Saturday, March 9, 2013

Between Books and Dollhouses

During a conversation with Mama days ago, she told me about speaking to my niece, Kate on the phone. Apparently, the little girl is requesting something from me. If I could possibly buy her a dollhouse.

Dollhouses -- it's a little girl's best friend.
I was seriously considering getting her one. But Lord forbid, when I tried to check toy stores (I've been to two different stores), I never thought a dollhouse comes with a hefty price. I haven't been to Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall to look for their merchandise which I plan to do next week.  As of this entry, I am currently checking online shops for one that fits my budget and so far, I saw one from Lazada but I'm having second thoughts about purchasing stuff online as I don't normally do that. I am no online shopper so if you do have experience about online transactions (especially on the issue if they are really convenient or otherwise), please let me know at least I have a picture of what to expect should I choose it as a last resolve.

When I told my mom about this, she told me that one of the things she wanted to do when I was younger was to give me a dollhouse -- but then she said I never got fond of dolls when I was a kid (because I grew up loving books instead, which is in my favor!). Oh well, I just told her that it was a blessing that I never did liked dolls because I would have given her a hard time (and tantrums to boot) giving in to what I wanted if I did.

Torn between two titles.

Speaking of books, I am really wanting to pull payday as early as possible because I am itching to buy a book to read. Some of my friends attest that Stephen Chbosky's Perks of Being a Wallflower is good but I am thinking if I would get it because I was able to read snippets of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars  as well and it got me hooked to the point that I did not want to leave the bookstore until the last minute of my lunch break.

The worst case scenario would be I'll end up buying both. Books are my guilty pleasure but I am really careful about spending because I'm saving up for something.

I better find a quick but better resolve about this. I'm keen about not destroying my budget and my savings.


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