The ground stewardess made us patawad 3 kilos, so Cedric and I split the bill by two, because both of us had three pieces check-in luggage each.
You can imagine how much we shopped. But I'm proud to say I only got like five shopping bags because I recycled shopping bags each day, aside from bringing my own eco-bags—unlike Cedric who left so many HUGE shopping bags in the hotel room.
I've been trying to train him to use eco-bags since he shops everyday...
In Hong Kong, some stores will charge you 50 cents (about 3 pesos) if you use their plastic bag. In Manila I take my eco-bags everywhere because I have guilt whenever I forget to bring them and have to use a plastic bag. So sayang.
Still, it's funny how some cashiers here don't know what an eco-bag is.
This is what I get whenever I hand them my eco-bag:
1) They will look for the price tag, thinking I got it from their store.
2) After finding out what it's for, they will say, "Ang cute naman" and show their co-worker.
3) They will try to put my purchases in a plastic bag before putting it in the eco-bag.
But Jeroen is right, more and more cashiers here are getting to know what eco-bags are for.
That said, one of my very first eco-bags were from Envirosax, which I ordered online.
Now they are available at stores like Fully Booked, Gourdo's, Hobbes and Landes, Living Well, Nail Spa, Nothing But Water and more.
Check out the new series for 2010 called Origami, Midnight Safari and Oasis.
These are initially available at The Travel Club, Bratpack and R.O.X. branches and priced at PHP 410 each.
I'm dreaming of Tokyo, so Origami has to be my favorite series.
But then, Midnight Safari goes with my outfits. These remind me of Marjane Satrapi's illustrations.
Ooh...Oasis has one Comme-like polka-dotted tote and others in seafoamy patterns
Get to know more at http://envirosaxphilippines.multiply.co