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Sunday, July 25, I woke up early because of the noise outside my room. The Chinese family was quarreling again, so even if I wanted to sleep longer, I just can't because of their noise. Prior to this day, I already have planned what things to do and what things to buy since next Sunday I'll be sending some of my stuff to the Philippines, so it won't be a hassle for me to carry my luggage once I go back home.
After eating my lunch, I went to a phone repair shop in Tsuen Wan to fix my damaged phone. It's the same shop that fixed my phone before and so the staff gave me a discount.
The shop was located in New Town Mall and aside from gadget repair shops, it also has different shops where you can buy affordable merchandise, apparel, and gadgets.
Since the repair took an hour, I just roamed around the mall to do window shopping while waiting for my phone to be done fixing. It was tempting though doing window shopping because the prices were so eye-catchy, especially the word "Sale."
I visited this shop in the photo above because the clothes were pretty, and I asked myself, "when was the last time I bought something for myself?" If I'm not mistaken, that was last December or January 😅. A beautiful skirt caught my sight and tried in front of the mirror if it suits me. My commenters on noisecash also said it's pretty so I bought it 😁. The skirt was worth HK$80 which was quite affordable compared to other boutiques.
Aside from repair shops, gadgets, and apparel shops, the mall also has Gachapon where visitors can buy souvenir capsule toys while having fun.
I picked up my phone at 2:50 pm and the phone repair damaged HK$480 from my wallet, 😭. The total amount on the receipt is HK$550 but I only paid HK$480 since they don't have available glass for the front camera, which is broken as well, lol.
I'm really so clumsy just like what Ruffa has said to me because my phone fell many times already. And the total amount I had spent on the repair is already enough to buy a new one, but I just can't abandon this phone because of many sentimental memories inside.
Thereafter, I took the train and went to Central to buy some pasalubong (presents) for my family in the Philippines.
I have mentioned in my previous article about World-Wide Plaza where you can find Filipino stores.
The place was busy and crowded as usual despite the pandemic. Filipinos, Indonesians, Bangladeshis, Indians, and Chinese were everywhere and there's no social distancing inside the mall.
Filipino food and delicacies were mouth-watering so I did not leave the place without buying anything. A slice of HK$13 worth of buko-ube pie was enough to satisfy my craving.
Before I left the mall, I also bought food for my dinner and I chose this HK$38 worth combo meal which consists of grilled chicken leg, lumpia shanghai, and some cucumber and tomato, of course with rice and the slice of buko-ube pie I bought from the other store.
After buying some stuff in World-Wide, I went to a store in the next building to buy some souvenir shirts. The 6 pieces of HK souvenir shirts were worth HK$100. I bought 6 pieces of large-sized shirts for my mother and the men in the family.
I also saw some toys inside the store and I remember my nieces. There were Barbie dolls and other stuff toys but I chose the 3 for HK$100 barbie dolls because of their pretty gowns. The three sisters would be so happy once they see these dolls.
After buying some stuff in this store, I remember the place called Ali-Ali Central where you can also buy affordable clothes, shoes, bags, as well as souvenirs and toys.
On my way to Ali-Ali, I saw a Bangladeshi vendor selling branded class A shirts and caps on the street. The price of each shirt was HK$20 and I remember my younger brothers so I bought 5 different brands of shirts worth HK$100.
In HK, you can see vendors selling different merchandise and apparel on the streets. They might be affordable but the quality is really good, especially the shirts from Bangladesh and Vietnam. You can also find branded bags and shoes on the streets of Central HK.
After buying the shirts I went to Ali-Ali and crossed the streets where Trams are passing (crossing the no pedestrian road is prohibited, so don't copy me 🤣).
The vehicle below is called Tram or a passenger vehicle powered by electricity conveyed by overhead cables and running on rails laid in a public road.
Ali-Ali is a small street in Central where you can find affordable clothes, shoes, bags, souvenirs, toys, and other stuff
I stumbled on a store selling different kinds of Hong Kong souvenirs like this two stuff below. There were also Buddhas and other miniature HK landmarks. I spent HK$100 on these two souvenirs.
One day was not enough to buy all the things on my list. I might continue the pasalubong shopping some other days.
After more than five hours of walking, I decided to go back home since my shoulders were already in pain carrying the heavy stuff I bought for my family and I might create more damage to my wallet 🤣 since Central has many "On Sale" stuff, lol. In total, I had spent more than HK$1,100 in just one day of shopping, including the phone repair, and I might just gonna take a rest next week, lol.
So that's how I spent my holiday, tired but worth it.