Saturday, January 27, 2007


One of the reasons I don't usually bring money to college was because of my "impulsiveness" to buy anything I want. I usually bring enough money for my fare and that's about it. Whenever my friends/classmates will buy something in our canteen a.k.a. Convenience Store which is just in front of our school, just a stone throw away... I sometimes borrow if I did not bring enough for extra "food".

I mean I can control the flow of the money if I am really determined you know, but since I just want to save a few cash I don't bring big amounts at all. When I say big, it usually means Php100 and up. The lowest I came around and dared to bring in college was Php 14.00. Haha. Really. Php7.00 for my back and forth fare. oh dba? Tipid. But that only happens twice a week when I only have one class which would last for an hour.

Anyway, for a week I've been carrying a big amount of money because someone paid me 2k and another 500 coz they borrowed and I forgot to leave them at home... and yesterday I went to the mall. You can just imagine... with that amount.. nyahaha. I can prolly finish it all up.. but hey I have my future(the next few weeks) to think of.

I bought some blank CD's(it's part of my business.. and a year ago it was uhmm burning you know.."stuffs" but now I don't accept that anymore.. righteousness and all that. I only burn some business files/audios for my mom and her partners which can be mass produced.) and in front of that store is my favorritteeee bookk stoooreeeeeee. Sooo yeah, me and Nessa (i was with nessa that time by the way) decided to just take a peek.

I found good books. Waaa. I decided to buy only one but uhmmm I bought 4. So much for saving the money. Anyway, I got soo excited by the books I decided to arrange my books and take some pictures for my upcoming review if I happened to finish reading them for my ESPRESSO BREAK blog.

Anyway..... here's a picture of my Book/Computer Shelf. Do not mind the clutter please. When I'm working.. clutter happens.

On the left side are the books I've read... on the right side.. are the books waiting to be read. Nyahaha. Wala lang. I loveee my collections. Most of them were from my money.. a few were gifts from friends... and some from my mom.

I can't wait to read the books. Hayy. Sooo manyy books and yet... so little time. Hehe.

Sorry for this post. Just an update got nothing else to talk about. See you! Have a great weekend!


Nona said...

ang hirap mag save ano Tin? sa tutuo lang...ang sarap kasi mag-shopping! :D
Enjoy reading!!! wish ko kasing sipag mo rin akong magbasa ng books :P
nona | | 01.27.07 - 1:55 am |

tina said...

Ate Nona: Saw your blog! haha. bagay talaga sa desserrrtss mo ang books ko. *sigh* penge naman ng cakeeee hihi.
tina | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 3:01 am |

Pam said...

haha! can't resist shopping? yeah, that happens to me sometimes too! =)
pam | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 9:32 am |

Tresebry said...

pareho tau! haha! pamasahe lang ang dinadala! haha! pag sobra kasi, nauubos! :D

haha! anyway, buti ka pa matyagang magbasa ng libro! hahaha! sana ako din! )
tresebry | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 10:54 am |

Pao said...

hi there! i'm an impulsive buyer too. ganun yata talaga kapag single ka pa. ako kasi mas nako-control ko na ngayon mag-spend when i got married. kakahiya sa asawa eh.
Pao | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 11:47 am |

Arianne said...

haha.. same here:P nakakainis nga:p haha. and yea.. almost all my money, sa books napupunta! ang dami ko books!
arianne | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 2:12 pm |

Dimaks said...

For me with regards to food, when I do saving, I usually just bring food from home (like sandwiches and the like) so I will be prevented from buying outside. For other things? well I just window shop most of the time :D
dimaks | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 5:05 pm |

Ychel said...

hehe..basta sa pera delikado ako..haha! i love shopping but i buy only things that are worth the price.pero pag kelangan mgtipid ngtitipid! and wen it comes to food ala akong pakealam kahit mahal basta gusto ko food bibilhin ko at kakainin ko.hehe!

wish i could be like u..hilig magbasa pero tamad ako eh! id rather sleep and talk on the phone.

take care tina. have a great weekend.mwah
ychel | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 7:40 pm |

Sasha said...

I remember back in college, I would try not to binge on foods that much para naman I can save enough money to buy a new book... every week yan! Hehehe... Ngaun naman that I have work na, I normally browse forums where they offer bulk buying of books. I got all Patricia Cornwell and Sandra Brown books (that's about 40+ books in all) for 3k only. O di ba big savings na? Hehehe

Sa sobrang dami kong books, I need to invest in a book closet na.

It really is hard to save lalo na at impulsive buyer ka. Ganyan ako. Pero now, what I do is, I simply avoid going to stores para maka-save kahit konti

Great post, Tina!
sasha | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 9:51 pm |

tina said...

Pam: haha. yeah. cant resist if youre bringing money nyaha.

Treserbry: Haha Uu! pamasahe lang. hirap na.. mahilig ako kumain ehhhh nyahahaha

Pao: im trying to take it out of my system. the impulsive buying. not good. hihi

Arianne: another book worm bites the dust hihi

Dimaks: Ako din i bring food from home.. like apple. and even my supplement. hihi. wala lng

Ychel: I knowwww you are a shopperrrr! SALE SALEE!! haha

Ate Sash: Waaa.. saan kaba nakakabili ng ganyan? May Robert Ludlum baa? :P I
tina | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 10:27 pm |

Jot said...

ako rin..nagsasave for weekend gimiks..hehehe..i bring my lunch instead of parang 100 lng naspend ko sa isang araw.
jot | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 11:13 pm |

Chino said...

THRIFT!!..hahahahaha.. goodluck!!.. and what a coincidence!! lol.. SYNCHRONISITY IN MOTION!!
chino | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 11:44 pm |

Belle said...

hi tina, thanks for the visit. so, you are a reader? good for you! good luck on your studies and stay beautiful!
Belle | Homepage | 01.27.07 - 11:45 pm |

Gerome said...

hay naku, hirap talaga ng pera.

pareho di tayo about sa mga books. bili lang ako ng bili pero hindi mabasa-basa.
gerome | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 12:26 am |

Ann said...

Adik din sa books si tin2 ko. Last vacation dinala ko sya sa national bookstore, kuha sya ng trolley nya at deretso sa book section. Pagbalik yung dala nya ay worth P5taw...hehehe. Pinasoli ko yung kalahati.
ann | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 1:10 am |

Jenniffer said...

Ai naku parehas tayo gastadora kasi ako pero hindi nga lang sa books.. sa damit.. hehehe.. I'm not a bookworm, but I love reading pag nasa mood..
jeniffer | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 4:51 am |

Mousey said...

sana ganyan lahat ng kabataan marunong magtipid. at kung may gusto bilhin sarili niyang ipon ito. your such a good daughter your mom really proud of you.
mousey | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 6:58 am |

L.A. said...

woooooooow books love them too! haha ako din e hyper gastos pag my dalang madaming pera ewan ko b ang dami ko tuloy utang sa iba dahil dun nakakainis nga eh...

haha yup galing ako sa blog parteeh it was superb! haha i really have fun!
L.A | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 8:17 am |

Glenna said...

ang ganda naman! ang daming books!
glenna | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 3:09 pm |

Nicole said...

hi ate tina!!! bago lang po ako sa site mo, hehe. link ex? anyway parehas tayo matipid din ako eh kasi im the kind of person na ipon kung ipon hehe pero minsan hirap din pigilan ang sarili anyway mahilig ka sa books nako ako mejo lang wala kasing time. take care ate! mwah
nicole | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 5:58 pm |

Sidney said...

Money spend on books is a good investment!
Sidney | Homepage | 01.28.07 - 10:06 pm |