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May 24, 2012

My Loot

I find that retail therapy is an effective temporary relief from depression (provided you have enough spare money to spend). I reckon I earn enough to be able to spoil myself every now and then. It has been a while since my last shopping spree so this afternoon I decided to get some retail therapy.

I love accessories, especially rings because they have special meaning to me. So to start off my pampering, I went down to two accessory/clothing shops to check out if there were any cool items on sale. To my dismay, one shop had nothing interesting at all and all their items were really expensive. However, in the second clothing shop they had many items on sale, among them were necklaces, rings, bracelets, hairbands and scarfs. Three items immediately caught my eye.


Firstly, the two leather studded style bracelets (top left and middle). There was a black version of the bracelet in purple colour, but I decided against buying it because wearing a black bracelet with dark/black clothing doesn't really stand out. Next, I saw the chain/bracelet shown in the bottom of the picture and thought that it would look cool as a key-chain or strap. Just as I was walking out to the checkout I noticed the red flower clip shown in the top right. I thought that it would be a nice accessory to pin to my black dresses.

The next shop I visited was an anime/manga/figurine shop. This shop overcharges a lot but it's the only anime shop close to my workplace, and I know they ship quite a lot of their stuff directly from Japan and is trustworthy (i.e. doesn't sell fakes). Plus, shipping from across the country would be quite costly, so that is why I am still a loyal customer to the shop. I roamed around for a bit, staring in longing at the numerous (expensive!) nendroids, manga and artbooks. While I was looking around at the glass counter full of figurines I saw this really cute nendroid which was in my price range. This character was not from an anime that I have watched before. However, I fell in love with the cuteness of the character the moment I saw it and knew I had to buy it. It appears that this character is from an anime called Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA - the Movie 1st. This nendroid comes in a blind-box set with a total of 8 characters, meaning that you buy a sealed box and inside this box is one of the eight possible characters, but you don't know what character is inside until you open the box up. I guess that's the fun and excitement of buying blind-box nendroids, you never know what you're going to get. So before I go and open mine, here's a few snaps of the packaging.





And now, drumroll please as I cut open my box...


Tada!



All in all, the total amount I spent today is less than the amount I get paid for one hour of work. The best thing is, for such small amount it helped me get rid of my depression...at least for tonight.