketFriday by @dswigle.

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There is a newly opened bookshop at the mall and it's gaining attention for they sell orginal copies. Surely, the whole city is talking about it. As a book lover myself, and now I have company, we can't wait to see what's in their store for us.

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As it name says, it's not just fully booked with books but fully booked with people everytime. Seriously, it was super crowded when we got it. But anyway, we have found the books that we wanted to buy. Money is just the problem.

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This one's worth $14.

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I found a lot of books that I wanted here.

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Our trip to the bookstore ended up as just a window shopping. Not one of the books' price are friendly to our student's wallet. It's fine for me since I have digital copies of the books I wanted. I already purchased them online since it's way cheaper and sometimes I can get a free copy. It's also more convenient since I can read it anywhere through my phone. Yet, having to smell pages of a new book every time you flip the pages just feels different to experience at times.

We parted ways after that, and I habe to buy a swim wear wherein my budget is really intended to be spent for. The goal was to look for a cheaper one since swim wears cost are expensive. The last time I checked, the upper garment cost $20 and the same price with the lower garment. I wouldn't be frequently using that, probably just twice or thrice during our swimming lessons. A cheaper one would be fine.

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I have to stopped and admire this gigantic Christmas tree of Ayala Malls. SM City Malls has a green gigantic Christmas Also, and they have a golden one. I can sense the competition.

Before there, I went first to 888 Chinatown Square but only found an upper garment for only $5. I saved a lot from that. Now, what's left is the lower garment which is the leggings.

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I can't believe that I have to swipe my card just for an item. This isn't a budget friendly and student friendly swim wear at all. It doesn't seem like I still have other choice anyway, gotta go with it or else, I have nothing to wear at the swimming lessons. It was a take it or leave it kind of deal to me at that moment. Inflation have affected us all here that much that everything just keeps on getting expensive. Back then, $20 can last for a week but now, you will be having trouble to make it last for just two days. And beyond that, it's hard to earn back what was already spent in just seconds. Adulting really sucks, and it's not like we have a choice.


All that matters in the end is that I manage to buy what I needed. That's all for a #MarketFriday for now. Thanks for reading!



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Truly adulting sucks and inflation too. Still that 5$ swimwear is good enough.

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Yep, that would be fine compared to buying expensive ones which I wouldn't be using frequently anyway.

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Kinda expensive compared to what we have before so yeah inflation sux 🥹
Nice to know a new bookstore has opened! And fully booked is fully booked 😂
Some bookstores nowadays have closed due to low sales and people are into digital, like you but agree about the physical book being able to flip and smell it, really nicer haha

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Haha, it fits its name, for sure! It's just my budget who can't fit the prices. 😆

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Ohh, books. You know, I really really want to read a lot of books but, I'm afraid to become anemic lalo, so I drop the thought and just focus more on Tagalog Books, lol.

And akala ko, swim suit bibilhin mo like two piece maybe. Why naman ganern? Hahahaha.

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Ask for help from your friend Merriam or Google if you feel like having a nosebleed haha. We're the opposite. I feel sleepy when I read tagalog books.

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I just remembered those days back in college that I needed to make my $20 lasts for a week that includes my fare when I decides to go home on the weekend.

Anyways, inflation really affected all of us now.

As for the books, if I can the chance to visit one, I literally go on just having a window shopping. Haha

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Just window shoping for an alternative 'cause the prices can't fit my budget. 😄

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I'll be doing that too if I'm in your situation sis. Hehe

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Inflation is a problem. Here we have been suffering from it for years and we have even had hyperinflation, but now the problem seems to be global, and nowhere is safe from suffering its effects.
I love books and I understand the practicality of digital ones, but there is nothing like turning the pages of a book and smelling it.

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True. I always have that habit when reading a book, smell every page. 😄

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Nice they have fully booked now in your area, I use to stay go to greenbelt just to read for free and chill in some corner of there shop, then there used to be one in high street in BGC where they have starbucks in it. you would want to go to that shop if you were in Manila I think hihi.

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That's what I was doing at NBS back then. Haha. I can't do that for now, tho. Better just buy digital copies if you're just into the content but for fetish reasons, an original printed copy would be nicer.

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yea i think my half-asleep me messed up my comment earlier, i was there for free reading and aircon lol, but yea it was encouraging to buy books. just a waste of paper tho. so digital is good too!

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I couldn't agree more! HAHAHA Fully booked is indeed fully booked. Though here at BGC, it's not that crowded (quite expensive kasi), plus there's SB inside Fully Booked, two of my favorite things in life combined.

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That means their store is more spacious in there. That's nice. Two expensive shops combined, tho. 😆

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True sa two expensive shops combined! Hahaha yup, spacious nga. Isang building na Fully booked lang and SB ✨

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Ugh, everything's just expensive these days... It sucks.
Fully Booked is one of my favorite bookstores for window shopping too, hanggang tingin lang muna kasi andaming backlog lol

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Nakakaiyak pala presyo diyan nuh, pero masaya ka pa rin kasi maganda copies haha

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Love physical bookstores. Seems like they're slowly becoming a dying breed with the digitalisation of everything. !PIZZA 🍕

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Sorry for the late reply, but yeah, you have a point. It is getting rare to see thriving physical bookstores these days. In my place, we just have 3 stores.

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Oh I love bookshops Inday, you can't beat the smell of a book, I can spend all day there.
Your swimwear seems so expensive, that is bizarre, I am tempted to find you something.

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Ahahaha. I was surprised to find them that expensive, too. Maybe, inflation or it was over prized. Idk, that was my first time buying a swim wear. Sorry for the late reply, Tito Teng. I was so busy with my school works these days, and also, exams. 😆

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Oh you exams, well damn you study hard inday and I wish you the best of luck.
The first time you buy swim wear? Really, well darn I guess you grew up nowhere near the sea.

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True, I was born and raised in the countryside. 😄

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Hello, @dswigle. Nice to see you here again in my post. It's fine, just take your time enjoying your vacation. In which you have said earlier, it seems like it. I didn't get to witness and experience another wedding traditions aside from ours, but that would be an amazing experience if ever, knowing new things from other cultures. Glad to know you have enjoyed and learned a lot from the experience. See you again after you came back from your vacation. Keep safe and enjoy!

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