For some months, I suffered using a phone that refused to last more than 1 minute into a call (after I stupidly tested its nonexistent waterproof capabilities), and shared my laptop with my sister. But when I found out that I was about to start working full time again (rather, working on six projects that will take up practically all of my time) after a two-month pseudo vacation, I thought that I needed a new PC and a phone if I was to work efficiently.
And so I went out last Saturday, with my boyfriend and credit cards in tow, and spent P45,000 on a new desktop and cellphone. Along with the PC came a 250 gigabyte hard drive with an external casing so I can back up all my files, and a wifi router so my sister and I can share the DSL. I also got a cellphone that can run mobile Gmail and open attachments =D.
But all the progress I made since the start of the year on reducing my credit card debt suddenly went poof! I feel both justified and poor.
And then last week, I got an exclusive invitation to a warehouse sale that happens twice a year. How can I pass that up? I’m going back to working in an office (at least, part time), and I need decent clothes. Right? So I ended up charging another P5k.
Okay, I feel semi-justified and poorer.