The Lady Who Shops Like a Man

Make no mistake about it, I’m all woman, from head to toenail.  Although a slight spike in androgen levels has made me a bit hairier in some parts, I’m pretty much your average Jane.  But unlike most women who spend hours scouring mall shops just to look for the perfect dress, I usually go for the first thing I find in the mall- a man trait, I know!  I find that I easily get tired searching high and low for the perfect dress, that I often just settle for the first “wearable” thing I see.

When it comes to picking out items to give as gifts, though, I take a little more time to choose the perfect present.  Naturally, I’d want the person receiving the gift to love and cherish whatever it is I decide to give him or her.  If you happen to find somebody with an item in each hand, talking to herself inside a shop, that’s me, debating as to which is the better gift to give.

Imagine my delight when I discovered a website that opens my eyes to various possibilities for presents without making me break up a sweat in hopping from one mall store to another.   It’s a site which searches current catalogues, as it highlights sales and special offers from retailers.  Lasoo makes it easy to look for advertised products, so you’re sure you’ll never miss a sale.  All you have left to do is to step into the store and buy your item-  or you can always buy it online.  That eliminates the need for me to go through a chemmart pharmacy catalogue to look for medication to ease my stress!

Mr. Significant Other’s birthday is coming up, so I wasted no time in sifting through Lasoo, and found a power drill to give him as a present.  On the website, I was able to compare prices with other similar products, so I guess I did get a good deal.   I just hope he likes it.


About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. That’s so nice to learn about you! I’m your complete opposite. I can probably live in a mall and I won’t even mind :)

  2. and I’m your typical girl that can spend the whole afternoon searching for the best piece to buy… and hubby is worst than I am. We’d both get lost about the time when we are inside the mall or grocery stores.

    Spanish Pinay

  3. That’s why I love to shop online! So much easier and less headache..especially when you have kids!! I am like you; if I cannot find something even after an hour of looking, I just leave because I cannot stand it any more!!

  4. I am right there with you. I literally have like three stores I can bare and I always grab the first thing that catches my eye and leave. I’ll have to give the website a try!

  5. Pepper, I just hope he doesn’t read your blog (or he’s not going to be surprised) lolol!!

    Glad you found a website you like for shopping. The older I get, the less time I like spending on shopping… I don’t know why that it is, but it certainly is true.

  6. Hi, Pepper!

    Good for you! Ako kasi I grab the first thing I like, then regrets it soon after seeing a much better product. Haha.

  7. Carla Barilá Karam says

    Pepper… you are the cutest thing ever!!! I am so picky when shopping… and I think it is because I am frugal and want to get the best bang for my buck… so whether it is for me or a gift for someone else… time is something I dgo to the store with plenty of! Grace, peace and blessings, Carla

  8. HA! I’m exactly the same. Although I have recently developed a fondness for the malls, provided I’m on my own. I think it’s The Great Escape that makes it attractive, more so than the shopping experience.

  9. You sound like me. I went all the way to the mall to end up at Walmart with 3 tee shirts . Smh

  10. Well I have a different opinion in this regard as for a gift selection one should buy it by their own choice irregardless of what the receiver thinks of the present when he receives it.

  11. I think this is a common phenomenon that fits to everyone, spending a lot of time in the malls and shopping centers for buying even the smallest thing.

  12. wow! wish I was like you, I’m one of those who spends hours in a mall to find a nice dress to wear but I end up not finding any :(

  13. I’m kind of like Karla. I wish I could be in and out. I really hate shopping…

  14. I love shopping! I have not tried shopping online though. Guess I am missing out all the good stuff that I can find online ; p


  15. My husband’s birthday is coming and I think I have also to find perfect site where I can order a present.

  16. haha wow! ako naman i find clothes that have value for money. yung super mura lang haha :p great discovery :)

    Rovie, The Bargain Doll

  17. Hehehe! We’re different. I take my sweet time looking for something, say a nice dress for an office party, and it will take me weeks to finally buy one since I’m very particular with the style. I’m a curvy woman and I like to buy clothes that look good on me. Not much on fads din kasi. =)

  18. I usually just browse quickly, not spending too many hours choosing a dress or a pair of shoes. When I do find something to my taste, I make the purchase. But when it comes to choosing a gift, that’s also when I spend endless hours deciding what to buy because I want it to be special and something the person will really like. I guess I put more effort for those things.

  19. My wife is your polar opposite. Thank the SM gods for coffeeshops and wifi!

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