Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Technology
My MacBook Pro charger has finally died. Luckily I got a new one and can start using the new charger. I got my MacBook Pro since 2016 and it’s going to be 6 years old and is going strong. The charger stopped working after close to 6 years and I’m glad that Apple store still sell the replacement charger.
My MacBook Pro has went to San Francisco in my last business trip. I vividly remembered how I was using it to do my homework for one of my modules for my graduate school while looking at Golden Gate Bridge from my hotel windows.
I’m really glad that my MacBook Pro is still good and is on the latest MacOS version too.
Categories: Korean related, New stuff, Personal life
January pass by so quickly and it’s already close to the middle of February now. Time really flies when you are busy with work and life. I kind of miss those school days where I can look forward to holidays. Or when travel is a thing, I can count down to my next vacation.
I actually miss Seoul quite a bit. I miss walking on the streets of Seoul, shopping in Seoul and having authentic Korean food. Even though I didn’t travel to Seoul, I still manage to order a bag from Seoul, specifically Apgujeong. I got myself a Love bag from this brand called Gu_de. It’s a contemporary brand by a Korean designer which looks like a dumpling bag but more classy. Well, I’m not able to score myself a Hermes mini lindy so I guess Gu_de Love bag is a good alternative. Unfortunately, the web site states 23cm wide but it is actually 16cm wide in real life. Technically speaking, it is 23cm if you compare from 1 end of the flap to the other but you really cannot put anything more than 16cm wide. Oh well, there goes my plan to squeeze my umbrella in the bag. Oh well.
The Hazelnut Brown colour Love bag was released on 27 January and I placed the order and it came on 29 January. The speed of DHL indeed. Nevertheless, I still love the bag and it is going to accompany me to many places in future.
Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Shopping
Hi everyone! How have you been? Time really flies this year. I thought it’s just 2021 yesterday and now it’s September? Like whoaaa.
I still need to clear my trainings for this year and it’s September. I got the approval to do 2 trainings by the end of this year and I haven’t even start any of them yet. I will need to find time to start them this weekend.
I bought 2 comic books on Animal Crossing. I found them at Popular bookstores. When I first saw it, I’m like: Yes I want it! Luckily it’s not too expensive. 2 comic books and a sticker pack for S$19.90. I unbox it but haven’t start reading it. I haven’t bought any comic books before so this is the first. Animal Crossing is also my favourite game now so of course I want to get its comic books.
Otherwise, life is still the same. Singapore is having more COVID-19 cases and clusters in various bus interchanges. Life still goes on and we are still opening up for travel, etc. Guess we have learned to live with the virus.
It’s not even the August lunar month and mooncakes are selling out now. I guess the mooncake production is lesser this year, which explains why it is snapping out so fast when there are many people who are ordering it. Lesser companies are buying for their working partners too.
I haven’t meet some of my cliques and I just meet the closer ones these days. I know I will lose contact with some of my friends as we get older but I didn’t expect it to happen so fast, aided by COVID-19.
Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Shopping, Wants
I finally managed to get my Hermes Evelyne 16 (also known as mini evelyne)! It has been close to 12 months hunt for the bag and I finally got it.
Actually, I got it under my boyfriend’s profile and he scored it before me. I went to collect it on 1 Jun 2021 and it is Noir and Palladium hardware with Clemence leather. Unfortunately there is a slight peeling in the leather stitching and it turns out to be a quality control issue. We bought it back to the store on 15 Jun 2021 after discovered the issues on 14 Jun 2021. Well, it took some time for my bag insert to come and I didn’t want to start using it before my bag insert is here.
The SA at Hermes Takashimaya said it is a quality control issue hence they have to send the bag back to Paris for fixing. I didn’t want to wait for so long since it will be minimum 6 months wait for bags that go to Hermes Spa servicing – be it Singapore or Paris. So I requested to change to another bag but they don’t have any available for me to purchase. So I have to be added back to the waitlist for the same combination as other combination waitlist will be too long.
Fortunately, I got added to a Noir and Gold hardware with Clemence leather more than a month ago at Hermes MBS. Well, I had the other evelyne 16 bag in waitlist and the SA didn’t realised it before adding me for the Noir and Gold hardware with Clemence leather combination. When he realised, he was scolding me and said it is against the “rules”. Well, the system didn’t flag any issue though. Shrugs. I told him he can remove it then. I can just keep my existing evelyne 16 waitlist. What I didn’t realised he didn’t remove. Maybe he couldn’t remove it? Anyway, more than a month later, the bag came and he called me to inform me. He called me on 14 Jun 2021 after I discovered the issues on my Noir and Palladium hardware with Clemence leather bag. I was in a dilemma as I will have both bags in Noir – just different hardware options. Fortunately, I was able to return the Palladium hardware bag at Hermes Takashimaya and use the store credit at Hermes MBS store to buy the bag I was waitlisted for.
It turned out to be well and I am now a very happy owner of Hermes Evelyne 16 – Noir and Gold hardware with Clemence leather. Not my number 1 dream combination (Gold and Gold hardware) but it is my number 2 dream combination. Noir and Palladium hardware with Clemence leather was never one of my dream combinations but I convinced myself to accept it because I have been hunting endlessly for 12 months and still couldn’t get an evelyne 16. What I didn’t expect it is that the bag had issues and I didn’t check before I buy. Well, I trusted Hermes quality excellence at that time which now I certainly don’t trust as much now. It has been incredibly stressful to have a bag with quality control issues. I was thinking if I should sell it and I will make a slight profit for it. But nah, I don’t want to go through the stress of selling which I briefly went through. I will just buy what I truly love and never sell it. I’m fine to forgo the potential profits for lesser stress in life.
Now I have the exact same combination as my Hermes Evelyne 29. After I got the bag, I don’t feel tempted in any other Hermes bags anymore. Haha. I shall pray for my wallet safety.
I did buy an orange twilly when I picked up my bag at Hermes MBS though. Now both of my Hermes bags each have a twilly and a bag charm to go with. I think I can have many styles with it. Haha.
Categories: New stuff, Personal life, Rants, Shopping
I finally manage to find a way-below-retail Hermes rodeo bag charm in MM size. I got it from a consignment store (Luxlexicon). I previously got a horse shoe bag charm that is below retail too. Both were listed as New condition and it didn’t look used as well. Pretty good deals cause I doubt I will be paying retail price from Hermes. Anyway, both bag charms are almost impossible to get it from Hermes store anyway. I’m fine with getting them from consignment stores and at a discount.
I feel like I spent more during this pandemic. I thought I will spent less since I save on commute and eating out when I am working from home but I discovered luxury shopping and that didn’t helped my wallet.
Luxury shopping is really expensive and definitely need to be managed. I also cannot keep buying stuff and end up not using all of them.
Time to slow down in shopping and start saving more money. Gambatte, Sakura!