Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ukay-Ukay Friday

 Ukay-ukay (ʊkaɪ/ʊkaɪ) Friday
.. on a Saturday! ;-)

Let me start of by sharing with you what UKAY-UKAY is. 
Ukay, in the local dialect means dig. So ukay-ukay can losely translate to digging. There are a lot of ukay-ukay stores in the Philippines. So they're like flea markets, second-hand, thrift, or bargain stores. They usually sell clothes, shoes, and bags from USA, China, or Korea. They usually pile up clothes and you dig through them to search for that perfect piece of apparel. Or, if you're lucky enough, there are those that display the clothes on hangers, but that would mean they're more expensive. 
Just to give others an idea, here are pictures from the internet.

There are other ukay-ukay areas that aren't as crazy and packed as the last photo above, but then, you get the picture ;-)


Okay.. So yesterday I was blog hopping in search of new interesting blogs. I chanced upon Katie's blog and I'm glad I did! I enjoyed reading her blog and finding out about all her thrift finds. I myself am a thrift-store lover. I'm good at haggling too, if permitted! :) 

And now, I am joining her Guiltless Grab Friday blog hop.
My Friday started off with my mother coming home from mass. She said she dropped by an ukay-ukay store and that she bought me something for only P10.00 (1 USD = 43.00 PhP)! It was a black button down blouse. I wanted to take a picture but then she washed it right away. Now, I don't know where it is. I'll probably share it some other time.

What I'm really showing off for today is my Wish Mini Journal. I love notebooks, journals, planners, and diaries so I was so happy to spot this treasure over at the local Booksale

The actual look. It's a bit dirty but it's crisp and clean on the inside!

I got it for only P70.00. I think it's already out of print but if you check their website, it's still being sold at $8. One site is still even selling it for $18!

I bought a similar journal from the same publisher months ago. It was a coffee-addict's journal. :) I'm pretty sure I'm not going to write on them, and I don't know why.
I just love looking at them (and smelling them too!).

So that's it! I'm excited for next week because I've got a lot lined up already. And I'm excited to check out the other blogs too!


  1. So nice to me you. I have just found your lovely blog through the blog hop this weekend wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me and follow back so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.

    Always Wendy

  2. Following from the Blog Hop. Very nice to meet you!

  3. mons what booksale store do you buy your journals?

  4. Some great finds!
    I LOVE thrift stores, but I can never seem to find anything worth buying!

  5. @DaMnViXeN
    Shabs, I only go to Tabunok and Emall branches. :D Timing timing lang :D

  6. @My Beautiful World
    Thanks for dropping by!

    Nice to meet you too!

    Thanks! You should try buying lots of things and think later on why you bought those. haha :D Have a great week!


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