Posted by julie @ 8:59 am
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Are teens savvy shoppers or more like compulsive spenders?

Observing the spending habits of my teen daughter, I can say she is more a savvy shopper than a compulsive buyer.

Here’s why:

  1. She saves money from her allowance to be able to afford to buy clothes and her cutesy jewelry items. How? By bringing packed snacks, water and cooked lunch to school.
  2. She is not one to buy branded clothes and would rather buy from Divisoria (the mother of all  bazaar) of from her latest find with her classmates, from Cainta (or is it Taytay) where the clothes are really inexpensive.
  3. She scrutinizes every small bits and parts of the clothes she buys and she takes a sweet time doing that (much to our chagrin).
  4. She does not buy on impulse but rather looks for items she likes and goes back to it time and again if she doesn’t have enough budget to buy yet.
  5. She’d rather use money to get something like a  nikon coolpix s220 charger than eat in a fancy and expensive restaurant or a concert ticket. She’d rather we eat at home and save the money to pay for meals in a restaurant.

Is your teen a savvy shopper? If not, perhaps you can teach him or her to be one.

Posted by julie @ 10:16 pm

HP or Hewlett Packard is having its HP Read and Write 2013.

This campaign aims to help cultivate school children’s creativity, thinking and writing skills as well as empower them to express themselves in the Write&Read program.

Write&Read program is a collaborative story-writing program of HP and the Department of Education-National Capital Region.

The program spreads the inspiration through CNN Hero of the Year and Lakandula Award recipient Efren Peñaflorida as its campaign ambassador, who championed youth literacy through the Dynamic Teen Company “kariton” classroom to educate children in far-flung areas of the country.

Read more here:

You can download application form here:

HP, pioneering the A+ campaign in empowering the Filipino students to achieve academic excellence in school alongside HP’s innovative imaging and printing technologies. Through HP Ink Advantage printers that are affordable and gives high quality prints for academic requirements, students are able to enhance their output and productivity.

Don’t miss out the chance to be a part of the Write&Read contest and show us your A+ skills!

Simply go to  VIEW MECHANICS for more details and click on
 APPLY NOW to download and fill out your entry form.

Posted by julie @ 1:11 pm
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I am not fond of shopping for clothes but I love getting lost in a hardware store.

I have fun looking at garden tools, kitchen equipments, faucets and window dressings. I also look at online sites like You’d think our home is worthy to be featured in a home magazine but no, we need all the help to fix the home interiors and brother-in-law should really step in to help us. He is the resident interior designer.

This coming new year I am telling myself that we ought to do something about the state of our home interior lol.