I don’t remember when I last updated my shoe rack nor my closet. We are paying (and saving) for a lot of things right now, which is why we try to avoid shopping sprees. If we really need to buy new wardrobe, we often just go to bazaars instead of going for branded items in malls.

Yesterday, we went to Eastwood with my parents and my sister. My Dad received an invitation from his friend to the Happy Bread Day event in Eastwood Mall. Unfortunately, by the time we got there, they were already packing up. It was also then that I noticed that my favorite Marikina-made slippers finally gave up on me.

I insisted that I walk in those slippers despite them being broken, but we were in Eastwood and walking around with one slipper’s sole almost unattached does not look good. Hehe. Eventually, Daddy A convinced me to go around Eastwood Mall to look for a new pair of shoes.

I am very picky when it comes to footwear. My feet are very sensitive and if I don’t buy the right pair, I almost always end up with loads of blisters. More than that, I do not like going over P1,000 for a good pair of shoes. This is why it took us a long time to find the perfect pair: footwear that is as durable and as affordable as my favorite Marikina-made slippers.

We hopped from shop to shop until we ended up in Celine. I was going around the shop when my sister showed me a pair of pink and white sandals. I liked the design, but I had to check the price first before asking for my size. P999 – just P1 away from a thousand bucks – good enough for me. With Daddy A’s go signal, I asked the saleslady for my size. I tried them on, walked in them around the shop to get a feel of the sandals and fell in love.

I found my perfect pair!

I decided to get the sandals and wore them right away. The awesome thing about my purchase is that I also got P100 worth of cash vouchers from Celine, which I can use in my next purchase. The vouchers are valid until January of next year so I have plenty of time to save for my next pair of shoes.

After shopping for shoes, we all agreed to have dinner. We wanted to eat at The Flying Pig, but the restaurant was packed. And so we searched for another restaurant that we haven’t tried. I remember my cousin talking about Sambo Kojin, an eat-all-you-can restaurant with really good food. He told us that we need to make a reservation before heading there, but we tried our luck as walk-in diners.

Fortunately, a lot of groups were almost done when we arrived, which allowed the restaurant to accommodate us. We were so hungry that we forgot to ask about their price. The good thing is, it’s not too expensive. :D

RATES:
Monday-Friday (lunch), P499
Monday-Friday (dinner), P599
Weekends+Holidays (lunch and dinner), P649
Children below 4ft, P299
There are a lot of food to choose from. My favorites are their California Maki, Ebi Tempura, Grilled Salmon, Korean Beef Stew and all their desserts! I was one happy pregnant woman last night! As much as I’d love to share photos from last night’s dinner, I don’t have any. Shame. Like I said, we were very hungry and we totally forgot to take photos.
If you are on the look out for restaurants, Sambo Kojin is a must try! The food is delicious and their price is very reasonable. Just make sure you make a reservation before heading there (especially if you are coming in a big group).
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Kimberley Reyes is a fire wife and mom. She provides virtual support for women entrepreneurs and bloggers and writes about finding the right balance between homemaking and working in freedom.

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