Monday, August 4, 2008

Ray Of Light

It’s time to start buying pasalubong (presents) for the folks back home.

During a recent trip to Georgetown, Raft3r searched for lamps to bring home to mom. She’s into house decorating and is crazy about antique lamps.

My companion took me to this ultra hip lamp store. Prices were a bit steep but their products were awesome. 

I took photos of what I think mom would like and sent them via MMS. Raft3r also took note of their product descriptions.

When I got back to the hotel, I decided to do some online investigations for lamps and lamp shades. After several trials and errors, I found the perfect site for my mom’s wish list.

Being totally clueless about lamps, their product search tool was a huge help. 

Raft3r found want he wanted and more. The same lamps I saw in Georgetown were available online and the site was even offering them for half the price. Jackpot! Mom would be pleased.

Raft3r also browsed through desk lamps. The one with the iPod speakers caught my attention. I bought one for myself.

They will be delivered soon. Raft3r faces another problem. How will I take them home to Manila? Hand carrying them ain’t feasible.

Guess I'll be visiting my friendly LBC neighbor very soon.

22 comments:

ar-dee-see said...

First!! Madonna! An iPod lamp?? Sounds useful!

Raft3r said...

ar-dee-see, It's way cool.

Sonnet's said...

Since you're in shopping mode, don't forget your pasalubong for me ha?:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Meron na!!!

Anonymous said...

For vintage finds, you could have also gone to the antique stores/malls/thrift shops and get a good bargain. Another option: estate sales, that is, if tchotckes from a dear granny (presumably a dead one) don't creep you out.

Wendy said...

Ay raft, sana anak kita;)

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Hehe. I have gone to thrift shops. I like them alot.

wendy, Thanks. Sana nanay kita. Nyahaha

pete said...

mahilig din ako sa mga gamit pambahay. hehehe

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Ok.

Sonnet's said...

Wow!!! Now you got me so excited:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Malakas ka sakin kaya! =)

Sonnet's said...

thank you thank you:) I won't ask what it is para hindi masira ang element of surprise hehehe:)

Salve said...

pwede rin magpabili? gusto ko arandya, lalagay ko sa kainan namin! hehehehe!

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Basta. Don't expect too much. Hehe

salve, Yun lang ba? Kahit samahan mo pa ng persian rug, ok lang. Nyahaha

pete said...

mukhang ok nga yun desk lamp na may speakers!

Raft3r said...

pete, May nais ka bang ipahiwatig dyan? Hehe

pete said...

sige na. isa lang.

Raft3r said...

pete, Hehe. May ibang pasalubong ka na, eh.

pete said...

isa pa!

Raft3r said...

pete, Sabihin ko ke J na lang. Hehe

Anonymous said...

I thought you couldnt order online?..ig

Raft3r said...

ig, I always buy stuff online. Kaso maxed out na card ko ngayon. Hehe