Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, that is 26th December. There are many different stories behind Boxing Day, but in the UK, it basically means Mega Sale Day!
I have heard that people queue up in the wee hours of the morning just to get bargains, but I did not witness this - but then I only went downtown at around 9am. Some shops were not even opened yet!
Actually, I had nothing to buy. I just went around to see whether there are any worthy bargains, after hearing how cheap it will be from other Malaysians. Yeah, it's considered cheap for branded stuff, but I hardly care about brands, even in Malaysia. Most "branded" stuff I have are either from Thailand or pasar malam! Haha... Shopping in the UK usually means branded stuff... I wanted to find some shoes (I only have a pair at the moment), but couldn't find any which are of worth to me - the cheaper ones (about 20 pounds after discount) are not that nice, and the nicer ones (Nike) are still too expensive for me (40 pounds - 60 pounds? Can't remember). Hey, I wear slippers in Malaysia most of the time ok?
Finally, I ended up with a pair of Burton jeans (15 pounds), a sling bag (7 pounds after 50% discount) and erm... a USB gamepad (^,^). I almost bought a new watch for 12 pounds because my current (RM20 Petaling Street) watch went dead a few days ago - most probably the batteries. But I changed my mind.
A little disappointing actually. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough. I think I can get better bargains at 1-Utama (still my favourite shopping centre by far!). Girls will most probably enjoy the shopping experience better than I did though. I find grocery shopping much more fun (^,^).
26 December 06
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