We Get What We Pay For

We get what we pay for.
The product or service with the cheapest price is not necessarily the best buy.
The most expensive one is not necessarily the best buy either.
Do not buy a product or service based on price alone.
Know the product that you’re buying. What it’s made of, where and how it was made, the company behind the brand and the company that manufactured the product.
Sometimes we’re too focused on just getting the cheapest price that we forget to ask why the product is cheap. Or maybe we just don’t care as long as we think we got the best … Continue Reading →

last quarter dash

Last Quarter Dash

I wake up just as September ends. Jolted by reminders from everywhere that Christmas is less than a hundred days away, and another new year is just around the corner.
When I venture out of the house to do some errands, my ears are assaulted by Christmas songs blaring from sidewalk stalls selling cheap, disposable trinkets. I see groceries prominently displaying Christmas food gift baskets. Not a few shops have Christmas displays in their storefront.
It’s true what they say, that time flies faster as we advance in age. Another year nears its end.
Reality check is in order. As I finish this … Continue Reading →

Macy's Herald Square

My New York Christmas

I’m currently spending the Christmas holidays with my sister and her family in New York City.
It’s my first time to be abroad during the Christmas season, as well as on my birthday and New Year’s day. On my second day in New York, my sister treated me to the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular show featuring the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall. I was a bit bored with the show with its predictable story, but the place itself was awesome! Great architecture with its grand art deco style.
Christmas in New York is definitely very different from Christmas in … Continue Reading →