My Shopaholic Confession

Hi! My name is Joey and I'm a Shopaholic!

...window shopping, that is.

I think I love new clothes, bags, shoes, jewelry as much as another girl BUT I am NOT an impulsive buyer. When I look at the price tag, I think of my son's tuition fees, I think of owning a house someday, and then I know that if I give in to the impulse of acquiring these tempting stuff, I'd have to forego or delay the more important things that I want.

It cannot be denied, however, that there is so much pleasure in looking in the shop windows, trying on clothes and shoes. But many a saleslady must have been frustrated that they cannot convince me to buy, even if I do look like I really, really want to.

I believe in delayed gratification. If I don't buy it now and the desire is still with me after 1 or 2 weeks...and the item happens to be on sale...then maybe it IS meant for me. But if not, maybe I shouldn't add anymore to my already overfull closet!

Now, shopping for my son's school is another matter altogether. I would try looking for the best school for my child, even if it's expensive. But I would also like to emphasize that it should be about "value for money". Good education does not come cheap, but I don't have to go into debt in order to finance his education. Now, that's something that would be priceless, and won't fade with the seasons.

Now I only indulge my impulsive spending tendencies in the grocery. :P

Catch "Confessions of a Shopaholic" in cinemas on February 18, 2009!


earthlingorgeous said...

waaaaaah joey tinaranta mo ako akala ko late na ako para magpost ng entry! nakalagay kasi sa catch shopaholic on Feb 8! napa-double check ako! (edit dali!)

ako hindi pwede hindi magwindow shopping ng walang actual purchase and I only have 30 minutes to 2 hours to decide if I want to buy it or not. Kaines! Bad bad bad.

Ala pa akong entry nagpapathrill ako ahahahahahaha!


theworkingmom said...

Oops, my bad. Have a problem with my "1" key kasi.

Ayan, na-edit ko na...

Thank you for pointing it out to me :)

Anonymous said...

ako din,sa grocery na lang ako nagiging shopaholic ngayon! and lets not talk about tuition fees, ha ha ha!
goodluck to us!

Czel said...

blog hopping from nuffnang. Ü
goodluck to us!

theworkingmom said...

Thanks for the visit, Vanity's Child! And yes, good luck to us!

KCee said...

Congrats! You're one of the winners! :D

theworkingmom said...

I won???

Hey I actually won! What a nice Valentine's gift!

Thanks, KCee, for informing me :D

Anonymous said...

congrats po..

theworkingmom said...

Thank you very much!

SASSY MOM said...

Congratulations for making it to the top 20 Shopaholic Confession Contest!

theworkingmom said...

Thank you! Am convincing hubby to bring me there for a late Valentine's date :D

earthlingorgeous said...

Wohoooooooooo! Sis we won! See you soon!

earthlingorgeous said...

Hi Joey! WE WON! See you soon!


theworkingmom said...

Thanks, earthlinggorgeous,

I didn't really think I'd win, but what the heck...joined anyway and gave it my best shot!

Hoping we'd see each other :D

Anonymous said...

Hey, we won! Congrats!

michael (ph)ierce said...

hi ms.joey!

i love the fact that you're a shopaholic-with-a-twist!

good thing that you promote good value for money and that you know your priorities very well. Your family's blessed to have you as their mom. =)

Congrats! well-deserved top20 spot!

mike (blog-hopping from Nuffnang) =)

theworkingmom said...

Thank you so much, Mike! :) Nakakataba ng puso :)