Archive | January, 2012

Waiting for my next Gmarket package

26 Jan

Hi! I’m back 😉

My Korean winter trip is coming up next month, so I found another reason to shop at Gmarket. Yes, I really can’t resist shopping and Gmarket  is so addicting, so I just placed my order earlier.

It was my plan to make a purchase at the end of the month but some items either got out of stock or changed into a higher price (promo event ended already) so for fear of frustration of items getting canceled, I decided to finally press the “pay” button of my shopping cart. If my calculations are right, I expect my haul to arrive sometime next week. Hopefully, I won’t pay extra duty tax this time. *fingers crossed*

I’m excited to receive two pairs of shoes, bag and some cosmetics and skincare from The Saem and Lacvert. 😀

As I will be going to Korea next month and another trip to the Philippines in July, I might force myself to go on a shopping diet. I haven’t finalised the rules for my “diet” though, if Gmarket is exempted from it 🙂 Oh I remember that in case I won’t have time to go shopping in Seoul (I will be joining a package tour so free time is close to nil), I’ll buy souvenirs from Korea in Gmarket just in time I visit home in July 🙂

But fo now, I can’t wait for my Gmarket haul to arrive.

Cheers 🙂

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Winter Trip to Korea

12 Jan

*please click picture to enlarge.

On the annual lucky draw during our company Christmas party last year, the grand prize at stake is a 5 day winter trip to Korea. I wasn’t really expecting to win because  I didn’t win in our 2010’s party and I don’t usually win (except in 2011, I won THB5k worth of green fees on a golf course, dinner cruise for 4 from Banyan Tree Bangkok and Gmarket events) in raffle draws. BUT God is on my side that night, maybe He felt that I deserved it and so YES, I won!

It’s a trip for one person though and it’s a package trip so I won’t have much freedom to go shopping but it is a wonderful surprise for many reasons. 1.) I’ve been wanting to go to South Korea but I can’t go with my friends because I am afraid that my company won’t let me go on a long holiday. 2.) I want to go to Korea when it’s cold and my trip is in winter. 3.) I patronise Korean brands so I can’t wait to do a little shopping.

Some of the places in the tour itinerary are Nami Island, Mt. Seorak, shopping malls and attractions in Seoul and Myeong-dong, of course 🙂

I really can’t wait. My trip is at the end of February. I’m not sure if it will still be that cold when I arrive. I have yet to prepare a lot of thingssss.

Have you been to Korea? Care to share some tips? 🙂


Gmarket Haul for New Year 2012

10 Jan

Date Ordered and Paid: December 31, 2011

Date Shipped: January 3, 2012

Date Delivered: January 6, 2012

(I have to pay duty, tax and fees so I have to pick it up at the post office AGAIN).

Date Picked Up: January 7, 2012

I won Gmarket Top Blogger for November as well as in the Halloween event and with a couple of thousand won from excess prepaid shipping, I have enough Gcash in my Gaccount balance to be able to let me make a mini haul. And so I did. I promised a friend I’d get her something from Gmarket so I showed her the site. She was actually a little apprehensive that Gmarket would really “give” me that amount for winning top blogger. I explained to her that yes, Gmarket is reliable like that, when they say you win something from an event, they really mean it.

Anyway, here is our collective order.

The box is big but it is unfortunately 2/3 empty.

Here is my friend’s order:

The shoes are of good quality – no loose threads or excess glue can be seen. It also came with extra yellow shoelaces, free insoles, a note (too bad I can’t read Korean) and a lollipop. They fit well; sizing is true as indicated. The shoes are also made in Korea.

You can get the shoes here.

Since I’ll be going to Korea next month, I got two leggings. I bought both from this seller.

I also got a knitted top/dress that I was supposed to bring to Korea but unfortunately I ordered the wrong item. Boo! I’ll just give it to another friend since it was small for me.

The dress looks like the picture above. I got the dress from this seller.

My wrong choice of code for the dress that I liked made me a little sad because I was excited for the knitted dress that I will use for my trip. Well, it’s my fault. But all in all, Gmarket never fails me (my friend was in awe of Gmarket, too. We’ll be making another haul soon again). Thank you, Gmarket for choosing me and letting me win in your events 🙂 Oh, shipping is real quick too, considering that I made my order on New Year’s Eve.

By the way, I paid duty, vat and other fees again. I really don’t know how Thailand Post does it 😦 My package is not opened and only costs more than USD50. It only weighs 2.2kg, too. I could have been madder but at least I didn’t pay for this month’s haul. So, it’s still all good.

Thank you, Gmarket. I’m looking forward to more wins, tee-hee 🙂


Happy New Year

4 Jan

Happy New Year everyone!

Wishing you all a blessed and prosperous 2012!


*this is a present I got from a workmate when I came to work today.

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