• Traffic is very bad
  • Gloomy and drizzled mid afternoon
  • errands to do
  • some work to finish
  • I have a headache that won’t go away

In short, I have a busy Friday and the weather is not cooperating plus the traffic is getting on my nerves. ugh.

I went to Ascot Chang (Shangri-La Makati branch) to have some of Vinny’s pants altered. It was so traffic in that area (around Shangri-La) that it took me about 15 minutes just to go into the hotel’s driveway.

When I got to Ascot Chang it brought back memories. Sweet memories. Vinny has been wearing Ascot Chang since he was small (maybe 6-7 years old). Back in the day, Ascot Chang was the ultimate haberdashery. Hongkong’s Taipans (rich Chinese businessmen) have their clothes made there.

Like I said in my previous post, every time we go to Hongkong in the 80’s and 90’s we always stay in Regent Hotel. Ascot Chang had a shop there and that’s how I was exposed to Ascot Chang.

Ascot Chang has a shop in Shangri-La Hotel (Makati) and Rustan’s. That’s where I get the boys their shirts and pants. They will measure you in their shop here in Manila but they send it to Hongkong to have it made there.

Ascot Chang Shangri-La Hotel (Makati)

I dropped by Healthy Options after dropping off Vinny’s pants. Healthy Options texted me yesterday informing me that Derma E Micellar water is already in stock. So, I went there and picked up a few bottles of micellar water (this is always out of stock), Derma E Anti-Wrinkle cleanser (I’m running out), and a few scents of my favorite hand soap (we go through this a lot. This is what I put in my kid’s bathroom).

Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water

Derma E Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser 

A La Maison Citrus Blossom Hand Soap

A La Maison Honeysuckle Hand Soap

A La Maison White Tea Hand Soap

A La Maison Rosemary Mint

When I was done in Healthy Options I went to my supplier to pick up some chains and some samples for our anklets. I went crazy there. There were a lot of nice stuff that it made me dizzy. This is one part of my work that I don’t like. I end up buying for myself too. Bad. Very bad.

When I got home I had a terrible headache. It didn’t go away even if I drank Advil. So, I just carried my headache all throughout the day.


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