Shopping is an addiction

I am certain that Sim Lim Square is a building that is full of seductive temptation. In less than an hour, I parted with at least $400 on electronic products alone. I dont even spend that much on clothes and shoes!

Sim Lim Square is known to be one of the most renowned place in Singapore for electronic products at a cheaper price. The first two floors were dedicated to cameras, video recording equiptment as well as home products. Me and my brother liked to hang out in the fourth level onwards for the computer things and we’d go gaga over the computer paraphernalia.

But I dont know what came over me today.

Normally, I’d just go “oh wow”

But today, I went:

I am crazy!

“OMYGOSH! 2ND HAND LAPTOP! ONLY ONE MONTH OLD! $1.3K! OMG ITS BEAUTIFUL! I WANT IT! I WANT IT!”

“OMYGOSH!!! LOOK AT THAT LCD SCREEN! ITS GORGEOUS! ONLY $260!!!I WANT IT! I WANT IT!”

“WOW! 2GB MP4 PLAYER! IT PLAYS MUSIC, MOVIES, RADIO, AND RECORDS SOUND! I WANT IT! I WANT IT!”

“A NEW OPTICAL MOUSE! MINE! HEADPHONES! MINE! I WANT A NEW GRAPHICS CARD! GIVE ME! WAAAH!!!”

If it werent for this small voice inside me, struggling to say, “Marina, you dont NEED all these” I think I would have gone overboard and spent all of my money.

With that, I quickly scoured and fled the place after getting what we were supposed to get to avoid temptation.

Its been researched that shopping has a direct effect on the brain’s pleasure center. The feeling is not dissimilar to the experience for an addict to get their fix. Thus it is very easy for someone to start on getting on high when shopping for their favourite things.

Its a scary thought to know that its very easy to fall into temptations like that.

Though the amount that I spent might not seem to be that much to some people, but to me, the value is still alot – and my fear is that the amount will escalate with time. Children dont spend the same way adults do. People’s expenditure increases as they grow older.

There are already enough people who got themselves into debt on overspending. It would be horrible to include myself to the alumni. I do hope that, that never happens.

pic of BenQ 17" monitor and no, thats not an ipod :P

Have you ever had a moment when you went entirely crazy during shopping?

12 thoughts on “Shopping is an addiction”

  1. RAWR!!! BULBA! BULBASAUR!!!

    Actually thats the only surviving animal left out of my pokemon stash. I have no idea where that pink monster, team rocket, the professor, ash and misty gone to.

    Yes, these are the days of 2001, when it was the height of pokemania.

  2. why is it that the last time i went Sim Lim, things don’t seem so attractive? as in, the prices weren’t so competitive…

    but then again, i’m very ‘lokek’ with my moolah, and really lousy in bargaining; perhaps thats why i didnt go crazy spending. kekekeke. so yeah, never had any crazy moment during shopping. i’m so boring hahahaha

  3. hahah! this entry is funny! please dont go crazy about this it stuffs.. they keep changing and upgrading and im sick of it, cos i would be angry if i dont own the latest version. like ketinggalan zaman like that..

  4. Lol. That is funny. Yep I guess 400 bucks is quite a bit of moolah for stuff that you may not exactly need, but we do need to spoil ourselves from time to time so long as we don’t go into debt for it – just like you wisely say…

    Anyway, hope you enjoy all your new toys šŸ™‚

  5. Sha

    Why did they call you crazy? Its a nice place to look and see, isnt it? Sometimes I can spend time just playing games there … hehehe

    Myztika

    Oh, if you’re looking for little things like thumbdrive and SD cards, you should go there again, prices dropped like crazy! You could get 1GB for under 30 dollars and a 2GB for under 60 dollars. This is amazing, right?

    Yanni

    Hi yanni šŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping in my blog. Yes, technology always changes and keep on upgrading and is expensive, sometimes it gets annoying. Thats why I still have my the CPU for the last 4 – 5 years but just upgraded it when it gets spoiled, hehehe …

    Gypsy Girl

    I think I did spoil myself, too much, but yes, am enjoying my new toys! šŸ™‚

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