Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saree shopping as a panacea for heartache



Yesterday was our big shopping day in Colombo, living a Travelife.

We went to the most unique and finest stores on the island, and everyone had a good time. Even Charming Lady, who was still sort of nursing a broken heart after a rebuff from Mr. Millionaire.


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SHOPPING CAN CURE ALMOST ANYTHING

Shopping, indeed, is a great panacea for heartache.

And especially bargain shopping. After a visit to one store, Charming Lady practically jumped onto the bus, loaded with bags, exclaiming to the world how she'd gotten two silk scarves that were once going for 1400 rupees each, for only 100 rupees.



Talk about a bargain.

We were all happy for her. She may have lost Mr. (Multi) Millionaire, but she saved 2600 rupees yesterday.

NEVER SUCH A THING
AS TOO MANY SAREES



Then we went on to another store, where we found local sarees in the most beautiful jewel colors for reasonable prices. We'd already bought sarees in Sigiriya, but we'd decided to buy more at this store in Colombo since the fabrics were so beautiful.

In the evening, back in the hotel, all the girls dressed in Sri Lankan attire.

Some came in sarees, others came in batik, and a few showed up in flowing caftans. We had a great time having our photos taken in the lobby of our hotel, Sri Lanka's most historic and iconic hotel, before proceeding to dinner.

If you're part of the Makati Rotary Club, hope to see you on Tuesday....



THE ACTION'S IN THE BAR

Dinner was fun but it was really the after-party that was the highlight.

Mr. Millionaire had gone back to his room to pack but Charming Lady joined a group of us at the hotel bar, where we all squished on plush red sofas, downing mojitos and talking about life, love and a Travelife.



Of course, the conversation eventually found its way to Mr. Millionaire again as Charming Lady was still nursing a (semi) broken heart.

She said: "I never wanted his money. I wanted his heart. After all, that's the one that's insured."

Of course we all cracked up laughing.

EVEN THE ANTIBIOTICS ARE CLASSY



She was still fuming as well.

She continued: "I really don't know what he saw in that Korean girl. She didn't have any class at all. As for me, everything I do is classy. Even my antibiotics are classy. They're all branded products."

Of course she was just joking by then, but we all laughed so hard at the idea of it all.

She'd left Manila with a slight cold, you see, so she'd practically brought an entire medicine cabinet with her.

We ended up staying till close to midnight at the bar. No one wanted to leave.


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We flew Thai Airways
to Sri Lanka via Bangkok.
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THE TOPIC IS WHOEVER ISN'T IN THE ROOM

Someone said: "It's very difficult to leave this group right now, because whoever leaves the group is going to be discussed next."

We all looked at him and said: "You can leave. We already talked about you yesterday."

Some of our Travelife readers and friends,
checking out of the historic and beautiful Galle Face Hotel,
Sri Lanka's most famous hotel.
All in good fun, of course, in a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.

Happy Chinese New Year, by the way.

We're all going to be celebrating with a beautiful goodbye dinner at Sri Lanka's most romantic restaurant, right by the Indian Ocean, living a Travelife.







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