Because I stained my dress, a pair of shorts, our bed sheets, ever dependable hubby agreed to an impromptu grocery at Waltermart Makati. When I was still a single working girl, I stayed in a rented apartment in Washington, which is just a short 5 minute jeepney ride away from Walter.
The very first item I bought were these green liquid hand wash refill at Watson’s. I have been looking for an affordable handwash for about a month now. I bought ours for about 70 bucks, liquid, bottle and pump included, at SM. SM refill retails at 60 bucks. Unacceptable! Watson’s buy-one-for-69-get-the-second-pack-for-one-peso promo was perfect for my wallet!
Then we went to the waltermart grocery to buy myself some modess packs, and our favorite cheesy franks from Mother’s Best. Cross my heart, swear to die. Their cheesy franks really are really one of the juiciest, cheesiest and yummiest hotdogs in the whole wide Makati. There was also an ongoing promo for ground pork and beef. For just 99 per kilo, who can resist?! In our neighborhood talipapa here in Better Living, ground pork sells for 160 per kg.
And just when I thought my day could not any better, the cashier told me to go to the customer service desk to redeem my prize. As I posted a couple of times in this blog, the word prize is music to my ears. We got a complimentary movie pass for buying modess pads! Woot woot! Special thanks to my ovaries. The last time I saw a movie was back in 2008 (or was that in 2007). The movie was Dark Knight. Because we were saving up for a nice wedding, our own house, and a bulldozer later named Akira, we’ve been settling for watching movies at home.
A trip to Waltermart is never complete without a quick visit to Makati Cinema Square, known to most as plain MCS. DVD’s for Franco, second handbooks for me. I have been to a lot of booksale stores and I can safely say that the one in MCS is the best. We have bought a lot of books on wedding preparation, pregnancy, childcare and now children’s books there. I also appreciate that they put the price tag on the back cover because removing the tags is sometimes difficult. Depending on the material of the cover, those sticky tags can ruin the book. After 30 minutes of browsing, I went home with a baby book, a hilarious book about learning how to walk, how much I love you book and a book on sign languages for my niece. All for 350 bucks. Weeeeh-nner! I told myself when I was still preggers that I won’t get a baby book because there would be too many things to document. Limiting myself to the pages of a baby book would be a shame. Well, I take that back. For just 130 bucks for a brand new book, I just had to take it home. I will just trace Aki’s first foot and handprint on a parchment paper and paste it.
After hearing mass at Don Bosco, we went back to Walter to watch the movie. We chose Toy Story 3 because of the raves hat we have been hearing from friends. It really is a great movie with a great ending. Can’t wait to watch it with Aki when he gets older. Did I mention that the cashier that lady at the hotdog booth gave us a free parking pass?
We heart you Waltermart! Mwaah mwaah!