4 more months guys, 4 more months!
How fast time flies and how eventful 2020 is?! We expected 2020 to be all about Wawasan 2020 and kereta terbang and all but look at us now! Ah such a clever plot twist from the universe.
Anyway, no plot twist for my no-buy year, I still have to finish what I started. Here’s a short update of my no-buy year for the month of Merdeka.
I bought new shoes
Because 2 of my old shoes gave up on me.
Remember the black heels I’ve owned for three years that I once sent to tukang repair kasut tepi jalan to get it fixed for RM5? (Read here) Sorry to tell you that beautiful pair of heels couldn’t survive. So many memories with that one, thank you black heels. #ThankingThingstheKonMariWay
Another pair that’s beyond saving was my favourite pump heels that I wear almost daily because they mixed with everything I wear and they were just so comfortable. However, one day when I was walking in the corridor of my office quite confidently, suddenly…
Because my heels tercabut hahaha!! The heels part of one side got detached. I was laughing silently and nervously hoping no one would see me like this because baru je catwalk, cisss. I hurriedly went down to my car to change shoes. Without prejudice to myself and my self-esteem, you really have to see me walking to the lift and all, dragging my feet all the way hahahaha.
But I didn’t give up on that pump heels easily okay. I went to tukang repair kasut tepi jalan again to get it fixed but sadly he couldn’t do it because apparently it was too fancy to be reattached with the manual ketuk way that tukang kasut always do. The heels part was actually made of the transparent glass thingy so if he ketuk paku, for sure it would break. I asked him to glue them together, he said it won’t stick.
Well me being me, I went to DIY to buy the strongest gam gajah I could find and I tried to glue them myself. Well at first it worked, I was proud of myself I even considered to change my profession to tukang repair kasut but the aspiration though inspring was short lived. The next day when I wore it to work, it only lasted until noon before they tercabut again. Ugh. That’s when I said thank you favourite pump heels.
As a replacement for both pairs, I bought new ones on sale. Old habits die hard, I know. Regardless, it was a bargain ok. I bought two pairs of shoes, i.e. heels and flats, (both are for work I must add) at half the price! I’m so smart. I’m not breaking any rules. Just replacing broken items with new ones (at half the price!)
So that’s the only purchase I made in August.
Now, on to the big revelation that I have last month that…
I actually have many baju kurung
In July, I bought two new baju kurung in the name of my mom (sorry mom, it’s not you, it’s me) for Raya Aidiladha (because my rules allow me to buy baju kurung for raya if my mom insists). Deep down no matter how much I tried to justify the purchase, I knew it was not so much about raya but more because I need baju kurung for weddings and events. Fine fine, not need lah, I want baju kurung.
I’m now at the phase of attending weddings of my own friends here and there, which means I need to wear appropriate attire. The baju kurung purchase in July seemed acceptable because, at that point of time, I genuinely thought I didn’t have anything to wear. I was wrong.
I bongkar my closet the other day and I found a few baju kurung that are still new, never worn, still with their tags which I bought in the previous years that I totally forgot about their existence till then. Like… I have all these baju kurung and I complained I have nothing to wear?! The audacity.
See guys, this is why I need a no-buy year. I bought things and I forgot having them so I kept buying new ones. Sigh, but no worries we’re getting better now.
On a side note, how did I suddenly get to the age where everyone, literally EVERYONE, gets married? Because I feel like I’m here barely adulting and these people around me seem like they have life all figured out, all ready to the next big phase of life. Wow how do you people do it?
Anyway, August was great.
Compared to last July when I had a little breakdown because I slipped out, August was much better. Mindset wise, I was pretty solid. I went window shopping a few times and I could deal with the overwhelming emotions of wanting things. I saw what I liked, admired them for a moment, and I moved on. Life’s good.
And that’s all for August.
See you in the other four remaining updates.