Two days ago, Papa Jaani gave me and my sis 1,000 rupee kharci( pocket money)
We ain't spoil sisters, just in super inflation and prices are going freaking up, for no reason. So, you may kindly close your mouth. 1,000 PAk rupees are not that much.100 Rupees is like just 10 rupee note. Read some last paras, if you are not interested in my shopping bak bak. You will understand better.
And, if you are one of those people who roll eyes after listening girls shopping adventure ...then you are a boring, rotten and a boring soul. Full stop !
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My sis and me both work though he still gives us some sorta kharci off and on. In our childhood, when my sister used to shed crocodile tears, papa always gave her 2 rupee because there was no other way to stop her crying. Candy, toys ..... nothing worked ! It was only power of money. Then this rate increased day by day. However this has not spoiled her at all, even motivated her to do her best. Now she is an engineer and earning better than us. This is for those who says money is evil........ no it is not.
My cousin wedding was on this last Friday. I had to buy another duptta so urgently for my orange dress and other stuffs as well. Never ask a gal what she wants to buy ! She just wants to buy!
Cherry on the top I got kharci from papa jaani. I spent my whole Thursday shopping with my sis. While browsing through shops after shops, malls after bazaars, and no wonder we had larges it up. You should have done shopping with me.
Shopping ain't just going to mall and buying stuff. It's a magical. It makes world a happy place. I know, I am babbling like Rebeca from confession of a shopaholic. No wonder shopping is magic. So, pardon me.
Even though my orange dress's duaptta is quite wearable, full with gold embroidery, just out dated and not for rich peeps wedding's reception. It was bugging me to get a new one since R's engagement. I can wear it in my hood only ( and I did that at R's engagement) or some where else ( where no one knows me), not at his reception. My cuz 's reception was in metropole hotel. Its an awful rich peep's wedding spot. So I decided to buy new one in mehindi green color.
The kameez have golden, rust and mehndi green embroidery and wasy bhi ajj kaal contrasts is so in. And I Swear to Allah I was excepting to get one in 200, dammit I was hell wrong. That chiffon duaptta cost me an earth (500/-). I used to buy whole dress in 500( back days). Even the orange dresses I wore was also from sale, coast me 900/- after stitching, which was way in my league.
First we hit the Saima Mall. It is 5 minutes chig vhi ride from my apartment.
I bought an other mauve and peach color cotton -khadi mixed dress, with silver embroidery at its front
= 650 /-
Mendhi green duaptta I have been dying to buy = 500/- .
Bra = 100/- Can you believe it was 150 but I bargain real good. Just three months ago it was just 60 at Friday Bazaar. Going to the mall was my sis's stupid idea.
I spared total 1,250/- over there, right?.
Then we took G- 18 ( bus), and went straight to Chase up, from where I bought La' Fresh's intense moisturizing cream = 125/-
Almatic strawberry cream for my mother = 150/-
La' Fresh's facial mint mask = 200/-
Cristine's water proof mascara = 250/-
Cristine's black eye pencil = 45/-
Cristine's metallic green eye pencil = 45/-
Over there, I all around spared some 815/-, and spend some 2 hours, and still had no intention of coming outta cosmetic section. My sis had to buy shoes but designs were so bogus. We were already pretty knackered. so afterward, out side the mart, at NEPA chawrangi we drank sugar cane juice. I paid for it. One big glass of sugar cane juice 30/-, two glasses 60/-. Also had chakar kandi for 25/-.
I am gonna do some math here, other wise I will forget, OK?
650+ 815= 1,465 + 78 = 1,543/-
At that time we were done and making track via ching chi. I saw Alla'ah' Dean's Bazaar adjustment to Alla'ah Dean's amusement part. I know it was there since ages but never been there. I had an itching to explore that virgin territory. And to my surprised, it's an incredible bazaar. They were chanting biji baji ...baji. Prices ain't fix like fancy air-con malls, where you can't bargain.Actually, here you have to bargain other wise they will loot.And fixed prices in the malls are all wrong. You seriously thing one daupatta should cost 500? Or normal cotton bra should cost 100-150? This is a serious loot.
I bought a set of bangles for 40 /-
3 Lipsticks, which were on sale, for 100/-
And finally my sis got her shoes, and googles.
I spared 160 /- over there.
I fall in love with jewellery but could not afford to spare more. We had to come back home. It was Maghreb time already. Sun was setting down. Sky was getting dark. At home, my mother was getting ready to kill me. We took ching chi rickshaw once again and reached home. I had 100 rupees left, and checked out the book store.
The shopkeeper with whom I deal, Imran bahi, was out for Maghreb Sala'at. I had a fight with that stud who was substituting him, however, after good tu tu mein mein, he gave me 3 books in 100 rupees.
Wow ! I won tough he is gonna be dead. I will tell whole episode to Imran Ba'ahi.
Total cost = 1,923/-
Don't get panic. That fat number is pretty normal. Actually, we are in the era of super inflation like I said above. Our currency value has been down sizing. You know 1 USD = 94 PKR, just about to hit 100. It's crazy, boy. If you are a math/ economic peep go there and read how rates are increasing. It is science, I reckon. If you like me, then in simple English prices has been double, things are getting outta layman league, and no check and balance. Every one is a king.
Petrol prices has been lowered down though zara check out dadageri of transportation mafia ! They are not reducing prices of fare. Majority of vehicles are on CNG.....still fares are touching sky. Every one is dada here, na. Pray we get some relief and I do more shopping in future.
Anyhow, I am so happy. I had a happy shopping day.
See ya soon.